This account of Merce Cunningham, the 20th century American avant-garde dancer and choreographer, is less a biography than a celebration of his repertoire shown through never-before-seen archival footage and live recreations of his landmark works.
The focus is on 1944-1972 when Cunningham was making his reputation and collaborating with composer John Cage and visual artists including Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. The film shows how Cunningham challenged the traditional concept of dance, combining ballet and modern choreography, and created works without relation to music.
Hamptons International Film Festival 2019 Golden Starfish Award; Chicago International Film Festival nominee; Hamburg Film Festival 2019 nominee
2019, 93 min
United States, Germany, France