Commissioned by East London Dance, Dance Umbrella & Barbican

Running time – 3mins
Premiere – 2011

DANCE MOVIES ON MERCE was a programme of five short films by UK based artists inspired by Merce Cunningham — his influence on them, their practices and working methods.

These films were presented as part of MERCE CIRCUS, an intensive weekend and rare opportunity to interact with the multi-faceted work of Merce Cunningham, one of the world’s choreographic greats. Taking place at Stratford Circus in east London MERCE CIRCUS was born out of a partnership between Dance Umbrella, East London Dance and the Barbican with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.


Artistic Director: Tony Adigun
Filmmaker: Irven Lewis
Music: Nicolas JAAR
Dancers: Botis Seva, TJ Lowe and Tony Adigun