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décor for Summerspace (original and revival)

see elements description 201 1/2 x 526 1/2 inches
CDF1-27 DECOR: Cotton canvas drop with painted dots in a variety of bright colors. Original drop has tan base. Revival has neutral canvas colored base and is larger in scale than original. FIRST PERFORMANCE: Eleventh American Dance Festival, Connecticut College, New London, CT; August 17, 1958. FIRST NEW YORK CITY PERFORMANCE: Phoenix Theatre; February 16, 1960. ORIGINAL CAST: Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown, Viola Farber, Cynthia Stone, Marilyn Wood, Remy Charlip. ADDITIONAL HISTORY: Summerspace was also revived and remounted on the Theatre du Silence (1976, La Rochelle, France) and 3 ballet companies: New York City Ballet (1966); Cullbergbaletten (1967, Stockholm, Sweden); Boston Ballet (1974). MUSIC: Morton Feldman, Ixion (commissioned)
enamel on canvas
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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
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Artwork © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation