Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham’s dancers performing in conjunction with Cunningham’s equally heralded life partner, experimental musician/ innovator, John Cage [Footage circa 1967]

Mercier Philip “Merce” Cunningham [b. April 16, 1919 – d. July 26, 2009] was an American dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of American modern dance for more than fifty years. He is also notable for his frequent collaborations with artists of other disciplines.