Merce Cunningham / CCN- Ballet de Lorraine
Oct 12Oct 16, 2019
11 à 38 €
15:30 / 19:45 / 20:30
An exhilarating tribute to Merce Cunningham, followed by a return to the beginnings of John Cage’s career, in celebration of these two visionary artists’ eternal youth.
Merce Cunningham created "Sounddance" in New York in 1975, after a long period of working with the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris. The work is a hymn to freedom, full of vital energy. Twelve years later, he choreographed "Fabrications", in which he used chance operations to determine the selection of sequences, as well as their path and length, among sixty-four danced phrases. Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley, long a dancer with the Merce Cunningham Company, have imagined a piece based on "Four Walls", an early work by Cunningham and Cage, who described it as a “dance-play,” a hybrid piece combining a spoken text (written by Merce), movement, and music. Performed only once in 1944, it was not preserved on film.
choreography Merce Cunningham CCN- Ballet de Lorraine
Music Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta Short Waves (1985) & SBbr Set & costumes design Dove Bradshaw lighting design Josh Johnson restaged by Thomas Caley with 15 DANCERS First performed on February 20, 1987 by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at Northrop Auditorium Minneapolis (Minnesota), added to the repertory of the CCN-Ballet de Lorraine on April 28, 2011 at the Opéra National de Lorraine.
Music David Tudor, Untitled 1975/1994 set, Lights & costumes design Mark Lancaster restaged by Thomas Caley & Meg Harper coach Thomas Caley with 10 DANCERS First performed on March 8, 1975 by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Music Hall in Detroit (Michigan), added to the repertory of the CCN-Ballet de Lorraine on March14, 2014 at the Opéra National de Lorraine.
For Four Walls
Choreography Petter Jacobson & Thomas Caley based on Merce Cunningham Four Walls (1944) Music John Cage Piano Vanessa Wagner set design Petter Jacobsson & Thomas Caley costumes Petter Jacobsson & Thomas Caley with Martine Augsbourger et Annabelle Saintier Lumières Éric Wurtz avec 24 DANSEURS First performed on May 23, 2019 at the Opéra national de Lorraine.