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Runs the Gamut, Informal Performance
WhenSaturday, Apr 13, 2019, 2 – 3 p.m.
WhereHenry Art Gallery

Merce Cunningham Dance Company alums Silas Riener and Holley Farmer and dance students from Cornish College of the Arts and the University of Washington, will present an performance of works-in-progress generated using Cunningham's tools of chance procedures and indeterminacy. This new generation of dancers will present their own creative work developed in response to the legendary choreographer's groundbreaking contributions to the field, revealing the possibilities that emerge through his experiments. This event culminates Riener and Farmer's two-week teaching residency in the Cornish and UW dance departments.

Students from Cornish and UW’s dance composition courses will collaborate for the first time since since the 2004 setting of Trisha Brown’s “Floor of the Forest” (1970) at the Henry. Traditional residencies usually involve company members setting already-created dance works on students—unique to this residency is that students will be exploring some of Cunningham’s most innovative and famous dance-making structures, investigating first-hand his genius in devising methods that generate compelling and unexpected dances in the moment.…
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