“Gambit for Dancers and Orchestra” was one of two new dances presented at the University of Illinois, where Cunningham spent four months as the first dancer-in-residence. The music was a commissioned score by Ben Johnston, a faculty composer. The dance, originally titled “Two for One,” was in six parts: prelude, interlude, postlude, prelude, interlude and postlude. It was performed on two consecutive nights, with the orchestra on stage. It was never done again.
Choreography / 1959
Gambit for Dancers and Orchestra
Springweather and People
Brown, Rauschenberg, Charlip
8 minutes (est.)