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Modern dance with choreography by Cunningham, music by Pauline Oliveros, sets by Robert Morris, and costumes (uncredited) by Jasper Johns. Premiered 4 Mar. 1969 by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, with Cunningham, C. Brown, Sandra Neels, Setterfield, Meg Harper, Susana Hayman-Chaffey, Jeff Slayton, Chase Robinson, and Mel Wong. The piece takes its title from the card game canfield, a type of solitaire named after Richard Canfield. A full-length, plotless work for nine dancers, which is divided into twenty-six sections, thirteen ‘hands’, and thirteen ‘deals’.

Subjects: Dance.


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