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Boston Conservatory Students Perform Excerpts of Work by Merce Cunningham
Under the direction of Silas Riener, Boston Conservatory students perform excerpts from early Cunningham dances including Dime A Dance, Springweather and People, Septet, Nocturnes, and Minutiae, accompanied by pianist Stephen Drury. For the November, December, and January performances, the students will be joined by Riener, who will perform the recently reconstructed Cunningham solo Changeling, and joined by Drury performing music by Christian Wolff and John Cage.
NOTE: This performance takes place in the gallery with limited seating, available first come, first served. Some viewers will remain standing.
A defining feature of the education and experience at Black Mountain College was the integration of all art forms—music, dance, film, theater, and visual arts—with the liberal arts. Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 includes a grand piano and a 20 x 20 foot sprung dance floor within the galleries so that dance and music performances may take place alongside paintings and sculptures in a nod to the college’s radical interdisciplinarity. Performances will be presented throughout; see icaboston.org/bmc for details.