Palimpsest

Episode 11  / Memory Motel

In the early 1950’s, renowned dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham produced a series of solo dances, one of which was called “Changeling”. Because it was a solo Merce never taught it to any one else, and when the performances stopped less than 10 years later, the dance disappeared. With the discovery of a video of the dance in 2014 by director Alla Kovgan, Memory Motel explores the legacy of Merce Cunningham; how dance is particularly susceptible to decay, how it is remembered, and how bring back work that wasn’t necessarily meant to be recreated.

Memory Motel

Created and hosted by Terence Mickey, Memory Motel finds the drama in what we want to remember or forget.

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