Paul Taylor Dance Company

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Marathon Cadenzas

Opus Number: 140 Music: Raymond Scott Set and Costumes: Santo Loquasto Lighting: James F. Ingalls Date First Performed: March 14, 2014

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American Dreamer

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Opus Number:  139 Music:  Stephen Foster Songs sung by Thomas Hampson Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  August 5, 2013

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PERPETUAL DAWN

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Opus Number:  138 Music:  Johann David Heinichen from the Dresden Concerti Set and Costumes:  Santo Laquasto Lighting:  James F. Ingalls Date First Performed:  March 5, 2013 Notes: Set to sprightly baroque concertos, the dance depicts young people experiencing the awakening

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TO MAKE CROPS GROW

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Opus Number:  137 Music:  Ferde Grofe Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  James Ingalls Date First Performed:  November 3, 2012 Notes: Villagers perform holdovers of an ancient ritual. Listen to Music Excerpt

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HOUSE OF JOY

Opus Number:  136 Music:  Donald York Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  March 17, 2012

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GOSSAMER GALLANTS

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Opus Number:  135 Music:  Bedřich Smetana Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  November 19, 2011 Notes: Using movement inspired by insects, the dance offers a comedic view of mating rituals, in which the female of

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THE UNCOMMITTED

The Uncommitted

Opus Number:  134 Music:  Arvo Pärt Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  July 21, 2011 Notes: In a comment on the impermanence of many relationships in the 21st Century, the dance looks at individuals who

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THREE DUBIOUS MEMORIES

Three Dubious Memories

Opus Number:  133 Music:  Peter Elyakim Taussig Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 30, 2010 Notes:  With this dance, Mr. Taylor explores the subjective nature of memory. He dramatically illustrates that events may be recalled differently

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PHANTASMAGORIA

Phantasmagoria

Opus Number:  132 Music:  Anonymous Renaissance Composers Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  July 15, 2010 Listen to Music Excerpt

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BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

Brief Encounters

Opus Number:  131 Music:  Claude Debussy Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  James F. Ingalls Date First Performed:  November 6, 2009 Notes:  A dance about people more concerned with momentary connections than ongoing relationships. Men and women converge at a secret trysting

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ALSO PLAYING

Also Playing

Opus Number:  130 Music:  Gaetano Donizetti Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 8, 2009 Notes:  Ballet music by Donizetti propels a Vaudeville revue with acts ranging from an Apache dance and a tap-dancing horse (a true

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BELOVED RENEGADE

Beloved Renegade

Opus Number:  129 Music:  Francis Poulenc Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  November 21, 2008 Notes:  Set to Francis Poulenc’s choral “Gloria,” the dance was inspired by the life and work of 19th Century American writer Walt

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CHANGES

Changes

Opus Number:  128 Music:  Songs sung by The Mamas & The Papas Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 22, 2008 Notes:  The 1960s began in a spirit of unbridled optimism, with Americans electing the youngest President

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DE SUEÑOS QUE SE REPITEN (OF RECURRING DREAMS)

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Opus Number:  127 Music:  Ariel Guzik, Silvestre Revueltas, Margarita Lecuona, Robert Gómez Bolaños, Severiano Briseño Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  November 2, 2007 Notes:  De Sueños (of dreams) and De Sueños que se Repiten

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DE SUEÑOS (OF DREAMS)

De Suenos

Opus Number:  126 Music:  Agustín Lara, Juan García Esquivel, Osvaldo Golijov, B. García de Jesús, J. Elizondo, Ariel Guzik, Chalino Sánchez Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer TIpton Date First Performed:  July 12, 2007 Notes:  De Sueños (of dreams)

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LINES OF LOSS

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Opus Number:  125 Music:  Guillaume de Machaut, Christopher Tye, Jack Body, John Cage, Arvo Pärt and Alfred Schnittke Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  March 2, 2007 Notes:  “Impossible to watch and not be moved to mourning.

