Choreography / 1988

Eleven

“Eleven,” so named because of the number of dancers in the piece, was choreographed specifically for the stage of the Joyce Theater. Cunningham divided the space into eight equal areas: “I wanted to see whether, given the size of this stage, one could not get a sense of different proporations by dividing it this way.” Chance operations determined which dancers would perform each section, and in which area of the stage. Each phrase had to stay within the square in which it began; then the dancers could move to another square.

Details

Premiere Date

Mar 09, 1988

Premiere Venue

The Joyce Theater

Premiere Location

New York, NY

Music

Robert Ashley, Problems in the Flying Saucer

Costumes

William Anastasi

Duration

27 minutes

Original Cast

Helen Barrow

Victoria Finlayson

Alan Good

Chris Komar

David Kulick

Patricia Lent

Larissa McGoldrick

Dennis O'Connor

Kristy Santimyer

Robert Swinston

Carol Teitelbaum

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