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Biped In Los Angeles

* Friday, April 28 - Saturday, April 29, 2000. Glendale, California, U.S.A. The Merce Cunningham Dance Company, one of the most influential companies operating in modern dance in this century, is presenting the Los Angeles area premiere of BIPED. The production is a work utilizing state of the art animation shown, to tremendous public response, at Orlando's 1999 Siggraph. From the motion-captured phrases, the dancers of this piece were rendered as "hand-drawn" figures that perform the Cunningham movements with extraordinary accuracy. The San Francisco Chronicle describes BIPED as a cross between Walt Disney's FANTASIA and the effects of THE MATRIX. The event at the Alex Theatre will start at 8 pm on both nights. ASIFA members can receive a 15% discount by presenting their card at The Alex box office. The offer is only good in person and there is a two-ticket limit per card. The Alex date will be the only Southern California appearance of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in the year 2000. Tickets are priced at US$43, $32 and $15, and are on sale at the box office and through Tele-charge, 24 hours a day by calling Tel.: (800) 233-3123. For more information contact John G. Grimaldi at Tel.:(818) 243-7700.

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