Ballet de Lorraine Works by Merce Cunningham & others

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Presented with the Dance Center of Columbia College

Sounddance is one of Merce Cunningham's most beloved pieces. Created in 1975 in opposition to the uniformity and unison of classical ballet, the work is fast and vigorous, driven by a powerful score by musician-composer David Tudor.

Inspired by the 64 hexagrams in the I ching, Cunningham created Fabrications by combining 64 dance phrases to form a deeper interconnected whole. The multidisciplinary collaboration features live music by the original composer Emanual Dimas de Melo Pimenta, and striking visual design by artist Dove Bradshaw. 

running time 80 minutes with one intermission

Presented in conjunction with Merce Cunningham: Common Time

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 397-4010