|Photograph by Annie Leibowitz, 1997|
|Occasion Piece, 1999, with Mikhail Baryshnikov|
|Dancer Daniel Squire, right|
|Dancers Jamie Scott (left) and Lisa Boudreau|
|Dancer Holly Farmer with her husband|
|With Executive Director and great friend, Trevor Carlson. |
Trevor and I started working for Merce at the same time 15 years ago!
And even in his eighties, Merce was still young at heart, collaborating with Radiohead and Sigur Ros in the work Split Slides (2003).
For his last work to ever be choreographed, Nearly Ninety (2009), dancers shared the stage with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and Sonic Youth.
Merce was special indeed. He was a rare exotic bird with talent like no other. And I am still amazed and honored that I had the tiniest of part in sharing Merce's brilliance with the world. Goodnight Sweet Prince.