Opus Number: 58
Music: J.S. Bach, Franz Josef Haydn, John Fahey, Bohuslav Martinů and Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Costumes: George Tacet
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Date First Performed: October 13, 1973

Notes: A work in three parts, American Gensis is a dance of parallelism, comparing the beginnings of American culture with those of the creation story in Genesis, where man and America are personified through a host of named and unnamed biblical characters including the fall archangel Lucifer, the archangels Michael and Gabriel, Adam, Eve, and many more.

Nicholas Gunn, Ruby Shang, Eileen Cropley, Gregory Reynolds, photo by unknown

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