Dancing Around Duchamp – The Barbican's Spring season
The new season at the Barbican has at its core the work of Marcel Duchamp, most apparent in a major new exhibition The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns organised by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with the Barbican Art Gallery.
French–born Marcel Duchamp is held by many as one of the most influential artists of the last century, and this season offers events across a number of creative disciplines which all share or have been inspired by the Dadaist and Surrealist movements with which Duchamp is closely aligned.
Amongst the live performances are Ubu Roi By Alfred Jarry, Rhinocéros by Eugène Ionesco, John Cage's Lecture on Nothing, Samuel Beckett’s novel Watt adapted as a one-man stage show and works of Merce Cunningham performed by Rambert Dance Company and Richard Alston Dance Company.
The extensive programme which also looks at Duchamp's influence on cinema and sculpture is presented together with works from the London International Mime Festival, theatre and opera. Full details are available on line at www.barbican.org.uk.