Several workshops, forums and performances in April and May feature the work of Merce Cunningham, his dance company, and his collaborators. Some events will be free; others require admission fees. For general information about Cunningham events, call 542-4880.
Cornish College of the Arts awards gala honoring Cunningham, 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Four Seasons Olympic Hotel. Tickets/info: 726-5008.
Master classes taught by Cunningham company members at Spectrum Dance Theater (325-4161) and Dance on Capitol Hill (325-6697).
"A Conversation with Merce Cunningham, Patterson Sims and David Vaughan," on Cunningham's collaboration with visual artists, 7 p.m., Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St. (654-3121).
"A Conversation with Merce Cunningham, Francia Russell and David Vaughan" on training dancers, 7:30 p.m., Pacific Northwest Ballet's Phelps Center (441-2431).
Screening of Elliot Caplan Films, 8:30 p.m., 911 Media Arts Center (682-6552).April 26
The Cornish College New Performance Group performs the music of John Cage, followed by a discussion with Cunningham, Vaughan and Laura Kuhn; 7 p.m., PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College (726-5066).April 27
Creating Cyber Culture Lecture Series presents Cunningham and Thecla Shiphorst in a demonstration of Life Forms software, 2 p.m., Meany Theater (682-6552).April 30
UW Contemporary Group presents music by Merce Cunningham Musicians, 8 p.m., Meany Theater (543-4880).
Open rehearsal of Cunningham Dance Company with David Vaughan, noon, Meany Theater (542-4882).
The UW World Dance Series presents the Cunningham Dance Company in the world premiere of "Installations," and the Seattle premiere of "Beach Birds" and "Ground Level Overlay," 8 p.m., Meany Theater (542-4880).
May 2 A post-show opening-night reception, featuring a presentation of the 1996 Governor's Lifetime Achievement award to Cunningham. About 10 p.m., at Meany Theater (543-4880).