April 2024 News

April 16 would have been Merce Cunningham's 105th birthday. The Lyon Opera Ballet is marking the occasion by premiering a full-evening devoted to Cunningham's work, Cunningham Forever, that includes Beach Birds (1991), staged by Carol Teitelbaum(MCDC 1986-93) and BIPED (1999), staged by Andrea Weber (MCDC 2004-11) and Jamie Scott (MCDC 2009-11). Here is a preview of some of the terrific Opera Ballet dancers performing Cunningham's work at the highest level, keeping his work alive.

Happy Birthday Merce Cunningham!

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Lyon Opera Ballet in Beach Birds

Photos (c) Agathe Poupeney