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Published: December 16, 2004
Category: review

Recent Events: Merce Cunningham Dance Company

By Rachel Straus

Under a glowing sculpture, two arms shoot into space. A synthesized sound pulses as a dancer’s chest unfolds skyward. A woman’s long legs make quick flickering spirals. What transpires is visually stunning and necessarily experimental: the performing dancers are hearing the music for the first time.

This is a tradition of the Merce Cunningham []