Choreography / 1944

Idyllic Song

“Idyllic Song” was danced to a Cage piano arrangement of the first movement of Erik Satie’s “Socrate.” This was Cunningham’s first dance to music by Satie. The solo followed the phraseology of the score. It was first presented on a joint concert given by Cunningham and Cage at the Woman’s Club in Richmond, Virginia. The solo was later incorporated into the 1970 work “Second Hand.”

Details

Premiere Date

Nov 20, 1944

Premiere Venue

The Woman's Club

Premiere Location

Richmond, VA

Music

Erik Satie, Socrate (first movement)

Costumes

Merce Cunningham

Duration

6 minutes

Original Cast

Merce Cunningham

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