Choreography / 1939

Skinny Structures

"Skinny Structures" was jointly choreographed by Cunningham, Dorothy Herrmann and Syvilla Fort while they were students at the Cornish School. The dance was in four parts: a solo choreographed and danced by Dorothy Herrmann; a solo choreographed and danced by Cunningham; a solo choreographed and danced by Syvilla Fort; and a trio choreographed and danced by all three. The work appeared on a program entitled “Hilarious Dance Concert” given by the Cornish Dance Group.

Details

Premiere Date

Mar 24, 1939

Premiere Venue

Cornish Theatre, Cornish School

Premiere Location

Seattle, WA

Music

Alfredo Casella, Title unknown

Darius Milhaud, Title unknown

Jean Wiener, Title unknown

Felix Petyrek, Title unknown

Duration

Length unknown

Original Cast

Merce Cunningham

Syvilla Fort

Dorothy Herrmann

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