NIGHT OF 100 SOLOS - MERCE CUNNINGHAM CENTENNIAL
On April 16, the Merce Cunningham Trust in conjunction with the Barbican, London, BAM in New York City, and CAP UCLA in Los Angeles—presented a ninety minute performance comprised of 100 solos choreographed by Merce Cunningham. In each city, a former dancer, experienced in creating Cunningham Events, worked with an associate stager and other Merce Cunningham Dance Company alumni to impart the choreography to a new generation of dancers.
As was the case for the Events late in Cunningham’s career, it was impossible for any one person to see all of Night of 100 Solos at once. However, reflecting Cunningham’s interest in technology, and taking advantage of the multiple time zones in which the events were staged, live-streams of each venues’ performances were broadcast, allowing anyone anywhere to experience each venue’s performance in real-time.
Keeping with traditional Cunningham performances, each city’s performance included live music performed by composers and musicians who represent expressions of Cunningham’s musical interests over the course of his lifetime. Former members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s Music Committee were also in participation or support of the evening.
In celebration of this remarkable event - below we have linked the live stream of each performance.
April 16, 2019 at 7:45pm
(British Summer Time)
New York City
BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House
April 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
(Eastern Daylight Time)
CAP UCLA's Royce Hall
April 16, 2019 at 8:00pm
(Pacific Daylight Time)
For more, visit www.mercecunningham.org