Merce Event App for the iPad

Aug 2, 2011


While the legacy of revolutionary choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) is being feted and celebrated in venues and on stages across the globe, virtually anyone can now access uniquely choreographed versions of the master’s legendary Events for free.
 
The series was inspired by Cunningham’s Events, which are dances arranged for a particular time or place and comprised of excerpts from the repertory. Cunningham described his Events as ‘not so much a dance, as the experience of dance.’ In the 2wice app, photographs morph, image into image, like a dance.
 


The ten Cunningham Events include seven whose images were specially choreographed for the still camera by Cunningham, plus three Events comprised of video and interviews with Cunningham dancers.
 
The app, which honors the choreographer’s pioneering fascination with the assistance that technology can offer dance, is designed for the iPad and available for download through iTunes or from the 2wice website.

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