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  Alla Kovgan

  France, Germany, United States 92 minutes

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This immersive 3D documentary traces the life of modern dance pioneer Merce Cunningham. With never-before-seen archival footage, the film chronicles
Cunningham’s artistic evolutions and formative relationships—most notably with musician John Cage—along with imaginative restagings of his iconic works. The result is a visceral experience of his cutting-edge choreography and a captivating portrait of a man who remained relentlessly committed to innovation throughout his life.

“What Kovgan’s utterly transporting film does, through a thoughtful and dynamic combination of curated material and new performances, is radiate the rapturous power of dance. ”
-Hollywood Reporter


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Part of the Between Gestures Festival organized by the Cultural Service of the Consulate of France in Chicago and the Goethe-Institut Chicago.

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