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 Théâtre de la Ville
From 15 to 18 December 2011
  • Thursday 15 December 2011 - 20h30
  • Friday 16 December 2011 - 20h30
  • Saturday 17 December 2011 - 15h00
  • Saturday 17 December 2011 - 20h30
  • Sunday 18 December 2011 - 15h00

length: 1H30


Merce Cunningham Choreographer
Merce Cunningham Dance Company Company

Suite for Five / Quartet / XOVER

With the Festival d'Automne à Paris


MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE COMPANY I THE LEGACY TOUR
danseurs Brandon Collwes, Dylan Crossman, Emma Desjardins, Jennifer Goggans, John Hinrichs, Daniel Madoff, Rashaun Mitchell, Marcie Munnerlyn, Krista Nelson, Silas Riener, Jamie Scott, Robert Swinston, Melissa Toogood, Andrea Weber


THE FINAL TOUR


Just before the end of the Legacy Tour in December 2011 in New York planned by Merce Cunningham before he died, the Théâtre de la Ville and the Festival d’Automne  in Paris host two programmes gathering six particularly emblematic pieces ; they are beacons  along an extraordinary  artistic route which, over fifty years, opened and cleared major and highly fruitful prospects for the choreographic art. Introducing the first programme, Suite for Five (1956-1958) displays the offhandedness of the beginnings just after Merce Cunningham and John Cage had plotted, at Black Mountain College, the first happening in the history of ballet. On David Tudor’s electronic music Quartet (a1982 piece, never revived) glorifies Cunninghams’s most acute sense of forms in a mirror choreography which relies on the brisk interdependence of the bodies’ presence. Cage’s music along with Robert Rauschenberg’s sets and costumes (this was to be his last collaboration) join forces for XOVER (2007, presented for the first time in Paris). There no hint in this staggeringly vivacious piece that its creator is a young choreographer 88 years of age!


Jean-Marc Adolphe

 

A DAY WITH MERCE: SUNDAY 18 DECEMBER (NOT INCLUDED IN SEASON TICKETS)
THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE : SPEND A WHOLE DAY IN ALL THE AVAILABLE SPACES OF THE HOUSE
It willl be possible to take part in workshops to watch videos and archive  documents, attend one of the company’s  classes.
Children will not be left out. The “Family Day” which will be devoted to them and their families is a practice and discovery workshop for youngsters aged 6 +.
The day will end up in the main amphitheatre at 20:30 with Ocean, a film by Charles
Atlas, on one of Merce Cunnigham’s masterpieces. (A joint production of the Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, the Cinémathèque de la Danse and the Festival d’Automne in Paris).
The complete progamme will be available in the Fall.

 

FIRST PROGRAMME

 

SUITE FOR FIVE (1956-1958)
choreography
Merce Cunningham
music
John Cage (extrait de Music for piano)
costumes
Robert Rauschenberg
lights
Beverly Emmons
for
5 danseurs

QUARTET (1982)
choreography
Merce Cunningham
music
David Tudor (Sextet for Seven)
set & costumes
Mark Lancaster
pour
5 danseurs

XOVER (2007)
choreography
Merce Cunningham
music
John Cage (Aria combined with Cage's Fontana Mix)
set & costumes
Robert Rauschenberg
lights
Josh Johnson
for
13 danseurs

 
 
 
 
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