CUNNINGHAM – Review by Brandy McDonnell

The film focuses on the first 30 years of Cunningham’s career – he continued to create until his death in 2009 at the age of 90 – touching on his collaborations with pioneering composer John Cage as well as visual artists Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, recalling the founding of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and its early shoestring tours in a VW microbus and recounting the troupe’s 1964 world tour, during which the dancers dodged tomatoes and eggs in Paris but were triumphantly received London.

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