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TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (REDUCED)

Troilus and Cressida (reduced)

Opus Number:  124 Music:  Amilcare Ponchielli Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 15, 2006 Notes:  Although based on one of Shakespeare’s bitterest plays, Troilus and Cressida (reduced) is a wickedly funny romance. Three Cupids awaken romantic

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BANQUET OF VULTURES

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Opus Number:  123 Music:  Morton Feldman Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 29, 2005 Notes:  “Paul Taylor might be the only American choreographer I would trust with the subject of war, and Banquet of Vultures is

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SPRING ROUNDS

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Opus Number:  122 Music:  Richard Strauss after François Couperin Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  July 5, 2005 Notes: “So Spring-like that it might as well have been designed to chase away stormy skies. The 14 dancers,

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KLEZMERBULEGRASS

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Opus Number:  121 Music:  Traditional Klezmer and Bluegrass music, arranged by Margot Leverett Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 24, 2004

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DANTE VARIATIONS

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Opus Number:  120 Music:  György Ligeti Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  March 24, 2004 Notes:  “Richly decadent choreography…tales of violence, lasciviousness and death. Boldly choreographed and deeply conceptual, Dante Variations left one feeling amused,

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LE GRAND PUPPETIER

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Opus Number:  119 Music:  Igor Stravinsky played on pianola Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  March 2, 2004 Notes:  Set to a pianola version of Stravinsky’s score for the ballet “Petrushka,” Le Grand Puppetier is

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IN THE BEGINNING

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Opus Number:  118 Music:  Carl Orff, orchestrated by Freidrich K. Wanek Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 9, 2003 Notes:  In this Genesis tale as retold by Paul Taylor, Jehovah creates heaven and earth,

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DREAM GIRLS

Dream Girls

Opus Number:  117 Music:  Barbershop quartet songs sung by The Buffalo Bills Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 18, 2002 Notes:  “So politically incorrect in so many directions it almost seems to be tweaking

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PROMETHEAN FIRE

Promethean

Opus Number:  116 Music:  J.S. Bach, orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  June 6, 2002 Notes:  Set to three keyboard works by Bach as richly orchestrated by Stokowski, Promethean Fire examines

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ANTIQUE VALENTINE

Antique Valentine

Opus Number:  115 Music:  J.S. Bach, Carl Maria von Weber, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin and Felix Mendelssohn played on music boxes, player piano, and mechanical organ Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 26,

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BLACK TUESDAY

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Opus Number:  114 Music:  Songs from the Great Depression Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 10, 2001 Notes:  The once mighty jumped to their deaths from skyscrapers, former millionaires sold apples on street corners,

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DANDELION WINE

Dandelion

Opus Number:  113 Music:  Pietro Locatelli Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  November 16, 2000 Notes:  The vibrant rhythms of a Baroque violin concerto by Locatelli propel a joyful romp in which Paul Taylor captures the essence

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FIENDS ANGELICAL

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Opus Number:  112 Music:  George Crumb Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  July 25, 2000 Notes:  “A dark jewel; a black opal of a ballet… a formalized ceremony of good and evil. Blood and violence

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ARABESQUE

Arabesque

Opus Number:  111 Music:  Claude Debussy Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 15, 1999 Notes:  “Fascinating… A mysterious world of archaic creatures and fleeting encounters. Fierce, impossibly swift dancing that blends earthy ferocity with skimming airiness.”

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CASCADE

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Opus Number:  110 Music:  Johann Sebastian Bach Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  July 22, 1999 Notes:  “Cascade glitters. The central section…is one of Mr. Taylor’s most beautiful duets. The two bodies fold in and out of

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OH, YOU KID!

Oh You Kid

Opus Number:  109 Music:  Ragtime music (performed by the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra) Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  February 18, 1999 Notes:  “Oh, You Kid!,” a term of admiration used in the early 1900s, sets

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FIDDLERS GREEN

Opus Number:  108 Music:  John Adams Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  May 23, 1998

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THE WORD

The Word

Opus Number:  107 Music:  David Israel (commissioned score) Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  March 4, 1998 Notes:  The New Testament speaks of serving God with reverence and godly fear, “For our God is a consuming fire.”

