CCN: Ballet de Lorraine
Acclaimed French ballet company performs pieces in tribute to Merce Cunningham
AF members receive 15% discount on tickets
Thursday, Feb 16 at Northrop
Merce Cunningham, the revolutionary American choreographer who ranks among the foremost figures of artistic modernism, will be the subject of a major Walker Art Center exhibition in 2017. Northrop joins the Walker in celebrating the Cunningham legacy with two of his groundbreaking dance works performed by France’s acclaimed CCN-Ballet de Lorraine. In his dramatic Fabrications, co-commissioned by Walker Art Center and premiered 30 years ago at Northrop, Cunningham plays with a random combination of 64 movement patterns, in a sly reference to the I Ching. Sounddance, a Cunningham favorite, presents a world of “organized chaos,” performed to a thundering electronic score by David Tudor. The program also features Devoted, a new contemporary ballet by the young French choreographic duo Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud, with a score by Philip Glass.
In compliment to the ballet, Northrop will present a free film screening of Cage/Cunningham on Tuesday, Feb 7 in the Best Buy Theater. This film documents the 50 year collaboration between composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham. More info.
For the discount code, contact Anna. Purchase tickets online, in person or by phone. Maximum 8 tickets per member.