Dance: Double Vision

Merce Cunningham melds dance and technology in a dazzling new work

Like the Aurora Borealis streaking the midnight sky, a glowing apparition lights up the stage. It's radiant, wispy and ethereal. But you're so focused on the intricate moves of the dancers onstage that you almost miss the ghostlike figure before it vanishes a few seconds later. Was it just a dream?

It may feel like one, but in reality it's an animated, digital dancer, projected onstage in Biped, a hypnotic, groundbreaking performance by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. In a single stroke, Biped brings dance, that most physical of the arts, into the digital age, engaging the audience with its...

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