Merce Cunningham Trust

The Function of a Technique for Dance
1951
The Dance Has Many Faces, ed. by Walter Sorell, World Publishing Co.
A potent argument for the importance of building a strong technique in order to be able to use the body as a vehicle for expression.
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Space, Time, and Dance
1952
Trans/Formations 1, pp. 150-151, Wittenborn & Co, 1952
The central point of Merce Cunningham's art remains, in the words of this piece, that "dance is free to act as it chooses. . . ."
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The Impermanent Art
1955
7 Arts 3, pp 69-77.
The transient nature of dance as an art form, abstraction and chance.
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Notations from Merce Cunningham - Changes: Notes on Choreography
1968
Something Else Press, Inc., ed. Francis Starr.
"Changes," contains a look into the working notebooks of Merce Cunningham. It contains Cunningham's reflections on his art and provides an awareness of his sensibility and his view of the medium.
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Collaborating with Visual Artists
1983
No Publication
A lecture on the nature of collaboration.
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Four Events That Have Led to Large Discoveries
1994
Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years, pp. 276.
Four basic principles that have shaped his work.
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