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Saying Goodbye to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Monday, January 02, 2012

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.

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Shen Wei, Elizabeth Streb and Merce Cunningham at the Park Ave. Armory

Monday, November 28, 2011

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.

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Young Artist Selected for Cunningham Finale Set Design

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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.

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Merce Cunningham Dance Company Returns to NYC for Final Performances

Monday, July 18, 2011

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.

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Performance Club

Merce's Legacy Tour

Thursday, February 11, 2010

It’s mind-boggling to think of a world (or a New York) without the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

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Studio 360

Merce Cunningham: 1919 - 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

We were saddened by the news this morning that Merce Cunningham has died. Cunningham was a giant of American modern dance and choreography – and an astoundingly talented dancer, who started his career dancing for Martha Graham, and appeared in his own company’s performances into his 70s.

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Studio 360

Bill T. Jones on Merce Cunningham
Willie Nelson on Django Reinhardt

Saturday, September 10, 2005

A choreographer and a country music legend talk about the people who inspired them. Produced by Trey Kay.

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Studio 360

Tech, Glitch, Typeface

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 ...

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Tech, Glitch, Alma

Saturday, June 09, 2001

Kurt Andersen and composer and MIT Media Lab scientist Tod Machover talk about the convergence of art and digital technology.

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