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costumes for Roaratorio

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COSTUMES: Solid colored sweatpants, legwarmers in sweatpant material, flared mini shorts and mini skirt, camisole shirts, all in red, a variety of greens, a variety of blues, orange, purple, yellow, brown, and white. Long sleeve unitards and leotards in muted greens, purples, gray, black, and silver. Women's nude footless tights. Some nude tights sewn into the women's leotards. FIRST PERFORMANCE: Festival de Lille, Le Colisee, Roubaix, France; October 26, 1983 FIRST CAST: Helen Barrow, Louise Burns, Merce Cunningham, Susan Emery, Lise Friedman, alan good, Neil Greenberg, Catherine Kerr, Chris Komar, Judy Lazaroff, Joseph Lennon, Karen Radford, Rob Remley, Robert Swinston, Megan Walker, Susan Quinn Young MUSIC: John Cage; 1979 and text drawn from Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
Multicolored sweatpants, leg warmers, mini shorts, mini skirt, camisole tank tops, long sleeve unitards, long sleeve leotards with footless tights sewn in, long sleeve leotards, footless tights
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 MC; .2 RR; .3 DK (CAK); .4 CK; .5 PL; .6 PL; .7 SQ; .8 CK; .9 KF; .10 KF; .11 RR; .12 S CAK; .13 S CAK; .14 RS 4; .15 RR 3; .16 RS 4; .17 CK; .18 KR; .19 HB; .20 KrS; .21 MW; .22 CT; .23 KF; .24 KrS; .25 BC; .26 DM; .27 RS; .28 JH; .29 SR (or JR?); .30 RM; .31 DC; .32 JG; .33 JS; .34 ED; .35 KN; .36 JC; .37 MT (or MJ?); .38 MM; .39 AW; .40 MT; .41 AW; .42 MM