Merce Cunningham Trust

New York City Center Studios
130 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
Friday, May 27, 2016
Melissa Toogood (MCDC 2008 - 2011) has worked with a select group of dancers in a week-long workshop reconstructing TV Rerun (1972). There is one showing at 4:30pm at City Center Studios on Friday, May 27th. No reservations are required.

TV Rerun was described by Carolyn Brown as, “a dance in which everyone learns the same material but is free to choose spontaneously in performance what parts of it she or he wishes to perform.” Cunningham explored shifting focus on stage by having one or more persons moving around the stage photographing the performance, so that the dancers would be aware and move with a non-fixed focus. Jasper Johns’s costume design was white or black leotards and tights, and the score was by Gordon Mumma, titled Telepos.