Merce Cunningham Dance Company

30 September 2008 - 4 October 2008 / 19:45

£10 - 40

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With John Cage’s Aria and Fontana Mix performed live, and décor by Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham’s latest work XOVER engages 13 dancers. At its heart it is a beautiful duet.

In Programme1, XOVER is presented alongside an early collaboration with Rauschenberg for five dancers, and BIPED (bite00), that explores new possibilities for technology and dance in the form of ‘virtual choreography’. Programme 2 offers another chance to see XOVER, this time alongside
CRWDSPCR (1993), featuring John King’s blues ‘99, and Split Sides (bite04), with music by Radiohead and Sigur Rós.

Complementing the two triple bills is a variety of associated film and education events, celebrating Merce Cunningham’s return to the Barbican for bite’s 10th anniversary.

Programme 1 (CRISES, XOVER and BIPED)
30 Sep 1 2 Oct
Performance time: 19:45
Running time: 117 mins/inc two intervals

3 4 Oct
Performance time: 19:45
Running time: 113 mins/inc two intervals

Latecomers will not be admitted

Post Show Talk 1 Oct
Technology and Culture Panel Discussion 3 Oct
MCDC Family Movement Workshop for 8-10 yrs 4 Oct
MCDC Family Movement Workshop for 11-16 yrs 4 Oct
Open Rehearsal 4 Oct

Choreographed by Merce Cunningham

is a co-commission of barbicanbite08, London and the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. XOVER was made possible through public support by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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