Friday, November 1, 2019 at 2:30pm to 2:50pm
Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center
849 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Admission is free. Reservations requested. RSVP beginning Thursday, October 3, at 9 a.m.
Groundbreaking dancer Merce Cunningham (1919–2009) was one of the most influential choreographers of the twentieth century. Known for his longtime collaboration with avant-garde composer John Cage, Cunningham danced with Martha Graham until he formed his own company in 1953. He garnered wide acclaim over seven decades for his constant innovation as he expanded the boundaries of contemporary art, visual arts, performing arts, and music. This year, we celebrate his 100th birthday and legacy around the world.
As part of the centennial celebration, USC Kaufman will present a “MinEvent,” a 20-minute uninterrupted sequence of excerpts of works by Merce Cunningham. Site-specific MinEvents will be held throughout 2019, and Merce Cunningham dancer and educator Silas Riener will stage this MinEvent on USC Kaufman dancers, who will perform the work in and around the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center.
This program is presented as part of the Cunningham Centennial celebration.
Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.
Photo by Stephanie Berger, 2008.