Merce Cunningham Trust

eyeSpace 40 2008


LENGTH 40 minutes
DIRECTOR Charles Atlas
DESIGNERS Daniel Arsham
PRODUCER Cunningham Dance Foundation
COLOR/BW Color
MUSIC Long Throw, David Behrman
DANCERS Cédric Andrieux, Jonah Bokaer, Lisa Boudreau, Brandon Collwes, Emma Desjardins, Holley Farmer, Jennifer Goggans, Koji Minato, Rashaun Mitchell, Marcie Munnerlyn, Daniel Squire, Melissa Toogood, Andrea Weber
"eyeSpace40" was forty minutes long with a score by David Behrman. The choreography of the 40’ version elaborates and extends that of the 20’, with additional duets and ensembles. Daniel Arsham’s décor sculpture suggests the façade of an art déco cinema broken in two, one half on the floor, the other hanging from above. The costumes were unitards of a silvery metallic fabric. David Behrman’s score combined a prepared piano (played originally by Christian Wolff) with two electric guitars, amplified violin and manipulated electronics on two laptops.