Monday, July 27, 2009
What Sucks…The Reaper
I don’t go in for that whole modern dance thing- unless there’s nudity. Check that – FEMALE nudity. I mean, if you’re gonna dance the Trail of Tears, you know, make it worth my while. That being said, Merce Cunningham was a seriously “out there” dude who operated on an artistic level that I literally don’t have the mental equipment to understand. You can find out a lot more about him here though, and I recommend clicking on that link, especially if you’re a fan of reading eloquent remembrances of great artists (not my strong suit.)
Merce Cunningham’s career spanned more than 5 decades and he worked with everyone from Martha Graham to Radiohead. He trained dancers such as Paul Taylor and Trisha Brown. As for the Reaper, well, it took him 90 years to get to him, I guess at dances he’s just a big doofy wall-flower who can’t really shake it.
Merce Cunningham, RIP.
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