Choreographer Merce Cunningham has died at age 90. Read more on Merce Cunningham’s life and death below. Cunningham is known for revolutionizing modern dance. Merce began working with composer Jon Cage in 1944, after dancing with the pioneer of modern dance, Martha Graham.
Merce formed his own company in 1953 and choreographed more than 200 works during his career. “Merce revolutionized the visual and performing arts — not for the sake of iconoclasm, but for the beauty and wonder that lay in exploring new possibilities,” said Trevor Carlson, Cunningham Dance Foundation’s executive director.
“Merce saw beauty in the ordinary, which is what made him extraordinary,” he said.
Merce Cunningham died peacefully in his home of natural causes.
Here’s a video of Merce Cunningham below:
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