Theater for Dance

April 22, 1952

Country of Origin United States
Description Merce Cunningham’s and John Cage’s first BAM appearance, Theater for Dance comprised a program of choreography by Cunningham, Jean Erdman, Erick Hawkins, and Donald McKayle. Cunningham’s contributions included the 1949 dance “Two Step,” as well as an excerpt from the evening-length Sixteen Dances for Soloist and Company of Three, which is the first dance Cunningham made using chance operations—the compositional method for creating work made famous by Cunningham and Cage.    
Identifier 1952s.00005