Merce Cunningham Dance Company: 50th Anniversary Season

October 14, 2003, October 16 – 18, 2003

Premiere New York Premiere
Country of Origin United States
Description In celebration of the 50th anniversary season of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Cunningham collaborated with two rock bands—the rock gods Radiohead and experimental Icelanders, Sigur Rós—to create “Split Sides,” which held its world premiere at BAM. The program notes that “each design element, including choreography, has been made in two parts by one or two artists or, in the case of the music, by two bands. The order in which each design element is presented is determined by chance procedure the day of the performance.”  
Identifier 2003f.00770