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PIAZZOLLA CALDERA

Piazzolla Caldera

Opus Number:  106 Music:  Astor Piazzolla and Jerzy Peterburshsky Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  June 12, 1997 Notes:  Neruda wrote of poetry that mirrors “the flawed confusion of human beings,” poetry “worn away as

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EVENTIDE

Eventide

Opus Number:  105 Music:  Ralph Vaughan Williams Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  February 25, 1997 Notes:  “The American spirit soars when Taylor’s dances and dancers meet, but rarely has it reached the sublime heights

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PRIME NUMBERS

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Opus Number:  104 Music:  David Israel Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  January 10, 1997

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OFFENBACH OVERTURES

Offenbach

Opus Number:  103 Music:  Jacques Offenbach Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 12, 1995 Notes:  “Taylor-ed to keep you in stitches…Offenbach Overtures starts as a gentle spoof…but low comedy soon gets the upper hand, and you’re

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MOONBINE

Opus Number:  102 Music:  Claude Debussy Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 13, 1994

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FUNNY PAPERS

Funny Papers

Opus Number:  101 Choreography:  Sandra Stone, Mary Cochran, Hernando Cortez, David Grenke, Andrew Asnes and Patrick Corbin. Amended and combined by Paul Taylor Music:  Novelty tunes Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 12, 1994 Notes:  “A

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A FIELD OF GRASS

Field of Grass

Opus Number:  100 Music:  Songs sung by Harry Nilsson Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 27, 1993 Notes:  “A master of mixing dark and light, Paul Taylor outdid himself in A Field of Grass, a stunningly

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SPINDRIFT

Spindrift

Opus Number:  99 Music:  Arnold Schoenberg Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  July 8, 1993 Notes:  “A quietly resounding success. Sensuously but deliberately understated… and suffused with the very lyricism (a gift Taylor enjoys with

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OZ

Opus Number:  98 Music:  Wayne Horvitz and Robin Holcomb Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  First performed in 1991

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SPEAKING IN TONGUES FOR TELEVISION

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Opus Number:  97 Date First Performed:  September 26, 1991 Notes:  Version for television first aired in 1991 Listen to Music Excerpt

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COMPANY B

Company B

Opus Number:  96 Music:  Songs sung by the Andrews Sisters Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  June 20, 1991 Notes:  Just as America began to emerge from the Depression at the dawn of the 1940s, the country

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FACT & FANCY (3 EPITAPHS & ALL)

Opus Number:  95 Music:  Early New Orleans Jazz, and Reggae Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg (3 EPITAPHS) and George Tacet Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  June 6, 1991

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OF BRIGHT & BLUE BIRDS & THE GALA SUN

Opus Number:  94 Music:  Donald York Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 25, 1990

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THE SORCERER’S SOFA

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Opus Number:  93 Music:  Paul Dukas Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  November 2, 1989

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MINIKIN FAIR

Opus Number:  92 Music:  David Koblitz, Douglas Wieselman and Thaddeus Spae Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 15, 1989

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SPEAKING IN TONGUES

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Opus Number:  91 Music:  Matthew Patton Set and Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  November 10, 1988 Notes: A melodic and haunting score with fragments of an evangelical broadcast propels this impressionistic look at religious fanaticism and

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DANBURY MIX

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Opus Number:  90 Music:  Charles Ives Set:  David Gropman Costumes:  William Ivey Long Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  May 12, 1988 Listen to Music Excerpt

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COUNTERSWARM

Counterswarm

Opus Number:  89 Music:  György Ligeti Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 28, 1988 Notes:  “Entomological eroticism… as essay in movement invention. In this intriguing and insistent whirlpool of dance…the familiar had been made to look

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BRANDENBURGS

Brandenburgs

Opus Number:  88 Music:  Johann Sebastian Bach Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 5, 1988 Notes:  “Beauty is the only word for Brandenburgs…[which] celebrates the good things in life. Such a radiant, seamless flow of invention

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SYZYGY

Syzygy

Opus Number:  87 Music:  Donald York (commissioned score) Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 21, 1987 Notes:  Dancers hurtle across the stage like so many celestial bodies orbiting and eclipsing each other. “Full of utterly brilliant

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KITH AND KIN

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Opus Number:  86 Music:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Costumes:  William Ivey Long Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 28, 1987

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MUSICAL OFFERING

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Opus Number:  85 Music:  Johann Sebastian Bach, orchestrated by Anton Webern and Frank Michael Beyer Set and Costumes:  Gene Moore Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 8, 1986 Notes:  In 1747, Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, asked Johann

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AB OVO USQUE AD MALA (FROM SOUP TO NUTS)

Opus Number:  84 Music:  P.D.Q. Bach (Peter Schickele) Set and Costumes:  Alex Katz Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 1, 1986

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LAST LOOK

Last Look

Opus Number:  83 Music:  Donald York Set and Costumes:  Alex Katz Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 16, 1985 Notes:  “A frightening vision of urban apocalypse…Last Look is so engrossing that when the lights go up for curtain calls,

