The choreographer Merce Cunningham died at the age of 90. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Independent choreographer who focused on what he called pure movement.
He had a longtime relationship with experimental artist John Cage.
Very often, you did something slow with your arm, for example, and something rapid with your feet – but the arm had to do something large against this – and this set up a kind of opposition.
Fortunately, dance has been what’s interested me all my life. So whether I am faced with incapacities or not, it still absorbs me.
All these dismal things that are going on in the world – the isolation and the sickness and the governments and the pollution – it’s so frightful, over the whole world.
It is upon the length and breadth and span of a body sustained in muscular action that dance invokes its image.
I was told that I had to give grades to the students, which I wasn’t particularly interested in doing.