For what would turn out to be one of his last multidisciplinary productions, the late, great modern dance innovator Merce Cunningham tapped the then-24-year-old artist Daniel Arsham to create the sets for eyeSpace in 2007. The result was a delicate, ephemeral work that was visually stunning and that would tour the world. Now, Arsham is continuing the eclectic, collaborative tradition of his mentor with Replica, a piece that weaves choreography and spatial design into a multimedia tapestry of sculpture, lighting, video, and dance. Its Arshams fourth collaboration with former Merce dancer and choreographer Jonah Bokaer, and features Taiwanese dancer CC Chang. By meshing real movement with visual illusion, Replica morphs into a dreamy, fluid otherworld that transcends our pedestrian reality.
The show premieres at the Adrienne Arsht Centers Carnival Studio Theater. A second performance will take place outside the theater setting at the Museum of Contemporary Art (770 NE 125th St., North Miami) Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Call 305-893-6211 or visit mocanomi.org.
Fri., Nov. 12, 8 p.m., 2010