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

CCN-Ballet de Lorraine Fabrications
Jerome Bel Excerpts from BIPED and Suite for Five
Lyon Opera Ballet Channels/Inserts
Lyon Opera Ballet Summerspace
Paris Opera Un jour ou deux
LA Dance Project Winterbranch
Rambert Sounddance
Ballett am Rhein Pond Way
Bayerisches Staatsballett BIPED
CCN-Ballet de Lorraine Sounddance
Ballett am Rhein Scenario
CNDC Angers 4 Walls/Doubletoss Interludes
John Scott Dance Totem Ancestor
CNDC Angers Event
Rambert Rambert Event (2014)
London Contemporary 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
UNC School of the Arts Loosestrife (excerpt)
American Dance Festival Repertory
SUNY Purchase Repertory
Mills College MinEvent
Accademia Nazionale di Danza Scramble
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts MinEvent
Joffrey Ballet School MinEvent