Under the influence of the composer John Cage, the choreographer March Cunningham began to investigate the effects of randomness and arbitrariness on the creative process of dance. One of the formats that have developed as a result is the "event": an occurrence that lasted 60-90 minutes and consisted of excerpts of works performed various spaces. The first event was conducted at the museum in Vienna, and through this format Cunningham wanted to give the viewer an experience of dance, and not a dance show.