John Cage 100th Birthday Gathering
Performances by Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, and So Percussion
September 5, 2012
Wednesday at 9:00PM
Free, but seating is limited. Reservation required.
Admission: Free, but seating is limited. Reservation required. RSVP Here.
We will take a wait list beginning at 8:45pm.
Doors open at 9pm.
Reserved tickets not claimed by 9:15pm will be released
Historian Sally Banes has called John Cage the "Grandfather of Judson Dance Theater." On his 100th birthday we celebrate his genius as well as the legacy of Judson Dance Theater with a celebration to launch the Judson Now Platform. The event will include a reception, a ceremonial gathering of Judson artists and community, and performances by Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, and So Percussion.
So Percussion recently celebrated John Cage in a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall that The New Yorker's Alex Ross called "...one of the more entertaining and fulfilling evenings i've had in recent years." For this one-time event, So Percussion will perform several Cage works. "Just as the Judson dance world traces its roots to John Cage as the grandfather, So Percussion traces our experimental roots back to Cage as well," says So Percussion co-founder Jason Treuting.
Former Merce Cunningham Dance Company members Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener will perform a new collaboration examining their shared history of cultural aesthetics. Together the artists question "what is taste? What do we like, and why do we like it?"
50 Years of John Cage’s Art-As-Life Philosophy, Dance Magazine