Celebrating the Merce Cunningham Centennial - Modern Dance Festival
  • July 25, 2019 - 8:00pm
  • July 26, 2019 - 8:00pm

Performance of Dance and Music
Presented by Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth  

Composer/choreographer collaborative premieres featured will include:

Lynn Lane and Jennifer Mabus of The Transitory Sound and Movement Collective (Houston) will perform "An Echo of Nothing." The title is taken from the John Cage quote, "Every something is an echo of nothing."

“Blind Collaboration” a collaboration between composer German Lopez (Dallas) and choreographer Anna Preston (Preston Contemporary Dance Theatre, South Florida).  Through a chance drawing it was determined that the new group work will be 7:35 in length.

A new duet by Mel Mobley and Tina Mullone of M2 (Monroe, LA) based on a mesostic generated in a similar fashion to John Cage’s mesostics. Using names to create spine words and then chance procedures to populate the poetry read across, the music and dance that surround and accompany the poetry were built on the same chance procedures and the resulting text choices. Though most of the poem is read throughout the performance of the work, certain lines are left unspoken in homage to John Cage’s predilection for silence.

Additional works include choreography by Claudia Orcasitas (Fort Worth) and Lesley Snelson (Muscle Memory Dance Theatre).