MOCRA Programs and Events

Cloudlanders
MOCRA presents two evenings of improvisatory dance set in the midst of Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds.

Thursday, January 31, 2002  and  Saturday, February 2, 2002
7:30 p.m. both evenings

Cloudlanders performance at MOCRA, 2/2/2002


Continuing a remarkable interaction between contemporary art and dance first explored in 1968 by choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) with a piece called RainForest, several of St. Louis' finest dancers perform two evenings of improvisatory dances with and amidst Pop artist Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds.

The dancers respond to the mutable, capricious personalities of the Clouds, as well as MOCRA's distinctive gallery space, as they dance these spontaneous pieces in the largest-ever U.S. installation of these buoyant silver mylar pillows.
Cloudlanders performance at MOCRA, 2/2/2002 Performed by

Mary-Jean Cowell

David Marchant

Angel Mendez, O.P.

Janet Park

with additional choreography by
Cecil Slaughter


More information

  • click here for more information about Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds at MOCRA
  • The New York Times review of a 1988 revival of RainForest
  • Merce Cunningham Dance Company
  • the soundtrack to RainForest, by David Tudor
  • click here for more information about Mary-Jean Cowell
  • click here for more information about David Marchant
  • click here for more information about Angel Mendez, O.P.
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