Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Olympic Club History Pub

The Work of Merce Cunningham: Chance Meets Precision

Olympic Club - Olympic Club Theater

6 pm doors, 7 pm program

Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!

All ages welcome

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About The Work of Merce Cunningham: Chance Meets Precision

The Work of Merce Cunningham: Chance Meets Precision


Presented by Karen Kirsch, Somatic Movement Therapist

One of the most cutting-edge dancers and choreographers of the 20th century was born and raised right here in Centralia. Join us to learn more about the man who influenced the world of dance for seven decades with continuous innovation and a devotion to the moving body.

The humble study of tap dancing in his hometown ignited Cunningham’s passion for dance, excitement of the moving body, and fierce dedication to creating beyond convention. His commitment to and love of dance led him to say, "Dancing is a spiritual exercise in a physical form." In this presentation, we will explore why this man was so influential in 20th century Modern Dance.

Photo Credit: Wendy Perron


About Olympic Club History Pub

Olympic Club History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp