Dancing for Merce: with Choreographer Neil Greenberg
Mondays with Merce: The Legacy continues with guest Neil Greenberg.
Choreographer Neil Greenberg was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance
Company from 1979-1986. Here he talks about seeing the company for the first
time; about dancing for Merce; and about Merce's influence on his own life
and work as a choreographer. See MwM interview excerpts of Merce himself,
talking about being a dancer who becomes a choreographer, and the challenges
of choreography, and see Greenberg in his own choreography and in archival
footage of Cunningham's "Channels/Inserts" and "Coast Zone. This MwM also
includes recent film of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in rehearsal and
performance, including excerpts from "Sounddance" and "Nearly Ninety;"
beautiful new film of MCDC in the Memorial Event at the Park Avenue Armory;
and Neil performing at the Memorial. Enlarge your own understanding of
Merce's work through Neil's perceptions, and see some marvelous dancing!