Composer Reflects On Legendary Dance Company
07/05/11 12:40PM By Jane Lindholm, Patti Daniels
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Though more common now, this kind of collaboration-with music and dance occurring at the same time yet sort of independent of one another-was revolutionary when Wolff and Cunningham began working together in the 1950s.
Merce Cunningham died in 2009 but his company is presenting a farewell legacy tour hitting Paris, New York, Tokyo, Berlin...and, this week, Hanover, where Christian Wolff taught music at Dartmouth for many years. Wolff joins us to talk about his extraordinary collaboration with Merce Cunningham.