Memories of Merce

Merce Cunningham, photo by Annie Leibovitz, 1994

The memories of Merce Cunningham, who died on July 26 at the age of 90, continue to pour in.

Culture Shuk, a project of the Foundation for Jewish Culture, posted some thoughts and a touching memory from Elise Bernhardt, the Foundation’s President and CEO.  In spite of her “crazy idea” to present dance in Grand Central Terminal in the late 1980s, Merce apparently “had no airs, only quiet enthusiasm”.  Read the entire post at Culture Shuk.

On Art.Cult, Claudia La Rocco shared an appreciation and also posted a note she received from choreographer Trisha Brown.  Trisha and Merce shared Pacific Northwest roots.

Celebrate Merce’s life by joining Merce Cunningham Dance Company for site-specific performances this Saturday at 6 PM and Sunday at 2 PM and 6 PM in Rockefeller Park.  The performances will include new material and movement from past and current repertory.

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