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Merce Cunningham Gone

from AFP via The Times South Africa

Dance legend Cunningham dies


Merce Cunningham, the legendary New York-based choreographer who revolutionised modern dance, has died at age 90, his foundation said on Monday.

“It is with great sorrow that we note the passing of Merce Cunningham, who died peacefully in his home last night of natural causes,” the Cunningham Dance Foundation and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company said in a statement.

The statement hailed Cunningham, saying he “revolutionized the visual and performing arts – not for the sake of iconoclasm, but for the beauty and wonder that lay in exploring new possibilities.”

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Posted on July 28, 2009 by Editor

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