The Joyce celebrates the centenary of Merce Cunningham, “one of the great iconoclasts in 20th-century art” (The New York Times), who would have turned 100 this year. Three superb companies perform masterworks from the artist’s vast repertory, each danced to live music. Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston presents Suite for Five, with its quiet unmoving center; Ballet West dances the classic Summerspace, which evokes enormous landscapes filled with motion; and The Washington Ballet returns with Duets, a sophisticated and abstract work for six couples.
Curtain Chat: Thu, Apr 18
Special support for The Joyce’s Merce Cunningham Centennial program provided by the Merce Cunningham Trust. Additional support provided by Ferne Goldberg Sperling and Allan Sperling. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.