Choreography / 1986

Grange Eve

The title “Grange Eve” referred to the grange halls where Cunningham had danced as a teenager. It was a lively, light-hearted dance incorporating elements of social dancing, as well as pantomimed vignettes. In one memorable sequence, all the men including Cunningham did a dance with canes in which chance operations were used to determine, for each dancer, a random sequence of weight shifts on the right foot, on the left foot, or with the cane.

Details

Premiere Date

Mar 18, 1986

Premiere Venue

City Center Theater

Premiere Location

New York, NY

Music

Takehisa Kosugi, Assemblage

Set

William Anastasi

Costumes

William Anastasi

Duration

22 minutes

Original Cast

Helen Barrow

Merce Cunningham

Victoria Finlayson

Alan Good

Catherine Kerr

Chris Komar

Patricia Lent

Susan Quinn

Karen Radford

Rob Remley

Kristy Santimyer

Kevin Schroder

Robert Swinston

Megan Walker

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Collaborator(s)
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