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Hudson Hall: Merce Cunningham: Passing Time


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OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE ARTISTS: Saturday, June 22, 5 – 7pm*

Featuring James Klosty’s black and white photographs of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s early years (1968-1972) and Stephanie Berger’s color-saturated photographs from the final years of MCDC’s existence (1996-2011), Passing Time gives viewers a lens into Cunningham’s groundbreaking genius.

Stephanie Berger‘s photographs have appeared in a wide range of publications, including The New York TimesArtforumWall Street Journal as well as international publications and book projects. She has been the staff photographer for the Lincoln Center Festival since its inception in 1996. Berger’s Merce Cunningham: Beyond the Perfect Stage,  a book of photographs of the final events and performances of MCDC, was published by Damiani in 2016. 

James Klosty is a photographer, actor, and devoted organic gardener. He is the photographer/author of Merce Cunningham, and his work has been shown at the Leo Castelli Gallery and the ICP/International Center of Photography. Klosty lives in Millbrook, New York.

Signed copies of Stephanie Berger’s Merce Cunningham: Beyond the Perfect Stage and James Klosty’s John Cage Was (2014) will be available for purchase at the opening reception.

*The exhibition opening is followed by a free screening of If the Dancer Dances, a film by Lise Friedman and Maia Wechsler. To reserve your seat to the screening, click here.

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