Tag Archives: Merce Cunningham Dance Company

A Farewell to Cunningham

One of my college professors told me that letting your eyes focus in different ways while watching dance can offer endless enlightenment. Zoom in on something, then zoom out, or let everything blur together and then come into focus.  I … Continue reading

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Merce Cunningham Dance Company at Rockefeller Park

Brandon Collwes, Andrea Weber, and Silas Riener of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, photo by Julieta Cervantes This past weekend, hundreds of people gathered on the expansive, sun-drenched lawn of Rockefeller Park to see Merce Cunningham Dance Company perform the site-specific … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Merce Cunningham (1919 – 2009)

The revolutionary choreographer Merce Cunningham died on Sunday night, July 26, at the age of ninety.  He performed with his company until he was seventy, and continued choreographing until three months ago, when the company performed Nearly Ninety at Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Merce Cunningham’s Nearly Ninety at BAM

Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Nearly Ninety, photo by Stephanie Berger On his ninetieth birthday last Thursday, Merce Cunningham offered the dance world Nearly Ninety, his newest evening-length work presented at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Cunningham redefines – or perhaps … Continue reading

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