Merce Cunningham Trust

Carousal 1987


PREMIERE DATE August 18, 1987
PREMIERE VENUE Jacob's PIllow
LOCATION Becket, MA
MUSIC Takehisa Kosugi Rhapsody
COSTUMES Dove Bradshaw
DURATION 24 minutes
ORGINAL CAST Helen Barrow, Victoria Finlayson, Alan Good, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, David Kulick, Patricia Lent, Larissa McGoldrick, Dennis O'Connor, Karen Radford, Rob Remley, Kristy Santimyer, Robert Swinston
"Carousal" was like a little circus or sideshow with the possibility of two or three rings, determined by the dancers with lengths of tubing, for which Cunningham devised a series of "turns," their order determined by chance.