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MERCE CUNNINGHAM: COMMON TIME


Walker Art Center, 2017
Hardcover
456 pages
320 colour & B + W images
ISBN: 9781935963141

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This 456-page volume, published in conjunction with the Walker Art Center and MCA Chicago's exhibition Merce Cunningham: Common Time (February 8-September 10, 2017), reconsiders the choreographer and his collaborators as an extraordinarily generative interdisciplinary network that preceded and predicted dramatic shifts in performance, including the development of site-specific dance, the use of technology as a choreographic tool, and the radical separation of sound and movement in dance. It features ten new essays by curators and historians, as well as interviews with contemporary choreographers, who address Cunningham's continued influence. These are supplemented by rarely published archival photographs, reprints of texts by Cunningham, Cage, and other key dancers, artists and scholars, several appendices, and an extensive illustrated chronology. This book is an essential volume for anyone interested in contemporary art, music, and dance.

 

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