For the centerpiece of the Merce In Miami citywide tribute to one of the great artists of our era, Carnival Center presents three different programs by a troupe whose name is synonymous with ground-breaking American contemprary dance.
A world premiere of a new piece especially created for this engagement, in collaboration with Miami visual artist Daniel Arsham, will perform in the Ziff Ballet Opera House along with several other Cunningham works (February 23-25; F at 8, Su at 7:30).
In the Knight Concert Hall, Cunningham's magnificent Ocean will be staged (March 1-3; Th-Sa at 8pm).
Merce In Miami, in addition to the Carnival Center performances, will include art exhibits, concerts, lectures, and workshops throughout South Florida.The programs are as follows:Friday, February 23rd at 8:00 pmEyespace A world premiere, Cunningham's latest work, commissioned by Carnival Center for this festival, in which his choreography is united with designs by Daniel Arsham and a score by David Behrman.CRWDSPCR 1993Choreography by Cunningham, music by John King, costumes, decor and lighting by Mark Lancaster.Sunday, February 25th at 7:30pmCrises 1960Choreography by Cunningham, music by Conlon Nancarrow, costumes by Robert Rauschenberg and lighting by Megan Byrne. Split Sides 2003Choreography by Cunningham, music by Radiohead and Sigur Ros, decor by Robert Heishman and Catherine Yass, costumes by James Hall and lighting by Jame F. Ingalls. Thursday - Saturday, March 1-3 at 8:00pmOceanConceived by Cunningham and John Cage, orchestral music by Andrew Culver, electronic score by David Tudo, production design by Marsha Skinner, associate lighting design by Aaron Cupp and associate costume design by Suzanne Gallo.