Merce Cunningham
Date of Birth
Apr 16, 1919
Birth Place:
Centralia, WA


An unparalleled innovator in the realm of avant-garde dance, Merce Cunningham began his training at the Cornish School in the 1930s, where he was discovered by Martha Graham. He danced as a soloist in her company for six years, where he met personal and professional partner, composer John Cage. He would go on to found the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, which would pioneer new and sometimes...