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Cunningham

by Alla Kovgan Special Screenings

Merce Cunningham created art that is difficult to describe with words – one has to experience it. Together with his long-time partner and composer John Cage and artist Robert Rauschenberg, the visionary choreographer, who died ten years ago, took the multi-dimensionality of a dance performance to the next level. This passionate film project is dedicated to his artistic development, from his difficult beginnings as a dancer in New York in the 40s to his internationally reverberating performances as a choreographer, which led to his fame. Newly staged performances merge with archive footage to create a three-dimensional journey through the life, philosophy and moving work of a legend.

Note: Screening in 3D. You will be offered with 3D glasses at the register at cinema Kosmos.


  • Genre: DOC: Arts & Culture
  • Country, Year: USA, France, Germany, 2019
  • Runtime: 93 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Alla Kovgan
  • Cast: Merce Cunningham
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  • Screenplay: Alla Kovgan
  • Cinematography: Mko Malkhasyan
  • Editor: Alla Kovgan
  • Music: Volker Bertelmann (aka Hauschka),
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  • Producers: Alla Kovgan, Helge Albers, Ilann Girard, Elizabeth Delude-Dix, Kelly Gilpatrick, Derrick Tseng
  • Executive Producers: Stephanie Dillon, Anna Godas, Lyda Kuth, Andreas Roald
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  • Production Companies: Chance Operations LLC, Arsam International, Achtung Panda
  • World Sales: Dogwoof Global
  • Swiss Distribution: Outside the Box
  • www.cunninghamfilm.com
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