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Thinkers for our time: Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) was one of the greatest American dance artists and choreographers of the 20th century. Over the course of his 70-year career, Cunningham’s passion for innovation revolutionised modern dance, while his collaborations with artists, composers, filmmakers and designers expanded the poetics of music, performance, and contemporary art. Ahead of the 100th anniversary of Cunningham’s birth, our panel reflect on his extraordinary life and legacy.  

Speakers:
Alastair Macaulay, Former Chief Dance Critic, New York Times
Dr Hélène Neveu Kringelbach, Senior Lecturer in African Studies, UCL
Dr Arabella Stanger, Lecturer in Drama: Theatre and Performance, University of Sussex

Chair:
Professor Susan Jones, Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford

Part of the Merce Cunningham Centennial

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Image Merce Cunningham. Photo by Annie Leibovitz 1997