DREAM/CAGE: A Performance Collage is a creation by John Sorensen's Jumble Shop Theater in celebration of John Cage's 100th Birthday. This program honors the serious playfulness of the great American composer/poet/dance collaborator/visual artist/philospher/mushroom collector, giving special attention to Cage's works in the 1940s and 1950s for prepared piano and voice; it includes the premiere of a Cage-based electro-acoustic aria performed by soprano Wonjung Kim and a new dance work by choreographer Minyoung Lee.
Featuring: Wonjung Kim, soprano; Minyoung Lee, Dance; Stephen Olsen, Prepared Piano; Trio Cage, Percussion; and the actors of the Jumble Shop Theater.
Also check out John Cage's Prepared Piano, the third edition of NYPL's free iPad periodical Point. And be sure to visit John Cage Unbound: A Living Archive, an online record of John Cage's work and its evolving impact on music and performanc; there you can browse digitized items from our collection of Cage's manuscripts housed at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, watch videos of musicians, students, and performers from all walks of life interpreting Cage’s music, and contribute your own video showing how you interpret Cage's music.
** Due to Hurricane Sandy, this program, originally scheduled for November 1 was cancelled. It has been rescheduled for this date, December 13, 2012.