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costumes for Septet

Date
1953
Dimensions
see element description
Type
Costumes
Description
COSTUMES: Men's costumes are all wool long sleeve leotards with seamed footless tights. Merce's costume is black with white corduroy neck trim and dark purple tights. Other men's costumes are lavender heather leotard with green trim and spruce green tights, and blue/gray heather leotard with royal blue tights. Women's costumes are textured camisole leotards in cream, light pink, and aqua with nude/tan footless tights. Plastic hair combs with round metal decorations and silver metallic fern leaf appliques attributed to Carolyn Brown. FIRST PERFORMANCE: Black Mountain College; August 22, 1953 FIRST NEW YORK PERFORMANCE: Theater de Lys; December 29, 1953 ORIGINAL CAST: Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown, Anita Dencks, Viola Farber, Jo Anne Melsher, Remy Charlip, Paul Taylor MUSIC: Erik Satie; Trois morceaux en forme de poire, 1903
Materials
Wool long sleeve leotards, textured camisole leotards, footless tights, decorated hair combs and metallic leaf appliques
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
2011.237.1-.18
Inscriptions
.14 CRB