Throughout 2019, the Merce Cunningham
Trust continues a global celebration that will be one of the largest tributes to a dance artist ever.
In a 1980 drawing by Yvonne Rainer, a circuit-board-like design traces the influences of Merce Cunningham
, John Cage, and the "art world" on modern dance since 1950.
Yellow- and gray-clad dancers orbit around one another In the late choreographer Merce Cunningham
's "Sounddance "This hypnotizing image reflects the American artist's legacy, In that all the components, from the set to the score, were Independently crafted and brought together right before the 1975 premiere.
I can't remember when I fell in love with the Merce Cunningham
reached for sky and earth every morning.
Karen Eliot; DANCING LIVES: FIVE FEMALE DANCERS FROM THE BALLET D'ACTION TO MERCE CUNNINGHAM
; University of Illinois Press (Biography) $32.95 ISBN: 9780252032509
, 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.
"The high carriage, the flexible head, the level gaze, the ultra-articulated feet, the aura of sang-froid...." This is not a description of classical ballet but of the first Merce Cunningham
dance company, founded in 1953.
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., November 18-20).
In 1976, he took a course at Merce Cunningham
's studio in New York and, to Wong's surprise, was asked to join Cunningham's company a few weeks later.