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River To River Festival Remembers Merce

Just a few days after the death of their company’s namesake choreographer, dancers from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company gave a memorable performance as part of the 2009 River to River Festival, which drew more than 3,000 people to Battery Park City in Manhattan. Now, almost a year later, five choreographers paid their respects to Cunningham in a program titled ‘We Give Ourselves Away at Every Moment: An EVENT for Merce,’ on July 26th. Lucinda Childs, Bill T. Jones, Susan Marshall, Jon Kinzel and Faye Driscoll presented new dances created for the occasion, as well as existing works inspired by Cunningham’s Events pieces.

Reviews of the performance included The New York Times (and slide show), Wall Street JournalFinancial Times, and WNET Sunday Arts.

PKPR Client: River To River Festival

PKPR is managing publicity for the 2009 River to River Festival, New York’s largest free summer arts Festival with music, dance and cultural events from June through mid-August.

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