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Hope Stone Dance presents 5 Pieces of Candy

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Hope Stone Dance presents 5 Pieces of Candy, inspired by recent exhibitions of works by artists Tacita Dean and Gillian Wearing. Jane Weiner, HSD Artistic Director, was initially moved by Dean’s Craneway Event, an almost two-hour 16mm film made with and about Merce Cunningham. Dean captures Cunningham as he nears the end of his career and life, leading rehearsals quietly from his wheelchair in an abandoned Ford assembly plant on the shore of San Francisco Bay.

Faced with her own physical limitations and the reality of aging, Weiner thought about works she could revisit, rehearse and retool while she stays seated. Like reaching into an assorted dish of candy, four favorite solos and duets came to her mind, along with the challenge to create a new work.

Hope Stone Dance presents 5 Pieces of Candy, inspired by recent exhibitions of works by artists Tacita Dean and Gillian Wearing. Jane Weiner, HSD Artistic Director, was initially moved by Dean’s Craneway Event, an almost two-hour 16mm film made with and about Merce Cunningham. Dean captures Cunningham as he nears the end of his career and life, leading rehearsals quietly from his wheelchair in an abandoned Ford assembly plant on the shore of San Francisco Bay.

Faced with her own physical limitations and the reality of aging, Weiner thought about works she could revisit, rehearse and retool while she stays seated. Like reaching into an assorted dish of candy, four favorite solos and duets came to her mind, along with the challenge to create a new work.

Hope Stone Dance presents 5 Pieces of Candy, inspired by recent exhibitions of works by artists Tacita Dean and Gillian Wearing. Jane Weiner, HSD Artistic Director, was initially moved by Dean’s Craneway Event, an almost two-hour 16mm film made with and about Merce Cunningham. Dean captures Cunningham as he nears the end of his career and life, leading rehearsals quietly from his wheelchair in an abandoned Ford assembly plant on the shore of San Francisco Bay.

Faced with her own physical limitations and the reality of aging, Weiner thought about works she could revisit, rehearse and retool while she stays seated. Like reaching into an assorted dish of candy, four favorite solos and duets came to her mind, along with the challenge to create a new work.

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Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
6100 Main St.
MS-480
Houston, TX 77005
https://5-pieces-of-candy.eventbrite.com/

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$25
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