Monday, July 27, 2009

The loss of another great.

Yet another monumental talent has passed. The amazing Merce Cunningham has passed on, arguably the greatest living choreographer in the world peacefully departed Sunday at the age of Ninety. Having danced into his 70's and having remained active in his art as a teacher and choreographer up until the time of his death, the dance world is a little dimmer today without his genius.

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6 comments:

sageweb said...

I actually just learned of him today, I have been reading about his brilliance.

sageweb said...

One other important thing I learned..he was born in my home town, Centralia Wa. I never knew anyone famous came from my little town..you think I would have heard of him before now.

Doralong said...

Sage- he indeed was a genius. What?? No statue or anything at all? That's kind of odd.

more cowbell said...

hey, am I the only seeing your blog suddenly centered and different formatting?

Sling said...

I don't know of this person,but if you're sad.I'm sad..

Elizabeth said...

Did you hear the interview with him on Fresh Air? He was so charming and intelligent! His partner John Cage was on it too. If you haven't heard it, it's worth a listen on line.