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ComposerFeldman, Morton (1926-1987)
Period20th century
Work typeDance
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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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