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  Works Choreographed by Merce Cunningham

(Adapted from the Merce Cunningham Foundation's Complete Chronology).

Seeds of Brightness, 1942 (Choreographed with Jean Erdman)
First Performed: Bennington, VT; 1 Aug 1942
Music: Norman Lloyd
Design: Charlotte Trowbridge
Dancers: Merce Cunningham, Jean Erdman
Credo in US, 1942 (Choreographed with Jean Erdman)
First Performed: Bennington, VT; 1 Aug 1942
Music: John Cage
Design: Charlotte Trowbridge
Dancers: Merce Cunningham, Jean Erdman
Renaissance Testimonials, 1942
First Performed: Bennington, VT; 1 Aug 1942
Music: Maxwell Powers
Design: Charlotte Trowbridge
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Ad Lib, 1942 (Choreographed with Jean Erdman)
First Performed: Bennington, VT; 1 Aug 1942
Music: Gregory Tucker (John Cage 1943)
Design: Charlotte Trowbridge
Dancers: Merce Cunningham, Jean Erdman
Totem Ancestor, 1942
First Performed: New York, NY; 20 Oct 1942
Music: John Cage
Design: Charlotte Trowbridge
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
In the Name of the Holocaust, 1943
First Performed: Chicago, IL; 14 Feb 1943
Music: John Cage
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Shimmera, 1943
First Performed: Chicago, IL; 14 Feb 1943
Music: John Cage
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
The Wind Remains, 1943 (Zarzuela in one act after Federico Garcia Lorca)
First Performed: New York, NY; 30 Mar 1943
Music: Paul Bowles
Design: Oliver Smith, Kermit Love
Dancers: Merce Cunningham, Jean Erdman et al.
Triple-Paced, 1944
First Performed: New York, NY; 5 Apr 1944
Music: John Cage
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Root of an Unfocus, 1944
First Performed: New York, NY; 5 Apr 1944
Music: John Cage
Design: Merce Cuningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Tossed as it is Untroubled, 1944
First Performed: New York, NY; 5 Apr 1944
Music: John Cage
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
The Unavailable Memory Of, 1944
First Performed: New York, NY; 5 Apr 1944
Music: John Cage
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Spontaneous Earth, 1944
First Performed: New York, NY; 5 Apr 1944
Music: John Cage
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Four Walls, 1944 (A Dance Play by Merce Cunningham)
First Performed: Steamboat Springs, CO; 22 Aug 1944
Music: John Cage
Design: Arch Lauterer
Dancers: Merce Cunningham, Julie Harris et al.
Idyllic Song, 1944
First Performed: Richmond, VA; 20 Nov 1944
Music: Erik Satie, arr. John Cage
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Mysterious Adventure, 1945
First Performed: New York, NY; 9 Jan 1945
Music: John Cage
Design: after David Hare
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Experiences, 1945
First Performed: New York, NY; 9 Jan 1945
Music: John Cage, Livingston Gearhart
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
The Encounter, 1946
First Performed: New York, NY; 12 May 1946
Music: John Cage
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Invocation to Vahakn, 1946
First Performed: New York, NY; 12 May 1946
Music: Alan Hovhaness
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Fast Blues, 1946
First Performed: New York, NY; 12 May 1946
Music: Baby Dodds
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
The Princess Zoodilda and her Entourage, 1946
First Performed: New York, NY; 12 May 1946
Music: Alexei Haieff
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham, Virginia Bosler, Katherine Litz
The Seasons, 1947
First Performed: New York, NY; 18 May 1947
Music: John Cage
Design: Isamu Noguchi
Dancers: Ballet Society with Merce Cunningham
The Open Road, 1947
First Performed: New York, NY; 14 Dec 1947
Music: Lou Harrison
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Dromenon, 1947
First Performed: New York, NY; 14 Dec 1947
Music: John Cage
Design: Sonja Sekula, Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham and group
Dream, 1948
First Performed: Columbia, MO; 8 May 1948
Music: John Cage
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
The Ruse of Medusa, 1948 (a lyric comedy by Erik Satie, translated by MC Richards, directed by Arthur Penn)
First Performed: Black Mountain, NC; 14 Aug 1948
Music: Erik Satie
Design: Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Mary Outten
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
A Diversion, 1948 (also given in quartet and solo versions)
First Performed: Black Mountain, NC; 20 Aug 1948
Music: John Cage
Design: Mary Outten, Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham, Sara Hamill, Louise Lippold
Orestes, 1948
First Performed: Black Mountain, NC; 20 Aug 1948
Music: John Cage
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
