Merce Cunningham Trust


9.1.16 - 5.31.17
Denver, CO
Scenario (1997)
The Denver Art Museum will feature a three minute video clip of "Scenerio" performed by the Ballett am Rhein in 2014 in their forthcoming costume exhibition. For this dance Merce Cunningham used costumes designed by Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garcons), one of the designers who is being featured in a future DAM costume exhibition. The exhibit takes place for eight months from Sept 2016 through May 2017.

4.15.17 - 5.13.17
Paris, FR
Walkaround Time (1968)
The Opera National de Paris will premiere "Walkaround Time" (1968) on April 15, 2017 at the Palais Garnier in Paris, France. The piece will be staged by Cunningham Fellows,Jennifer Goggans (MCDC 2000-2011) and Meg Harper (MCDC 1968-1977). The title for "Walkaround Time" came from Cunningham’s fascination with computers and technology. When asked about his inspiration for the piece he said, “You feed the computer information, then you have to wait while it digests. The decor for "Walkaround Time" was created by Jasper Johns after the Marcel Duchamp work, "The Large Glass." David Behrman composed the music, and Jasper Johns designed the costumes. info

4.27.17 - 4.30.17
Boston, MA
How To Pass, Kick, Fall & Run (1965)
The dance division of the Boston Conservatory will premiere "How To Pass, Kick, Fall & Run" on April 27 - 30, 2017. The piece will be staged by Andrea Weber (MCDC 2004-2011). First performed before the unadorned back wall of the stage at the Harper Theater in Chicago, in 1965, "How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run" has an athletic theme, without any specific references to games. The music is by John Cage, and included stories from "Silence", "A Year from Monday". info

5.11.17 - 5.12.17
Chicago, IL
Columbia College MinEvent
The dance program at Columbia College Chicago in Chicago, IL will present a "Columbia College MinEvent" on May 11 and 12, 2017. The "MinEvent" will be staged by former company dancer Paige Cunningham (2000 - 2004).

5.27.17 - 5.28.17
Concord, NH
Fielding Sixes (1980)
The dance program at St. Paul's School in Concord, NH will present "Fielding Sixes" (1980) on May 27 and 28, 2017. The work will be staged by former Cunningham dancer Jamie Scott (MCDC 2009 - 2011). info