Monday, March 23rd | 7:00 p.m. at the Norwood Theatre
The iconic Merce Cunningham and the last generation of his dance company is stunningly profiled in Alla Kovgan’s 3D documentary. Though a breathtaking explosion of dance, music, and never-before-seen archival material, the film traces the artistic evolution of Cunningham from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the world’s most visionary choreographers.
Cunningham’s mid-20th century collaborations with composer John Cage (his lifelong partner) and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg were central to an era of transformation. The film brings us closer to these works than any audience has ever been before. We also hear illuminating interviews with Cage, Rauschenberg, and members of the original Merce Cunningham Dance Company, who endured years of rejection and outrage before they slowly won over audiences.
” Whether you come to Cunningham as a neophyte or an aficionado, you’ll leave with a rich experience of his art.” —Toronto International Film Festival