Monday, January 02, 2012
By Sarah Montague : Senior Producer
On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2011 passed into 2012. And with it passed one of the country’s most important cultural institutions. Learn more about the man behind the dance company here.
Monday, November 28, 2011
By WNYC Culture
Shen Wei, who choreographed the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics, brings his dance company to perform at the Park Avenue Armory this week. Then Elizabeth Streb's company, STREB Extreme Action, will take over the armory, followed by the final performances of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
By Erica Getto
On Wednesday, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company announced that it had commissioned artist Daniel Arsham, who was born in 1980, to create the décor for a series of events at the Park Avenue Armory that are part of the company's final “Legacy Tour” performances. Following the performances, which will be staged from December 29 to 31, the company will permanently disband.
Monday, July 18, 2011
By Erica Getto
After nearly 60 years of performing its contemporary choreographic collages worldwide, the company will return to New York for the final performances of its farewell Legacy Tour. On Monday, the Park Avenue Armory announced that it would host the company's last shows.
Monday, July 27, 2009
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Saturday, March 23, 2002
Kurt Andersen and MIT Media Lab Scientist and composer Tod Machover untangle the crossed wires of art and digital technology, with stories about legendary dancer Merce Cunningham's embrace of computers to choreograph his new work, a musical art form constructed entirely from electronic glitches, and writers, film editors, and designers ...