He's been at this for a while, but even after more than 50 years before the public, there remains something weird and wonderful about Merce Cunningham's dance pieces. His troupe rehearses without music. And whatever music ends up being made for the works — everything from John Cage's still-shocking sonic surprises to the tidal wave of sounds of David Tudor's Ocean score — seems merely to happen by accident alongside the dances. The choreography, dictated by chance as much as by Cunningham's own inscrutable inspiration, is... More >>>