Merce Cunningham Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Merce Cunningham

This Biography is about one of the best Contemporary Dancer Merce Cunningham including his Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of Merce Cunningham
Real Name Merce Cunningham
Profession Choreographers, Contemporary Dancers
Famous as Dancer and Choreographer
Nationality American
Personal Life of Merce Cunningham
Born on 16 April 1919
Birthday 16th April
Died At Age 90
Sun Sign Aries
Born in Centralia, Washington
Died on 26 July 2009
Family Background of Merce Cunningham
Father Clifford D. Cunningham
Mother Mayme Cunningham
Personal Fact of Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham was an American modern dancer and teacher, most remembered as an innovative and influential choreographer. While receiving his formal dance and theatre training, he was spotted by the great dancer, Martha Graham, who offered him a chance to work in her company. While working with the Graham’s Company, he also began independent work in collaboration with composer John Cage, at first in solo concerts. Later, he established his own dance company and went on to become an enchanting choreographer.

Through his creative and expressive movements, he garnered wide acclaim for his dance style. His personal dance style, reflected in his choreography, was usually athletic in forcefulness. His dance style relied solely upon pure body movement to produce effects and reach his audience. He frequently collaborated with visual artists, architects, designers, and musicians in his company to enhance his performances. His music collaborator and life partner, John Cage, had the greatest influence on his practice. The duo made an extensive use of chance procedures and developed new forms of abstract dance movement.

Later in life, he turned towards special animated computer programs to explore new choreographic possibilities. He was a brilliant dancer, an influential teacher, and an organizer of an internationally acclaimed avant-garde dance company but above all, an imaginative and charismatic choreographer.

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