DANCE MOVIES ON MERCE was a programme of five short films by UK based artists inspired by Merce Cunningham -- his influence on them, their practices and working methods.
These films were presented as part of MERCE CIRCUS, an intensive weekend and rare opportunity to interact with the multi-faceted work of Merce Cunningham, one of the world's choreographic greats. Taking place at Stratford Circus in east London, October 2011, Merce Circus was born out of a partnership between Dance Umbrella, East London Dance and the Barbican with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
This film was commissioned by East London Dance as part of MERCE CIRCUS (1-2 October 2011). MERCE CIRCUS was presented by the Barbican, Dance Umbrella and East London Dance as part of Dance Umbrella 2011.