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costumes for Variations V

Date
1965
Dimensions
see elements description
Type
Costumes
Description
COSTUMES: Merce's costumes consists of a cotton gray/cream striped shirt with collar and metal zipper, dusty red sweat pants, blue/green ribbed body suit with collar, blue/green v-neck cotton t-shirt bodysuit with matching footless tights. Other men's costumes included v-neck cotton t-shirt bodysuits and footless tights in light blue, dusty blue, light green, and sea green. Women's costumes consist of textured camisole bathing suits in neon yellow, neon orange, and tan. Tan footless tights. Each woman has a dress look: Sleeveless shift dress with brightly colored flower and geometric patterns in pink, blue, purple, red, yellow. Orange sleeveless shift dress with yellow polka dots and matching belt. Orange mini dress with white flowers, black buttons, and black piping. Each woman had additional outfits: Bright and light pink romper suit with bell bottom legs. Pink/green apron/smock with yellow trim. Aqua/white patterned romper suit with shorts and matching sash. Pink/yellow polka dot apron dress with yellow ruffled trim. FIRST PERFORMANCE: French-American Festival, Philharmonic Hall, New York, NY; July 23, 1965 FILM DANCE PRODUCTION: Studio Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; July 1966 FILM DIRECTOR: Arne Arnbom ORIGINAL CAST: Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown, Barbara Lloyd, Sandra Neels, Albert Reid, Peter Saul, Gus Solomons Jr. MUSIC: John Cage; Variations V DECOR: Film: Stan VanDerBeek. Distortion of video images: Nam June Paik
Materials
V-neck t-shirt bodysuits, sweat pants, tank leotard cotton shirt with metal zipper, assorted bathing suits, camisole leotards, mini dresses, apron dress, smock, romper suit with shorts, romper suit with bell bottom pants, waist sashes, 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
2011.280.1-.33
Inscriptions
.3 Merce; .6 AL; .7 AL; .8 AL; .9 Peter; .10 Peter; .11 Peter; .12 Gus; .13 Gus; .14 Gus; .31 S