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Merce Cunningham

"Heaven & Earth" in our City of Angels

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The ancient world of pagan gods worshipped by Greeks and Romans is so, so far away; and still is so close. Need an example? What about the architect...

Daniel Arsham: Design Miami/ (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

If you're tagging a Daniel Arsham article, set considerable time aside. The New York-based artist - insert "filmmaker", "set designer", "Snarkitect"...

Daniel Arsham: #recollections (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

In his latest performative exhibition, New York-based artist Daniel Arsham is cast in the role of future archaeologist. #recollections at Pippy H...

Pilobolus at the Joyce

Christopher Atamian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

If human centipedes, Houdini-like escapes, Cirque de Soleil-style aerial acrobatics and lots of very sexy, muscular performers in dance belts appeal to your sense of fun and aesthetics, then Pilobolus' annual run at the Joyce Theater should be your cup of tea.

Ballet San Jose Bows to Modern Masters

Carla Escoda | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Ballet San Jose closed out its season this weekend with a powerful reminder of the influence of Merce Cunningham on today's choreographers. Not a hint of narrative on display in Program 3, just a series of fascinating comments on what dance is and why it moves us.

Artists for Artists

Agnes Gund | Posted 06.02.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

Fifty years. Nine hundred artists. Two thousand grants. At its most succinct, this is the story of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), the unique and timeless organization established by Jasper Johns and John Cage in 1963.

It Sees Time: Tacita Dean at The Fabric Workshop Museum, Arcadia University, and Marian Goodman Gallery

Gabriela Vainsencher | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Gabriela Vainsencher

"It's film! Film! 16 mm film!" Tacita Dean shouted from the front row of So Percussion's performance at The Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia, a few Saturdays ago.

13 Unique Baby Names For Artistic Parents

nameberry | Posted 10.19.2012 | Parents

Written by Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry Coincidentally or not, many dancers have names that aptly project an image of lightness and grace. And t...

L.A. Dance Project's Promising Debut At Disney Concert Hall

Debra Levine | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

New kids on the block, L.A. Dance Project, in their highly anticipated company debut, took to the sacred space of Walt Disney Concert Hall in a well p...

Merce Cunningham Would Probably Love His App

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 08.13.2012 | Arts

Fans of the photography publisher Aperture Foundation might have expected its first iPad app to be about Ansel Adams, or maybe even Dorothea Lange. Bo...

Visualizing A Dancer's Efforts

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.06.2012 | Home

In 1952, legendary choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham defined a dancer's ecstasy as "the possible gift of freedom, the exhilarating moment that...

Happy Birthday, Harvey Lichtenstein!

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

Harvey was best known as the inspirational leader who turned the Brooklyn Academy of Music into one of the great arts institutions of the nation. Before becoming an arts manager, he was a dancer who collaborated with choreographers like Merce Cunningham, Eliot Feld, Bill T. Jones and Pina Bausch.

A Man Of Few Notes

Posted 02.01.2012 | Arts

John Cage may seem like a strange choice for a series of tribute concerts at Juilliard, but those leading the effort say the avant-garde composer is r...

A New Year That Feels Slightly... Used

Liz Neumark | Posted 03.05.2012 | New York
Liz Neumark

You know how sometimes just saying the numbers of the New Year feels so awkward? Not the case with 2012. In fact, it almost feels like a familiar, if not slightly used, year.

Growing Art and Artists: Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Walker Art Center

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 12.27.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

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Minneapolis, Not New York, to Get Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collection

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

The 150-object Merce Cunningham Dance Company collection of set pieces, costumes and painted drops created for the visionary choreographer by leading artists, designers and musicians finally has a home.

What Is Wrong With the Arts?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The arts are in a parlous state, but contrary to popular belief, it isn't the fault of unions or the absence of arts education in our schools. The arts are in trouble because there is simply not enough excellent art being created.

Gus Solomons Jr. dancer / choreographer / writer / actor / PARADIGM - shifter

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

I began my conversation with Gus Solomons Jr. by saying, "as a dancer, age is such a..." "MYTH!" Solomons interjected. And then, grimacing, he added...

The Most Culturally Radical Show on TV (and Sometimes One of the Cheesiest) is on Fox

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Miles Mogulescu

When I want to spend an hour or two with the most culturally radical show on TV--a multi-racial, multi-cultural program where race, gender and sexual orientation truly don't seem to matter--I watch "So You Think You Can Dance".

Dance Review: Merce Cunningham's "Roaratorio"

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

"It was unutterably moving to watch," said long time company archivist David Vaughan of the historic reconstruction of "Roaratorio" (1983) that graced...

Pina and Merce: Dance Visionaries Live On

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

They were planets apart, Pina Bausch and Merce Cunningham. But one year after both dance visionaries died -- she, suddenly, at a fully active 69, he at 90 -- Angelenos heard those giant footsteps resounding last week.

Why I Worry About Modern Dance

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

Virtually every great modern dance company was founded more than 40 years ago. Where is the current, not to mention next, generation of great modern dance companies to carry the torch?

Whom do you Have to Know to get an Editorial Obit in the New York Times?

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sybil Adelman Sage

Would Merce Cunningham have felt diminished if he'd known he'd be linked in death with Martha Watson Stern, "Dog Breeder, 72," also recognized with an editorial obit in the New York Times?

Merce Cunningham Dead At 90

Vulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

He died in his home last night of natural causes....

Merce Cunningham: An Original Portrait

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Legendary dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham died today. I photographed Merce Cunningham for the first time, on July 3, 1989, just over 20 years ago.