A pioneer in dance as movement, movement as dance. Lifelong partner to John Cage, together they made groundbreaking and original works of art. He was a hero of mine and I was lucky enough to see his final piece, Nearly Ninety, performed just months prior to his death.
Although his legacy plan included the end of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, his influence will continue to live on through his extensive body of work.
Plus, with dance moves like these, how could anyone forget such a free soul?
Unmarred by expectation, Merce Cunningham: