Choreography / 1993

CRWDSPCR

Greatly inspired by innovations in technology, Cunningham chose the title for CRWDSPCR because of the way in which “computer technology is changing our language, condensing words.” Continuing with the theme of frenzied short-cuts and abbreviations, the tone of the dance was one of nonstop, even frenetic activity, interrupted only by a long, slow solo, as if contrasting our old language with that of the new, technologically informed jargon. John King composed the music, "blues '99," and performed it at the premiere on July 15, 1993 with John D. S. Adams and Takehisa Kosugi. Costumes were by Mark Lancaster: multicolored costumes which divided the dancers’ bodies into fourteen sections, vertically and horizontally. Lancaster’s décor was an aquamarine backcloth, and the lighting featured a dappled floor pattern.

Details

Premiere Date

Jul 15, 1993

Premiere Venue

American Dance Festival, Duke University

Premiere Location

Durham, NC

Music

John King, blues '99

Set

Mark Lancaster

Costumes

Mark Lancaster

Lighting

Mark Lancaster

Duration

28 minutes

Original Cast

Kimberly Bartosik

Michael Cole

Emma Diamond

Jean Freebury

Frédéric (Foofwa d'Imobilité) Gafner

Alan Good

Chris Komar

Patricia Lent

Glen Rumsey

Jeannie Steele

Robert Swinston

Carol Teitelbaum

Jenifer Weaver

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