Join us for an unforgettable night of fun, guest artists, skyline views, and pop-up bars. This is your last chance to catch the exhibition Merce Cunningham: Common Time—and your last chance of the summer to attend Terrace Thursdays. Be surprised by local artists who pay tribute to Cunningham and his chance-based approach for an inspired evening of dancing, music, and the unexpected!
Featured Performance: Paul Lazar’s Cage Shuffle, 7 pm; Perlman Gallery
Discover how chance serves up a startling blend of connections! In “a kind of choreographic juggling act” (New York Times), Paul Lazar (Big Dance Theater) recites stories from avant-garde composer John Cage’s Indeterminacy while performing a sequence of movements in the gallery. Featuring an electronic score mixed live by collaborator Lea Bertucci and choreography by Annie-B Parson.
Free Gallery Admission, 5–9 pm
Explore the exhibitions Common Time: Merce Cunningham, teamLab: Grafitti Nature, Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World, and Katharina Fritsch: Multiples.
Music: DJ Big Cats (Spencer Wirth-Davis), 5–10 pm; Terrace 3
DJ Big Cats spins tunes all evening.
Art-Making: Collaborative Collage, 5–9:30 pm; Garden Terrace Room
Mylar, contact paper, magazine clippings, cellophane—play with the materials used in Common Time to create your own Robert Rauschenberg–inspired collage or costume piece.
Workshop: SuperGroup’s Barnes Dance, 5:30–9:30 pm; Terrace 3
SuperGroup (Sam Johnson, Jeffrey Wells, and Erin Search-Wells), along with dance luminaries Derek Phillips and Pedro Pablo Lander set you up with moves to get down in a very unique, one-night-only dance. Choose a card, learn the steps, and get ready to dance when the announcer calls.
Performance: John Mark Creative, 6, 7, and 8 pm; Terrace 1, 2, and 3
Enjoy pop-up performances by John Mark Creative throughout the evening on the terraces.
Performance: DaNCEBUMS 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 pm; Garden Terrace Room
A dance party like you’ve never seen before, featuring dancers Margaret Johnson, Kara Motta, Eben Kowler, Maggie Zepp, and Karen McMenamy; keyboardist/vocalist Eric Mayson; and percussionist Toby Ramaswamy. This dance band is imbued with humor, groove, exertion, and extreme bliss. Don’t miss the best dance party in own—with performance order selected by you!
Performance: Lea Bertucci, 9 pm; Terrace 1
Following her performance in Cage Shuffle, join Lea Bertucci for a short set on Terrace 1. Lea mesmerizes audiences with a mixed-media sound that combines instruments, tape cassettes, and old school slide projectors. Enjoy this performance to close out the night.