Sunday, July 26, 2009

In Memorandum: Merce Cunningham

Choreographer Merce Cunningham died Sunday night. He was one of the most influential choreographers of the 20th Century and was considered a leader of the American avant-garde and had a profound influence on modern dance. In his life Cunningham founded the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, collaborated with the likes of John Cage and Mikhail Baryshnikov, and was awarded the National Medial of Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Laurence Olivier Award. Cunningham passed at the age of 90.

New York Times

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