Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Ahmanson
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All offers for Split Sides have expired.
The last date listed for Split Sides was Sunday June 5, 2005 / 2:00pm (Program B).
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This was a modern dance recital by a well-known dance company. The performance was great! The seats, however, were just adequate. Fairly close to the back and practically on the outside aisle...but for the price paid, they were acceptable.
Quotes & Highlights
“Amazing dances that are like no one else’s.” San Francisco Chronicle
“The dancers look so fresh and accomplished, so alluring and so selflessly devoted, that every performance adds new luster to the legacy, and it’s easy to forget there’s any other way to dance.” Los Angeles Times
“So dense, so compelling is the performance that one leaves enriched, ennobled.” Dancing Times (London)
Come to the Ahmanson Theatre for an unforgettable event, where endless combinations of dance elements, lights, sets, costumes and music are determined at each performance by a roll of the dice. Modern dance legend Merce Cunningham’s Split Sides and other pieces will be performed by the choreographer’s stunning dance company.
A post performance lecture will take place immediately following the performance.Program A (Thursday & Friday)
Views on Stage (Cunningham / John Cage)
Split Sides (Cunningham / Radiohead, Sigur Ros)Program B (Saturday & Sunday)
Fabrications (Cunningham / Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta)
Split Sides (Cunningham / Radiohead, Sigur Ros)
Please note: Program is subject to change.
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