An extraordinary opportunity awaits those interested in attending a series of six dance salons featuring the life and work of Merce Cunningham. Hosted by Mills College, this workshop will take place today, August 15th from 12-1pm and continue on August 17th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, and 27th at the same time.
Presented by Holley Farmer, a former Cunningham company dancer, six one-hour sessions will feature informal learning and talking about Merce Munningham's life and work. After his passing in 2009, Cunningham predetermined the dissolving of his company just two short years thereafter, thus leading to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company farewell performance in 2011. This six-series dance salon will be a way for those unfamiliar with the Cunningham legacy to become acquainted with this significant member of the modern dance community.
Participants can choose to simply watch and listen, or jump into the action and learn some of the Cunningham repertoire. Interaction with Farmer and with the information is highly encouraged.
There is no fee for this series, and it is open to the general public. It will be held in the Haas Pavillion on the Mills College campus. Parking is free, but be sure to ask for directions and where to park at the security gate.