The act of Falling and Rising

Reading about Merce Cunningham and the concept for “Winterbranch” -which first performance dated circa 1964, he referred it to as  “the facts in dancing”; “two such facts are the act of falling, and unless one stays on the ground, the subsequent act of rising”.  This is sort of related to the boxing dance; when falling on the ground -to the count of 10- you can always come up and continue fighting. Also connected to the “cause and effect law”, the rise and fall, the in and out of many situations in our lives are like the dance Merce Cunningham envisaged in 1964, we all fall for a reason: to rise.

Image: Merce Cunningham’s “Winterbranch”



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