Notes for Pelican (1963)

Rauschenberg’s handwritten notes for his performance Pelican (1963), with choreography instructions for dancer Carolyn Brown on recto and notes for the accompanying music, a collage of sounds composed by Rauschenberg, on verso. Pelican was first performed at Concert of Dance Number Five, an evening of performances by Judson Dance Theater, Pop Festival, Washington, D.C., May 9, 1963

Manuscript, 1 page, double-sided, 11 x 8 1/2 inches

Creator: Robert Rauschenberg

Rauschenberg Archival Note