Merce Cunningham Trust

Classes

CUNNINGHAM TECHNIQUE® IN NEW YORK CITY

City Center Studios
130 West 56th Street
Monday – Friday
12:15 – 1:45 pm
Open Level

Taught by Jennifer Goggans, Carol Teitelbaum, Andrea Weber and other former Cunningham dancers.

 

Teaching Schedule

Week of march 20th

March 20  -  Carol Teitelbaum
March 21  -  Andrea Weber
March 22  -  Jamie Scott
March 23  -  Dylan Crossman
March 24  -  Andrea Weber
 
 

Class Rates

Single Class: $15
Professional Rate: $10
Student Rate: $10
10-Class Card: $100
 
Payment by cash or check only.
 

For more information about classes at City Center contact jgoggans@mercecunningham.org

 

 

“Quite simply, my motivation for training in this technique is that it has made me a stronger, smarter dancer for all my other projects. Beyond the functionality as a physical warm-up, the class structure is embedded with ideas central to Cunningham’s artistic legacy.”

Christiana Axelsen
Independent choreographer; dancer for Beth Gill, Molissa Fenley, Michou Szabo, and zoe | juniper

“For a working dancer in the city I have yet to find an environment as connected as the one surrounding these classes. The dancers who attend as well as those who teach provide a connection to our field that is incomparable."

Christiana Axelsen
Independent choreographer; dancer for Beth Gill, Molissa Fenley, Michou Szabo, and zoe | juniper

AUDITIONS

Cunningham Fellowship Workshops Audition
Sunday, April 30, 2017
New York City Center Studios
130 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019
11:00am - 2:00pm
Warm-up begins promptly at 11:30am
 
The audition is for the Cross Currents and Sounddance workshops listed below. Registration details to follow soon!

WORKSHOPS

“I feel that the work has challenged me to be precise and efficient. It has challenged me to be rhythmically clear and exact. I really appreciate that there is never anything extra to be 'put on' or added, and I have to find my own meaning in dancing. It feels like each piece I've learned requires me to step into a different realm.”

Benny Olk
Freelance dancer, currently working with Lucinda Childs Dance Company, Moriah Evans and Daniel Roberts; graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts

“People often wonder what is the best way to support and foster the development of emerging artists. I think the workshops are a great solution. What could be better than working to improve technique and learn prestigious repertory under the direction of insightful and interested coaches? It is a great introduction to the NYC dance scene.”

Andrew Harper
Independent choreographer; graduate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts

NEW YORK

Cross Currents (1964) Fellowship Workshop
led by Dylan Crossman (MCDC 2009 - 2011) and Jennifer Goggans (MCDC 2000 - 2011)
May 15 - 19, 2017
 
 
Sounddance (1975) Fellowship Workshop
led by Jean Freebury (MCDC 1992 - 2003) and Meg Harper (MCDC 1968 - 1977)
June 5 - 23, 2017
USA
 
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INTERNATIONAL

 
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