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Merce Cunningham: SummerCool feat Stephen Petronio Company / Melissa Toogood / Calvin Royal III / A-Y / dancers with guest curation by Catherine Tharin
In Association with the Cunningham Centennial Celebrations

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 7:00 pm)

SummerStage, Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021

Were he still alive, Merce Cunningham would have turned 100 in 2019; To honor the groundbreaking choreographer’s centennial, the Merce Cunningham Trust has facilitated the Cunningham Centennial Celebrations, a globe-spanning array of events featuring his work. As part of these celebrations, SummerStage will host, Merce Cunningham: SummerCool, an evening of performances guest curated by 92nd Street Y’s Catherine Tharin, featuring the Stephen Petronio Company, which has incorporated several of Cunningham’s radical theater work into its repertoire; Melissa Toogood, a Bessie Award winning, former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; Calvin Royal III, the star soloist at the American Ballet Theater; and the A-Y/dancers, a repertory dance company from the Hudson Valley.

Watch a performance by Melissa Toogood and Calvin Royal III here 

Join us at 6pm for the pre-show workshop:

Cunningham Dance Workshop

Join Bessie Award winner and former leading Cunningham dancer, Melissa Toogood, for a workshop featuring the choreographer’s signature movement.

The Cunningham Workshop RSVP is now closed. However, we do hope you will still join us for the Performance. Seating will begin at 7pm, first come first serve.

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