Group Primary Accumulation (1973)

Photo Hugo Glendinning 2010

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CHOREOGRAPHY: Trisha Brown
sound: Silence
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costume: White long-sleeved shirts and white pants
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length: 20-30 minutes
original cast: Carmen Beuchat, Trisha Brown, Douglas Dunn, Caroline Goodden, David Gordon, Sylvia Whitman


Four dancers placed supine and equidistant from each other in line from downstage to upstage perform the piece in unison. The performers generate a series of accumulating gestures. The figures rotate 45 degrees each on the last 2 moves, making a 90-degree turn with the completion of the phrase. The phrase is repeated until, in the last two minutes of the dance, a 360-degree turn is achieved and all sides of the dance/dancers revealed.

NY PREMIERE:
Spring Dance Festival, Sunken Plaza, New York, NY | May 16, 1973

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Trisha Brown Dance Company