As part of the official global celebration of the Merce Cunningham Centennial, the Barbican presents the world premiere and Barbican co-production of Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event, in the Barbican Theatre; the UK premiere and Barbican co-production of Ferran Carvajal and Trevor Carlson’s Not a moment too soon in Silk Street Theatre; and If the Dancer Dances, directed by Maia Wechsler, in Barbican Cinema 2.

In Night of 100 Solos at the Barbican, 25 dancers perform a unique collection of 100 solos choreographed by Cunningham over the course of his career, with live music and bespoke set design.

Not a moment too soon is a solo performance by Trevor Carlson, former Executive Director of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and reflects on the years he spent as companion and close friend to the choreographer, offering a rare insight into the final days of a master.

Maia Wechsler’s documentary film If the Dancer Dances shows Stephen Petronio Company and former members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company rehearsing Cunningham’s RainForest (1968).

 

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