Choreography / 1944

Spontaneous Earth

"Spontaneous Earth" was one of six solos presented on the first joint concert given by Cunningham and John Cage. The title is from the e.e. cummings poem "La Guerre II." "That was a lyric dance," Cunningham recalled.

Details

Premiere Date

Apr 05, 1944

Premiere Venue

Humphrey-Weidman Studio Theatre

Premiere Location

New York, NY

Music

John Cage, Spontaneous Earth

Costumes

Merce Cunningham

Duration

3 minutes (est.)

Original Cast

Merce Cunningham

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