The New York Times dives into this one-of-a-kind, collaborative exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that pays homage to late dance great Merce Cunningham.
The context brings out Cunningham’s radical use of time and space. (Steps on one side provide seats for audience members, but the performances may be viewed from any angle.) When Brandon Collwes performed a solo from “Second Hand” (1970) in one corner of the stage, Emma Desjardins and Melissa Toogood took over the rest of the platform area with a near-unison duet from “Aeon.” As the horizontal S shapes of their arms compressed, accordion fashion, into vertical ones, it was as if the man and the two women were moving in different time frames, different dimensions.
Original source: The New York Times
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