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Sadly, Merce Cunningham Dance Company is disbanding after 58 years. To honor the company, The Brooklyn artist Kenneth E. Parris III is on tour with the members documenting their last few months through a series of graphite drawings, which the New York Times has been sharing with us. The company will disband on New Year’s Day, 2012. I thoroughly enjoyed these graceful pictures of the dancers’ down time and I’m sure you will too.

At the Dead Sea

Moscow after a performance

Resting in Marseille, the company’s home away from home

Party after the filming at Purchase College

On the way to Dartmouth College

Champagne and a bag of ice at the Lincoln Center

Walking along the Hudson River near Cunningham Studio

Picnic during a week long vacation in New York

Getting back to work in New York City

Wrestling arena in Mexico Center

Enjoying Mexico City and tequila

Hudson Valley Farmer’s Market on the way to Bard College

Bike riding in Berlin


All original drawings by Kenneth E. Parris III


Written by jenniferloftis

October 7, 2011 at 11:15 am

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  1. Wow, you’re unbelievable amazing talented!

    Truth Conquers

    October 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

  2. […] Company during their last couple months before disbanding. Take a look at the original story for 14 previous drawings. Read more at the New York […]

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