Merce Cunningham Trust

MCDC in Fluid Canvas, Photo by Tony Dougherty (2002)
99 Upper Ground
London, SE1 9PP
Friday, April 8, 2016
2016 Cunningham Fellows Julie Cunningham (MCDC 2004 - 2011) and Daniel Squire (MCDC 1998 - 2009) are reconstructing Fluid Canvas for young professionals and students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and Central School of Ballet. The two-week workshop will culminate in a showing on Friday, April 8th at 7:30pm.
Fluid Canvas was a full company work for fifteen dancers. The piece incorporated simultaneous varied rhythms, rapid physical contact, and "walking on water" imagery. The decor by Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser and Marc Downie was entitled Lifelike, and comprised motion capture projections of Cunningham from 1971. In addition there were projections of animals in motion, in homage to nineteenth-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge.

Premiere Date: September 9, 2002
Premiere Venue: Barbican Theater, London, UK
Original Cast: Cédric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Ashley Chen, Paige Cunningham, Holley Farmer, Jean Freebury, Jennifer Goggans, Mandy Kirschner, Koji Mizuta, Daniel Roberts, Daniel Squire, Jeannie Steele, Derry Swan, Robert Swinston  

To make a reservation for the Fluid Canvas showing in London, please email with the number of seats to hold (max. two per guest).