The Menil Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance and Concert, Arrivals and Departures: Cage, Cunningham, and Johns

Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 – Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM


A collaboration among the Menil Collection, Houston Ballet, and the Merce Cunningham Trust

Staged for Houston Ballet by former Cunningham dancers Patricia Lent and Andrea Weber, this hour-long performance includes excerpts from dances for which Jasper Johns provided costumes and decor, including Canfield (1969), Landrover (1972), Un jour ou deux (1973), and Exchange (1978). At the same time, a group of Houston’s finest musicians perform compositions by John Cage, including his InletsBranchesThird ConstructionCheap Imitation, and Telephones and Birds. Musicians include Ling Ling Huang, Brandon Bell, Craig Hauschildt, Luke Hubley, Brady Spitz, Yvonne Chen, Julia Fox, and Bethany Baxter.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Reservations accepted only on and after March 1, 2018. Please email:lnauert@menil.org or call 713-525-9435.


  • Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Free Hours: Always free!

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • The Menil Collection parking lot is located on West Alabama between Mandell and Mulberry. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.

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