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 Post subject: Merce Cunningham UK Tour 2004
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 6:32 am 
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Criticaldance Ticket offer

Dance Umbrella presents
MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE COMPANY

“the high priest of pure movement” The Daily Telegraph

Embarking on its first ever UK tour, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company brings a programme unique to each venue, creating and exceptional and original dance experience for each audience.
Full details at: http://www.danceumbrella.co.uk/pages/tour/index.htm

UK TOUR TICKET OFFERS

The Lowry, Salford (Fri 15 & Sat 16 October)
BIBED & The Lowry Event
Buy one full price Merce Cunningham Ticket and get 25% off Opera North's new dance collaboration with Pieter C Scholten (Orfeo ed Euridice, Sat 23 October), if booked and paid for by Friday 8 October.
Call the box office on 0870 787 5783 and quote’ criticaldance ticket offer’.

Warwick Arts Centre (Tues 19 & Wed 20 October)
The Warwick Arts Centre Event
20% off all tickets if booked and paid for by Friday 8 October
Call the box office on 024 7652 4524 and quote’ criticaldance ticket offer’.

Oxford (Fri 22 & Sat 23 October)
The Playhouse Event
20% on top two ticket prices (£18 & £16) for the Friday evening performance if booked and paid for by Friday 8 October.
Call the box office on 01865 305305 and quote ‘criticaldance ticket offer’.

Brighton Dome (Tues 26 October)
The Brighton Dome Event
£5.00 off best seats (normally £18.50) if booked and paid for by Friday 15 October
Call the box office on 01273 709709 and quote ‘criticaldance ticket offer’.

Edinburgh (Fri 29 & Sat 30 October)
BIPED & World Premiere
2 tickets for the price of 1 on top price stalls seats (normally £16 each). Must be booked by Friday 15 October.
Call the box office 0131 529 6000 and quote ‘criticaldance ticket offer’.

All offers are subject to availability and may not be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

Merce Cunningham is considered by many to be the world’s greatest living choreographer – the godfather of modern dance. Celebrating the company’s first ever UK tour in its forty year touring history, the company presents an EVENT unique to each host venue, creating an exceptional and original dance experience.

With music performed live by the Company Musicians, each Event combines elements from past repertory alongside new features. Choreography, commissioned by Dance Umbrella, is premiered at Sheffield Lyceum and then forms part of each venue’s Event. The Lowry audience is the first to see the new set, while at Warwick Arts Centre, the lighting designs have their first outing. At the Oxford Playhouse, the costume designs are see for the first time and at the Brighton Dome, a John Cage score, never before used for dance, is performed. It is only when the tour reaches Edinburgh that all these new elements combine to create Merce Cunningham’s latest World Premiere.

At The Lowry and Edinburgh Festival Theatre, audiences will also be treated to the 1999 masterpiece, BIPED.

“Still giving us drastically new views of human form … the quiet power of his creative heart is intoxicating” The Times

Tuesday 12 Oct
The Lyceum Event
Sheffield Lyceum 0114 249 6000

Friday 15 & Sat 16 Oct
BIPED + The Lowry Event
The Lowry, Salford 0870 787 5790

Tues 19 & Wed 20 Oct
The Arts Centre Event
Warwick Arts Centre 024 7652 4524

Fri 22 & Sat 23 Oct
The Playhouse Event
Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305.

Tues 26 Oct
The Dome Event
Brighton Dome 01273 709709

Fri 29 & Sat 30 Oct
BIPED + World Premiere
Edinburgh Festival Theatre 0131 529 6000

http://www.danceumbrella.co.uk/pages/tour/index.htm

<small>[ 01 November 2004, 02:59 AM: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>


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Merce Cunningham
By Donald Hutera at Edinburgh Festival Theatre


WORLD premieres are not usually offered to the public in bite-sized chunks. Yet that is what happened with Merce Cunningham’s Views on Stage.

Since mid-October, the company headed by America’s grand old man of modern dance has been on its first Dance Umbrella-sponsored UK tour. In each city an aspect of the new work has been unveiled — choreography in Sheffield, set design in Salford and so on, one element at a time layered into the tailor-made collages of company repertory known as Events.

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Merce Cunningham Dance Company 2004-2005


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Merce Cunningham Dance Company

by ALICE BAIN
The Guardian

The totality, connected at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre, creates a beautiful, softly, softly production.
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by MARY BRENNAN
the Scotland Herald

...but not even Cunningham had seen the sum of these parts until Friday's performance. ... and suddenly the stage became a grotto with overhead stalactites. The dancers – all matching in backless blue-green brocade weskits and short, floaty white skirts
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by ALASTAIR MACAULAY
the Financial Times

Views on Stage shows us the dualisms from which dances are made - not just male and female, staccato and legato, but also wildness and control - and brings them together as it proceeds.
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by ZOE ANDERSON
the Independent

The steps are beautiful, but they don't have Cunningham's usual imagery and invention. There are stretches of inaccessible choreography, detailed but hard to grasp. It's academic: taut and cold. Some lovely moments stand out.
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Octogenarian rebel Cunningham shows he still has a cause

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the Scotland Sunday Herald

But Cunningham, who is more Machiavellian than he lets on, doesn’t just throw any old rubbish together. He chooses his collaborators carefully. And while the ordering of sequences may come from a series of mouse clicks, the movement language itself ... is as structured as the Sistine Chapel. That’s why Views On Stage looks like such a singular vision.
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