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costumes for Sixteen Dances for Soloist and Company of Three

Date
1951
Dimensions
see element description
Type
Costumes
Description
COSTUMES: Oversized coat with patchworks in green and orangey red wool and other patterned fabrics, with small jingle bells, gold lockets, and other charms. Coat hemmed with heavy fringe, and "MERCE" embroidered on collar. Black and white knit leotards with asymmetrical neck elastic fittings. Green velveteen 3/4-length pants. Coat was gift of Antoinette Larabee and Constance Smith. Dance also originally had properties by Eleanor De Vito, John Cage, Remy Charlip and a mask by Remy Charlip after a drawing by John Heliker. FIRST PERFORMANCE: Hunter Playhouse, New York, NY; January 17, 1951 ORIGINAL CAST: Merce Cunningham, Dorothy Berea, Mili Churchill, Anneliese Widman MUSIC: John Cage
Materials
knit leotards, velveteen pants, patchworked fringed coat
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
2011.176.1-.4
Inscriptions
.4 "MERCE"