The choreographer credited with revolutionizing dance, Merce Cunningham died in his sleep on Sunday evening.
According to Reuters.com, the American choreographer and dancer died at age 90.
Cunningham, whose long-time partner was the late composer John Cage, died peacefully at home on Sunday of natural causes, the Cunningham Dance Foundation and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company said in a statement.
In his final years he became almost routinely hailed as the world’s greatest choreographer, a New York Times obituary said.
His choreography showed that dance was principally about itself, not music, while often suggesting that it could also be about many other things as well.