MCA Live: MERCUA/uncommon times

MCA Live: MERCUA/uncommon times
a performance response to Merce Cunningham – Common Time

Tue, Apr 18, 2017, 6–7 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art | 220 E Chicago Ave

Engaging (some of) the letters of Merce Cunningham’s name as a guide for a 6-part time structure, MERCUA/uncommon times re-imagines elements of Cunningham’s philosophy of dance and collaboration for a one-time MCA presentation. This one-hour performance responds to the contemporary historical moment as multiple contradictory time signatures within a single event. Featuring set elements by visual artist Max Guy, live music performed by Yvonne Lam of Eighth Blackbird, and text and choreography by Matthew Goulish and Lin Hixson.

Directed by Lin Hixson
Performed by Matthew Goulish, Max Guy, and Yvonne Lam

Image: Max Guy, What’s Outside, 2016
Photo: Max Guy