The audience rose to its feet at the end of each of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's Lincoln Center Festival performances at New York State Theater. We cheered for the marvelous works and the brilliant dancers. We cheered because Cunningham at 83 is celebrating what the season title hails as the company's "50 Years of Forward Motion" and because he shows every sign of plowing ahead, creaky joints be damned. (This is a man who, needing a wheelchair for airport corridors, is attempting to relearn the time step in a... More >>>