Merce Cunningham Trust


6.14.18 - 8.27.18
Paris, France
Coding the World
Extending over 500 square metres in the Centre Pompidou’s Galerie 3, the group exhibition “Coder le Monde” offers an introduction to the creative use of code through timelines, installations and screenings, tracing over a period of 40 years the key moments in the emergence of a digital culture that has today become a taken-for-granted part of everyday life. The exhibition includes Cunningham's use of the LifeForms software in the creation of some of his works.

New York, NY
If the Dancer Dances
Former Cunningham member Lise Friedman and director Maia Wechsler present their film If the Dancer Dances as part of the 2018 Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center on July 24. The film follow dancers from the Stephen Petronio Company as they reconstruct RainForest (1968). Tickets are available here .

Vail, CO
Scenario (1997) excerpts
Melissa Toogood (MCDC 2007 - 2011) will perform excerpts from Scenario (1997) as part of the 2018 Vail Dance Festival on August 3. More information and tickets available here .

Bonn, Germany
Sounddance (1975)
The CCN - Ballet de Lorraine will perform Sounddance (1975) as part their program at the Bonn Opera House during Beethovenfest on September 2. Sounddance was reconstructed by Meg Harper (MCDC 1968 - 1977) and CCN - Ballet de Lorraine rehearsal director Thomas Caley (MCDC 1993 - 2000). David Tudor’s powerful score for Sounddance provides an energetic accompaniment to Cunningham’s fast pace choreography. Mark Lancaster designed the original costumes. info

9.3.18 - 9.16.18
Canberra, Australia
American Masters Dance Residency
The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) presents the American Masters Dance Residency for two weeks in association with the ongoing exhibition American Masters 1940 - 1980 . Jamie Scott (MCDC 2009 - 2011) will work with three independent Australian contemporary dance artists over the course of the residency teaching solos, duets, and trios from Cunningham Repertory. There will be four public showings in the gallery space on September 15 - 16, 2018. info