A film about the life and work of Merce Cunningham is set to be released in cinemas in 2020.
Following his centenary this year, Cunningham will explore the choreographer’s legacy, using 3D technology to provide an immersive experience for audiences. It will explore his creative process and feature archive footage.
The film’s director and writer Alla Kovgan said: “I never imagined working with Merce’s choreography on film because of the complexity of his choreographic structures and his infinite explorations in time and space.
“3D offers interesting opportunities as it articulates the relationship between the dancers in and to the space.”
“Merce and 3D represent an idea fit, not only because of his use of space but also because of his interest in every technological advancement of his time and his willingness to adapt and work in unconventional settings/locations,” she added.
Cunningham’s centenary was celebrated at venues in London, New York and Los Angeles earlier this year.
The film will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland from March 13, 2020, and is produced by Dogwood Films.
Jennifer Goggins is director of choreography with Robert Swinson as supervising director.