Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham, the American choreographer who was one of the most important and influential forces in the dance world during the 20th century, died July 26, 2009, at his home in Manhattan. He was 90. Mr. Cunningham was not only considered one of the greatest of the world's choreographers, he was also ranked a superior dancer in his own right. He appeared in every performance given by his company until the late 1980s. During his career, Mr. Cunningham choreographed more than 200 dances and over 800 "Events," which were site-specific choreographic works.

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  • Also known as: Mercier Philip Cunningham
  • Born: Centralia, Washington
  • Death: Jul 24, 2009 in Manhattan, New York