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Opening Celebration: Common Time

Part of Merce Cunningham: Common Time

Join us for a two-day event celebrating the opening of the exhibition Merce Cunningham: Common Time. Highlights include Event performances by former Cunningham dancers and the world premiere of choreographer Maria Hassabi’s STAGING. Enjoy free gallery admission each night from 4 to 9 pm. Cash bars available both evenings.

Schedule of Events: February 8 & 9


Wednesday and Thursday, 11 am–9 pm

Free Gallery Admission

Wednesday and Thursday, 4–9 pm

Public Reception/Cash Bar Open

Wednesday and Thursday, 5–9 pm

Talking Dance: Suzanne Weil with Philip Bither

Wednesday, February 8, 6:30 pm
Hear stories about the Walker’s long-standing history with Merce Cunningham, John Cage, and their many collaborators.

Free Film: Charles Atlas’s Ocean

Thursday, February 9, 6 pm
The Bentson Mediatheque presents a screening of Ocean (2011), which captures Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s landmark performance in a Minnesota granite quarry.

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Merce Cunningham: Common Time is organized by the Walker Art Center. Lead support for the project is provided by the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Generous support is also provided by Agnes Gund and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.

Major support for the Walker’s commissions and presentation is provided by the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Additional support is generously provided by Molly Davies, the Goodale Family Foundation, the HRK Foundation, Pamela and C. Richard Kramlich, Leni and David Moore, Jr./The David and Leni Moore Family Foundation, Linda and Larry Perlman, Barbara Pine, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Unity Avenue Foundation in memory of Sage and John Cowles. Media partner Mpls.St. Paul Magazine.