July 14

Cunningham (2019) Documentary.

Cunningham traces Merce’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944-1972), from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the world’s most visionary choreographers.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4t_l5mu9lE

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Carlos Mérida’s screenprint, Alegorica de la Danza (Allegory of the Dance), captures the energy and movement of dancers through intersecting lines and unusual, overlapping shapes. Much like Cunningham, he combined contemporary styles (Cubism and Surrealism) to create something new and avant-garde.

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Image credit: Carlos Mérida. Alegorica de la Danza (Allegory of the Dance), 1976. Serigraph