January 14 - February 22, 2014
The Japan Art Association celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Praemium Imperiale with an exhibition at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The exhibition, 28 Great Artists at Work: Portraits of the American Praemium Imperiale Laureates, takes a look at the 28 laureates who have lived and worked in the United States. This group includes Leonard Bernstein, Philip Glass, Jasper Johns, I.M. Pei, Arthur Miller, Merce Cunningham, and Richard Serra, among others.
The recently rediscovered and newly digitized Merce Cunningham film Assemblage (1968) will be screened at EAI (Electronic Arts Intermix) at their offices, 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor, in Manhattan on January 15, at 6:30pm. The film will be introduced by New York Times chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay.
December 16, 2013
As the Merce Cunningham Trust ends its second full year post MCDC, we'd like to share the professional companies around the world that currently have Merce's work in their repertory. The companies are: Rambert Dance Company, Ballet de Lorraine, New York Theatre Ballet, Jerome Bel, Repertory Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Lyon Opera Ballet, Paris Opera, L.A. Dance Project, International Dance Theater Festival, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Ballet San Jose, Bayerisches Staatsballett, New World Symphony, CNDC Angers, and John Scott Dance.
The latest issue of the Walker Art Center Magazine features a tribute to former Cunningham Dance Foundation Board Member, Sage Cowles.
The full article can be accessed online here.
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and the BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Cinématek series Migrating Forms present Merce Cunningham for Camera. The program highlights Cunningham's choreography for camera, looking specifically at Merce by Merce by Paik (1978, 29min) and Channels/Inserts (1982, 32min). A Q&A will follow the screening with director Charles Atlas among others.
November 4, 2013
The Merce Cunningham: 65 Years application has been updated and is now compatible with iOS 7 for only $4.99. Version 1.1, released on October 17, features quicker rendering, allowing for better access to over 40 dance excerpts, interviews with former company archivist, David Vaughan, over 200 photographs, and more.
For more information on the app or the update, click here.
October 12, 2013 - June 22, 2014
The Museum of Modern Art presents There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage's 4'33". Two of Merce Cunningham's drawings are on display in the Paul J. Sachs Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries, as part of the exhibit.
November 8 - 10, 2013
The American Dance Guild Festival is partnering with the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan this month to present work choreographed and performed by more than 30 contemporary artists, including Marilyn Wood and Remy Charlip, who will both be honored during the event.
In two years since the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis acquired the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's complete archive of sets, costumes, and performance objects, Cunningham Research Fellow Abigail Sebaly has been busy. She's catalogued 3,443 costume pieces, helped with three research exhibitions, conducted some 40 interviews with Cunningham collaborators, and visited archives across the globe. Sebaly shares some of her finds digitally on the Walker Art Center website.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) will study aspects of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in their online courses this Fall. "Catalysts: Artists Creating with Sound, Video, and Time," offered by the MoMA, is an instructor-led 6-week course for $350. A discounted rate of $300 is given to MoMA members, teachers, museum staff, and others that qualify. "Creating Site-Specific Dance and Performance Work," offered by CalArts, is a 5-week course and is free and open to the public.