Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Beacon Events: Second Performance
The second Beacon Event was held in the two parallel galleries devoted to Walter De Maria’s Equal Area Series.
January 12 and 13, 2008, 2:00pm
3 Beekman Street
January 7* and 14, 2008, 1:30pm
Screening of Cage/Cunningham, Elliot Caplan's 1991 documentary which chronicles the history of Merce Cunningham's 50 plus years of collaboration with John Cage.
*Director Elliot Caplan will introduce the film and answer questions for the January 7 screening.
January 11-13, 2008, 11-4pm
The John Cage Trust, under the direction of Executive Director Laura Kuhn, has organized a series of videos, projects, and interactive activities for the Dia:Beacon Learning Lab accessible via the Lab's computers work stations. These programs are appropriate for all ages. Additional Learning Lab guest speakers and screenings:
January 11, 2008, 2:30-4pm
Ray Kass, nationally recognized painter and writer, and founder of the Mountain Lake Workshop, discusses John Cage's watercolors alongside archival footage of Cage at the Workshop.
January 12, 2008, 12-2pm
Ken Silverman, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author of an upcoming biography on John Cage, introduces the film Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance, directed by Charles Atlas.
January 12, 2008, 3:30pm
Dia:Beacon hosts a conversation between Merce Cunningham and Dia curator Lynne Cooke. Reservations are suggested, 845 440 0100 x45.
January 13, 2008, at 12pm
MCDC and Dia's education program present Family Day, a movement-based tour of various artworks in the museum. Participants will create their own dance "Events" based on their observations. Children age 6 and above are encouraged to attend and must be accompanied by an adult. Free with museum admission, reservations are suggested, 845 440 0100 x33.