Accumulation (1971)

Photo © Alredo Anceschi 2009

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CHOREOGRAPHY: Trisha Brown
music: The Grateful Dead, “Uncle John’s Band”
set design:
costume: White top, white and red pants
lighting:
length: 3-4 minutes
performers: 1 woman
original cast: Trisha Brown


This witty and now-legendary solo is based on the simple device of adding one gesture to another, one at a time, and repeating the growing phrase with each new movement. Although it is not the performer’s intention to portray anyone or anything else, the dance is full of personal expression as the dancers respond to the physical action of the piece and to the audience.

NY PREMIERE:
same as US Premiere

US PREMIERE:
New York University Gymnasium, New York, NY | October 22, 1971

WORLD PREMIERE:



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