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costumes for Aeon

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COSTUMES: Leotards, tights, detachable fabric wings, fabric cape with train, belt with assorted attached objects (rubber shoe, canvas shoe, felt hat, fabric and ribbon bows, tin can with object that rattles) FIRST PERFORMANCE: Montreal Festival, La Comedie Canadienne, Montreal, August 5, 1961 FIRST AMERICAN PERFORMANCE: Fourteenth American Dance Festival, Connecticut College, New London, August 17, 1961 FIRST NEW YORK PERFORMANCE: Philharmonic Hall, August 13, 1963 ORIGINAL CAST: Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown, Viola Farber, Judith Dunn, Marilyn Wood, Shareen Blair, Valda Setterfield, Remy Charlip, Steve Paxton DECOR AND PROPERTIES: Robert Rauschenberg MUSIC: John Cage, "Atlas Eclipticalis" ("a transcription from a book of maps of those stars in the great circle around the sun") with Winter Music, electronic version. Aeon was sometimes performed to Winter Music alone.
Leotards, tights, fabric wings, fabric skirt with train, rope belt with assorted tied on objects
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Walker Art Center, Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collection, Gift of Jay F. Ecklund, the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation, Agnes Gund, Russell Cowles and Josine Peters, the Hayes Fund of HRK Foundation, Dorothy Lichtenstein, MAHADH Fund of HRK Foundation, Goodale Family Foundation, Marion Stroud Swingle, David Teiger, Kathleen Fluegel, Barbara G. Pine, and the T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 2011
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Artwork © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation