Merce Cunningham

Lowest Rated: 71% Never Stand Still (2012)
Birthday: Apr 16, 1919
Birthplace: Not Available
An unparalleled innovator in the realm of avant-garde dance, Merce Cunningham began his training at the Cornish School in the 1930s, where he was discovered by Martha Graham. He danced as a soloist in her company for six years, where he met personal and professional partner, composer John Cage. He would go on to found the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, which would pioneer new and sometimes controversial areas in the interpretation of music through the body, including new takes on cadence, rhythm, technology, narrative, and more. He continued to dance and engage in active dialogue with the media and dance community at large about the philosophy of performance art until his death in 2009, at the age of 90.

Highest Rated Movies



71% Never Stand Still Actor $14.2K 2012
No Score Yet 498 Third Avenue Actor 2012
No Score Yet John Cage Actor 2012
89% Breath Made Visible: Anna Halprin Actor 2010
No Score Yet Points in Space Actor 2007
No Score Yet Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance Actor 2000
No Score Yet Merce Cunningham Director 1998
No Score Yet Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud Actor 1996
No Score Yet Cage/Cunningham Actor 1991
No Score Yet John Cage: I Have Nothing to Say and I Am Saying It Interviewee 1990
No Score Yet The Collaborators Actor 1987
No Score Yet Points in Space Actor 1986


No Score Yet Art in the Twenty-First Century
Appearing Host
  • 2003
  • 2001


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