Merce Cunningham
Merce Cunningham
Dance Company

photo: Chris Callis
Performing Arts
MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE COMPANY


SATURDAY,
MARCH 4, 2000,
8 PM

$26.50, $20.50, $14.50 ($21.50, $16.50, $11.75 WALKER MEMBERS)
NORTHROP AUDITORIUM, U OF M EAST BANK CAMPUS, MINNEAPOLIS 612.624.2345



"A dose of euphoria . . . "
--San Francisco Examiner

By turns sly, surprising, inspiring, and rigorous, Merce Cunningham's choreography has pivoted in pure movement for nearly five decades. He is the pillar of modernism whose dance prizes invention over convention and whose dancers can intoxicate with their rigor. Ever-evolving, Cunningham's company returns to Minneapolis with new wonders accompanied by live music. The new works include Pond Way (1998), a foray into legato movement with set design by Roy Lichtenstein and hushed score by Brian Eno; and a remarkable marriage of dance and technology in BIPED (1999), which features 3-D computer animation by Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar, virtual movement, and a shimmering score by Gavin Bryars. Copresented with Northrop Auditorium. Follow the link for information on the related Study Day with Merce Cunningham Dance Company.


For more information about the company, see www.merce.org.

THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRESENTATION OF BIPED WAS SUPPORTED IN PART BY THE WALKER ART CENTER THROUGH THE DORIS DUKE FUND FOR JAZZ AND DANCE, AND MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE NATIONAL DANCE PROJECT OF THE NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS WITH FUNDING FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, THE DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION, AND THE PHILIP MORRIS COMPANIES, INC. THIS PERFORMANCE IS PART OF THE WALKER AND NORTHROP'S 1999/2000 DISCOVER SERIES, MADE POSSIBLE IN PART WITH FUNDS FROM DAYTON'S, MERVYN'S CALIFORNIA, AND TARGET STORES BY THE DAYTON HUDSON FOUNDATION.