Ballett am Rhein in Scenario. Photo by Gert Weigelt 2014

License a Work

Our licensing projects range from productions of complete masterworks by world-renowned companies to introductory workshops designed for young dancers new to Merce Cunningham's work.

The Juilliard School in BIPED. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor 2015

Educational Licensing

We work closely with educational institutions to design projects that engage, challenge, and inspire student dancers.
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Professional Licensing

We work with Professional companies to realize new productions of acclaimed masterworks and lesser known dances from seven decades of Cunningham repertory.
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How to Licence

How to License

To learn how to license a dance contact Patricia Lent. She is the Trust's Director of Licensing and a former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.


Permissions for Other Works

To obtain permissions to use photographs, video or other media, contact us.

Stories from Stagers

UNCSA – Sounddance Credit: UNCSA in Sounddance. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor 2015

I love the UNCSA dancers. They are hard workers, bringing a maturity and professionalism to every step. Staging Sounddance was no exception.

Andrea Weber
Tread, Credit: Merce Cunningham and Carolyn Brown in Tread. Photo by James Klosty 1970

It was a joy to reconstruct this work which had its last public performance nearly fifty years ago.Tread is a playful dance filled with unexpected partnering, human entanglements and all of the choreographic complexity that defines Cunningham's work.

Jennifer Goggans

Current Licensing Projects

Browse our listing of current professional and educational projects.