News: Ocean Aid

Monday 24 April 2006

On Thursday 27 April 2006 Flowers East gallery in Hoxton, London will host an Art Auction at in aid of Dance Umbrella’s presentation of Merce Cunningham’s spectacular OCEAN at the Roundhouse in September 2006. The auction will be led by Christie’s, South Kensington.

Dance Umbrella 2006 opens on 21 Septemberat the redeveloped Roundhouse with the London premiere of OCEAN. A substantial amount of the funding necessary for the project has already been raised and this art auction is a final event to help Dance Umbrella reach its fundraising target.

Over 25 works will be auctioned on the evening from artists including Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Chris Orr and Merce Cunningham himself. All proceeds will go towards the staging of OCEAN.

OCEAN is Merce Cunningham’s most monumental work and is considered by many to be the most impressive and audacious piece in his company’s repertoire. Dance Umbrella’s unique presentation of OCEAN is set to be one of the UK’s cultural landmark events of 2006. Dance Umbrella’s Artistic Director and Founder said “We are immensely grateful to all the artists for their incredible generosity and hope that our supporters will help us by bidding for these outstanding works”.

Attendance is by invitation only. Please contact if you would like to attend or contact the Dance Umbrella Development Department on 020 8741 4040.

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