Choreography / 1991

Trackers

This was the first dance whose choreography Cunningham developed in part with the use of an early model of the computer software Life Forms. The title comes from a button on the software called “Track.” Cunningham himself was in the piece: at one point he reentered carrying a portable barre such as he used in the studio, which he then used as an aid in performing some of his movements. The other dancers continued without reference to him. The music, Gravitational Sounds, was an electronic composition by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta. The barre was the most prominent feature of Dove Bradshaw’s design; the men wore shirts and tights, while the women’s costumes mostly came from thrift shops.

Details

Premiere Date

Mar 19, 1991

Premiere Venue

City Center Theater

Premiere Location

New York, NY

Music

Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta, Gravitational Sounds

Set

Dove Bradshaw

Costumes

Dove Bradshaw

Lighting

Dove Bradshaw

Duration

30 minutes

Original Cast

Helen Barrow

Kimberly Bartosik

Michael Cole

Merce Cunningham

Emma Diamond

Chris Komar

Emily Navar

Randall Sanderson

Carol Teitelbaum

Jenifer Weaver

Robert Wood

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