Signals from the West: Bay Area Artists In Conversation with Merce Cunningham at 100

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Hope Mohr Dance/The Bridge Project and ODC Theater Co-Present
Signals from the West: Bay Area Artists In Conversation with Merce Cunningham at 100

November 7, 7 PM: Free Artist Talk
November 8-9, 8 PM

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HMD’s Bridge Project presents Bay Area Artists in Conversation with Merce at 100 a collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust, ODC Theater, and SFMOMA’s Open Space as part of the international celebration of the Cunningham centennial. The Bay Area Merce project will commission ten Bay Area artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to study with former Cunningham dancers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener and create new works of art in response. These works will be presented alongside excerpts of Cunningham repertory by Bay Area dancers. The ten commissioned Bay Area artists are: Alex Escalante, Christy Funsch, Dazaun Soleyn, Sophia Wang, Sofia Cordova, Jenny Odell, Danishta Rivero, Julie Moon, Maxe Crandall, and Nicole Peisl.

HMD’s Bridge Project approaches curating as a form of community organizing to facilitate equity-driven cultural conversations that cross discipline, geography, and perspective.

Join the commissioned artists for a post-show reception on November 9th courtesy of SFMOMA Open Space. 


The Nov. 9th performance will feature a pre-show Haptic Tour (7PM) and Live Audio Description by Gravity Access Services: Please call (415) 863-9834 or e-mail to pre-register and reserve a headset.


Photo of Dazaun Soleyn, one of ten artists commissioned to respond to the legacy of Merce Cunningham.
Photo by Robbie Sweeny.
All ticket sales are final. Performances, dancers, and guest artists subject to change.