X

The Importance of a Choreographer

Posted: Feb. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Pieces by Merce Cunningham
Constance Mensh

A choreographer is a sort of artist who puts together a performance from scratch, sort of how a painter starts of only with a blank canvas and some colors. The Philadelphia Museum of Art featured a piece on 5 men which was pulled together by a choreographer. Against all odds he found various similarity among the men being honored and pulled together a great performance.

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition celebrating Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns — which closed on Monday — was in several ways a triumph. The show, called “Dancing Around the Bride,” successfully illustrated many (by no means all) of the connections among these five very different men — still provocative, still rightly controversial — and proved stimulating, informative, enlightening.

The exhibition also featured dance elements, which, as the weeks passed, acquired gathering importance. I made 12 visits to watch different items of Cunningham choreography, all danced by former members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company on a stage erected in the middle of the galleries.

Read More on nytimes.com
You might like : Philadelphia Events
Write a Story/Review about this topic

Post a Comment

 

Best Things To Do >

In a city that offers a wide array of things to see and do, deciding where to start can sometimes prove to be a challenge. View All Things To Do in Philadelphia >

The Best Restaurants >

Here, you will find only the finest restaurants, each which has been carefully selected based on its cuisine, ambiance, location, chef, awards and reviews. View All Philadelphia Restaurants >

The Best Nightlife >

From multi-level dance clubs and celebrity hotspots to popular watering holes and jazz clubs, experience the local nightlife scene at its finest with our list of top recommendations. View All Philadelphia Nightlife >

The Best Art & Culture >

Before your next luxury trip to the city, be sure to check out some of our favorite local landmarks, cultural attractions, and diverse blend of museums and art galleries. View All Philadelphia Culture >

Best Designer Shops >

From the best shopping districts, department stores, and local boutiques, you're sure to find the shopping destination that best suits your needs. View All Philadelphia Shops >

Best Luxury Services >

As a luxury lifestyle enthusiast, we understand that when it comes to service, only the best will do. View All Philadelphia Luxury Services >

JustLuxe.com Luxury NEWS >