The Monkey Dances, 1948 (from The Ruse of Medusa)
First Performed: Black Mountain, NC; 20 Aug 1948
Music: Erik Satie
Design: Mary Outten, Richard Lippold, Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Effusions avant l'heure, 1949 (later called Games; Trio)
First Performed: Paris, 10 June 1949
Music: John Cage
Dancers: Merce Cunningham, Tanaquil LeClerq, Betty Nichols
Amores, 1949
First Performed: Paris, 10 June 1949
Music: John Cage
Dancers: Tanaquil LeClerq, Merce Cunningham
Duet, 1949
First Performed: Paris, summer 1949
Dancers: Betty Nichols, Milorad Miskovitch
Two Step, 1949
First Performed: New York, NY; 18 Dec 1949
Music: Erik Satie
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Pool of Darkness, 1950
First Performed: New York, NY; 15 Jan 1950
Music: Ben Weber
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham, Dorthy Berea, Mili Churchill, Anneliese Widman
Before Dawn, 1950
First Performed: New York, NY; 15 Jan 1950
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Waltz, 1950
First Performed: Baton Rouge, LA; 27 June 1950
Music: Erik Satie
Dancers: Student Group
Rag-Time Parade, 1950
First Performed: Baton Rouge, LA; 27 June 1950
Music: Erik Satie
Dancers: Student Group
Sixteen Dances for Soloist and Company of Three, 1951
First Performed: Milbrook, NY; 17 Jan 1951
Music: John Cage
Design: Eleanor de Vito, John Cage, Remy Charlip, Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham, Dorothy Berea, Mili Churchill, Anneliese Widman
Variation, 1951
First Performed: Seattle, WA; 12 Apr 1951
Music: Morton Feldman
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Boy Who Wanted to be a Bird, 1951
First Performed: Martha's Vineyard, MA; summer 1951
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Suite of Six Short Dances, 1952
First Performed: Black Mountain, NC; spring 1952
Music: Recorder Pieces, arr. W.P. Jennerjahn
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Excerpts from Symphonie pour un homme seul, 1952
First Performed: Waltham, MA; 14 June 1952
Music: Pierre Schaeffer with Pierre Henry
Dancers: Merce Cunningham and group (under the title Collage)
Les Noces, 1952
First Performed: Waltham, MA; 14 June 1952
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Design: Howard Bay
Dancers: Merce Cunningham, Natanya Neumann, and group
[Theatre Piece], 1952
arr. by John Cage, poetry by Charles Olson and MC Richards, film by Nicholas Cernovitch
First Performed: Black Mountain, NC; 16(?) Aug 1952
Music: David Tudor
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Suite by Chance, 1953
First Performed: Urbana,IL; 24 Mar 1953
Music: Christian Wolff
Design: Remy Charlip
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Solo Suite in Space and Time, 1953
First Performed: Baton Rouge, LA; 23 June 1953
Music: John Cage
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Demonstration Piece, 1953
First Performed: Baton Rouge, LA; 23 June 1953
Dancers: Student Group
Epilogue, 1953
First Performed: Baton Rouge, LA; 23 June 1953
Music: Erik Satie
Dancers: Student Group
Banjo, 1953
First Performed: Black Mountain, NC; 21 Aug 1953
Music: Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Design: Remy Charlip
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Dime a Dance, 1953
First Performed: Black Mountain, NC; 22 Aug 1953
Music: 19th century piano music, selected by David Tudor
Design: Remy Charlip
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Septet, 1953
First Performed: Black Mountain, NC; 22 Aug 1953
Music: Erik Satie
Design: Remy Charlip
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Untitled Solo, 1953
First Performed: Black Mountain, NC; 22 Aug 1953
Music: Christian Wolff
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Fragments, 1953
First Performed: New York, NY; 30 Dec 1953
Music: Pierre Boulez
Design: Remy Charlip
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Minutiae, 1954
First Performed: Brooklyn, NY; 8 Dec 1954
Music: John Cage
Design: Robert Rauschenberg, Remy Charlip
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Springweather and People, 1955
First Performed: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; 24 May 1955
Music: Earle Brown
Design: Remy Charlip (Robert Rauschenberg 1957)
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Galaxy, 1956
First Performed: South Bend, IN; 18 May 1956
Music: Earle Brown
Design: Remy Charlip
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Lavish Escapade, 1956
First Performed: South Bend, IN; 18 May 1956
Music: Christian Wolff
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Suite for Five in Space and Time, 1956
Suite for Five image 1. . . . Suite for Five image 2

(later called Suite for Five)
First Performed: South Bend, IN; 18 May 1956
