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Germany | 2019 | 93 minutes | Alla Kovgan

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Cunningham traces Merce Cunningham'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.


Before the 3:45 PM screening on Saturday, February 8, hear a special introduction from Donald Byrd, Spectrum Dance Theater Artistic Director.

Closed Captioned

Open Caption Screening - The 3:45 PM screening on Sunday, February 9 will be presented with Open Captions.
2D Screenings - All screenings on Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12 will be shown  in 2D.

The 3D technology weaves together Merce's philosophies and stories, creating a visceral journey into his innovative work. A breathtaking explosion of dance, music, and never-before-seen archival material, Cunningham is a timely tribute to one of the world's greatest modern dance artists.

"Kovgan explores not just the depth of Merce Cunningham's talent but the breadth of his vision. Decades after his dances were first imagined and painstakingly made real, the film's new renditions pulse with life. From the haunting starkness of Winterbranch to the vibrancy of Second Hand, which glimmers like a stained-glass illustration brought to life, they're immersive, visceral experiences."—Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

  • Director: Alla Kovgan
  • Principal Cast: Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg
  • Country: Germany, France, USA
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 93 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Format: 3D