Relationships: Good and Not So Good

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From November 30-December 3, 1989, Blondell Cummings presented a program that included excerpts from a new work Relationships: Good and Not So Good, a new work in progress For J.B., and her piece 3B49. Relationships: Good and Not So Good features original text by Sterling Houston, Dennis Poplin, and Blondell Cummings, and original music by J. George Cisneros, vocalized by Poplin and Cummings. The piece examines social situations and racial tensions, occasionally through miming sports and games. For J.B. references Josephine Baker, and was the first of a series of works exploring the dancer and singer’s life. 3B49 is a duet with Tom Thayer, set to recorded interviews with taxi drivers and music by Carl Stone and Michael Reisman.

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New York Times Review [PDF]
Village Voice Listing [PDF]
Press Release [PDF]
Program [PDF]

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