Connecticut College’s Dayton Artist in Residence Program Presents "Cunningham"
Connecticut College’s Dayton Artist in Residence Program will screen Cunningham, a 3D cinematic experience about American choreographer Merce Cunningham, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, in Evans Hall.
Cunningham traces Merce Cunningham’s artistic evolution over three decades from 1944-1972, from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the world’s most visionary choreographers. The 3D technology weaves together Cunningham’s philosophies and stories, creating a visceral journey into his innovative work. As a choreographer, teacher and leader of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Cunningham had a major influence on modern dance. He premiered some of his works at Connecticut College, which was home to the American Dance Festival from 1948–1977.
A discussion with Alla Kovgan, the film’s director, will immediately follow the screening, which is free to the community. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Rob Richter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 24, 2020