Music: John Cage
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Nocturnes, 1956
First Performed: Jacob's Pillow, MA; 11 July 1956
Music: Erik Satie
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Labyrinthian Dances, 1957
First Performed: Brooklyn, NY; 30 November 1957
Music: Josef Matthias Hauer
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Changeling, 1957
First Performed: Brooklyn, NY; 30 Nov 1957
Music: Christian Wolff
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Picnic Polka, 1957
First Performed: Brooklyn, NY; 30 Nov 1957
Music: Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Design: Remy Charlip
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Collage III, 1958
First Performed: Pittsburgh, PA; 21 May 1958
Music: Pierre Schaeffer with Pierre Henry
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Antic Meet, 1958
First Performed: New London, CT; 14 Aug 1958
Music: John Cage
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Summerspace, 1958
First Performed: New London, CT; 17 Aug 1958
Music: Morton Feldman
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Night Wandering, 1958
First Performed: Stockholm; 5 Oct 1958
Music: Bo Nilsson
Design: Nicholas Cernovitch (Robert Rauschenberg 1960)
Dancers: Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown
From the Poems of White Stone, 1959
First Performed: Urbana, IL; 14 Mar 1959
Music: Chou Wen-Chung; poems by Chiang Kuei
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Gambit for Dancers and Orchestra, 1959
First Performed: Urbana, IL; 14 Mar 1959
Music: Ben Johnston
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Rune, 1959
First Performed: New London, CT; 14 Aug 1959
Music: Christian Wolff
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
(Mark Lancaster, 1982 & 1995)
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Theatre Piece, 1960
First Performed: New York, NY; 7 Mar 1960
Music: John Cage
Dancers: Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown
Crises, 1960
First Performed: New London, CT; 19 Aug 1960
Music: Conlon Nancarrow
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Hands Birds, 1960
First Performed: Venice; 24 Sept 1960
Music: Earle Brown
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Carolyn Brown
Waka, 1960
First Performed: Venice; 24 Sept 1960
Music: Toshi Ichiyanagi
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Carolyn Brown
Music Walk with Dancers, 1960
First Performed: Venice; 24 Sept 1960
Music: John Cage
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham and Carolyn Brown
Suite de Danses, 1961 (a work for television, directed by Jean Mercure)
First Performed: CBC TV Montreal; 12 June 1961
Music: Serge Garrant
Design: Jasper Johns
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Aeon, 1961
First Performed: Montreal; 5 Aug 1961
Music: John Cage
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Field Dances, 1963
First Performed: Los Angeles, CA; 17 July 1963
Music: John Cage
Design: Robert Rauschenberg (Remy Charlip 1967)
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Story, 1963
First Performed: Los Angeles, CA; 24 July 1963
Music: Toshi Ichiyanagi
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Open Session, 1964
First Performed: Hartford, CT; 19 Mar 1964
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Paired, 1964
First Performed: Hartford, CT; 21 Mar 1964
Music: John Cage
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham, Viola Farber
Winterbranch, 1964
First Performed: Hartford, CT; 21 Mar 1964
Music: La Monte Young
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Cross Currents, 1964
First Performed: London; 31 July 1964
Music: Conlon Nancarrow, arr. John Cage
Design: Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Video clip from Variations V. (Caution: large file!)
Variations V, 1965
First Performed: New York, NY; 23 July 1965
Music: John Cage Film: Stan VanDerBeek TV images: Nam June Paik
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run, 1965
First Performed: Chicago, IL; 24 Nov 1965
Music: John Cage: Stories from Silence, A Year from Monday, and elsewhere (1958)
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Place, 1966
First Performed: Saint-Paul de Vence; 6 Aug 1966
Music: Gordon Mumma
Design: Beverly Emmons
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Scramble, 1967
First Performed: Chicago, IL; 25 July 1967
Music: Toshi Ichiyanagi
Design: Frank Stella
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
RainForest, 1968
First Performed: Buffalo, NY; 9 Mar 1968
Music: David Tudor
Design: Andy Warhol
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Walkaround Time
Video clip from Walkaround Time. (Caution: large file!)
Walkaround Time, 1968
First Performed: Buffalo, NY; 10 Mar 1968
Music: David Behrman
Design: After Marcel Duchamp
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Assemblage, 1968 (a film for television directed by Richard Moore)
First Performed: KQED-TV; San Francisco, CA; Oct-Nov 1968
Music: John Cage, David Tudor, Gordon Mumma
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Canfield, 1969
First Performed: Rochester, NY; 4 Mar 1969
Music: Pauline Oliveros
Design: Robert Morris
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Tread, 1970
First Performed: Brooklyn, NY; 5 Jan 1970
Music: Christian Wolff
Design: Bruce Nauman
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Second Hand, 1970
First Performed: Brooklyn, NY; 8 Jan 1970
Music: John Cage
Design: Jasper Johns
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Signals, 1970
First Performed: Paris; 5 June 1970
(Design: Brice Marden)
Music: David Tudor, Gordon Mumma, John Cage
Design: Richard Nelson, Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Objects, 1970
First Performed: Brooklyn, NY; 10 Nov 1970
Music: Alvin Lucier
Design: Neil Jenney
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Loops, 1971
First Performed: New York, NY; 3 Dec 1971
Music: Gordon Mumma
Design: Jasper Johns
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Landrover, 1972
First Performed: Brooklyn, NY; 1 Feb 1972
Music: John Cage, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor
Design: Jasper Johns
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
TV Rerun, 1972
First Performed: Brooklyn, NY; 2 Feb 1972
Music: Gordon Mumma
Design: Jasper Johns
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Borst Park, 1972
First Performed: Brooklyn, NY; 8 Feb 1972
Music: Christian Wolff
Design: The Company
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Un jour ou deux, 1973
First Performed: Paris; 6 Nov 1973
Music: John Cage
Design: Jasper Johns
Dancers: Paris Opera Ballet
Video clip from Westbeth. (Caution: large file!)
Westbeth, 1974 (a work for video directed by Charles Atlas and Merce Cunningham)
First Performed: New York, NY; fall, 1974
Music: John Cage
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Exercise Piece, 1975
First Performed: New York, NY; 14 Feb 1975
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Video clip from Changing Steps. (Caution: large file!)
Changing Steps, 1975
First Performed: Detroit, MI; 7 Mar 1975
Music: John Cage
Design: Charles Atlas (Mark Lancaster, 1978)
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Rebus, 1975
First Performed: Detroit, MI; 8 Mar 1975
Music: David Behrman
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Solo, 1975
First Performed: Detroit, MI; 8 Mar 1975
Music: John Cage
Design: Sonja Sekula
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Sounddance, 1975
First Performed: Detroit, MI; 8 Mar 1975
Music: David Tudor
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Blue Studio: Five Segments, 1975 (videotape by Merce Cunningham and Charles Atlas)
First Performed: WNET New York, NY; Oct 1975
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Torse, 1976
First Performed: Princeton, NJ; 15 Jan 1976
Music: Maryanne Amacher
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Squaregame, 1976
First Performed: Adelaide, Australia; 24 Mar 1976
Music: Takehisa Kosugi
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Video Triangle, 1976 (part of Event for Television, directed by Merrill Brockway)
First Performed: WNET Nashville, TN; Nov 1976
Music: David Tudor
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Travelogue, 1977
First Performed: New York, NY; 18 Jan 1977
Music: John Cage
Design: Robert Rauschenberg
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Inlets, 1977
First Performed: Seattle, WA; 10 Sept 1977
Music: John Cage
Design: Morris Graves
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Fractions, 1977 (videodance directed by Charles Atlas and Merce Cunningham)
First Performed: New York, NY; Nov/Dec 1977
Music: Jon Gibson
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Exercise Piece I, 1978
First Performed: Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, NY; 25 Mar 1978
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Exercise Piece II, 1978
First Performed: Toronto, Canada; 18 August 1978
Music: John Cage
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Exchange, 1978
First Performed: New York, NY; 27 Sept 1978
Music: David Tudor
Design: Jasper Johns
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Tango, 1978
First Performed: New York, NY; 5 Oct 1978
Music: John Cage
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Locale, 1979 (filmdance directed by Charles Atlas and Merce Cunningham)
First Performed: New York, NY; Jan/Feb 1979
Music: Takehisa Kosugi
Design: Charles Atlas
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Roadrunners, 1979
First Performed: Durham, North Carolina; 19 July 1979
Music: Yasunao Tone
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Exercise Piece III, 1980
First Performed: New York, NY; 23 Feb 1980
Music: John Cage
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Duets, 1980
First Performed: New York, NY; 26 Feb 1980
Music: John Cage
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Fielding Sixes, 1980
First Performed: London, England; 30 June 1980
Music: John Cage
Design: Monika Fullemann (William Anastasi, 1986)
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Channels/Inserts, 1981 (filmdance directed by Charles Atlas and Merce Cunningham)
First Performed: New York, NY; Jan 1981
Music: David Tudor
Design: Charles Atlas
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
10's with Shoes, 1981
First Performed: New York, NY; 17 Mar 1981
Music: Martin Kalve
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Gallopade, 1981
First Performed: London, England; 10 June 1981
Music: Takehisa Kosugi
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Trails, 1982
First Performed: New York, NY; 16 Mar 1982
Music: John Cage
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Quartet, 1982
First Performed: Paris, France; 27 October 1982
Music: David Tudor
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Coast Zone, 1983 (filmdance directed by Charles Atlas and Merce Cunningham)
First Performed: New York, NY; Jan 1983
Music: Larry Austin
Design: Mark Lancaster, Charles Atlas
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Inlets 2, 1983
First Performed: Lille, France; 26 Oct 1983
Music: John Cage
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Roaratorio, 1983
First Performed: Lille, France; 26 Oct 1983
Music: John Cage
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Pictures, 1984
First Performed: New York, NY; 6 Mar 1984
Music: David Behrman
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Doubles, 1984
First Performed: Durham, NC; 28 June 1984
Music: Takehisa Kosugi
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham
Phrases, 1984
First Performed: Angers, France; 7 Dec 1984
Music: David Tudor
Design: William Anastasi, Dove Bradshaw
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Deli Commedia, 1985 (videodance directed by Elliot Caplan)
First Performed: New York, NY; Jan 1985
Music: Pat Richter
Design: Dove Bradshaw
Dancers: Student group
Native Green, 1985
First Performed: New York, NY; 12 Mar 1985
Music: John King, Gliss in Sighs
Décor, Lighting, and Costumes: William Anastsi
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Arcade, 1985
First Performed: Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia, PA; 11 Sept 1985
Music: John Cage
Design: Dove Bradshaw
Dancers: Pennsylvania Ballet
Grange Eve, 1986
First Performed: New York, NY; 18 Mar 1986
Music: Takehisa Kosugi
Design: William Anastasi
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Points in Space, 1986 (videodance directed by Elliot Caplan and Merce Cunningham)
First Performed: London, England; May 1986
Music: John Cage
Design: William Anastasi
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Fabrications, 1987 @ 35 minutes
First Performed: Minneapolis, MN; 21 Feb 1987
Music: Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta, Short Waves Décor and Costumes: Dove Bradshaw Lighting: Josh Johnson Number of
Dancers: 15 Number of Musicians:2 Type of
Music: Electronic
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Shards, 1987
First Performed: New York, NY; 4 Mar 1987
Music: David Tudor
Design: William Anastasi
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Carousal, 1987
First Performed: Jacob's Pillow, MA; 18 Aug 1987
Music: Takehisa Kosugi
Design: Dove Bradshaw
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Eleven, 1988
First Performed: New York, NY; 9 Mar 1988
Music: Robert Ashley
Design: William Anastasi
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Five Stone, 1988
First Performed: Berlin, Germany; 16 June 1988
Music: John Cage, David Tudor
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Five Stone Wind, 1988
First Performed: Avignon, France; 30 July 1988
Music: John Cage, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Cargo X, 1989
First Performed: Austin, TX; 27 Jan 1989
Music: Takehisa Kosugi
Design: Dove Bradshaw
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Field and Figures, 1989
First Performed: Minneapolis, MN; 17 Feb 1989
Music: Ivan Tcherepnin
Design: Kristin Jones, Andrew Ginzel
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
August Pace, 1989
First Performed: Berkeley, CA; 22 Sept 1989
Music: Michael Pugliese
Design: Sergei Bugaev (Afrika)
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Inventions, 1989
First Performed: Berkeley, CA; 23 Sept 1989
Music: John Cage
Design: Carl Kielblock
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Polarity, 1990
First Performed: New York, NY; 20 Mar 1990
Music: David Tudor
