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.
Tacita Dean's Craneway Event
Thursday, November 10, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Tacita Dean, 2009, 108 min., 16mm
Image: Tacita Dean, Craneway Event (still), 2009; photo: courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery