Views on Camera 2004
|DANCES||Views on Stage|
|MUSIC||ASLSP and Music for ____, John Cage|
|MUSICIANS||Christian Wolff and Audrey Riley and William Winant|
|DANCERS||Cédric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Holley Farmer, Jennifer Goggans, Rashaun Mitchell, Koji Mizuta, Marcie Munnerlyn, Daniel Roberts, Daniel Squire, Jeannie Steele, Robert Swinston, Andrea Weber, Daniel Roberts|
Filmed at the Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth, New York, NY, August 2004. First public screening, Stanford University, 10 March 2005. This work originated as a dance-for-film directed by Charles Atlas, edited in two versions, "Views on Camera" and "Views for Video" (only the former has had wide distribution). The choreography is in several discrete sections: for men, for women, for couples, a quartet for two women and two men, a trio that consists essentially of three separate solos, and a concluding group section. The music is two existing works by John Cage: "ASLSP (which stands for “as slowly and softly as possible”), for organ or piano, and Music for ___" (the number of musicians on each occasion, playing acoustic instruments). Ernesto Neto’s set is a sculptural object made of rubberized fabric, suspended above the stage. James Hall’s unisex costumes are white skirts with brocaded tops.