In July 1978, filmmaker Cynthia Hampton filmed Lucinda Childs and Company performing Melody Excerpt in a field outdoors at C.W. Post College in Long Island. The dance was filmed from multiple angles, including from overhead. This press release—written for this filming and the performances at the Delacourt Theater in Central Park, September 1978—offers a detailed description of Melody Excerpt. Courtesy of Lucinda Childs.