About this event:
The experimental composer John Cage is acknowledged to be one of the most significant figures in 20th century theater. An untitled performance he organized at Black Mountain College in 1952 is regarded as the first “happening” and was a seminal performance in the evolution of Neo-Dada in its paving the way for the movement’s collaborative and multimedia works. In 1960, he reworked it as this playful, abstract circus entitled Theatre Piece.
The fifty minute multimedia event will include original sound and video projections created specifically for the evening by Evan J. Dice and J. Michael Whalen; geography instruction by Soren Ogelman; clowning by Daniel Riker; choreography by Kim Curtis gracefully performed by Barbara Stuckey; Cristen Stephansky adding live musical flourishes; and Wendy Wilmer reading popular verse; under the coordination of Ross Heath. It will be a kaleidoscope of simultaneous performances capturing the playful indeterminacy John Cage was so brilliant at conveying. It promises to be an exciting evening of theater.