Choreography / 1984

Doubles

Performed by two casts of seven dancers, Doubles consists of solos with duets and trios superimposed upon them so that two things are always happening simultaneously. The duality of the choreography, and the fact that two casts are employed to perform the piece, are what gave this work its title. Takehisa Kosugi composed the music by using custom-made light-sensitive oscillators and electronics, varying the sounds by fluctuating the amount of light shone on the oscillators at any given time. Costume design and décor were by Mark Lancaster, which were brightly colored leotards and sweatpants, and a purple backcloth respectively.

Details

Premiere Date

Jun 28, 1984

Premiere Venue

American Dance Festival, Duke University

Premiere Location

Durham, NC

Music

Takehisa Kosugi, Spacings

Set

Mark Lancaster

Costumes

Mark Lancaster

Lighting

Mark Lancaster

Duration

25 minutes

Original Cast

Helen Barrow

Louise Burns

Lise Friedman

Alan Good

Neil Greenberg

Catherine Kerr

Chris Komar

Joseph Lennon

Patricia Lent

Susan Quinn

Karen Radford

Rob Remley

Robert Swinston

Megan Walker

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