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Baryshnikov performance Oct. 4

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Baryshnikov will perform October 4 with the Cunningham Company in a benefit concert at the BAC:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/baryshnikov-to-kick-off-special-collaboration-with-cunningham-company/

"On Oct. 4, Mikhail Baryshnikov will perform as part of a special benefit program to introduce a new collaboration between the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Baryshnikov Arts Center. “BAC Flicks: Mondays With Merce,” a new monthly film series and programming collaboration, is intended to educate audiences about Cunningham’s legacy and creative process. The event will feature a performance of “Occasion Piece2” by Baryshnikov and the Cunningham company, with music from John Cage’s “Song Books” performed by Joan La Barbara and John Kelly. It will also include a screening of Charles Atlas’s film “With Merce.”

Tickets go on sale August 30.

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More information from a brochure sent by the Baryshnikov Arts Center:

-- Oct 4 event begins at 7 pm

-- Event is followed by cocktail reception "with the artists"

-- Tickets are $350 ($250 of which is tax-deductible)

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Does any member have a sense as to why the piece d'occasion is referred to with the number 2? Was there a prior one and what was the length of it? I'm trying to figure out how long this piece d'occasion is likely to be, in deciding whether to buy a ticket or not.

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Does any member have a sense as to why the piece d'occasion is referred to with the number 2? Was there a prior one and what was the length of it? I'm trying to figure out how long this piece d'occasion is likely to be, in deciding whether to buy a ticket or not.

Baryshnikov did a benefit concert with the Cunningham Company in Los Angeles on June 7. This article in the LA Times refers to a 1999 performance by Baryshnikov and Cunningham himself called "Occasion Piece."

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/05/mikhail-baryshnikov-to-join-merce-cunningham-dance-company-for-benefit-at-redcat.html

In a review after the benefit in LA, it says:

"Baryshnikov danced but three short Cunningham solos in the 35-minute "Occasion Piece2," which was assembled for this evening."

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jun/09/entertainment/la-et-baryshnikov-cunningham-20100609

I was out of town during the benefit, and I don't know anybody who attended.

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