Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance

Filmmaker Interview – Charles Atlas

“Merce Cunningham” director Charles Atlas answers a few questions for AMERICAN MASTERS ONLINE. Q: When did you first become aware of Cunningham? I first met Merce Cunningham in 1971 and in 1974 began collaborating with him over a period of ten years making “media/dances”, works combining dance with film and video, pieces made for the […]

Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance

A Lifetime of Dance

by David Vaughan The title of Charles Atlas’ new documentary on Merce Cunningham may be taken quite literally: his mother described his dancing down the aisle of the church the family attended in Centralia, Washington, at the age of four. At 82, Cunningham is still making new work for the dance company he formed at […]