Paul Taylor Dance Company

BIG BERTHA

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 hilarious comedy and ends as tragedy…It moves with inescapable power from innocent pleasures to incestuous rape” – Dorothy Samachson, Chicago Daily News

Photo: Paul B. Goode

Photo: Paul B. Goode

Photo: Paul B. Goode

Photo: Paul B. Goode