Choreography / 1987

Carousal

“Carousal,” commissioned by the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, was designed for the small stage of the Ted Shawn Theatre. The space was divided into a shifting arrangement of three rings of varying sizes, sometimes demarcated with foam tubing on the floor. A series of simultaneous “acts” took place in these rings, many featuring circus-like activities such as tightrope walking, tumbling, rope climbing, and a tongue-in-cheek magic act with a pink gauze cloth. At one point, the men joined hands like acrobats to form a fan-shaped pose, echoing a photograph of a dance choreographed by Ted Shawn for his company of men in the early 1930s.

Details

Premiere Date

Aug 18, 1987

Premiere Venue

Jacob's PIllow

Premiere Location

Becket, MA

Music

Takehisa Kosugi, Rhapsody

Costumes

Dove Bradshaw

Duration

23 minutes

Original 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

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