Choreography / 1983

Coast Zone

The stage version of the filmdance “Coast Zone” was first presented in March 1983 as part of the company’s annual City Center season. “Of all the dances I have made for film or video,” Cunningham said, “this was the most difficult to transfer to the stage. To attempt to keep the sense of rushing, constantly transforming movement along with the large image the close-up presented in the camera, I found it necessary to add to and in some instances enlarge the ‘close-up’ movement into held shapes for the stage to make them appear against the continuous flow of the dance.” “Coast Zone” stayed in the repertory for just over a year. Sections were also danced in Events.

Details

Premiere Date

Mar 18, 1983

Premiere Venue

City Center Theater

Premiere Location

New York, NY

Music

Larry Austin, Beachcombers

Costumes

Mark Lancaster

Charles Atlas

Duration

27 minutes

Original Cast

Helen Barrow

Louise Burns

Lise Friedman

Alan Good

Neil Greenberg

Catherine Kerr

Judy Lazaroff

Joseph Lennon

Susan Quinn

Rob Remley

Robert Swinston

Megan Walker

Other Choreography

Title
Duration
Year
Collaborator(s)
Exercise Piece I
Duration: 13 minutes
Year: 1978
Collab.:
Fractions I (VideoDance)
Duration: 32 minutes
Year: 1978
Collab.: Gibson, Atlas, Lancaster
Fractions II (VideoDance)
Duration: 33 minutes
Year: 1978
Collab.: Gibson, Atlas, Lancaster
Exercise Piece II
Duration: 3 minutes, 30 seconds
Year: 1978
Collab.:
Exchange
Duration: 39 minutes
Year: 1978
Collab.: Tudor, Johns
Tango
Duration: 7 minutes
Year: 1978
Collab.: Cage, Lancaster
Roadrunners
Duration: 22 minutes
Year: 1979
Collab.: Tone, Lancaster
Locale
Duration: 28 minutes
Year: 1979
Collab.: Kosugi, Atlas