Avant garde in approach as well as controversial in nature, there’s no doubt that Merce Cunningham nonetheless had a significant impact on modern dance. Unlike many of his predecessors, Cunningham’s creativity wasn’t based on emotion. Rather he centered his choreography around the magnificence of the human body and the beauty it could bring to the moment.
Watch this excerpt, The Coast Zone, from the film, The Collaborators, in which he works jointly with John Cage, composer, and Robert Rauschenberg, visual art.
This keepsake DVD features the work of three greats, dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham, musician John Cage, and designer John Rauschenberg. Includes Suite for Five, Summerspace, and Interscape… historic, iconoclastic performances. Illustrated essay by Bonnie Brooks.