Performing With the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the music of Christian Wolff
I’ll be performing With the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, performing the music of Christian Wolff at 6 events at the Park Avenue Armory with the incredible Robyn Shulkowsky and Joey Baron. I’m thrilled to have this incredible opportunity. The Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Christian Wolff are both legendary to me. MCDC is an institution that will be sorely missed, but the farewell tour it has put together for this year is a truly incredible collection of events. I wish I could have all of you attend, but the events are already sold out! I’ll be sure to write about this experience after the fact, but until then, I’ve got some practicing to do!
Location: The Park Avenue Armory
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Description: Park Avenue Armory Events
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Choreography by Merce Cunningham
Arranged by Robert Swinston
Music by David Behrman, John King, Takehisa Kosugi, and Christian Wolf
Décor by Daniel Arsham
The Merce Cunningham Dance Company returns to New York City—its home since its founding in 1953—for six historic final performances at the Armory, culminating a two-year farewell Legacy Tour that brought the Company to more than 50 destinations worldwide. For this last engagement, the Company will perform a series of Events created especially for the occasion across three stages in the Armory’s dramatic drill hall. The Company has mounted these signature site-specific choreographic collages in unusual locations around the world throughout its nearly 60-year history, including two previous engagements in the Armory’s drill hall, a 1983 performance and the 2009 public memorial for the legendary dancer and choreographer. The Park Avenue Armory Events will feature the last-ever music commission by the MCDC Music Committee and a specially commissioned décor by visual artist Daniel Arsham, who will fill the drill hall with massive suspended “clouds” comprised of thousands of individual colored spheres. This momentous engagement marks the final opportunity for audiences to experience first-hand the work of Merce Cunningham as performed by the Company he personally trained and to celebrate Cunningham’s lifetime of creative achievement with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company before it disbands.
Start Date: 2011-12-29
Start Time: 18:30
End Date: 2011-12-31