Merce Cunningham Trust

Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance 1999


LENGTH 90 minutes
DIRECTOR Charles Atlas
PRODUCER Sylvie Blum
DISTRIBUTOR Thirteen/WNET, INA
COLOR/BW Color
MUSIC Various
DANCERS
An American Masters production, this documentary explores Merce Cunningham's dancing career from his earliest days at the Cornish school to his present work with the dance computer. Includes archival footage of earlier dances as well as newer works, such as "BIPED," that utilize computer technology as an element of dance. Features interviews with dancers, collaborators, scholars, and Merce himself.