Merce Cunningham Dance Company: “Legacy Tour”
Location: UA Centennial Hall – 1020 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721
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Description: This will be one of the final performances of this iconoclastic company, one of the most influential dance companies of its era. On New Year’s Eve, 2011, the Company will close, according to Cunningham’s explicit design, a legacy plan to guide his company and ensure the preservation of his artistic legacy. Reviving key works from Cunningham’s repertory, the program will feature the last dancers he personally trained. Cunningham, who died in July, 2009, was a leader of the American avant-garde throughout his 70-year career and is considered one of the most important choreographers of our time. His Company forged a distinctive style, reflecting his technique and illuminating the near limitless possibility for human movement. Mikhail Baryshnikov has said, “Merce Cunningham reinvented dance, and then waited for the audience…. The elegance, simplicity and force of his work are unique – and undeniable… he has taught us something new and powerful about how to dance and how to live.”
Start Time: 08:00 p.m.