The dance’s title refers to a game of solitaire that Cunningham played while on vacation. Using chance process to determine the sequence of movements, Cunningham assigned a word indicating a particular motion to each card in the deck, with red and black suits denoting fast and slow movements respectively. Pauline Oliveros composed the score, and Robert Morris designed the set, which featured a gray vertical beam, moving back and forth across the front of the stage. A light at the back of the beam shone on to the backcloth, intensifying the illumination when a dancer moved past.
Choreography / 1969
Variations V (VideoDance)
Cage, Arnbom, VanDerBeek, Ewert