Sunday, August 2, 2009

Merce Cunningham RIP It Up!

Merce Cunningham died July 26th at age 90. He is one of the most famous and accomplished choreographers and modern dance gurus in the world. Not a bad gig, not a bad run.

I went down the Battery Park City to see his dance troupe perform at the RivertoRiverNYC festival in his memory. It was a beautiful evening and here I was on the open space lying on the grass watching these incredible dancers with the Statue of Liberty in view just over their contorted shoulders.

Oh Youth and Beauty, I thought. Or is it Oy Youth and Beauty, I wonder.

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