CUNNINGHAM
Feature Documentary | 93 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/12/2019 and 10/13/2019
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Directed By
Alla Kovgan

Produced By
Alla Kovgan
Helge Albers
Ilann Girard
Elizabeth Delude-Dix
Kelly Gilpatrick
Derrick Tseng

Written By
Alla Kovgan


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2019 | English | Germany/France/USA

WINNER: Special Jury Prize for Artistic Vision for director Alla Kovgan

In the past century of choreography, Merce Cunningham is perhaps the most iconic name of his medium, with an ever-evolving body of work that forever changed the world of contemporary dance. Bringing together the last generation of dancers trained under the legendary choreographer at the Merce Cunningham Dance Company to perform his most celebrated and ambitious pieces, filmmaker Alla Kovgan presents the work in stunning 3D photography, bringing the audience as close as possible to the movements and actions of the dancers on screen. For viewers both intimately aware of and new to his work, CUNNINGHAM is a stunning profile of one of contemporary dance’s most important figures.

Presented in 3-D