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Props for Daniel McCusker's "Doubtful Voyage" 1998

The least documented dance ever created. These props are about the only record. Here are some relevant excerpts from Christine Temin's review in the Boston Globe:

DOUBTFUL VOYAGES Choreography by Daniel McCusker

An irregular white loop is drawn on the floor of the big studio of the Dance Complex, its shape echoed by arcs rippling from it. This "island" is part of artist John Kramer's visual scheme for choreographer Daniel McCusker's "Doubtful Voyage," an hourlong movement journey for a dozen dancers, a captivating travelogue that takes the audience along. ...

He's hardly a literal choreographer, although he does use some swimming gestures here, and he and Kramer do incorporate the most literal of devices -- words. These include excerpts from an Elizabeth Bishop poem and a geography text, and they show up in slide projections that slither down the wall and across the floor and ultimately float to the ceiling; on a long white ribbon that forms a boundary line on the floor, and which, tellingly, gets moved; and on tiny signs -- "snow," "ledge," -- which the dancers place on the floor. The haiku-like economy of the words matches that of McCusker's choreography.

At one point, McCusker holds up a sign that says "Tru," Adam holds one that says "orth," and their T-shirts supply the missing "e" and "N." It's another case of cooperation, two people working together, as is the ending, when McCusker simply carries Adam offstage.