Im-Merce Your Senses

In arguably the most anticipated event of the season, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) is featuring the first U.S. exhibit focusing on Merce Cunningham’s collaborations with visual artists from 1997 to the present. The two-part project culminates at the museum’s Wynwood annex in April. During a career spanning more than a half-century, the avant choreographer worked with artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Andy Warhol to create productions remarkable for their visual innovation and stunning sets.

“In most cases, artists who have collaborated with Cunningham have been transformed by the experience,” MoCA’s director, Bonnie Clearwater, explains. Opening tonight at 7:00, “Merce Cunningham: Dancing on the Cutting Edge, Part 1” will present a series of installations featuring the sets and costumes created for Merce Cunningham Dance Company productions by some of the top names in the contemporary art world. Trevor Carlson, executive director of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, will host an art talk Saturday, January 27, at 1:00 p.m.
Thu., Jan. 25, 7 p.m.

 
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