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Fielding Sixes

Choreographer: Merce Cunningham
Staged by: Chris Komar
Composer: John Cage
Set designer: Mark Lancaster
Costume designer: Mark Lancaster
Lighting designer: Mark Lancaster
Rambert premiere: 11 Feb 1983, Ballet Rambert, Opera Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
World premiere: 30 Jun 1980, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, United Kingdom
Work note: A note in the 1983 Rambert programme reads: 'This version of Fielding Sixes is derived by Chris Komar from a number of sources including his experiences performing the work, videotapes, choreographer's notes, and conversations with Merce Cunningham'.
Production note: In the programme, Mark Lancaster is credited as 'design' and Chris Komar is credited as 'Assistant to Merce Cunningham'.
Duration: 27 minutes
Number of dancers: 13 dancers
Music title: Improvisation IV
Music details: Live music: electronics
Music note: A note in the 1983 Rambert programme reads: 'Cassette recordings made by Paddy Glackin and Matt Molloy are used as material for Improvisation IV by John Cage. Special means for changing the speed of the cassette machines has been devised by John Fullemann and realised by Mic. Pool of Ballet Rambert, and Matt McKenzie'.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0317

Performances

Date Programme Venue
11 Feb 1983
Evening
Lonely Town, Lonely Street | Fielding Sixes* | Pribaoutki ('A Telling') Opera Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
1 Sep 1983
Evening
Fielding Sixes | Chicago Brass | Colour Moves* King's Theatre, Edinburgh
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