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Life Forms and Biped

Cunningham, the first pioneer of dance technology

Merce Cunningham’s choreographic concept relied on neither design nor music, instead, he believed that all art forms could exist independently of each other yet occupy the same space (Copeland and Cohen, 1983, 232).

Cunningham thought, however, that music and dance did have a common factor, ‘Time’, for they could cohabit the same space, at the same time. Therefore, his philosophy was that none of these arts needs the other for inspiration and frequently meet for the first time in the performance.

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