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ROSES

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Opus Number:  82 Music:  Richard Wagner and Heinrich Baermann Costumes:  William Ivey Long Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 10, 1985 Notes:  “Beautiful in its visual effects, poetic in its natural flow of movement. The piece is an ode

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…BYZANTIUM

Byzantium

Opus Number:  81 Music:  Edgard Varèse Set:  David Gropman Costumes:  William Ivey Long Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  March 20, 1984 Notes:  In a dance with stunning movement invention, spectacular sets and a spiky score by 20th Century iconoclast

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EQUINOX

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Opus Number:  80 Music:  Johannes Brahms Costumes:  William Ivey Long Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  December 1, 1983 Notes:  “A complex and lovely work…beautifully wrought and surreptitiously gripping. A neo-classical abstraction in the line of Aureole and Arden Court,

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SNOW WHITE

Opus Number:  79 Music:  Donald York (commissioned score) Set:  David Gropman Costumes:  Cynthia O’Neal Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 13, 1983 Notes:  “Clever fun. The simple, curvy outlines of all the movement are uncannily like to cartoon characters’

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SUNSET

Sunset

Opus Number:  78 Music:  Edward Elgar (and recorded loon calls) Set and Costumes:  Alex Katz Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 6, 1983 Notes:  A poignant look at camaraderie among soldiers and the sweethearts they leave behind — which,

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MUSETTE

Opus Number:  77 Music:  George Frideric Handel Costumes:  Gene Moore Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 5, 1983

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MERCURIC TIDINGS

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Opus Number:  76 Music:  Franz Schubert Costumes:  Santo Loquasto Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 20, 1982 Notes:  “Danced for the sheer joy of it, the controlled expenditure of animal energy, poetry expressed as a time and motion of

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LOST, FOUND AND LOST

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Opus Number:  75 Music:  Elevator music arranged by Donald York (commissioned score) Costumes and stage design:  Alex Katz Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 14, 1982 Notes:  In 1957, Paul Taylor presented a single performance of 7 New Dances

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HOUSE OF CARDS

House Of Cards

Opus Number:  74 Music:  Darius Milhaud Set:  Mimi Gross Costumes:  Cynthia O’Neal Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 6, 1981

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ARDEN COURT

Arden

Opus Number:  73 Music:  William Boyce Set and Costumes:  Gene Moore Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 15, 1981 Notes:  “One of the few great art works created in [the 20th] century… exploring a new movement field of love

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LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS (THE REHEARSAL)

Sacre

Opus Number:  72 Music:  Igor Stravinsky (arrangement for piano) Set and Costumes:  John Rawlings Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  January 15, 1980 Notes:  “It takes a genius to upstage another genius, and that’s just about what Paul Taylor accomplished

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PROFILES

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Opus Number:  71 Music:  Jan Radzynski (commissioned score) Costumes:  Gene Moore Lighting:  Mark Litvin Date First Performed:  July 28, 1979 Notes:  “Mr. Taylor has created one of his most essential evocations of evil. The four dancers have come to seem

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NIGHTSHADE

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Opus Number:  70 Music:  Alexander Scriabin Costumes:  Gene Moore Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 19, 1979 Notes:  “Taylor’s deliciously Gothic romance is a work to take along when stranded on a desert island. A mock Victorian melodrama that

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DIGGITY

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Opus Number:  69 Music:  Donald York (commissioned score) Set and Costumes:  Alex Katz Lighting:  Mark Litvin Date First Performed:  November 3, 1978 Notes:  “A mysteriously joyous… wonderful, crazy excursion into the unknown. Taylor has bestrewn the stage with wonderful Alex

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AIRS

Esplanade

Opus Number:  68 Music:  G.F. Handel Costumes:  Gene Moore Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  May 30, 1978 Notes:  “Airs is a new and distinctive vintage, of mellowness and classic finish that give it a sublime autumnal glow. Incredibly diversified

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APHRODISIAMANIA

Opus Number:  67 Music:  Renaissance music re-orchestrated by Donald York Set and Costumes:  Gene Moore Date First Performed:  November 29, 1977 Notes:  Scenario by Charles Ludlam

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DUST

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Opus Number:  66 Music:  Francis Poulenc Set and Costumes:  Gene Moore Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  June 1, 1977 Notes:  “The man is a genius [which he demonstrated] again with a fantastic new and macabre ballet. Remarkably well danced,

