Merce Cunningham at Black Mountain College  (1948)

Merce Cunningham at Black Mountain College (1948)

We generally do not include obituaries on Ephemeral Archives, but just wanted to observe that the news of the dance giant’s death followed too closely on the heels of last month’s announcement about the Cunningham Dance Foundation’s Legacy Plan.  Merce Cunningham was a pioneer and a visionary in just about everything, including his utilization and support of archives.  Too sad.

Image credit: NYPL Digital Gallery Image ID: 1619842

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