Merce Cunningham Trust

February 3, 2016

The Hammer Museum will host in-gallery performances of Cunningham works during its exhibition of Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957.


January 19, 2016

The final week of the Institute of ICA Boston’s exhibition Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957 will feature performances of Cunningham’s 1957 solo Changeling, performed by Silas Riener, as well as excerpts of Cunningham dances performed by students of the Boston Conservatory.


December 26, 2015

The New York Times recently included Cunningham dances in its Best Dance of 2015. 

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December 23, 2015

Scholar in Residence Nancy Dalva has uploaded nearly one hundred archival and contemporary films and videos showcase the range of Cunningham’s work and technique.


December 18, 2015

The Baryshnikov Arts Center names Studio 6A "The John Cage and Merce Cunningham Studio" and announces its first Cage Cunningham Fellow.


August 7, 2015
Victoria Grempel, a fourth-year dance student at The Juilliard School, describes her experience dancing in Merce Cunningham's BIPED (1999).
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June 26, 2015
As part of the ongoing Cunningham Fellowship Program, Neil Greenberg (MCDC 1980 - 1986) and Patricia Lent (MCDC 1984 - 1993) are conducting the first Trust workshop in composition. This two-week workshop will culminate in a studio showing on Friday at 4:00pm.

June 22, 2015

As part of the exhibition Anywhere in Time: A Conlon Nancarrow Festival, an archival film of Merce Cunningham's Crises (1961) will be shown at the Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater at the Whitney Museum.
May 14, 2015
Doubles (1984) will be the first workshop of the 2015 Spring and Summer Cunningham Workshop Season at City Center Studios. Patricia Lent (MCDC 1984 - 1993) is rehearsing with a select group of dancers for three weeks to reconstruct the complete work. This workshop will culminate in two studio showings as well as a performance at the 92nd Street Y.
April 12, 2015
In an article from the Indian publication The Tribune, B. N. Goswamy, a leading art historian, shares his interpretations on some of Merce Cunningham's drawings and paintings after meeting with Abigail Sebaly, a Merce Cunningham Research Fellow.
Read the full article here.