“[Bloodlines] was a way to both preserve American postmodern dance and pay homage to his influences. It’s accomplished more than that: It has breathed new life into his company.”
-GIA KOURLAS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES, APRIL 12, 2019
Choreographer: Merce Cunningham
Music: For 1, 2, or 3 People by Christian Wolff, performed live by Composers Inside Electronics
Set: Bruce Nauman
Costumes: After the design by Merce Cunningham
Lighting: Richard Nelson
Staged by: Jennifer Goggans
Performed by: Bria Bacon, Taylor Boyland, Ernesto Breton, Jaqlin Medlock, Tess Montoya, Nicholas Sciscione, Mac Twining, Megan Wright
Guest Artist: Brandon Collwes
Tread (1970) by Merce Cunningham © Merce Cunningham Trust. All rights reserved.
The Company premiere of Tread (1970) by Merce Cunningham was performed April 11-13, 2019 at NYU Skirball in NYC on a program with Rudy Perez’s Coverage (1970), and Stephen Petronio’s world premiere of American Landscapes.
Tread was first performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company on January 5, 1970 at The Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York.