New, Newer & Merce

How is it that Merce Cunningham still seems new while he’s in his 80s? “None of it’s particularly deep, though I suppose you could call it a paradox,” he says of the irony of his age combined with his still cutting-edge endeavors. “I just think of it as trying to continue. I use chance always in the pieces. I think it opens up new possibilities. You come up with something you don’t know you have.”