The Function of a Technique for Dance
The Dance Has Many Faces, ed. by Walter Sorell, World Publishing Co.
A potent argument for the importance of building a strong technique in order to be able to use the body as a vehicle for expression.
Space, Time, and Dance
Trans/Formations 1, pp. 150-151, Wittenborn & Co, 1952
The central point of Merce Cunningham's art remains, in the words of this piece, that "dance is free to act as it chooses. . . ."
The Impermanent Art
7 Arts 3, pp 69-77.
The transient nature of dance as an art form, abstraction and chance.
Notations from Merce Cunningham - Changes: Notes on Choreography
Something Else Press, Inc., ed. Francis Starr.
"Changes," contains a look into the working notebooks of Merce Cunningham. It contains Cunningham's reflections on his art and provides an awareness of his sensibility and his view of the medium.
Collaborating with Visual Artists
A lecture on the nature of collaboration.
Four Events That Have Led to Large Discoveries
Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years, pp. 276.
Four basic principles that have shaped his work.