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Performer: Merce Cunningham

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ParisRambert Event

Various: Rambert Event
Merce Cunningham; Rambert

NanterreRainForest / Cela nous concerne tous (This concerns all of us)

Tudor, Various
Merce Cunningham; Miguel Gutierrez; CCN Ballet de Lorraine; Andy Warhol; Jasper Johns; Ashley Chen; Cheryl Therrien

ParisTURNING_motion sickness version/ Winterbranch

Yes Sœur, Young
Alessandro Sciarroni; Merce Cunningham; Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon; Ettore Lombardi; Sébastien Lefèvre; Robert Rauschenberg; Beverly Emmons
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‘The Future Bursts in’ with Dance Umbrella

Compagnie Amala Dianor in Somewhere in the Middle of Infinity © Valérie Frossard
Amala Dianor and CNN Ballet de Lorraine channel the US choreographer in two UK premieres and a Cunningham classic, all brilliantly performed.
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The Royal Ballet keeps the Cunningham flame aglow

Francesca Hayward, Matthew Ball and Mayara Magri in Cross Currents © ROH | Bill Cooper
A brief but innovative tribute to the lasting influence of Merce Cunningham in the Linbury Theatre
****1
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NYCB does Cunningham ... and Balanchine

New York City Ballet in Merce Cunningham’s Summerspace © Erin Baiano
Judging by the enthusiastic audience reactions to this program one might have to rethink the modern/ballet divide. Maybe there’s only two types of dance – good dance and bad dance. 
****1
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Merce Cunningham's centennial kicks off at The Joyce

Joshua Whitehead of Ballet West in Merce Cunningham's Summerspace © Beau Pearson
Despite the uneven performances, the evening offered a painful reminder: the future of Cunningham's opus is fragile and delicate. With his own company disbanded, his future is in the hands of dancers who are not trained in his technique and did not have the good fortune of working directly with the great choreographer.
***11
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Merce Cunningham Trust: Night of 100 Solos

Joseph Sissens © Stephen Wright
This opener to a unique tri-city, same-day event celebrating Cunningham's centenary was a magical and tranquil collage.  
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