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Merce Cunningham

Dancer, Choreographer (16-Apr-1919 — 26-Jul-2009)


Carolyn Brown. Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years with Cage and Cunningham. Alfred A. Knopf. 2007. 645pp.

Germano Celant (editor). Merce Cunningham. Milan: Edizioni Charta. 1999. 320pp.

Roger Copeland. Merce Cunningham: The Modernizing of Modern Dance. Routledge. 2004. 304pp.

Melissa Harris (editor). Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years. Aperture Foundation. 1999. 320pp. Photography by David Vaughan.

Richard Kostelanetz (editor). Merce Cunningham: Dancing in Space and Time. Da Capo Press. 1998. 280pp.

David Vaughan (editor). Merce Cunningham: Creative Elements. Harwood Academic Publishers. 1997. 109pp.


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  4. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.129)

  5. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.79)

  6. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.56)

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