We are pleased to present The Fralin Downtown, a new film series on the Arts, screened at The Violet Crown and funded by an Arts Enhancement grant from the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts.
Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance
90min. Directed by Charles Atlas.
Starring John Cage, Merce Cunningham
An American Masters production, this documentary explores Merce Cunningham's dancing career from his earliest days at the Cornish school to his present work with the dance computer. Includes archival footage of earlier dances as well as newer works, such as "BIPED," that utilize computer technology as an element of dance. Features interviews with dancers, collaborators, scholars, and Merce himself. A rare theatrical presentation documenting one of the greatest American dance artists.
Presented in partnership with The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.