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3 Epitaphs


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Modern dance in one act with choreography by Paul Taylor, music early New Orleans jazz recorded by the Laneville-Johnson Union Brass Band, costumes by Rauschenberg. Premiered 27 Mar. 1956 by the Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Master Institute of United Artists, New York, part of the Dance Associates concerts. The dancers, their faces completely hidden, are dressed head to toe in black costumes with tiny mirrors that mark out their eyes and their hands. It was later reworked as Four Epitaphs. It is Taylor's oldest surviving work.

Subjects: Dance.


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