BIPED – Lyon


April 16, 2024


Opera de Lyon, 1 Pl. de la Com├ędie, 69001 Lyon, France

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Opera de Lyon Ballet: Biped and Beach Birds

Lyon: April 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 2024

There will be a series of performances of Biped, the dance that Gavin did with Merce Cunningham, at the Lyon Opera Ballet in April 2024, followed by others in Poland and Germany.

After the end of the Cunningham Company in 2011, the dance was recreated by Robert Swinston for the Bavarian State Ballet, and then for the Compagnie Nationale de Danse Angers (CNDC Angers), where Robert was the artistic director. With the Angers company, we performed regularly in Europe, Abu Dhabi and USA from September 2018 to December 2019. Merce always insisted on live music for his work and we have maintained that principle on every occasion.

The programme always included other works by Merce, usually Beach Birds (How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run in Abu Dhabi) – here it will be Beach Birds – to music by John Cage

The musicians will be: Morgan Goff, viola; James Woodrow, electric guitar; Audrey Riley, cello; Yuri Bryars, electric keyboard; Gavin Bryars, double bass

Last bow, GB, Paris Dec 2011

Gavin Bryars