Changes: Notes on Choreography

Merce Cunningham, Frances Starr (ed.)


Something Else Press, Inc., New York, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover with Illustrated Dust Jacket. Unpaginated, 6.5 x 9.5 inches

Near Fine. Boards show some toning, and signs of age at crown and foot of spine. Only the slightest edgewear to dust jacket. Interior pages clean and square.

Elegant volume collecting Merce Cunningham's notes for dances in progress. Cunningham writes: "although the notes began as necessary, if inadequate, ways to further choreographic ideas, the use of chance methods demanded some form of visual notation to allow for possibilities." Collaged across the pages in color and black-and-white, the reproductions of the notebooks to emulate the dialectical motions of the choreographer's work. 

Erratum insert states that the first 16 pages following the first color section should follow the succeeding 16 pages leading up to the second color section.