Merce Does Miami

Weird sounds, hot bodies, music of chance, and a dance of life

"In many ways," says Macdonnell, "Merce in Miami does many of the things we set out to do here. One is to try to broaden the experience for artists and for audiences in Miami, to just give them a wider spectrum of opportunity, a chance to a see a different side of what is happening in the arts."

Macdonnell sees parallels between Cunningham's chance aesthetics and his own programming for the Carnival Center.

"You roll the dice," said the artistic director. "We'll see what happens."

Things are looking up for Merce Cunningham fans
Things are looking up for Merce Cunningham fans

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Choreography by Merce Cunningham. Music by John Cage, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, John King, Conlon Nancarrow, David Behrman, and David Tudor. Tickets are $15 to $65 (several master classes, open rehearsals, and other related festival events are free to the public). Feb. 23 to March 3 at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.carnivalcenter.org and www.merceinmiami.org.

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