Choreography / 1971

Loops

The dance was described by Cunningham as an "Event for soloist." By means of signals, "the respiration and heart beats of Cunningham were heard live as part of the performance. It was performed in front of Jasper Johns' painting "Map (Based on Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Airocean World)." There were also slides by Charles Atlas. "Loops" was subsequently performed both as a repertory dance with "Changing Steps," and in "Events."

Details

Premiere Date

Dec 02, 1971

Premiere Venue

Museum of Modern Art

Premiere Location

New York, NY

Music

Gordon Mumma, Loops: Biophysical and Ambient Signals from FM Telemetry

Lighting

Richard Nelson

Duration

7 minutes

Original Cast

Merce Cunningham

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