Merce Cunningham Events

performed in conjunction with Merce Cunningham: Common Time at the Walker Art Center February 8-9, 2017 and March 30-April 9, 2017 and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, February 11-12, 2017.

Silas Reiner, Jamie Scott, Melissa Toogood and Dylan Crossman performing Walker Cunningham Event #2, Walker Art Center, February, 2017 Photo: Gene Pittman, © Walker Art Center, Courtesy Merce Cunningham Trust

Performance Schedule at Walker Art Center:

February 8–9
Wednesday–Thursday, 5:30 and 8 pm
March 30–April 2
Thursday, 5:30 and 8 pm
Friday–Sunday, 1:30 and 4 pm
April 6–9
Thursday, 5:30 and 8 pm
Friday–Sunday, 1:30 and 4 pm
Lineup of Musicians

In conjunction with Merce Cunningham: Common Time, dancers from the final Merce Cunningham Dance Company (MCDC)­­—Dylan Crossman, Silas Riener, Jamie Scott, Melissa Toogood—perform Events, Cunningham’s unique choreographic form made for performances in unconventional spaces. Arranged and staged by former MCDC dancer Andrea Weber, these 30-minute sequences drawn from four decades of Cunningham’s work offer a rare chance to experience firsthand his signature explorations of space, time, and movement. Twin Cities musicians will perform their own compositions to accompany each program, based on John Cage’s improvisational parameters for Cunningham Events.

Merce Cunningham's choreography performed courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust

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