Merce Cunningham Trust

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From September 2018 through the end of 2019, we will celebrate the Centennial of Merce Cunningham, whose work and life had a fundamental impact on dance and the arts around the world.

Presented in partnership with institutions and artists across the globe, the Centennial will showcase works spanning Cunningham’s more than seven-decade career, along with works by practicing artists that speak directly to his legacy. More than twenty of his repertory dances will be performed by over thirty companies during the celebration.

On April 16, 2019, which would have been Cunningham’s 100th birthday, the Merce Cunningham Trust joins together with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Barbican London, and the Opéra Comique in Paris, to present the largest Cunningham Event ever staged. On each of these stages, 25 dancers will give a unique 75-minute performance consisting of 100 solos choreographed by Cunningham, alongside live music and special set design. Cunningham alumni in these cities will select the solos and stage the Event, overseeing the transmission of the choreography. 

Here you will find all the information about the Centennial as it becomes public.