Merce Cunningham Merce Cunningham Week-end[Dance]
As part of the Merce Cunningham portrait, Théâtre de la Ville brings us a weekend of films and conferences.
Théâtre de la Ville is organising a weekend dedicated to cinema, a medium which occupied a central place in the elaboration of Cunningham’s choreographic art. Along with the screening of various documentaries and an immersive film in 3D, there will also be conferences and numerous solos. Together they will enable audiences to gain a deeper insight into his life and work – in terms of its shapes or forms and its modes of composition. This weekend also provides the opportunity to look once again at the work of the filmmaker Charles Atlas, and his invention of a cinematographic syntax capable of registering the flow, speeds and changes of direction in this decentered dance.
Saturday 5 October
11h - Cunningham pour tous, Class open to all with Cheryl Therrien former dancer at the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (1h30)
13h30 -Rehearsal open to all CNSMDP Event
15h - Charles Atlas A Lifetime of Dance (2000) documentary
17h - 4 rare choreographic works created by Merce Cunningham for himself *
18h - Marie-Hélène Rebois, Merce Cunningham, la danse en héritage (2012) documentary
20h - 4 rare choreographic works created by Merce Cunningham for himself *
21h - Marie-Hélène Rebois Roaratorio (2010) and Beach Birds for Camera from Elliot Caplan (1993)
Sunday 6 October
11h - Films BIPED (2005) and Ocean (2010) from Charles Atlas
15h - Rare choreographic works created by Merce Cunningham for himself *
16h - Documentary 498, 3rd Ave (1967) from Klaus Wildenhahn
11h - Cunningham pour tous, Class open to all with Cheryl Therrien former dancer at the Merce Cunningham Dance Company
20h30 - Preview of the film by Alla Kovgan Cunningham
* 4 rare choreographic works created by Merce Cunningham
Totem Ancestor (1942) danced by Kevin Coquelard from John Scott Dance (Dublin) - music : John Cage Totem Ancestor
Second Hand (1970) danced by Ashley Chen from John Scott Dance - music : John Cage Cheap Imitation
Solo (1973/1975) danced by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt from BalletBoyz - music : John Cage Child of Tree
Paris Story - A re-imagining of Story (1963) performed by 5 dancers from Dance On Ensemble Berlin. Music : Sapporo by Toshi Ichiyanagi, performed by Mattef Kuhlmey. With the participation of Davide Balula.