A prolific sketcher, Cunningham draws dance layouts for two of his dances, "Signals" and "Winterbranch" in red pen, signed in full in black ink, possibly at a later date. "Winterbranch" debuted in 1964 and "Signals" in 1970. MERCE CUNNINGHAM.
A prolific sketcher, Cunningham draws dance layouts for two of his dances, "Signals" and "Winterbranch" in red pen, signed in full in black ink, possibly at a later date. "Winterbranch" debuted in 1964 and "Signals" in 1970.
MERCE CUNNINGHAM

(1919-2009) American dancer and choreographer.

A prolific sketcher, Cunningham draws dance layouts for two of his dances, "Signals" and "Winterbranch" in red pen, signed in full in black ink, possibly at a later date. "Winterbranch" debuted in 1964 and "Signals" in 1970.

The rare and fine choreographic drawing measures 8.5 x 11 inches and floats on a dark gray mat overlaid with a white mat, framed in black satin finished wood, matted and framed in museum quality materials, framed in 5/8/inch black satin wood. Frame measures 16 x 18 3/4. Condition: horizontal folds show, otherwise fine.

Cunningham's dances emphasize strength and agility, and his choreography notoriously demands of his dancers difficult, nearly impossible physical feats of athleticism. Along with Paul Taylor, Cunningham is often billed as the greatest living modern dance choreographer. Cunningham was long-term collaborator with composer John Cage. www.schulsonautographs.com.

Item #4666

Price: $7,500.00