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Tacita Dean / 'Craneway Event'

Scottish Ballet, Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE

17 & 18 December 2010

To accompany Tacita Dean’s exhibition at Woodlands Terrace, The Common Guild presented two special off-site screenings of Dean’s recent, and highly acclaimed, film ‘Craneway Event’, in collaboration with Scottish Ballet.

‘Craneway Event’ is a feature length portrait of the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham. Shot in the craneway of an abandoned Ford car factory overlooking San Francisco bay, Dean filmed Cunningham rehearsing his company in the massive hanger-like space. The film was made shortly before Cunningham’s death in 2009 and this will be the first UK showing of this landmark work outside London.

‘Craneway Event is the most extraordinary, poetic gift from one artist to another. It feels full of love.’
Sarah Crompton, The Telegraph, 17 May 2010