Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events

<p><i>Beacon Event</i>, 2009. Performance at Dia:Beacon.<br>
Choreography: Merce Cunningham. Photo: Anna Finke.</p>

Beacon Event, 2009. Performance at Dia:Beacon.
Choreography: Merce Cunningham. Photo: Anna Finke.

 
 

Merce Cunningham Dance Company (MCDC) presented seven performances in a series at Dia:Beacon entitled Beacon Events, 2007-2009. During this two year residency, MCDC presented a series of week-long, seasonal residencies and held performances in the galleries devoted to the work of Andy Warhol, Walter De Maria, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, and Imi Knoebel. Merce Cunningham choreographed his signature, site-specific Events and invited viewers to walk around the galleries to experience Cunningham’s performances from different vantage points. The performances were accompanied by an original live score developed specifically for each Event, and were the only time the musicians and dancers would come together in each setting.

 
 

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Dia:Beacon
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events: Seventh Performance
May 16, 2009, 4:30pm

 

Dia:Beacon
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events: Sixth Performance
February 21 and 22, 2009, 2:00pm

 

Dia:Beacon
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events: Fifth Performance
December 6 and 7, 2008, 2:00pm

 

Dia:Beacon
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events: Fourth Performance
July 5 and 6, 2008, 2:00pm

 

Dia:Beacon
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events: Third Performance
May 18, 2008, 2:00 and 4:30pm

 

Dia:Beacon
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events: Second Performance
January 12 and 13, 2008, 2:00pm

 

Dia:Beacon
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events: First Performance
September 30, 2007, 3:00pm

 
 
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