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costumes for Winterbranch (after Robert Rauschenberg)

Date
1964
Dimensions
see element description
Type
Costumes
Description
COSTUMES: Navy cotton sweatshirt, nude knitted leotard, black nylon leotard, black ribbed bodysuits, black knit tube,black tights, dark blue skull caps, black cotton socks, white cotton socks, white canvas shoes with rubber soles, canvas sea bag labeled "Winterbranch." Costumes appear to be later recreations of Rauschenberg's 1964 design, except for .1-.6. In Rauschenberg's original version, the dancers wore sweatshirts and sweatpants (as opposed to bodysuits). FIRST PERFORMANCE: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, March 21, 1964 FIRST NEW YORK PERFORMANCE: New York State Theater, March 4, 1965 ORIGINAL CAST: Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown, Viola Farber, Barbara Lloyd, William David, Steve Paxton MUSIC: La Monte Young, 2 Sounds (April 1960)
Materials
cotton sweatshirt, knitted leotard, nylon leotard, ribbed bodysuit, knit tube, tights, skull caps, cotton socks, canvas shoes, canvas bag
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
2011.207.1-.29
Inscriptions
.1 "MC" on tape on inner neck; .2 "MC" on tape on inner neck; .3 "MC" on bottom of sock; .4 "MC" on bottom of sock; .7 "JF" on inner right collar; .11 "CM" on manufacturer tag; .12 "CM" on inner waist; .15 "J.S" on inner right collar; .16 "D.S" on inner right collar; .17 "G.R" on inside sock; .18 "G.R" on inside sock; .19 "D.Sq" on inner right collar; .20 "J.F" on inside sock; .21 "J.F" on inside sock; .22 "C.A" on inner right collar; .23 "D.Sq" on inside sock; .24 "D.Sq" on inside sock; .25 "T.C" on inner right collar; .26 "L.B" on inside sock; .27 "L.B" on inside sock .29 "Winterbranch" on outer canvas