Remembering Merce Cunningham - from the Walker Art Center archives
“When you’re in the Serengeti, antelope often are jumping thru the savannah. You don’t worry about which perspective you’re looking at it from.. you just look at it’s inherent beauty. There’s not a purpose to it, and yet it has a deep resonant and emotional response that gets rise inside of you.
Merce Cunningham was attempting to create that similar kind of primal beauty that exists just in the human form [through his dancing and choreography]. And we, as subjective observers are bringing the narrative, the story the sense of purpose and context.”