Choreography / 1981

10's with Shoes

Contrary to what the title suggests, "10's with Shoes" was constructed entirely of phrases of eight counts. There is anecdotal evidence that Cunningham intended to have the dancers add two counts to each phrase, but this never occurred. "The movement relates in my memory to the 'shuffles' that Mrs. Barrett taught," Cunningham explained, "and to the look of young people now when I see them dancing in the streets, bobbing and shifting...The rhythm should look free and exact at the same time."

Details

Premiere Date

Mar 17, 1981

Premiere Venue

City Center Theater

Premiere Location

New York, NY

Music

Martin Kalve, All Happy Workers Babies & Dogs

Set

Mark Lancaster

Costumes

Mark Lancaster

Lighting

Mark Lancaster

Duration

17 minutes

Original Cast

Karole Armitage

Louise Burns

Ellen Cornfield

Alan Good

Neil Greenberg

Chris Komar

Joseph Lennon

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