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Cage Shuffle

Presented by Big Dance Theater

Mar 3, 2017 | 7:00 pm

Cage Shuffle Photo by Ian Douglas

In Cage Shuffle Paul Lazar (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Snowpiercer) speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy while simultaneously performing choreography by Annie-B Parson. The stories are spoken in a random order with no predetermined relationship to the dancing. Chance serves up its inevitable blend of strange and uncanny connections between text and movement. With live tape and digital collage scored and performed by composer Lea Bertucci. *Photos by Ian Douglas.

Cage Shuffle

The sequence of the stories is random.

The sequence of the dance is not.

The performer follows Cage’s original performance instructions:

“Read stories aloud, with or without additional musical accompaniment, paced so that each story takes one minute. Read all stories in order or select a smaller number, using chance procedures or not.”
-John Cage

This program is made possible in part through a partnership with the Battery Park City Authority.

ADVANCED TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT. Limited seating will be available on a standby, first-come-first-serve basis at the door.

Admission $10, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for Poets House members Location Kray Hall Sponsored By Poets House


Mar 3, 2017
7:00 pm
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