This year is the Centennial of the birth of Merce Cunningham. They’ve been all sorts of celebrations already. Today is the actual day, the anniversary of his birth.
See a trailer here for Charles Atlas’ award-winning documentary from 2000 – Merce Cunningham – A Lifetime Of Dance
Here’s another intriguing documentary from nine years previously – Elliott Caplan’s Cage/Cunningham
Between July 2008 and June 2009, Nancy Dalva interviewed Merce Cunningham nineteen times for the web series, Mondays with Merce.
See the run of them – here.
(and see her gleaning of some his (Merce’s) more gnomic statements – here)
Here’s, (from that series), “The Last Interview”
What was it Emma Goldman famously declared? – “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution”?