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Follow the links below and read the information about Merce Cunningham and paul taylor . Take thorough notes as you read.
Watch the videos below and take notes on the quality and style of movement.
Answer the following questions about merce cunningham and paul taylor.
1. What three Universities did Cunningham study at?
2. What famous choreographer did Cunningham begin working with?
3. Which composer did Cunningham work closely with?
4. What intrigued both Cage and Cunningham?
5. What inspired Cunningham to create choreography by chance? Describe what it is.
6. What did Cunningham begin to use when arthritis began to disrupt his dancing?
7. Which major choreographers took interest in Paul Taylor when he was 22?
8. Taylor was a soloist for which company?
9. What year did Taylor start his own company?
10. Describe what made Taylor's work in the mid-fifties unique.
11. What other dance form did he combine with minimalist performance ideas?
12. Name three of his notable pieces.
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