The Kennedy Center


Cunningham on Film

Friday, October 4, 2019 - Saturday, October 5, 2019

Contemporary Dance Merce Cunningham at 100 The REACH

Free outdoor screenings of selections from Merce Cunningham's legacy of dance. Includes Beach Birds for Camera, eyeSpace 20, Walkaround Time, and Merce 100. Part of Merce Cunningham at 100

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Free Outdoor Film Screenings
October 4 & 5, 2019
The REACH Plaza
Enjoy selections from Cunningham’s legacy of dance on the screen, both works created for camera and historic performances captured on film and video. 

Beach Birds for Camera (1992)
Directed by Elliot Caplan

eyeSpace 20 (2009)
Directed by Charles Atlas

Walkaround Time (1973)
Directed by Charles Atlas

Merce 100 (2019)
A short film created in celebration of the Cunningham Centenary, featuring historic footage of Cunningham himself dancing and other historic works
Film by Daniel Madoff

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Merce Cunningham at 100
The Kennedy Center joins the global centennial celebration of Merce Cunningham, featuring multiple events between October 2-5, 2019. The centerpiece is a performance by Compagnie CNDC-Angers, led by Cunningham disciple Robert Swinston; alongside additional music performances, film screenings, and free activities exploring the Cunningham legacy.
Additional events and activities to be announced, with more information at