Choreography / 1994

4'33"

As part of a Central Park SummerStage program entitled “4’33” and Other Sounds Not Intended/A Tribute to John Cage,” Cunningham made an arrangement for his company of John Cage’s 4’33”. Each of the dancers chose three different positions to hold for the duration of the three movements of Cage’s composition: 0:33, 2:20, and 1:20. A lighting cue was used to indicate the beginning and end of each movement. David Tudor performed the music. This arrangement of 4’33” was subsequently done in many Events and for various special occasions.

Details

Premiere Date

Jul 15, 1994

Premiere Venue

Central Park SummerStage

Premiere Location

New York, NY

Music

John Cage, 4'33"

Lighting

Aaron Copp

Duration

4 minutes, 33 seconds

Original Cast

Kimberly Bartosik

Lisa Boudreau

Thomas Caley

Michael Cole

Merce Cunningham

Emma Diamond

Jean Freebury

Frédéric Gafner (Foofwa d'Imobilité)

China Laudisio

Matthew Mohr

Banu Ogan

Jared Phillips

Glen Rumsey

Jeannie Steele

Robert Swinston

Cheryl Therrien

Jenifer Weaver

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Duration
Year
Collaborator(s)
August Pace
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Inventions
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Polarity
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Year: 1990
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Walkaround Time Falls
Duration: 8 minutes
Year: 1990
Collab.:
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Duration: 5 minutes, 30 seconds
Year: 1990
Collab.:
Neighbors
Duration: 25 minutes
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Trackers
Duration: 30 minutes
Year: 1991
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Beach Birds
Duration: 28 minutes
Year: 1991
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