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Mary Lisa Burns

Mary Lisa Burns is Director of Education for the Merce Cunningham Studio, where she has taught since 1988. A part-time faculty member of Barnard College since 1996, Ms. Burns has performed in the work of Kenneth King, Brenda Daniels, and Gina Gibney. Her own choreography has been produced in New York City and elsewhere

Building a Body of Work: Charles Atlas and Merce Cunningham

How did Merce Cunningham collaborate with artists? By now it’s the stuff of dance history legend: the composer might be told the length of the dance; the visual artist the number of dancers, perhaps, or that nothing could be hung from above.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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