L'art pour l'art
Merce Cunningham is dead
He was a bright star in the world of dance.
New York Times - English
Frankfurter Allgemeine - German
Le Monde - French
El País - Spanish
his choreography was used by many new to the scene who got more credit for it. Good man!
I remember seeing Merce Cunningham in the early 80's at UCLA when I was a college student. I brought my boyfriend (who became my husband) with me and all I remember is Merce doing a hundred plies and my boyfriend snoring loudly during the performance. Unfortunately for him he had to stay for the entire performance since I was writing a paper for a dance class.