Alastair Macaulay, chief dance critic of The New York Times, began watching Merce Cunningham's choreography in 1979 and went on watching it during the last thirty years of Cunningham's life; he also interviewed Cunningham a number of times. He speaks of the challenges and rewards of this great artist’s work.
Performances of Merce Cunningham’s Springweather and People (1956) (duet version) danced by Erin Dowd and Forrest Hersey, from the Merce Cunningham Trust Fellowship Program, with pianist Adam Tendler playing Earle Brown’s Indices; Night Wandering (1958) by John Scott Dance, Ireland, funded by Culture Ireland, featuring Kevin Coquelard and former Merce Cunningham Dance Company dancer, Julie Cunningham with Tendler playing Bo Nilsson’s Bewegungen, Quantitäten, Schlagfiguren; and the trio, Cross Currents (1964) performed by New York Theatre Ballet directed by Diana Byer. The film, Duets (1980) selected by Nancy Dalva, Merce Cunningham Trust scholar-in-residence, screens in the Harkness Dance Center lobby at 11 am prior to the performance.
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LiveStreams of each Fridays at Noon performance are available at www.tischdanceandnewmedia.com/live. The LiveStreams of the Fridays at Noon performances are part of an educational collaboration between 92Y Harkness Dance Center and NYU’s Tisch Dance and New Media Program.
Details & Ordering
FAN: Alastair Macaulay — Merce Cunningham and Complexity
Date: Fri, Feb 10, 2017, 12 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Venue: Buttenwieser Hall
Price: from $10.00
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