Nivea Cream Piece (November, 1962)- for Oscar WIlliams
First performer comes on stage with a bottle of hand cream, labeled "Nivea Cream" if none is available. He pours the cream onto his hands, and massages them in front of the microphone. Other performers enter, one by one, and do the same thing. They join together in front of the microphone to make a mass of massaging hands. They leave in the reverse of the order they entered, on a signal from the first performer.
Variation #1 (evolved through many performances of the above)
Large quantities of Nivea Cream must be available, at least one large jar per person. The performersenter and each lathers up his arms and face, then his colleagues, in a fragrant pig-pile.
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