Merce Cunningham Dance Company
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In celebration of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s (www.merce.org
) 50th anniversary, these unmissable performances, presented in association with BITE:02, feature a Barbican co-commissioned new work, Fluid Canvas alongside three works never before seen in the UK.
Merce Cunningham continues to reinvent the language and boundaries of movement. For the World Premiere he has collaborated with digital artists Paul Kaiser, Shelly Eshkar and Marc Downie and promises to “challenge the dancers’ sense of timing and rhythm in ways like never before with speed and complex phrasing”.
The two programmes also include the European premiere of Loose Time (2002) and the UK premieres of Interscape (2000), Way Station (2001) and How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run (1965).
Tue 10 – Thu 12 Sep
Fri 13 – Sat 14 Sep
How to Pass,
Kick Fall and Run
Wed 11 Sep
Post-show conversation with Merce Cunningham (free to ticket holders of that evening’s performance)
Sat 14 Sep 1.15pm - 3.45pm
Cunningham in Focus
See Merce Cunningham in rehearsal, followed by a short screening and talk from company archivist David Vaughan - call box office for further details
Merce Cunningham, Paul Kaiser and Shelly Eshkar join the panel for this year’s live chat room
Paul Kaiser, Shelly Eshkar and Marc Downie’s 21st century portrait of Merce Cunningham, LOOPS, can be seen at the ICA Tue 10 – Sat 14 Sep.
“the world’s greatest living choreographer” Wall Street Journal
“eye-riveting experiment in movement and context” New York Times