WITH MERCE Ticket Link: https://www.filmlinc.org/films/with-merce/
|Dance on Camera Festival is presented annually by Dance Films Association and Film at Lincoln Center.
Join Us! 6PM on 11/25/2019:
Dance on Camera Festival, presented by Dance Films Association and Film at Lincoln Center, will screen WITH MERCE on November 25 to celebrate Merce Cunningham’s Centennial. Charles Atlas, the director and renowned dance on film innovator will be there in person to discuss his collaborations with Merce Cunningham and creating screen dance in an introductory conversation with Trust scholar, Nancy Dalva.
Film at Lincoln Center Ticketing Information:
Tickets will go on sale today, Thursday, October 24.
$10 for Dance Films Association and Film at Lincoln Center members; $12 for students & seniors; and $15 for general public. Use this link for tickets: WITH MERCE
About the Program:
When legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham died in 2009, filmmaker and media dance innovator Charles Atlas (“Hail the New Puritan,” “The ‘Martha’ Tapes”) created a compilation of excerpts focusing on their unique longtime collaboration. To mark the Cunningham centennial, Atlas will show this rare selection made with or about the artist he has called “the best collaborator anyone could have.” The program includes highlights from such key works as Channels/Inserts, featuring incomparable Cunningham dancers Lise Friedman, Karole Armitage, and Robert Swinston, among others. Material from Atlas’s personal archive sheds new light on a genius whose methods and practice impacted generations of company dancers, as well as the dance world at large. A conversation with Director Charles Atlas and Nancy Dalva, Scholar-in-Residence for The Merce Cunningham Trust will precede the screening. Grateful thanks to The Merce Cunningham Trust for their assistance.
* WITH MERCE was originally scheduled to screen July 13, 2019 as part of the summer’s 2019 Dance on Camera Festival. It has been rescheduled due to that evening’s massive Manhattan blackout, which closed the theater.
Photograph is by Charles Atlas from Travelogue