Thursday, July 26, 8:30 pm
Friday July 27, 8:30 pm
$20 members + students
How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run
Staged by Rashaun Mitchell
With a performance of Mitchell's new work, INTERFACE
The Merce Cunningham Trust was established by Cunningham to preserve, enhance, and maintain the integrity of his choreography and to make his work available to the public. The trust has recently launched the Cunningham Fellowship Program to support individuals in staging Cunningham’s dances. Rashaun Mitchell—who staged this production—is one of a select few awarded this fellowship during the program’s pilot year. Mitchell was last seen at the ICA in the summer of 2010, performing with the poet Anne Carson as part of Co Lab: Process + Performance, a joint project between the ICA and Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy featuring some of America’s best artists coming together in dynamic collaborations between the visual arts, music, poetry and dance.. Following an intensive workshop with Robert Swinston, Director of Choreography for the Trust, Mitchell will stage How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run for special guest dancers during their three week residency at Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy.
Originally choreographed in 1965, How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run is performed with stories from John Cage’s Indeterminacy, read by actor Oliver Platt and poet Robert Pinsky.
There will be a Q & A with the artists directly after the program, moderated by David Vaughan, long-time archivist for Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Co-presented by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy.