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costumes for Nearly Ninety

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COSTUMES: Nude long sleeve unitards with purple painted side stripes and designs. Nude unitards with removable dark blue/gray gloved arm pieces and dark blue/gray leg attachments. All detachable pieces connect with plastic snaps. The dancers wore 4 looks throughout the dance: Nude unitard with two gray gloved sleeves. Nude unitard with one sleeve removed. Nude unitard exposing purple stripe, with leg attachment removed. Nude unitard with purple stripes and designs (all arm and leg attachments removed). Prototypes for the detachable sleeves and a fabric sample also included. FIRST PERFORMANCE: Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, NY; April 16, 2009 ORIGINAL CAST: Brandon Collwes, Julie Cunningham, Emma Desjardins, Holley Farmer, Jennifer Goggans, Daniel Madoff, Rashaun Mitchell, Koji Mizuta, Marcie Munnerlyn, Silas Riener, Daniel Squire, Melissa Toogood, Andrea Weber DECOR: Benedetta Tagliabue with video by Franc Aleu MUSIC: John Paul Jones, Takehisa Kosugi, Sonic Youth
Unitards with removable leg and arm pieces, plain unitards, arm piece prototypes, fabric swatch
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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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