09. June 2017 · Comments Off on Merce Cunningham: Field Dances · Categories: Dance, Photography · Tags: , , ,

Cunningham based his Field Dances on the movements of children he observed at a playground.  A group of volunteers are taught five interactive movements and are then joined by a corps of dancers to perform the piece.  Dancers are cued by the movements of other dancers and respond as instructed with one of the five moves. Each performance is unique.  At the Walker Art Center I photographed the workshop where the volunteers were taught the moves and then photographed the performance that happened in the galleries.

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