>SOLOS AVAILABLE FOR STAGING
Traditional, arranged by Genevieve Pitot*
Length: Each solo approx. 2-3 minutes
Costume: For men, tank top leotard and tights. For women the
basic costume is a long sleeved leotard, matching ankle length skirt
and ankle length tights. Various other pieces (scarfs, shorter skirts,
etc.) are added or removed for each section.
Notation: 1967 (transcribed into LabanWriter in 2001), good quality,
score checked and used for restaging many times.
Music in the public domain requires no permission or fees for use.]
pieces of modern dance pioneer Helen Tamiris who performed them for
many years. Each solo is a little gem, simple in form, dramatically
powerful and dynamically different. All can be danced by a man or a
woman or they may be performed as a suite for five dancers. Short, they
require study to make them simple and clear. Wonderful experience for
students. Audiences enjoy them. Beautiful traditional music. Well written,
easy to read.
Down Moses: This requires changing roles from the powerful, commanding
Pharoah to Moses who protects, cradles and leads his people.
Low, Sweet Chariot: Full of undulating rocking and weighted swings on
the spot contrasting with earthy, quick and direct excursions to and
from the diagonals.
On Board: A cheerful invitation for everyone to come board the train
to the Promised Land.
Sometimes the performer is the observer and sometimes the one crucified.
Somber, tortured, powerful.
Exhuberant, a one man army taking immense pleasure in destroying the
walls of Jericho.