Presentation
Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents

Unavailable Memory: In Conversation with Cunningham & Cage

(World Premiere)
October 27-29, 2022

Unavailable Memory: In Conversation with Cunningham & Cage is an evening of dance and music presenting Totem Ancestor (1942) performed by Mac Twining and Loops (1971) performed by Molissa Fenley, Justin Lynch, and Chaery Moon, both by Merce Cunningham, and six piano compositions by John Cage performed by Adam Tendler. Presented in conversation with these historic works will be new choreography by four students from The Juilliard School, developed with mentorship from Jean Freebury and Melissa Toogood, telemetries3, a new sound composition by John King made in response to Gordon Mumma’s original score for Loops (1971), and the World Premiere of Tether by Bebe Miller, performed by Miller with Angie Hauser and Darrell Jones. Co-Produced by The Merce Cunningham Trust, Unavailable Memory: In Conversation with Cunningham & Cage presents a multi-faceted conversation between music and dance, youth and maturity, and reconstruction and invention.

Unavailable Memory: In Conversation with Cunningham & Cage was conceived and curated by Patricia Lent and Adam Tendler expressly for these performances at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.