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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.

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.

RSVP is required for all panels and is on first-come, first-served basis at

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