Choreography / 1983

Inlets 2

"Inlets 2" is the successor to "Inlets," and premiered on the same bill as its companion piece, "Roaratorio" in 1983. Both "Inlets" and "Inlets 2" employ the use of chance operations to determine the order of 64 movements, and are two of Merce’s best-known nature studies. The choreography is commonly considered to be about the climate and topography of the Northwest: Cunningham was raised in Centralia, Washington and frequently utilizes aspects of nature in his work – and the titles ("Inlets" and "Inlets 2") evoke the landscape of Puget Sound. The music is Cage’s original score for "Inlets," Mark Lancaster designed new costumes for "Inlets 2" – leotards and tights in gray, blue, or brown, over which some of the women wear tulle skirts.

Details

Premiere Date

Oct 26, 1983

Premiere Venue

Le Colisee (Festival de Lille)

Premiere Location

Roubaix, France

Music

John Cage, Inlets

Costumes

Mark Lancaster

Lighting

Mark Lancaster

Duration

20 minutes

Original Cast

Helen Barrow

Susan Emery

Alan Good

Chris Komar

Joseph Lennon

Karen Radford

Megan Walker

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