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Jonah Bokaer danced with Merce Cunningham for seven years before starting his independent work. Cunningham gave his designers and musicians free rein. The dancers were fully rehearsed but when these alien forces came together to do their separate things, a fortuitous beauty emerged. Bokaer and his collaborators work together to achieve a refined stage universe. His dances are collaborative gems but not objective exercises. Cunningham-like, he speaks about form and structure and design, but his dances set out a planned universe where operations can be only partly controlled. At that point, chance intervenes in the creative process, and even computer-generated movement can bring us to laughter and fear.

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