Choreography / 1943

In the Name of the Holocaust

"In the Name of the Holocaust" was performed one time only, on a joint concert of work by Cunningham and Jean Erdman at the Arts Club Chicago. The title, a word play on "in the name of the Holy Ghost," came from James Joyce’s "Finnegans Wake." According to Cunningham, the dance was "religious in tone, very probably linked to my Catholic upbringing."

Details

Premiere Date

Feb 14, 1943

Premiere Venue

The Arts Club of Chicago

Premiere Location

Chicago, IL

Music

John Cage, In the Name of the Holocaust

Costumes

Merce Cunningham

Duration

4-6 minutes (est.)

Original Cast

Merce Cunningham

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