A SPACE TO DANCE AND LIVE FOR MERCE CUNNINGHAM
by Julie Krafft Bruland
Choreographer Merce Cunningham is most known for his ideas of dance and music being two completely separate things. Merce and his partner and musical director John Cage composed their choreography and music separate, only putting them together the day of the premiere. My proposal emphasises that idea with a large open dance studio on one side and a living space with John’s music studio on the other. Between them is a green space connecting the two, with tall folding glass doors allowing Merce and John to see each other through the garden. Dance performances can either happen inside or outside.