came and saw it and decided they didn’t like Trockadero doing Merce Cunningham, so we created our own.
We are proud of supporting the evolution of certain artists like Merce Cunningham and Bill T. Jones who are willing to ignore boundaries and be controversial at the center of culture, and John is certainly in that realm
Learning Merce Cunningham's work was exhilarating and challenging. Performing for the MinEvent at the New World Symphony and seeing how enthusiastically the audience received the work was everything we could have asked for. It was an honor doing Merce Cunningham's work -- the opportunity of a life timeMore quotes »
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To What Extent Can Merce Cunningham's Dances Be Preserved?
John Cage once described his partner's art as "less like an object and more like the weather" - which doesn't stick around over time. Lizzie Feidelson, the granddaughter of Merce's first student, writes about the "dance capsules" assembled by the Merce C from ArtsJournal Read more »
Fom Tunis to Ithaca
Jonah Bokaer performs his The Ulysses Syndrome with his father, Tsvi Bokaer, May 9 and 10, during the French Institute’s World Nomads Festival. Ithaca is the island in the Ionian sea that Odysseus (aka Ulysses) left when he armed himself for the Trojan W from ArtsJournal Read more »
How The Merce Cunningham Dance Company Phased Itself Out Of Existence
An extensive new report, including much information never before made public, details how the decision to close the company and create a Merce Cunningham Trust to preserve the choreographer's works was made - and how it was implemented. Dance/USA 04/25/1 from ArtsJournal Read more »
The Details Behind Closing Merce Cunningham's Company
"Discussions about the Cunningham company's future actually began back in 1990 as a small part of a grant that urged the Cunningham organization to begin planning for a time after Cunningham's death." DanceUSA 04/24/13 from ArtsJournal Read more »
Jose Navas re-imagines Giselle for Ballet BC
Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso danced the role of Giselle longer than any other interpreter. In the 1982 book Striking a Balance, Dancers Talk About Dancing, Alonso said of the ballet, “It has a story that is eternal. I think it captures the essence of Ro from Vancouver Sun Read more »