Merce Cunningham

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Noun1.Merce Cunningham - United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1922)Merce Cunningham - United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1922)
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Constructed expressly for the NWSA college dancers by Patricia Lent, Trustee and Director of Licensing for the Merce Cunningham Trust, in the form of a MinEvent , the work includes material from Cunningham's Roaratorio (1982), Enter (1992), and Fabrications (1987).
Whether or not you were at the Park Avenue Armory on the eve of 2012, when the Merce Cunningham Dance Company gave its final performances--the glorious home stretch of its two-year, international Legacy Tour--this beautifully shot and edited collection offers a fresh, transporting perspective on what happened there.
Merce Cunningham, who died on July 26, aged 90, became a legend of 20thcentury choreography; his career in dance, which lasted more than 60 years, began when, as a Seattlebased dance student in 1939, he was invited by Martha Graham to join her company in New York.
A wide variety of programs for all ages and tastes, including the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, above, performing Oct.
Merce Cunningham Dance Company, 50th Anniversary Season (Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, October 14, 16-18; Columbia College, Chicago, November 14-15; Krannert Center, Champaign-Urbana, Ill.
Shake Kerouac's great scroll, and out falls a succession of improvisational innovators: dancers like Merce Cunningham, painters like Jackson Pollock, bebop hipsters, Zen potters, perhaps even the New Left political theorists who argued that ideas emerged from action, rather than the other way around.
Although the Merce Cunningham Dance Company gave its last performance one year ago, Cunningham's works continue to be staged around the world.
1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "Mondays with Merce," the new series of short videos devoted to the work and thoughts of visionary choreographer Merce Cunningham, who died at the age of 90 in July, 2009, is now being presented on Classical TV (www.
COM) The first issue of this marvelous new semiannual Brooklyn-based audio magazine, edited by Rebecca Gates and Lucy Raven, features a chat with retired sideshow performers, a pathetic found love letter, goofy improvised poems, and interviews with Alvin Lucier and Merce Cunningham.
So, it is not surprising that when the Merce Cunningham Dance Company performs ``Split Sides'' at the Ahmanson Theatre Thursday through Sunday, the order of his 40-minute dance to the alternative rock music of Radiohead and Sigur Ros will be decided by the roll of dice.
It was a historic moment when the radical modernist artist Marcel Duchamp worked with Merce Cunningham in 1968 to create Walkaround Time.