Not a moment too soon in Minneapolis
Making its North American premiere at The Cowles Center, Not a moment too soon, directed by Catalan artist Ferran Carvajal, uses dance and theater to transport us into the image and voice of Merce Cunningham using unseen footage and tapes shot by Cunningham himself.
Considered one of the most influential artists of our time, Merce Cunningham created work up until his final days in 2009. Trevor Carlson—Cunningham’s executive director and close friend—had intimate access to the last 15 years of the iconic choreographer’s life. Narrated in first-person by Carlson, Not a moment too soon is a multidisciplinary performance that provides a rare look into the last days of a master.
Not a moment too soon is the scenic version of a larger project which also includes a documentary, an installation, and a publication. It premiered at the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona in October 2016.
Ferran Carvajal is a multidisciplinary artist who works as director, choreographer and performer. He has developed work for theater, dance, opera, film and television producing over 50 works both for stage and film. His work lies at the intersection of various theatrical disciplines. He is co-founder of the company Thorus Arts with Trevor Carlson.
Trevor Carlson is an arts administrator and producer who lead for more than twenty years numerous artists with his visionary approach. He worked fifteen years for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company creating new contexts for the development of the Company and pioneering projects such as the transition to follow the founder’s death through the Legacy Plan. He has curated and collaborated with artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Radiohead, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Tacita Dean amongst others.
Watch Not a moment too soon trailer.
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February 17 and 18, 2017
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