All six dancers are adept at little fast-footed steps and slow balances, their rhythms nuanced as they worm and dart in and out of the music’s delicate moments and sudden explosions.” – Deborah Jowitt for DanceBeat, March 25, 2018

The revival was alive.” – Brian Seibert for The New York Times, March 21, 2018

See behind the scenes to the Company’s rehearsal process, and the different aspects of the dance as explained by stager, Melissa Toogood.

SIGNALS (1970)

Choreography: Merce Cunningham
Music played live: Composers Inside Electronics
Lighting: Richard Nelson
Costumes: Merce Cunningham, recreated by Jeffrey Wirsing
Staged by: Rashaun Mitchell and Melissa Toogood
Performed by: Bria Bacon, Ernesto Breton, Elijah Laurant, Jaqlin Medlock, Tess Montoya, Nicholas Sciscione

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Merce Cunningham’s Signals (1970) was incorporated into the Bloodlines project in the 2017-2018 season, the fourth iteration of the project.
Learn more about Merce Cunningham and Bloodlines.
The Company premiere of Signals (1970) by Merce Cunningham was performed March 20-25, 2018 at The Joyce Theater in NYC on a program with an excerpt from Stephen Petronio’s Underland (2003), called Wild Wild World, and Stephen Petronio’s world premiere of Hardness 10.