Drawing from key works that span six decades of original choreography, former dancers of the remarkable Merce Cunningham Dance Company, perform Cunningham’s signature approach to dance in non-conventional spaces. Presented in the fourth-floor lobby, it is an experience of unmitigated Cunningham genius at full strength. “Event” is performed twice each day during gallery hours (with limited capacity) and last about 30 minutes.
First developed out of necessity, “Museum Event No. 1” (1964) was Cunningham’s devised solution to Vienna’s Museum of the Twentieth Century invitation to the company to perform in a gallery—an unencumbered space without the aid of theatrical illusion. Events have since been performed at hundreds of locations as diverse as gymnasiums and the front of the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, and now for the first time at MCA.
Presented in conjunction with “Merce Cunningham: Common Time”
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