Something in the Way We Move

merce cunningham on universality & distinction in human movement.

Movement is so much a part of our daily experience that we don’t even think of it as a thing. We don’t even think of it, we just sort of do it. But if you thought about it, say, how do you walk? I don’t mean just the mechanics, but if we all walked the same, why is it we all walk differently? And that struck me years ago, and I thought, well that was a way to think about movement: that we were doing the same thing, but we all did it differently. — Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Cargo X, 1989. Photograph: Jed Downhill.

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