College Screens Movie on Merce Cunningham, Dancer From Centralia


The Centralia College Foundation will screen the new film “Cunningham at 7 p.m. Friday, April 3 at the Corbet Theatre, Centralia College.  

Mercier Philip “Merce” Cunningham was an American dancer and choreographer born and raised in Centralia. He moved to New York in 1939 and danced as a soloist before becoming a teacher at the experimental art college Black Mountain College, where he formed the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. At 6:40 p.m., the Centralia Ballet Academy will perform a dance tribute to Merce Cunningham. The movie will follow at 7 p.m. General admission is $10.


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