- Sun 1 Nov 2020
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Rating: M
- General $12
- Concession $10 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
- Booking recommended
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
The iconic Merce Cunningham and the last generation of his dance company is stunningly profiled in Alla Kovgan's documentary, through recreations of his landmark works and archival footage of Cunningham, John Cage, and Robert Rauschenberg.
Cunningham traces Merce's artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944-1972), from his early years as a struggling dancer in post-war New York to his emergence as one of the world's most visionary choreographers.
A breath-taking explosion of dance, music, and never-before-seen archival material, Cunningham is a timely tribute to one of the world's greatest modern dance artists.
“What Kovgan's utterly transporting film does, through a thoughtful and dynamic combination of curated material and new performances, is radiate the rapturous power of dance”
-The Hollywood Reporter
“This is a good time to remember that nonfiction films can be theatrical experiences that demand to be seen on the largest screen possible.”
2019 | DE/FR/US | 93 min | Dir. Alla Kovgan