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Walker Cunningham Events

Part of Merce Cunningham: Common Time Performances, Merce Cunningham: Common Time

The Perlman Gallery comes alive with movement and sound as Dylan Crossman, Silas Riener, Jamie Scott, Melissa Toogood—dancers from the final Merce Cunningham Dance Company­­—perform Cunningham’s unique choreographic form made for nontheater spaces, which he called Events. Staged by former Cunningham dancer Andrea Weber, these 30-minute collages drawn from four decades of the artist’s work offer a rare chance to experience his signature explorations of space, time, and movement. Contemporary compositions will be performed live by a different set of accomplished, Minnesota-based vanguard music-makers each day.

Merce Cunningham’s choreography is performed courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust.

Performance Schedule

  • February 8–9
    Wednesday–Thursday, 5:30 and 8 pm

  • March 30–April 2
    Thursday, 5:30 and 8 pm
    Friday–Sunday, 1:30 and 4 pm

  • April 6–9
    Thursday, 5:30 and 8 pm
    Friday–Sunday, 1:30 and 4 pm

Lineup of Musicians

  • Wednesday, February 8: Nick Gaudette/Mankwe Ndosi

  • Thursday, February 9: Michelle Kinney/Anthony Cox/Andrew Broder

  • Thursday, March 30: John Keston/Graham O’Brien

  • Friday, March 31: Douglas Ewart/Laura Harada

  • Saturday, April 1: Michelle Kinney/Cole Pulice/Eric Jensen

  • Sunday, April 2: Joe Strachan/Noah Ophoven-Baldwin

  • Thursday, April 6: Toby Ramaswamy/Adam Zhaller

  • Friday, April 7: Tara Loeper/Patrick Marschke

  • Saturday, April 8: Davu Seru/Jeremy Ylvisaker

  • Sunday, April 9: Cody McKinney/Leah Ottman


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 presentations 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, Pamela and C. Richard Kramlich, Leni and David Moore, Jr./The David and Leni Moore Family Foundation, Barbara Pine, and the Unity Avenue Foundation in memory of Sage and John Cowles.

The Walker Art Center’s Music Season is sponsored by