Baryshnikov performance Oct. 4Cunningham benefit in New York
Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:35 PM
"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.
Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:02 PM
-- 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)
Posted 27 August 2010 - 11:09 AM
Posted 27 August 2010 - 01:18 PM
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."
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."
I was out of town during the benefit, and I don't know anybody who attended.
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