Film

Tacita Dean's Craneway Event

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Artist Dean offers a film portrait of late choreographer Merce Cunningham as he leads his dancers in three days of rehearsal for one of his dance "events" in the former Ford Assembly Plant in Richmond, California. The plant's expansive windows allow shifting light and views of the San Francisco Bay to play a role alongside the dancers, complementing their movements. Completed just months after Cunningham's passing, Craneway Event is a poetic homage to the avant-garde master.

Additional Info

Tacita Dean, 2009, 108 min., 16mm

Image: Tacita Dean, Craneway Event (still), 2009; photo: courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery