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Published: December 27, 2011
Category: profile

The End of Modern Dance?

By Rachel Straus

NEW YORK — Before Merce Cunningham died at age 90 in July 2009, he had decided that his company would die with him, preceded by a two-year world tour. And so, after the grand finale performances Dec. 29-31 at the Park Avenue Armory, the company will be snuffed out. Its demise carries []

Published: March 29, 2011
Category: review

Counting the Days of Merce's Legacy Tour

By Rachel Straus

NEW YORK — Drawing closer are the final performances of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. With the death of its founding choreographer in July 2009, the 15-member ensemble and a roster of avant-garde composer-musicians have been crisscrossing the globe on a two-year Legacy Tour to enthralled audiences. Only 276 days are []