In 1997, two avant-garde artists — Merce Cunningham and Rei Kawakubo — collaborated on the dance Scenario. Cunningham, a modern dance master, choreographed the piece, while Kawakubo, who designs the conceptual fashion line Comme des Garçon, had free reign to create the costumes and stage design.
A new exhibition at the Walker Art Center examines this collaboration. The show, called Dance Works III: Merce Cunningham / Rei Kawakubo, contains Kawakubo’s costumes, rehearsal and performance photographs, interviews with dancers, runway footage, and the original electronic score.
The opportunity to study how these two artists worked together sounds incredible. Don’t miss this show if you are near Minneapolis! It closes March 24, 2013.
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