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Judson Dance Theater Concerts #6, 7 and 8

to JUNE 23 - JUNE 25, 1963: BILLY NAME DOES LIGHTS FOR JUDSON DANCE THEATER INCLUDING PERFORMANCES
BY FREDDY HERKO AND LUCINDA CHILDS AND A DANCE TITLED BINGHAMTON BIRDIE
.

BILLY NAME (Linich) did lights for Concerts #6, 7 and 8 at the Judson Memorial Church. The performances took place in the sanctuary rather than the gymnasium of the church.

FREDDY HERKO presented a group dance titled BINGHAMTON BIRDIE during Concert #6 which included dancers LUCINDA CHILDS, Ruth Emerson, Herko, Deborah Hay, Arlene Rothlein and Polly Stearns. BINGHAMTON BIRDIE was, like Herko, a speed freak who sometimes hung out at the Factory. Warhol filmed two SCREEN TESTS of him and Birdie also appeared in COUCH.

Allen Hughes reviewed Herko's dance in the June 26th issue of The New York Times ("Judson Dance Theater seeks New Paths"):

"An imperious whirring sound arose and through the curtain Fred Herko flashed in, looking beatific. He wore black tights, a yellow-and-blue jersey with "Judson" emblazoned across the front, and, on one foot, a black shoe and his means of locomotion - a roller skate. His other foot was bare.

Continuing to look beatific, he skated around the floor for a time, moving his arms and the unencumbered foot through various balletic positions. Before vanishing behind the white curtain, he did a bit of toe-dancing - roller skate and bare foot notwithstanding." (JD136)

Concert #6 also included LUCINDA CHILD'S Three Piece - described by JILL JOHNSTON in the July 25th issue of the Village Voice as "a short, neat, clean, concise dance, well done, in the [Merce] Cunningham style." (JD140)

Concert #7 included Deborah Hay's All Day Dance - dancers included FRED HERKO and LUCINDA CHILDS. (JD141) Both Herko and Childs also danced in Arlene Rothlein's Another Letter to the Sun (for Charles Ives) in Concert #8.

to JUNE 23 - JUNE 25, 1963: BILLY NAME DOES LIGHTS FOR JUDSON DANCE THEATER INCLUDING PERFORMANCES
BY FREDDY HERKO AND LUCINDA CHILDS AND A DANCE TITLED BINGHAMTON BIRDIE
.

Andy Warhol