Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance

Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance by Charles Atlas examines one of the 20th century's greatest choreographers, Merce Cunningham, and was completed when Cunningham was 80. He brought innovative, brilliant imagination, and new areas of expression to the world of dance. His first concert was in New York City in 1944. This one-hour film offers viewers exciting retrospective footage and a palpable feel for his now-historic collaborations with Martha Grahm, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, and insight into the creative process itself through intimate footage of Cunningham's daily routines at home, around town and in the ...

Premiered December 16, 2001