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IMAGES

Images

Opus Number:  65 Music:  Claude Debussy Costumes:  Gene Moore Lighting:  Mark Litvin Date First Performed:  January 19, 1977 Notes:  “All two-dimensional friezes, human endeavor frozen in time, and oracular obsolescence. It carries the feel of pottery shards, the dust of

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POLARIS

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Opus Number:  64 Music:  Donald York (commissioned score) Set and Costumes:  Alex Katz Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  August 26, 1976 Notes:  Audience perception is explored in a two-part work in which the dancers move within and around a

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CLOVEN KINGDOM

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Opus Number:  63 Music:  Arcangelo Corelli, Henry Cowell, and Malloy Miller Costumes:  Women’s Costumes by Scott Barrie, Headpieces by John Rawlings Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  June 9, 1976 Notes:  “Man is a social animal,” said Spinoza. Just below

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RUNES

Runes

Opus Number:  62 Music:  Gerald Busby Costumes:  George Tacet Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  August 13, 1975 Notes:  “A major creation… The enormous pathos that arises in the final moments of [this striking heroic poem], when all the elements

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ESPLANADE

Esplanade_header

Opus Number:  61 Music:  Johann Sebastian Bach Costumes:  John Rawlings Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  March 1, 1975 Notes:  An esplanade is an outdoor place to walk; in 1975 Paul Taylor, inspired by the sight of a girl running

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SPORTS AND FOLLIES

Opus Number:  60 Music:  Erik Satie Costumes:  George Tacet Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  August 7, 1974

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UNTITLED QUARTET

Opus Number:  59 Music:  Igor Stravinsky Costumes:  Rouben Ter-Arutunian Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  February 16, 1974 Notes:  Re-working of Fibers

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AMERICAN GENESIS

Opus Number:  58 Music:  J.S. Bach, Franz Josef Haydn, John Fahey, Bohuslav Martinů and Louis Moreau Gottschalk Costumes:  George Tacet Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 13, 1973

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WEST OF EDEN

Opus Number:  57 Music:  Bohuslav Martinů Costumes:  George Tacet Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 13, 1973 Notes:  Originally part of the full-evening work, American Genesis

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NOAH’S MINSTRELS

Opus Number:  56 Music:  Louis Moreau Gottschalk Set and Costumes:  George Tacet Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  February 17, 1973 Notes:  Became part of the full-evening work, American Genesis

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SO LONG EDEN

Opus Number:  55 Music:  John Fahey Costumes:  George Tacet Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  May 17, 1972 Notes:  Became part of the full-evening work, American Genesis

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GUESTS OF MAY

Opus Number:  54 Music:  Claude Debussy Costumes:  George Tacet Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  March 11, 1972

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FETES

Opus Number:  53 Music:  Claude Debussy Costumes:  George Tacet Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 16, 1971

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BOOK OF BEASTS

Opus Number:  52 Music:  Schubert, Weber, Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Beethoven, Boccherini, de Falla and Tchaikovsky, transcribed for harpsichord Costumes:  John Rawlings Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  July 2, 1971 Notes:  “A sardonic suite that mocks human foibles, medievalism, music and

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BIG BERTHA DUET FOR TELEVISION

Opus Number:  51 Notes:  Duet for television first aired March 1971

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BIG BERTHA

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Opus Number:  50 Music:  Music from the St. Louis Melody Museum collection of band machines Set and Costumes:  Alec Sutherland Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  November 6, 1970 Notes:  “A hair-raising, though provoking, brilliant work that starts out as

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Opus Number:  49 Music:  Morton Subotnick Set:  Alex Katz Costumes:  Alec Sutherland Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  April 28, 1970

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CHURCHYARD

Photo: Jack Mitchell

Opus Number:  48 Costumes:  Alec Sutherland Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  December 10, 1969

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DUETS

Opus Number:  47 Music:  Anonymous Medival Composers Costumes:  George Tacet Lighting:  Judith Daykin Date First Performed:  August 2, 1969

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PRIVATE DOMAIN

Photo: Paul B. Goode

Opus Number:  46 Music:  Iannis Xenakis Set and Costumes:  Alex Katz Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  May 7, 1969

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PUBLIC DOMAIN

Public Domain

Opus Number:  45 Music:  Music Collage by John Herbert McDowell (commissioned score) Costumes:  John Rawlings Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  October 8, 1968

