At 89, Cunningham is still making new dances, and at the centre of this London season is the UK premiere of XOVER, a work that pays tribute to two of the master's late great collaborators, John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg. In Programme 1, XOVER is performed alongside a revival of the 1960 classic Crises (one of Cunningham's first works, which was created with Rauschenberg) and also the recent BIPED, in which Cunningham experimented with the idea of relationships between real and virtual dancers. In Programme 2, XOVER features alongside two more recent Cunningham works, Split Sides (with music by Radiohead and Sigur Rós) and CRWDSPCR, featuring blues music by John King. Surrounding the live performances, the Cunningham company will also be hosting a series of public events, including film screenings, a family workshop, class and open rehearsal.
Judith Mackrell writes about dance for the Guardian and is the author of books including Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation