Anticipating next week’s performances by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company on its Farewell Legacy Tour, and adding to the previous post charting Cunningham’s history at the Walker, here we cover the ’70s and ’80s. Click on any image for a larger view.
Cunningham performs Canfield in 1972 in a Walker gallery. Design by Robert Morris.
Program cover from 1972:
Cunningham and John Cage perform A Dialogue, 1974:
A video interview that same year, “Chance Conversations,” took place at Saltari Studios in Minneapolis:
The Company premieres Fabrications at Northrop Auditorium, 1987:
Cunningham backstage at the Walker’s auditorium (now the Walker Cinema), 1989: