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Merce Cunningham's Biography

Mercier "Merce" Philip Cunningham (April 16, 1919 – July 26, 2009) was an American dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years. Throughout much of his life, Cunningham was considered one of the greatest creative forces in American dance. He is also notable for his frequent collaborations with artists of other disciplines, including musicians John Cage and David Tudor, artists Robert Rauschenberg and Bruce Nauman, designer Romeo Gigli, and architect Benedetta Tagliabue. Works that he produced with these artists had a profound impact on avant-garde art beyond the world of dance.

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  • Explainer: what is contemporary dance?

      News Source: The Conversation | 1 month ago
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology It's probably easier to say what contemporary dance is not . John Hogg/EPA Contemporary dance is a catch-all phrase used fairly indiscriminately, meaning
  • T Magazine: Q. and A. | Fujiko Nakaya on Making Sculptures Out of Fog

      News Source: The New York Times | 1 month ago
    Fujiko Nakaya on Making Sculptures Out of Fog Katherine Roth/Associated Press Fujiko Nakaya stands in front of her latest creation: a fog piece called Veil at the Glass House in New Canaan, Conn. Over the last 40 years, the Japanese artist Fujiko
  • FTA festival opener: What happens when the show can't go on?

      News Source: The Globe & Mail | 2 months ago
    Story   The Globe and Mail Video What was supposed to be playing in the Theatre Jean-Duceppe in Place des Arts that night was Vancouver artist Stan Douglas's innovative hybrid of theatre, film and 3-D animation, Helen Lawrence . This was the first

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