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Introduction


 

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation


We worked extensively with the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation from 2008 until the Foundation's closure in 2012, and have since continued our work with the Merce Cunningham Trust. We developed content for three pioneering examples of Merce Cunningham's legacy - and we were honored to contribute to the legacy of one of the most important choreographers of our time.

 
 
 
Dancing Camera was an enormous asset to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company both during the creation of the web-series “Mondays with Merce” and throughout the groundbreaking MCDC Legacy Plan. The broadcast quality filming and editing of Cunningham repertory and the final performances at the Park Avenue Armory are legendary, and make the full glory of these celebrated occasions available to those unable to experience them in person.
— Trevor Carlson, Executive Director (2005-2012), Cunningham Dance Foundation
 
 

Mondays with Merce


Mondays with Merce


 

 
 

Mondays with Merce


In collaboration with the Foundation's Executive Director Trevor Carlson and with interviews conducted by Scholar in Residence Nancy Dalva; we shot, edited, and directed the groundbreaking Mondays with Merce web series, crafting thousands of hours of performance, rehearsal, interview, and archival footage into 16 episodes that have been viewed over a half million times. These videos provide international audiences with an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the company, technique, and process of a great artist.

 

The entire web series is free to view at the Cunningham Trust's website, here.

330+

Hours Filmed

58

Interviews

16

Episodes

 

Park Avenue Armory Event


Park Avenue Armory Event


 

 
 

"One of the best films of 2012"

- Artforum

Park Avenue Armory Event


 
 
 
 

After 65 years of performances, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company celebrated its finale on New Year's Eve of 2011. Our feature-length film captures this historic occasion at the Park Avenue Armory in a singular experience. The DVD set includes individual stage recordings and can be purchased through ArtPix and Amazon.

 

Dance Capsules


Dance Capsules


 

 
 

Dance Capsules

 

 

We were entrusted with filming multiple archival-grade performances for the permanent preservation of Mr. Cunningham's work. These comprehensive documents - Dance Capsules - serve as the primary resource for re-creation and study of this invaluable work for generations to come.

All Dance Capsule access is obtained here by express consent, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Archives have a permanent home at the New York Public Library's Jerome Robbins Dance Division.

 
 

15+

Full-Production On-location Events Filmed

9

Theatrical Shoot Masters Exclusively Recorded for Dance Capsules, including:

Roaratorio

Redcat Event

with Mikhail Baryshnikov

Duets

Antic Meet

Squaregame

Rainforest

Xover

Second Hand

Quartet

Nearly 90 (2)