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Merce Cunningham Trust livestream

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I'm rather late posting this, but the Merce Cunningham Trust folks will stream another reconstruction this (Friday) afternoon at 4:30. It's to be expected that this broadcast will eventually be archived online along with the others. If anyone at the Trust or at NYU Tisch Dance and New Media is reading - Thank You!

As part of the ongoing Cunningham Fellowship Program, Jennifer Goggans (MCDC 2000 - 2011) is working with a select group of dancers to reconstruct Merce Cunningham's Crises (1960).

First performed at the Thirteenth American Dance Festival in the summer of 1960, Crises was described by Cunningham as "an adventure in togetherness." Choreographed for four women and one man, the dance focused on physical contact between the dancers. The physical entanglements came both through holding each other and being held, and through elastic bands, worn around a wrist, an arm, a waist or a leg, which connected the dancers in various positions. John Cage noted, "This is a dramatic, though not a narrative, dance, concerned with decisive movements in the relationship between a man and four women." Conlon Nancarrow's musical score reinforced the dance's harsh atmosphere with an assortment of jangling rhythms, and Robert Rauschenberg's costumes were leotards in various shades of red.

The 4:30pm showing will be live-streamed online by the NYU Tisch Dance and New Media program here

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