Design: William Anastasi, Merce Cunningham, Carl Kielblock
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Neighbors, 1991
First Performed: New York, NY; 13 Mar 1991
Music: Takehisa Kosugi
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Trackers, 1991
First Performed: New York, NY; 20 Mar 1991
Music: Emmanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta
Design: Dove Bradshaw
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Beach Birds, 1991
First Performed: Zurich, Switzerland; 20 June 1991
Music: John Cage
Design: Marsha Skinner
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Beach Birds For Camera, 1992 (a 35mm film directed by Elliot Caplan)
First Performed: New York, New York; Dec 1991
Music: John Cage
Design: Marsha Skinner
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Loosestrife, 1991
First Performed: Paris, France; 10 Sept 1991
Music: Michael Pugliese
Design: Carl Kielblock
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Change of Address, 1992
First Performed: Austin, TX; 31 Jan 1992
Music: Walter Zimmermann
Design: Marsha Skinner
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Touchbase, 1992
First Performed: Rambert Dance Co., London; 20 June 1992
Music: Michael Pugliese
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Rambert Dance Company
Enter, 1992
First Performed: Paris, France; 17 Nov 1992
Music: David Tudor
Design: John Cage, Marsha Skinner, Elliot Caplan
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Doubletoss, 1993
First Performed: Minneapolis, MN; 26 Feb 1993
Music: Takehisa Kosugi
Design: Merce Cunningham, Suzanne Gallo, Aaron Copp
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
CRWDSPCR, 1993
First Performed: Durham, NC; 15 July 1993
Music: John King
Design: Mark Lancaster
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Breakers, 1994
First Performed: New York, NY; 9 Mar 1994
Music: John Driscoll
Design: Mary Jean Kenton
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Ocean, 1994
First Performed: Brussels, Belgium; 18 May 1994
Music: Andrew Culver, David Tudor
Design: Marsha Skinner
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Ground Level Overlay, 1995
First Performed: New York, NY; 8 Mar 1995
Music: Stuart Dempster, Underground Overlays
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Windows, 1995
First Performed: Montpellier, France; 23 June 1995
Music: Emmanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta
Design: After John Cage, Suzanne Gallo, Aaron Copp
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Tune In / Spin Out, 1996
First Performed: Austin , Texas; 31 January 1996
Music: John Cage
Design: Suzanne Gallo and Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Rondo, 1996
First Performed: Ludwigsburg, Germany; 2 June 1996
Music: John Cage
Design: Suzanne Gallo and Merce Cunningham
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Scenario, 1997
First Performed: Brooklyn, NY; 14 October 1997
Music: Takehisa Kosugi
Design: Rei Kawakubo
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Pond Way, 1998
First Performed: Paris, France; 13 January 1998
Music: Brian Eno
Design: Roy Lichtenstein
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
BIPED, 1999
First Performed: Berkeley, CA; 23 April 1999
Music: Gavin Bryars, Biped
Décor: Paul Kaiser Shelley Eshkar
Costumes: Suzanne Gallo
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Occasion Piece, 1999
First Performed: New York, NY; 21 July 1999
Music: John Cage
Design: After Marcel Duchamp
Dancers: Merce Cunningham and Mikhail Baryshnikov
Interscape, 2000
First Performed: Jonh F. Kennedy Center, Washinton, DCM; 6 April 2000
Music: John Cage, 108 (1991) and/or One8 (1991)
[Interscape may be performed to John Cage's solo for cello, One8, the eighth piece Cage wrote in his series of number pieces for a single performer. It may also be performed to 108, by Cage, an orchestral piece composed for one hundred and eight musicians. John Cage explained that 108 may be performed simultaneously with One8 to form a kind of cello concerto.]
Décor and Costumes: Robert Rauschenberg, Interscape Mirage
Way Station, 2001
First Performed: City Center, New York, NY; March 31, 2001
Music: Takehisa Kosugi
Design: Charles Long, Aaron Copp, James Hall
Dancers: Merce Cunningam Dance Company
Loose Time, 2002
First Performed: Berkeley, CA, February 1, 2002
Music: Christian Wolff, Moving Spaces
Décor and Costumes: Terry Winters, Vortex Street
Fluid Canvas, 2002
First Performed: Barbican Center, London, UK, September 10, 2002
Music: John King, longtermparking
Décor: Marc Downie, Paul Kaiser, Shelley Eshkar, Lifelike
Costumes: James Hall
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Split Sides (2003)
First Performed: BAM, Brooklin, NY October 14, 2003
Music: Radiohead & Sigur Ros
Design: Catherine Yass, Robert Heishman,
............James Hall, James Ingalls
Dancers: Merce Cunningham Dance Company




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