About the Trust

Merce Cunningham in Changeling. Photo by Matthew Wysocki 1957

Our mission is to carry Merce Cunningham's legacy into the future.


We are committed to engaging with every community through creating and sustaining an environment of belonging and inclusion.
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We preserve the recorded and physical works of Merce Cunningham and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.


We offer classes and workshops in Cunningham's technique, repertory, and choreographic methods to dancers and the public, keeping interest and practice alive.


Through licensing and supporting research, we continue to share Merce Cunningham's work.
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Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham

Cunningham continually pushed the boundaries of modern dance during his seventy-year career.
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Our Work