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Charles Atlas has directed and collaborated on over 35 film or video projects with Merce Cunningham and served as the company’s filmmaker-in-residence for ten years (1974-1983). The three films in this collection showcase Atlas’s direction and editing of films and include the 2003 revival of Suite for Five , the 1999 revival of Summerspace , and the original cast of Interscape in 2000.

Included on this release (aptly entitled the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Robert Rauschenberg Collaborations) are three separate films (Suite For Five, Summerspace, and Interscape). Merce Cunningham is an accomplished and famous dance company with a long and prosperous history.

Each DVD features the choreography of Merce Cunningham in historically significant dances: Suite for Five (1956) has a chance derived score by John Cage and costumes and design by Rauschenberg; Summerspace (1958) features a score by Morton Feldman and decor and costumes by Rauschenberg; Interscape (2000) has a score by Cage and costume and set design by Rauschenberg.

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Richard Rutledge, The Merce Cunningham Trust After reading Joan Acocella’s short piece in the New Yorker about Merce Cunningham’s 1958 dance Summerspace, I found myself at Lincoln center plunking down $90 to watch France’s Lyon Opera Ballet’s version almost sixty years after the fact.

With “Summerspace,” Cunningham was trying to cleanse his work of story and symbol. We would do well to see it in whatever form we can. Paul Taylor Hosts Merce Cunningham – The New Yorker

Summerspace, 1958 dance by Merce Cunningham design by Robert Rauschenberg. Summerspace, 1958 dance by Merce Cunningham design by Robert Rauschenberg. Summerspace, 1958 dance by Merce Cunningham design by Robert Rauschenberg an American photographer best known for her work in dance. She was a co-founder of the photography magazine Aperture.

The Joyce celebrates the centenary of Merce Cunningham, « one of the great iconoclasts in 20th-century art » (The New York Times), who would have turned 100 this year.

« In 1954, Robert Rauschenberg became the Resident Designer to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, a position he held for ten years. During that time these friends and collaborators, along with the musician John Cage, created some of the most iconoclastic artworks of the 20th century.


Cunningham once said that he preferred the active word “dancing” to the more static noun “dance.” Throughout a lifetime of dancing, as performer, choreographer, collaborator or simply explorer, an active approach of engagement with the world and what it can offer to dance has been a feature of Cunningham’s work.

Published in: TDR · 2010Authors: Susan Leigh Foster

Merce Cunningham was a respected dancer and choreographer. He was born in April of 1919 and passed away during the summer of 2009. He started his life …

Merce Cunningham Summerspace. People: Chris Komar, Robert Kovich. American dance choreographer Merce Cunningham (left) pictured with Carolyn Brown and John Cage at the Saville Theatre wh. Merce Cunningham Dancers Rehearsing. Merce Cunningham ‘Summerspace’ 1965. People: Merce Cunningham.

Selected Writings by and about Merce Cunningham BOOKS. Alloway, Lawrence. Robert Rauschenberg. Washington: National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, 1976.

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Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Robert Rauschenberg Collaborations: Suite for Five, Summerspace, The three dances documented here offer glimpses into the fruitful collaboration between Merce Cunningham and Robert Rauschenberg, and also John Cage, three formidable American artists in their respective fields of dance, visual art, and music

Merce Cunningham Choreographer Merce Cunningham is photographed at a rehearsal of his 1966 work “Summerspace.” In the background are Carol Sumner, Sara Leland, Patricia Neary, Kay Mazzo

Merce Cunningham’s Biped: where flesh meets form. Merce Cunningham’s latest piece, created in 1999 and premiered just after his 80th birthday, is a dance that will leave you transfigured. Transfiguration, in fact, Summerspace (1958) and Rainforest (1968).

First unveiled in 1958, Merce Cunningham’s Summerspace may be the program’s oldest work but is far from its least surprising. Cunningham, until his death in 2009, was a …

Summerspace, 1965. Photography by Jack Mitchell. Courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust. Color in Motion: The Merce Cunningham Dance Company. by Mary Manning. The choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham is famous for many collaborations with notable 20th-century artists including his partner in life and work, John Cage, as well as Marcel

Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (Special, Original) opened in New York City Jan 18, 1977 and played through Jan 23, 1977.

Immersed in Merce Cunningham New York City celebrates the centennial of dance master Merce Cunningham this spring Photograph: Courtesy Beau Pearson Ballet West’s Joshua Whitehead in Summerspace

Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Lincoln Center David H. Koch Theater New York, New York. March 19, 2017 evening Diversion of Angels, Summerspace, Promethean Fire. Jerry Hochman. Paul Taylor American Modern Dance presented a special program on Sunday evening dedicated to three modern dance legends: Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and, of course, Taylor himself.

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company came to MASS MoCA to perform Summerspace (from 1958), and his most recent work, Biped. Cunningham is one of the pioneers of contemporary dance, beginning his career as a dancer in the Martha Graham Dance Company in the 1940s and forming his own company in 1953.

