July 28, 2009

merce cunningham: 1919 - 2009



via danceheritage.org













via bandofthebes blog


new york times video: the legacy of merce cunningham [recommended]







2 comments:

Babinski said...

I saw Merce with John Cage in about 1980. It was all amazing that he personally performed- I mean, he was 60!- and the stage had all curtains out so that the walls and the electrical boxes and the exit signs back stage were visible. I don't recall much about the choreography except that a recurring theme was sticking his hand down the waist band of his pants and circling them lightly. But somehow it left an impression.

the viewer said...

i'm envious; my exposure to merce cunningham has been through film, video, photos...what a life, what a body of work!