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July 29, 2009

Choreographer Merce Cunningham Passed Away

[caption id="attachment_1499" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Merce Cunningham had a 60 year career in dance.  Photo: Telegraph UK"]Merce Cummingham dancing in 1958[/caption]

Merce Cunningham was a highly celebrated choreographer and known to those in his field as a dance revolutionary, died at the age of 90.

He formed the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in New York and choreographed over 200 works.

In one of his last interviews, Cunningham spoke of what it took to be a dancer.  "Courage, you're doing something you want to do, may even not know how to do it, but you still want to do it, so you go ahead and try.  That seems to be a part of courage.  But also to keep [ something up] at something for a long, long time as dancers do...that they can with the kind of courage it takes, physical and mental to keep going as a dancer,  is remarkable. "

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