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The Merce Cunningham Dance Company's last hurrah


Last week, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company gave a farewell performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

In Second Hand (1970), 10 dancers move in a mode of deranged ballet, balancing in untenable positions, tilting and arching with relaxed arms and pointed feet.

READ MORE: "Last looks: Merce Cunningham’s long goodbye," by Marcia B. Siegel

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