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 Théâtre de la Ville
From 20 to 23 December 2011
  • Tuesday 20 December 2011 - 20h30
  • Wednesday 21 December 2011 - 20h30
  • Thursday 22 December 2011 - 20h30
  • Friday 23 December 2011 - 15h00
  • Friday 23 December 2011 - 20h30

length: 1H42


Merce Cunningham Choreographer
Merce Cunningham Dance Company Company

Rainforest / Duets / Biped

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


TOWARDS INFINITY


The Legacy Tour’s first programme (see above ) is truly exceptional, but we will be equally regaled with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s second programme. We are right in the middle of a pastoral frolic with RainForest (1968), immortalized by Andy Warhol’s silver and helium pillows; for the choreographer they evoked a landscape of tropical forest. The piece was presented twenty years later at the Avignon Festival and at the Théâtre de la Ville. Duets (1980), accompanied by John Cage’s jostling pieces for percussions, brilliantly reveals Cunningham’s acute understanding of the specificity of the duo, the cornerstone of choreographic writing. Finally BIPED (1999) crowns the last chapter opened by the choreographer as he started using computer programmes to help him imagine in the real space of the stage figures articulated, combines and placed  in space in the most unforeseen ways. The piece reflects  a whole life’s work unceasingly tending towards infinity.


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.

 

SECOND PROGRAMME

RAINFOREST (1968)
choreography
Merce Cunningham
music
David Tudor Rainforest
set
Andy Warhol Silver Clouds
lights
Aaron Copp
with
6 danseurs

DUETS (1980)
choreography
Merce Cunningham
music
John Cage Improvisation III
percussions
Peadar & Mel Mercier
set & costumes
Mark Lancaster
lights
Mark Lancaster avec Christine Shallenberg
with
12 danseurs

BIPED (1999)
choreography
Merce Cunningham
music
Gavin Bryars BIPED
set
Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser
costumes
Suzanne Gallo
lights
Aaron Copp
with
13 danseurs

 
 
 
 
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Théâtre de la Ville
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16 quai de Gesvres 75180 Paris Cedex 04
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