To commemorate the centennial of Merce Cunningham, the Merce Cunningham Trust is co-producing Night of 100 Solos, the largest Cunningham Event ever created. A total of 75 dancers from around the world will be divided over three stages in London, New York City and Los Angeles for one night only on Merce’s 100th birthday, April 16, 2019. On each of these stages, the dancers will perform 100 different Cunningham solos composed into an Event with live music and a special set design.
Each city’s 75-minute performance will be tailor-made by one of Cunningham’s former dancers who, working with a team of Cunningham alumni, will be responsible for the artistic direction and transmission of the choreography. Partner theaters include the Barbican London, the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York and the Center for the Art of Performance in Los Angeles.