Merce Cunningham at 90
Apr 16 at 7pm*
Apr 17 & 18 at 7:30pm
Apr 19 at 3pm
*BAM Spring Gala
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Running time: 90min with intermission
Subscription tickets: $20, 36, 52, 60
(Full price: $25, 45, 65, 75)
Tickets for Merce Cunningham at 90 go on Private Sale today for Friends of BAM. Single tickets go on sale to the public on January 21.
In celebration of his birthday, Merce Cunningham Dance Company returns to BAM with the world premiere of a dazzling evening-length work created in collaboration with and performed live by underground rock legends Sonic Youth, former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, and mixed-media sound composer Takehisa Kosugi. With an intriguing multi-tiered décor by world-renowned architect Benedetta Tagliabue, lighting by Tony and Obie-winning designer Brian MacDevitt, and costumes by Romeo Gigli, this new masterpiece is testament to the boundless imagination of a man who, on the cusp of his ninth decade, still keeps us on our toes.
Some folks may recall that Radiohead and Sigur Ros played a benefit at BAM for the 50th Anniversary Season of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company back in 2003.