Bay Area Centennial Events

Photo of Merce Cunningham by Gerda Peterich

Hope Mohr Dance presents the 2019 Bridge Project
Signals from the West:
Bay Area Artists in Conversation with Merce Cunningham at 100
in collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust, ODC Theater and SFMOMA/Open Space

Public Workshop and Audition for Dancers August 10 & 11 Register HERE
Residency for Commissioned Artists August 12-23, 2019
Performances November 8 & 9, 2019
All events at ODC Theater


Signals from the West: Bay Area Artists in Conversation with Merce Cunningham at 100 is a bicoastal 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 participate in a workshop August 12-23, 2019, with former Cunningham dancers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener and create new works of art in response to this experience. These works will be presented alongside excerpts of Cunningham repertory by Bay Area dancers at ODC Theater November 8 & 9, 2019.  SFMOMA’s Open Space will commission an online series and convene discursive events in conjunction with the workshops and performances.


Conversation with Joanna Harris

Merce Cunningham Events

Films + review of NY Cunningham events and performances

DATE: Sunday June 2
TIME: 4:30 – 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Shawl Anderson Dance Center 
2704 Alcatraz, Berkeley CA 





LINES Ballet | BFA at Dominican

Reading by Charles Moulton

Merce Cunningham Events

As a part of the Cunningham Centennial, choreographer and Dominican University of California faculty member Charles Moulton will read from his memoir. Listen as Moulton shares stories of joining the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at 19, learning to play chess from John Cage and smoking cigars with Mikhail Baryshnikov. 

DATE: February 8
TIME: Friday, 1:15 – 2:30 PM
COST: Free to the public
LOCATION: Dominican University of California, Creekside Room

Charles Moulton (born Minneapolis, Minnesota July 13, 1954) is an internationally recognized choreographer who has staged dances on Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project, The Joffrey Ballet, The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, The Ohio Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, Gauthier Dance (Stuttgart) and many other companies in the US and abroad. He is a Guggenheim Award winner, a Dorothy Chandler Arts Achievement winner and a co-founding director of Performance Space 122 in downtown Manhattan. He is co-artistic director of Garrett+Moulton Productions, a San Francisco based performing arts organization that presents live dance and music.

Merce Cunningham Centennial Bay Area Events
This program is part of the Merce Cunningham Centennial.