MCA Live: Neighborhood Dances
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E Chicago St, Chicago, IL 60611
Opening Saturday, April 15th, from 1PM - 5PM
On select Saturdays during “Merce Cunningham: Common Time,” local dance companies engage with Merce’s conviction of the “a common time” to activate the driving themes and concepts behind the exhibition. These collaborative and cross-disciplinary performances demonstrate overlapping relationships between movement, music, fashion, architecture, social media, set, and lighting design.
“Neighborhood Dances” progenitor Victoria Bradford choreographs dances in public spaces in accordance with a specific set of prompts and parameters that she has developed. These performances are meticulously documented in still- and moving images, and then catalogued and archived on her website. Bradford enables others to engage with the project by making the protocols publicly available and by conducting workshops. Four presentations of new dances take place throughout the afternoon in addition to question-and-answer sessions as well as performative rest.
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