Merce Cunningham and Dance Company

April 23, 1966

Country of Origin United States
Description Making their first appearance at BAM since 1957, Merce Cunningham and Dance Company presented three of his early classics: “Suite for Five” and “Antic Meet” (both set to music by John Cage), and “Winterbranch,” with music provided by LaMonte Young. The program note reads: “The music and the dance co-exist as individual but interpenetrating happenings, jointly experienced in the length of time they take up and divide.” This is the first BAM appearance of the MCDC with Beverly Emmons as company lighting designer.     
Identifier 1966s.01423
VenueCarey Playhouse (Music Hall, BAM Rose Cinema)
choreographerMerce Cunningham
costume designerRobert Rauschenberg
musical directorJohn Cage