The Wooden Floor, one of the nation’s foremost creative youth development nonprofit organizations, has commissioned Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener for a three-week residency at the organization’s Co-Creation Lab as a part of the Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration. Co-Creation Lab is an annual summer workshop and artistic collaboration with teens from under-served communities and top choreographers that strengthens The Wooden Floor’s artistic programming in order to reinforce students’ engagement through the 12th grade as well as The Wooden Floor’s life-long impact on students.
Mitchell and Riener, both former company members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, are using chance procedures and indeterminacy techniques pioneered by Cunningham to co-create new choreography with students. At the end of the three-week residency, students will perform for three nights at The Wooden Floor Studio Theatre from July 18-20 at 8p.m. Following the student performance, Mitchell, Riener, and three independent artists, Eleanor Hullihan, Cori Kresge, and Joshua Tuason will perform in the evening length show consisting of an original arrangement of choreographed Cunningham work, a Cunningham dance film, in addition to the co-created student work.
When: July 18-20, 2019 at 8:00pm
Where: The Wooden Floor Studio Theatre, 1810 N Main Street, Santa Ana, CA
Tickets and Info: Limited tickets available now at TheWoodenFloor.org/Lab