Latest Merce Cunningham Stories

2011-04-06 14:40:00

ORANGE, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A unique live performance by Chapman University student musicians and dancers will feature a "minEvent" by the late choreographer Merce Cunningham and his longtime partner, the late composer John Cage. "The Collaborative Spirit: An Evening of Music and Dance," which takes place Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Chapman's Memorial Hall, will be an experience of live music combined with dance - an experience not often found on...

2010-11-01 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "Mondays with Merce," the new series of short videos devoted to the work and thoughts of visionary choreographer Merce Cunningham, who died at the age of 90 in July, 2009, is now being presented on Classical TV (www.classicaltv.com). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090414/NY96055LOGO-b ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090414/NY96055LOGO-b ) Produced by dance writer Nancy Dalva and featuring the Merce Cunningham Dance...

2010-04-30 13:13:00

NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- (April 29th-May 1st , 2010) - Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Sq.) "The amount of beauty created when a choreographer, visual artist, filmmaker and fashion designer, come together is immense. This project is a celebration/collaboration, fashion, performance, painting, pure movement and great filmmaking." -C. Finley (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100430/NY96828) Finite and Infinite Game is a collaborative art project between a...

2009-07-28 15:00:09

Dancer and influential choreographer Merce Cunningham has died at his home in New York, the Cunningham Dance Foundation announced. He was 90. The cause of Cunningham's death Sunday night was not disclosed. The New York Times said the Centralia, Wash., native, who enjoyed a career that spanned nearly seven decades, is regarded as a dance icon on the same level as Isadora Duncan, Serge Diaghilev, Martha Graham, Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine. Among the places Cunningham studied dance were...

2008-09-03 09:00:26

To: ENTERTAINMENT EDITORS Contact: Christina Kellogg of Cal Performances, +1-510-643-6714, ckellogg@calperfs.berkeley.edu BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 3, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new, site- specific work titled 'Craneway Event' by dance legend Merce Cunningham will be performed at the landmark former Ford assembly plant in Richmond, CA -- rechristened Ford Point -- Sunday, November 9 at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Additionally, award-winning visual artist Tacita Dean will use the occasion to make...

2008-07-13 03:00:00

By Elaine Guregian, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 13--The 2008-09 Viva! & Gala Around Town series looks so good, it's enough to make you forget about the high cost of gas. It's going to be well worth the trip to see and hear the events on next season's series, put on by the Cleveland Museum of Art, with performers drawn from around the globe to perform in venues throughout Cleveland. One of the many highlights is a group of performances and films organized for the centenary of...

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