Merce Cunningham Trust

The Merce Cunningham Trust actively promotes the performance of Merce Cunningham's choreography by professional and student dancers around the globe. Our licensing projects range from productions of complete masterworks by world-renowned companies to introductory workshops designed for young dancers new to Cunningham's work. The Trust works closely with prospective licensees to select repertory and coordinate projects. The work is taught and coached exclusively by former members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Inquiries should be addressed to Patricia Lent, Director of Licensing.

For more information about the dances available for license, please visit the Merce Cunningham Dance Capsules website:

For a complete list of licensing projects dating from 1945 to the present, click here:

Professional License History
Educational License History

Jerome Bel BIPED & Suite for Five (excerpts)
Lyon Opera Ballet Summerspace
LA Dance Project Winterbranch
Rambert Sounddance
Ballett am Rhein Pond Way
Bayerisches Staatsballett BIPED
CCN-Ballet de Lorraine Sounddance
Rambert Rambert Event (2014)
Irish Modern Dance Theatre Totem Ancestor
CNDC Angers Event
CNDC Angers 4 Walls/Doubletoss Interludes
Ballett am Rhein Scenario
CNDC Angers Deli Commedia Variations
New York Theatre Ballet Cross Currents
Stephen Petronio Company RainForest
London Contemporary Dance School MinEvent
CNSMD Lyon Suite for Five
CNSMD Paris Septet
Brenau University MinEvent
University of Texas at Austin Beach Birds
Skidmore College MinEvent
Simon Fraser University Native Green
Mills College MinEvent with Canfield
Accademia Nazionale di Danza Scramble
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts MinEvent
Joffrey Ballet School MinEvent
5 College Dance Department MinEvent
Mills College Mills MinEvent
NYU Tisch School of the Arts SADC MinEvent
ABT Studio Company Duets (excerpts)
Indiana University Duets
The Juilliard School BIPED
UNC School of the Arts Sounddance
St. Paul's School MinEvent
The Colburn School MinEvent
CNDC Ecole Superieur MinEvent