Merce Cunningham

1919 - 2009

Merce Cunningham

Mercier Philip "Merce" Cunningham (April 16, 1919 – July 26, 2009) was an American dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of American modern dance for more than 50 years. He was notable for frequent collaboration with artists of other disciplines, including musicians John Cage, David Tudor, Brian Eno, and graphic artists Robert Rauschenberg, Bruce Nauman, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, and Jasper Johns; and fashion designer Rei Kawakubo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Merce Cunningham has received more than 529,665 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 29th most popular dancer.

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  • 530k

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  • 55.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among dancers, Merce Cunningham ranks 29 out of 66Before him are Serge Lifar, Pierre Beauchamp, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, Agrippina Vaganova, August Bournonville, and Roland Petit. After him are La Goulue, Carlo Blasis, Filippo Taglioni, Bronislava Nijinska, Liane de Pougy, and Léonide Massine.

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Among people born in 1919, Merce Cunningham ranks 73Before him are Ernst Barkmann, Kiichi Miyazawa, Frederik Pohl, Wolfgang Wagner, Abdel Hakim Amer, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. After him are Ferdinand Kübler, René Barrientos, Christoph Probst, Ginette Neveu, José Villalonga Llorente, and Joop den Uyl. Among people deceased in 2009, Merce Cunningham ranks 71Before him are Qian Xuesen, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Ernst Barkmann, Achille Compagnoni, Shih Kien, and Israel Gelfand. After him are Ricardo Montalbán, Irving Penn, Tomohiko Ikoma, Susanna Agnelli, Alicia de Larrocha, and Félix Malloum.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Merce Cunningham ranks 1,927 out of 12,171Before him are Barbara Bach (1947), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), Richie Sambora (1959), Kathleen Turner (1954), James Dwight Dana (1813), and Ralph Bellamy (1904). After him are Josh Duhamel (1972), Johnny Winter (1944), Jeremy Rifkin (1945), Patrick Duffy (1949), Vic Morrow (1929), and Archie Shepp (1937).

Among DANCERS In United States

Among dancers born in United States, Merce Cunningham ranks 4Before him are Isadora Duncan (1877), Josephine Baker (1906), and Martha Graham (1894). After him are Alvin Ailey (1931), Maria Tallchief (1925), Adam Darius (1930), Katherine Dunham (1909), Twyla Tharp (1941), and Melody Thornton (1984).