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FilterD Extra: John Cage, Merce Cunningham film screens at CCS


The collaboration between John Cage, the composer, poet and artist, and Merce Cunningham, the dancer and choreographer, extended from 1942, when they met at Seattle's Cornish School, and continued until Cage's death in 1992. Cunningham remained active until shortly before his death at 90 in 2009.

Cage/Cunningham, a 2007 documentary film explores the 50-year collaboration between two revolutionary American artists. The film examines the artistic and philosophical associations that Cage and Cunningham have had with a wide range of leading figures in the art, literary, dance and music worlds -- including Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Carolyn Brown, Viola Farber, Alvin Lucier, La Monte Young, Rudolf Nureyev, David Tudor, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella and Virgil Thomson. 

The film by Eliott Caplan screens this Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium in the Walter B. Ford II Building at College for Creative Studies (corner of John R and Frederick Douglass). The film is free and open to the public.


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