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Merce Cunningham Trust

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Purpose and Activities

The foundation cultivates and promotes public interest in the field of dance, and promotes and encourages talent and ability in the choreography and creation of, as well as the performance of, works in the field of dance by preserving, enhancing and maintaining the integrity of the choreographic and other artistic works of Merce Cunningham, and by making such works available for the benefit of the public.


Established in 2002 in NY - Founded by the late Mercier "Merce" Philip Cunningham, a dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of American avant-garde who made an impact in the world of modern dance. Mr. Cunningham headed the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and throughout much of his life, he was considered one of the greatest creative forces in American dance.


Merce Cunningham Trust

Operating foundation




130 W. 56th St., Ste. 708 New York City, NY United States 10019-3962

Contact Information

  • Telephone: 2122558240