I had the pleasure of working and touring with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as their sound engineer during several years. That experience really introduced me to France and the European capitals as their populace remains some of the company’s most dedicated and supportive fans. Merce has been keeping journals of writings and drawings over the years, which were recently published under the title, “Other Animals”. At the time of this photo, he was visiting the festival to do a lecture and book signing, and was gracious enough to pose for me down by "the fire pond”. He worked on a picture of some fish during the shoot, later giving it to me as a gift. Upon examining the sketch, I saw that Merce had signed the bottom of the page, “Karl Marx”.