Merce Cunningham (1919–2009)

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Merce Cunningham was born on April 16, 1919 in Centralia, Washington, USA as Mercier Philip Cunningham. He was a director and writer, known for Deli Commedia (1984), Merce Cunningham (1998) and Assemblage (1968). He was married to John Cage. He died on July 26, 2009 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Deli Commedia Director
(1984)
Merce Cunningham Director
(1998)
Assemblage Director
(1968)
Variations V Miscellaneous Crew
(1966)

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 1998 Merce Cunningham (Short)
 1987 Points in Space (Documentary short)
 1984 Deli Commedia (Short)
 1968 Assemblage (Documentary)
 1958 Antic Meet (Documentary short)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
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Considered a pioneer of modern dance, Cunningham was a member of Martha Graham's company (1939-45), and become a choreographer at Graham's own urging.

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You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.

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He was a choreographer and dance company director. See more »

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