One of the most prominent figures in contemporary arts, Merce Cunningham has performed and choreographed modern dance for over fifty years. Both daring and innovative, his explorations into the avant-garde have captivated audiences, fascinated critics and inspired peers. American Masters® presents a dynamic look at the creative pioneer with Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance. This in-depth profile explores Cunningham's prolific career from his earliest successes to recent works such as Occasion Piece, a collaboration with Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Biped, a ground-breaking mix of computer technology and dance. Featuring new and archival performance footage, the film also includes exclusive interviews with dancers, collaborators and the master himself.