Centennial

Merce Cunningham in Changeling. Photo by Richard Rutledge 1958

100 Years of Merce

The Centennial marks Merce's 100th birthday. Join us as we celebrate a century of artistic expression through events, presentations, and discussions about Merce, dance, and his influence on culture.

Upcoming Centennial Events

On This Day

Beginning January 1, 2019, we post one event for each day of the calendar year, selected from David Vaughan's archival record of Merce Cunningham's seven-decade career.


Latest Centennial News

A Celebration to Remember

Merce Cunningham in Fabrications. Photo by A.X. Fraser 1987

Share Your Memories

Share your memories, thoughts, and media to remember Merce and his legacy.
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ABT Studio Company in Duets. Photo by Matthew Murphy 2015

Looking to the Future

The Centennial not only celebrates Merce's life, but also serves as a springboard for future Trust activities and programs.
Merce Cunningham in How to Pass, Kick, Fall & Run. Photo by James Klosty 1966

Night of 100 Solos

As part of our Centennial celebration, we are co-producing Night of 100 Solos, the largest Cunningham Event ever created.
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Press Release

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The Cunningham Centennial and its programs are generously supported with major funding from the Merce Cunningham Trust, the Paul L. Wattis Foundation, American Express and Judith Pisar.  

Additional funding has been provided by the The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Judy and Alan Fishman, Molly Davies, Myra Malkin and Barbara Pine.

Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event is supported with a generous grant by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Centennial Community Programs are supported with a major gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.