Presented by Joseph Papp at the Public Theater/Old Prop Shop, 1977

“This is an exhilarating, multidimensional experience that is indebted to painting, sculpture and architecture and design, as well as to dance, music and theater. Miss Akalaitis’s numerous artistic accomplices include the painter Nancy Graves, the composer Philip Glass and the sculptor Ree Morton, who died recently.

The piece is “taken” from the writings of Colette—taken and transformed. Miss Akalaitis has created visual counterpoint to spoken words, somewhat in the manner of the company’s Beckett evenings. This is an elaboration on Colette, an adaptation that is as interpretative as choreography.”

NYTimes Review by May 17, 1977



Photography: ©Richard Landry