Considered a pioneer of modern dance, Cunningham was a member of Martha Graham's company (1939-45), and become a choreographer at Graham's own urging.
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You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.
Life partner of composer and poet John Cage
for fifty years, from 1942 until Cage's death in 1992.