UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) and the Merce Cunningham Trust present Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event, Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall. The largest Merce Cunningham Event ever staged, Night of 100 Solos will feature 75 dancers from around the world spread across the three international venues—Royce Hall in Los Angeles, BAM in New York City, and the Barbican in London. In each city, on 25 dancers will perform a distinct, 75-minute event comprised of a unique selection of 100 solos choreographed by Cunningham, with an ensemble of musicians at the vanguard of contemporary music providing a score.
Photo courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust
Each city’s performance will be tailor-made by one of Cunningham’s former dancers who, working with a team of Cunningham alumni, will be responsible for the artistic direction and transmission of the choreography.
The Night of 100 Solos lineup at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance includes Paige Amicon, Barry Brannum, Lorrin Brubaker, Rena Butler, Tamsin Carlson, Erin Dowd, Katherine Helen Fisher, Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson, Casey Hess, Thomas House, Laurel Jenkins, Burr Johnson, Vanessa Knouse, Cori Kresge, Brian Lawson, Jessica Liu, Victor Lozano, Daniel McCusker, Polly Motley, Jermaine Maurice Spivey, Savannah Spratt, Pam Tanowitz, Ros Warby, Riley Watts, and Sam Wentz. The solos will appear onstage individually, in groups, or overlapping one another, and will range in duration from 30 seconds to five minutes.
Music Coordinator Stephan Moore, as well as Madison Greenstone, Bethan Kellough, Stephanie Richards, and Suzanne Thorpe, will create the live score. Installation artist Jennifer Steinkamp contributes the set design.
Taking advantage of the multiple time zones in which Night of 100 Solos will be staged, all three cities’ performances will be live-streamed around the world at mercecunningham.org.
Admission ranges from $29-$59; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
What: Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event
Where: Royce Hall at UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, LA, 90095
When: April 16, 2019, 8pm