Alternate Title BAMtalk: The Works of Merce Cunningham: Four Key Discoveries
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description In this BAMtalk, Merce Cunningham will discuss the past and present development of his legacy. Panelists include: Joseph V. Melillo (BAM's executive producer), David Vaughan (Cunningham archivist), Thecla Schiphorst (Lifeforms software consultant), Laura Kuhn (executive director of the John Cage Trust), and Carolyn Brown (Cunningham dancer, 1953-73).
The discussion will examine the Merce Cunningham Dance Company through the prism of: (1) the separation of music and dance as influenced by John Cage; (2) the use of chance operations in choreography; (3) the possibilites of film and video; and (4) experimentation with computer technology.