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LENTO

Photo: PTDC Archives

Opus Number: 44 Music: Franz Josef Haydn Costumes: George Tacet Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: August 12, 1967

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AGATHE’S TALE

Photo: Jack Mitchell

Opus Number:  43 Music:  Carlos Surinach (commissioned score) Costumes:  Julian Tomchin Date First Performed:  August 12, 1967

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ORBS

Orbs

Opus Number:  42 Music:  Ludwig van Beethoven Set and Costumes:  Alex Katz Lighting:  Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed:  July 4, 1966

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POST MERIDIAN

Opus Number:  41 Music:  Evelyn Lohoeffer de Boeck (commissioned score) Costumes:  Alex Katz Lighting:  Thomas Skelton Date First Performed:  March 31, 1965

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9 DANCES WITH MUSIC BY CORELLI

Opus Number:  40 Music:  Arcangelo Corelli Costumes:  Rouben Ter-Arutunian Lighting:  William Ritman Date First Performed:  March 31, 1965

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FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

Photo: Jack Mitchell

Opus Number:  39 Music:  Charles Ives (later, commissioned score by John Herbert McDowell) Costumes:  John Rawlings Lighting:  Tom Skelton Date First Performed:  March 31, 1965 Notes:  “If the United States had a proper arts policy, Paul Taylor would be declared

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DUET

Opus Number:  38 Music:  Franz Josef Haydn Costumes:  George Tacet Lighting:  Thomas Skelton Date First Performed:  August 18, 1964

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THE RED ROOM

Opus Number:  37 Music:  Gunther Schuller Set and Costumes:  Alex Katz Date First Performed:  June 20, 1964

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PARTY MIX

Opus Number:  36 Music:  Alexei Haieff Costumes:  Nancy Azara Lighting:  Thomas Skelton Date First Performed:  December 20, 1963

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POETRY IN MOTION

Opus Number:  35 Choreography:  Co-choreographed with Katherine Litz Music:  Leopold Mozart Costumes:  Katherine Litz and George Tacet Lighting:  Thomas Skelton Date First Performed:  August 26, 1963

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SCUDORAMA

Scudorama

Opus Number: 34 Music: Clarence Jackson Set and Costumes: Alex Katz Lighting: Thomas Skelton Date First Performed: August 10, 1963 Notes: With its performances in 2008, Paul Taylor’s legendary Scudorama returned to the stage for the first time in 35

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FIBERS DUET FOR TELEVISION

Opus Number:  33 Date First Performed:  May 20, 1963 Notes:  Duet for Television

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LA NEGRA

Opus Number:  32 Music:  Mariachi music Costumes:  George Tacet Lighting:  George Tacet Date First Performed:  January 24, 1963

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PIECE PERIOD

Photo: Jack Mitchell

Opus Number:  31 Music:  Vivaldi, Telemann, Haydn, Scarlatti, Beethoven and Bonporti Costumes:  John Rawlings Date First Performed:  November 8, 1962 Notes:  “A barrel of laughs – a delicious lampoon of dance styles of various periods, climes and persuasions.  Entertains through

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SEVEN NEW DANCES: DUET

Opus Number:  14 Music:  John Cage (commissioned score) Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Lighting:  Tharon Musser Date First Performed:  October 20, 1957

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FIBERS

Photo: Jack Mitchell

Opus Number:  26 Music:  Arnold Schoenberg Set and Costumes:  Rouben Ter-Arutunian Date First Performed:  January 14, 1961

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THE WHITE SALAMANDER

Opus Number:  25 Music:  Joop Stokkermans (commissioned score) Costumes:  Henk de Vries Date First Performed:  October 11, 1960

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MERIDIAN RE-CHOREGRAPHED

Opus Number:  23 Music:  Morton Feldman Costumes:  Alex Katz Date First Performed:  June 10, 1960 Notes:  Re-choreographed

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OPTIONS

Opus Number:  22 Music:  Richard Max Field (commissioned score) Costumes:  Louise Thompson Date First Performed:  February, 13, 1960

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TABLET

Photo: Helga Gilbert

Opus Number: 24 Music: David Hollister (commissioned score) Set and Costumes: Ellsworth Kelly Date First Performed: July 1, 1960

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MERIDAN

Opus Number:  21 Music:  Pierre Boulez Costumes:  Louise Thompson Date First Performed:  February 13, 1960

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IMAGES AND REFLECTIONS FOR TELEVISION

Opus Number:  20 Date First Performed:  February 13, 1960 Notes:  Version for Television

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AUREOLE

Photo: Paul B. Goode

Opus Number:  30 Music:  George Frideric Handel Set and Costumes:  George Tacet Lighting:  Thomas Skelton Date First Performed:  August 4, 1962 Notes:  “Aureole, perhaps his first major success, was the first time Taylor combined his loping antelope style of movement

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TRACER

Opus Number:  29 Music:  James Tenny (commissioned score) Set and Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Date First Performed:  April 11, 1962

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JUNCTION

Junction

Opus Number: 28 Music: Johann Sebastian Bach Set and Costumes: Alex Katz Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Date First Performed: November 24, 1961 Listen to Music Excerpt

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INSECTS AND HEROES

Opus Number:  27 Music:  John Herbert McDowell (commissioned score) Set and Costumes:  Rouben Ter-Arutunian Lighting:  Louise Guthman Date First Performed:  August 18, 1961

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IMAGES AND REFLECTIONS

Images and Reflections

Opus Number:  19 Music:  Morton Feldman Costumes:  (and props) Robert Rauschenberg Lighting:  Tharon Musser Date First Performed:  December 20, 1958

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REBUS

Opus Number:  18 Music:  David Hollister (commissioned score) Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Date First Performed:  March 18, 1958

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MAY APPLE

Opus Number:  17 Music:  Performed in silence Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Date First Performed:  March 18, 1958

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SEVEN NEW DANCES: OPPORTUNITY

Opus Number:  16 Music:  “Noise” Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Lighting:  Tharon Musser Date First Performed:  October 20, 1957

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SEVEN NEW DANCES: EVENTS II

Opus Number:  15 Music:  Rain sounds Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Lighting:  Tharon Musser Date First Performed:  October 20, 1957

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SEVEN NEW DANCES: PANORAMA

Opus Number:  13 Music:  Heartbeat sounds Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Lighting:  Tharon Musser Date First Performed:  October 20, 1957

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SEVEN NEW DANCES: RESEMBLANCE

Opus Number:  12 Music:  John Cage (commissioned score) Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Lighting:  Tharon Musser Date First Performed:  October 20, 1957

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SEVEN NEW DANCES: EVENTS I

Opus Number:  11 Music:  Wind sounds Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Lighting:  Tharon Musser Date First Performed:  October 20, 1957

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SEVEN NEW DANCES: EPIC

Opus Number:  10 Music:  Telephone time signal Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Lighting:  Tharon Musser Date First Performed:  October 20, 1957

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THE TOWER

Opus Number:  9 Music:  John Cooper (commissioned score) Set:  Robert Rauschenberg Costumes:  Jasper Johns Date First Performed:  1957

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OBERTURA REPUBLICANA

Opus Number:  8 Music:  Carlos Chávez Costumes:  James Waring Date First Performed:  December 4, 1956

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TROPES

Opus Number:  7 Music:  Folk music Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Date First Performed:  December 4, 1956

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UNTITLED DUET

Opus Number:  6 Music:  Done in silence Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Date First Performed:  May 6, 1956

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THE LEAST FLYCATCHER

Opus Number:  5 Music:  Robert Rauschenberg (commissioned score) Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Date First Performed:  May 6, 1956

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3 EPITAPHS

Photo: Paul B. Goode

Opus Number:  4 Music:  Early New Orleans jazz Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Lighting:  George Tacet Date First Performed:  March 27, 1956 Notes:  “A parade of faceless, gray-leotarded figures to early New Orleans jazz — funeral music — is one of the

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LITTLE CIRCUS

Opus Number:  3 Music:  Igor Stravinsky Set and Costumes:  Robert Rauschenberg Lighting:  John Robertson Date First Performed:  June 6, 1955

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CIRCUS POLKA

Photo: Stephan

Opus Number: 2 Music: Igor Stravinsky Costumes: Robert Rauschenberg Lighting: Marc May and John Robertson Date First Performed: March 15, 1955

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Photo: Stephan

Opus Number: 1 Music: Hy Gubernick (commissioned score) Set and Costumes: Robert Rauschenberg Lighting: Marc May Date First Performed: May 30, 1954

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