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L-R: Dancers Reid Bartelme, David Norsworthy and Sara Mearns perform in the Merce Cunningham centennial tribute Night of 100 Solos at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. The staging of the event often saw multiple dancers performing independent solo routines simultaneously. Stephanie Berger/Courtesy of Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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100 Dances For 100 Years Of Merce Cunningham

To celebrate the centennial of the modern-dance pioneer's birth, dancers at theaters in London, New York and Los Angeles performed a total of 100 solos that the master choreographed.

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Opinion: Amid Devastation, Paris Firefighters' Bravery Is An Inspiration

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Gymnopedia No. 1 & 3 Kerrilyn Renshaw
Patterns David Wenngren

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Colombia's Salt Cathedral Is A Marvel Of Architecture And A Popular House Of Worship

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Y Volvere Luis Siu Riveron
Brisk Yellow Blazo
La banda del west (Charleston) Enrico Simonetti
Wild Were the Waves Signal Hill
Ridge Raisinhill

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Prison For Forced Addiction Treatment? A Parent's 'Last Resort' Has Consequences

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L-R: Dancers Reid Bartelme, David Norsworthy and Sara Mearns perform in the Merce Cunningham centennial tribute Night of 100 Solos at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. The staging of the event often saw multiple dancers performing independent solo routines simultaneously. Stephanie Berger/Courtesy of Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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100 Dances For 100 Years Of Merce Cunningham

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