Title of work

Silken Tent

Synopsis

Silken Tent primarily explores the duet form. There are three duets linked by solos for the women. Each duet becomes a different interpretation of the same poem - Silken Tent by Robert Frost. Originally designed for the first students graduating with majors in Contemporary Dance from the VCA, it was subsequently included in the repertoire for DanceWorks and Tasdance. The sound score incorporates an earlier highly original composition by les Gilbert entitled Harmonium Music.

Choreography

Nanette Hassall

Music/sound

Les Gilbert

Dancers

Original cast: Neil Adams, Jane Diamond, Martin Hughes, Felicity MacDonald, Sandra Parker, Raymond van der Plas

Dancers in Remounts: Greg Holdaway, Catherine O'Brien, Cameron Wallace-Mitchell

Designers

Costumes conceived by choreographer

Premiere

1986

Season/s

Main season in 1986, Tasdance 87

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