Choreography / 1960

Hands Birds

“Hands Birds” was one of two solos for Carolyn Brown made especially for a European tour done by Brown, Cunningham, John Cage and David Tudor. According to Brown, the solo was “fast and expansive, required high energy and a sharp attack.” The title of the dance is a complete two-word poem by M.C. Richards.

Details

Premiere Date

Sep 24, 1960

Premiere Venue

Teatro la Fenice

Premiere Location

Venice, Italy

Music

Earle Brown, December 1952 from Folio

Costumes

Robert Rauschenberg

Duration

3 - 5 minutes (est.)

Original Cast

Carolyn Brown

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