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costumes for Crises

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COSTUMES: Colored nylon leotards and tights, one polyester set, one wool leotard FIRST PERFORMANCE: Thirteenth American Dance Festival, Connecticut College, New London, August 19, 1960 FIRST NEW YORK PERFORMANCE: Hunter College Playhouse, February 12, 1985 ORIGINAL CAST: Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown, Viola Farber, Marilyn Wood, Judith Dunn MUSIC: Conlon Nancarrow, Rhythm Studies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 (for Player Piano). The words "for Player Piano" were added to the music title at an early performance of Crises.
Nylon leotards, nylon seamed tights, wool leotards, elastic loops and strips
Credit Line
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
Accession Number
.1 "CR MC" on inner leotard neck .2 "CR MC" on inner waist elastic .3 Attributed to Carolyn Brown, no inscription .4 Attributed to Carolyn Brown, no inscription .5 Attributed to Barbara Lloyd, no inscription .6 Attributed to Barbara Lloyd, no inscription .7 "S.N" on leotard label .8 Attributed to Sandra Neels, no inscription .9 No inscription .10 No inscription .11 Attributed to Viola Farber, no inscription .12 "CR VF" on inner waist elastic .13 No inscription .14 No inscription .15 "CR SN" on inner R V-neck back .16 "CR SN" on innner waist elastic .17.1-.17.10 No inscriptions .18 "CR SHC" on inner neck .19 "CR SHC" on inner waist elastic