Merce Cunningham Trust

Episode 12 The Cunningham Challenge: Doing the Impossible
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Conversations with Merce Cunningham from the MwM Film Library, newly discovered film of Merce teaching class in Chicago in 1961, and footage of Merce teaching Advanced Technique Class almost 50 years later. Company dancers describe what it was like to learn from Merce, and current Director of Choreography Robert Swinston reads Merce's own words on the "function of a technique." We conclude with our first screening of footage of the Event at Rockefeller Park on August 1, 2009.