ABSTRACT

Merce Cunningham has been making new dance with the computer choreographic software LifeForms since December 19892• During that time, Merce Cunningham has created eleven new dances with the assistance of LifeForms, a creative output which is prolific by any standard. Cunningham's capacity, not only to envision possibilities, but also to concretely materialize those possibilities through his work in dance, has raised public consciousness in a way that perhaps no other single figure in the world of dance or of computer technology could accomplish. It is clear from the outcome of Cunningham's work with LifeForms

that the creative process of making dance has been enriched and expanded through the use of computer technology.