TRiBUTE to Merce CUNNiNGHAM by CNDC Angers – FR

Contemporary dance & exhibitions & master classes

May 2018 – June 2020

Created in 1978, the Centre national de danse contemporaine ­ Angers (CNDC), has dedicated itself to support contemporary choreographic creation. It has contributed to the emergence of some of our generation¹s most highly regarded French choreographer, including Angelin Preljocaj, Mathilde Monnier and Philippe Decoufle. It is also a place where research, experimentation, and artistic creation is open to many different disciplines.
Compagnie CNDC – Angers, the Centre¹s resident dance company, was created in 2013 under the direction of Robert Swinston (Assistant to the Choreographer Merce Cunningham from 1992 to 2009). Its eight French contemporary dancers perform Swinston¹s creations, as well as his adaptations of Cunningham¹s choreography (Event, Four Walls Doubletoss Interludes, and Deli Commedia Variation) and will perform at the Joyce Theater in April 2017 a program exclusively of Cunningham repertory that will include the reconstructions of Inlets 2 (1983), Place (1966) and How To Pass, Kick, Fall and Run (1965).


Productions taking part to the Tribute to Merce Cunningham 

For the hundredth anniversary of the iconic choreographer Merce Cunningham, the Centre national de danse contemporaine ­ Angers (CNDC) and its associated artistic Director Robert Swinston, would like to offer you a dedicated evening with a made to measure program.

The production of Beach Birds can be combined with two other pieces from the Cunningham repertory: Inlets 2 and/or How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run.
For this occasion, the CNDC is also able to provide an exhibition with very large and authentic photography of Merce Cunningham; an excellent opportunity for the audience to discover the different aspects of his works and career.

Let’s celebrate together! 

Available production for the 18-19 Season

  • Event – ( a made to measure production from 5 till 8 dancers) all kind of stages Starting from 5.000,00 euros
  • Inlets 2 – average and big stage 
  • Beach Birds – (Big stage) Newly recreated dec 2017, 11 dancers starting from 11.000,00
  • Biped – (big stage ) Newly recreated fall 2018 



Photo: Yi-Chung Wu