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11th March 2020 7:30 pm
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This dazzling portrait of great American choreographer Merce Cunningham celebrates the centenary of his birth.
One of the most important choreographers of the 20th century, Cunningham pushed the boundaries of dance to influence the visual arts, film and music across his seventy-year career. This exquisitely crafted documentary focuses on the period between 1942 and 1972, his rise from struggling dancer to acclaimed choreographer, and his collaborations with composer and life partner John Cage and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg. Archive footage of shows, rehearsals, interviews, his diagraphs and drawings are juxtaposed with mesmerising new performances from younger dancers who worked with him. It’s an immersive and ambitious cinematic experience, a fitting match to the creative journey of this bold and visionary artist.
Director: Alla Kovgan
Starring: Carolyn Brown, John Cage, Ashley Chen
Germany/France/US, 2019, 1 hour 33 minutes
Preview courtesy of Dogwoof
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