ABSTRACT

Joan Acocella writes about dance and other arts for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and other magazines. She is the author of Mark Morris (1993). Elliot Caplan is filmmaker-in-residence at the Cunningham Dance Foundation. He collaborated with Merce Cunningham on Deli Commedia, Points in Space, Changing Steps, and Beach Birds For Camera. His documentary portrait, Cage/Cunningham, was awarded the prize for Best Documentary at the 1992 IMZ Dance Screen Festival in Frankfurt. Beach Birds For Camera won the Grand Prize at the 1993 IMZ Festival, as well as the Grand Prize at the New York Dance On Camera Festival, 1993, and the Grand Prix International Video Dance, Stockholm, 1994.