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Celebrate Merce Cunningham's Choreography with Malpaso (Lecture Performance) at Akron Art Museum

August 6, 2019, 6:00pm

6 pm • Audience members will have the opportunity to learn about Merce’s unique artistic expression through a discussion with Ken Tabachnick, Director of the Merce Cunningham Trust & Knight Foundation President, Alberto Ibarguen.

6:45 pm • Following the discussion, there will be a performance in the galleries of Fielding Sixes* by Malpaso Dance Company, the 1st Cuban contemporary dance company to be given a Cunningham work. The performance will be followed a Cunningham Event of Solos danced by Katharine Helen Fisher, Jessica Liu, Daniel McCusker, Polly Motley.

Presented by NCCAkron, DANCECleveland and Akron Art Museum.

*This specific piece will not be performed during either of Malpaso's performances at Playhouse Square. Fielding Sixes will be exclusively performed in northeast Ohio at The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Akron Art Museum engagements.

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What is the Centennial?

The Centennial marks what would have been the great Merce Cunningham's 100th birthday. It is a celebration of a century of artistic expression through events, presentations, and discussions about Merce, dance, and his influence on culture. DANCECleveland is honored to host one of the events happening across the country.

About Merce Cunningham
Merce Cunningham was one of the greatest American dance artists. His seven-decade career was distinguished by constant innovation in which he expanded the frontiers of contemporary art, visual arts, performing arts, and music.

About Malpaso Dance Company
In the six short years since its establishment in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company has already become one of the most sought after Cuban dance companies with a growing international profile. Malpaso was the 1st Cuban company to be given a Cunningham work.

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