The Favorites, One
Score adapted from Trio A (Yvonne Rainer, 1966)
Performed by Barry Brannum, Dorothy Dubrule, Gwyneth Shanks
stand in profile to the audience. look to the right. bend the knees, look left. make a circle around the body with the arms. make a circle at shoulder height and travel around with it. land on the right leg with arms in the air, left leg extended behind. make a few more circles and retreat. fall across the body and jump onto the right foot. swing the left leg forward and then bend toward it. send it away from you and bring the hand to the head. drop the hand, drop the head. [i put in a repeat here - right side got tired in rehearsal and i wanted to even it out.] pick everything up and clasp the hands together, right leg in the air. look left. fall into a deep bend on the right side and make a strong line with the left arm. make a strong line with the right arm and bring the left around the back. over the head, spin, over the head with knees lifting. open a door, send the foot through. left leg pointing at the floor, right arm pointing at the horizon. over the head with right leg crossed over left. a few easy steps, high kick, bend the knee, a few easy steps. head takes over with arms loose. compose yourself. bring feet together and change facings. hit the floor. using the floor, send the pelvis into the air and around a corner. get up.