The Joyce celebrates the centenary of Merce Cunningham, “one of the great iconoclasts in 20th-century art” (The New York Times), who would have turned 100 this year. Ballet West dances the classic Summerspace, which evokes enormous landscapes filled with motion; and The Washington Ballet returns with Duets, a sophisticated and abstract

Steele is currently on faculty at the Merce Cunningham Studio and teaches master classes in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to helping to further the daily process of MCDC and the CDF Repertory Understudy Group, Steele has assisted in the reconstruction of August Pace (1989) on the Rambert Dance Company; Summerspace (1958) on the New York City

Merce Cunningham and Carolyn Brown performing Summerspace, Sogetsu Art Center, 1964. Courtesy of Sogetsu Foundation. Courtesy of Sogetsu Foundation. The vital and generative role that collaboration played in Cunningham’s process is readily apparent.

Merce Cunningham Dance Company performing “Event for the Garden” Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis 1998 (photo courtesy the Walker Art Center Archives) made for “Summerspace

Merce Cunningham – Beach birds for camera (1993) excerpt: If you’re interested in the artistic production of Merce Cunningham, you can find a complete listing of the pieces at his website . There you’ll also find first hand information about him and the current activity of the company.

Start studying Dance & Politics article, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Alwin Nikolais. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

What would it be like to view a Merce Cunningham piece from the inside? CUNNINGHAM , a new dance film utilizing 3-D video technology, will allow audiences to find out, putting them in the midst of numerous dances ranging from iconic classics such as Summerspace (1958) and RainForest (1968) to early works like Totem Ancestor (1942).

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Holley Farmer and Lisa Boudreau in BIPED, 1999. Photo by Stephanie Berger. In a diary entry written in April 2000 (published in Other Animals, a book of drawings and journals), choreographer Merce Cunningham considered the scheduling of two dances (“Summerspace…


Cunningham is not, of course, given to celebrating such jubilees, but the programs of the two-week season of Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the City Center, September 26 to October 8, 1978, did provide a retrospective of his repertory over at least twenty years, going back as far as Summerspace (1958) and Rune (1959).

In IMPRESSIONS: Lyon Opera Ballet and Compagnie CNDC-Angers – Robert Swinston in New York performing works by Merce Cunningham, « American audiences shouldn’t have to wait for companies visiting from abroad to see the works of Merce Cunningham.

Merce Cunningham, one of the most important choreographers and dancers of the postwar period, has worked extensively in the visual arts, both through his collaborations with artists such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, and also through his own works.

Merce Cunningham (left) and Carolyn Brown in Cunningham’s Summerspace, 1958, with set and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg, at the Sogetsu Art …

The Merce Cunningham Studio, residence of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, formally opened in 1959 with Merce Cunningham teaching a two-week Christmas Course in New York. (1956-8), Summerspace (1956), Antic Meet (1958), Crises (1960), How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run (1965), and RainForest (1968). He has assisted in the staging of Cunningham

Cunningham is not, of course, given to celebrating such jubilees, but the programs of the two-week season of Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the City Center, September 26 to October 8, 1978, did provide a retrospective of his repertory over at least twenty years, going back as far as Summerspace (1958) and Rune (1959).

Staying Alive by Siobhan Burke. Carolyn Brown and Merce Cunningham performing Summerspace with backdrop and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg; Brooklyn Academy of …

The first American modern dance company and school. Denishawn School. Spawned next generation of American modern dancers: Summerspace. Paul Taylor. Trained with Martha Graham Paul Taylor. Performed with Merce Cunningham and the Martha Graham Dance Company. Paul Taylor. Founded the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Paul Taylor. Influenced by

“Between Performance and the Present: Robert Rauschenberg’s Belt for Merce Cunningham’s Aeon.” In Art Expanded, 1958-1978, edited by Eric Crosby with Liz Glass. Vol. 2 …

Biography. Merce Cunningham was born in Centralia, Washington in 1919, the second of three sons. Both his brothers followed their father, Clifford D. Cunningham, into the legal profession. Cunningham first experienced dance while living in Centralia.

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Merce Cunningham’s Summerspace, like Diversion, has been performed by at least one ballet company—New York City Ballet, back in 1966, and on pointe.(What …


Bel exemple de cette autonomie qui régnait entre le chorégraphe, le décorateur et le compositeur et qui fut la marque de fabrique du répertoire cunninghamien : pendant que Merce Cunningham élaborait « Summerspace » à New London, Morton Feldman composait « Ixion » à New York, alors que Rauschenberg oeuvrait en Caroline du Sud.

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Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) was a choreographer. He started his career as a dancer with Martha Graham’s company, and then left to start his own company. The company, which was created over 60 years ago, is now closed. The collection brings together material about the workings of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

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