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 JUNE 1st

June 1  -  Jennifer Goggans
June 2  -  Andrea Weber
June 3  -  Carol Teitelbaum
June 4  -  Andrea Weber
June 5*  -  Daniel Roberts

*Class is at Baryshnikov Arts Center, located at 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018.

 

For more information about classes at City Center contact Jennifer Googans at 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

TBA

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 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

USA

 
Split Sides (2003) Fellowship Workshop
led by Jennifer Goggans (MCDC 2000 - 2011) and
Daniel Roberts (MCDC 2000 - 2005)
May 26 - June 12, 2015
Showing: Friday, June 12th at 3:00pm and 4:30pm
 
To make a reservation, email rsvp@mercecunningham.org specifying which time slot you prefer, 3:00pm or 4:30pm (max. two rsvp). The 4:30pm showing will be live-streamed here.
 

Koji Mizuta, Jennifer Goggans, and Daniel Roberts in Split Sides, Photo by Stephanie Berger (2003)
 
 
American Dance Festival  -  Durham, NC
Cunningham Technique and Repertory
taught by Andrea Weber (MCDC 2004 - 2011)
June 11 - July 25, 2015
 
 
Fellowship Workshop in Composition
Chance Procedures as Choreographic Strategies
led by Neil Greenberg (MCDC 1980 - 1986)
and Patricia Lent (MCDC 1984 - 1993)
June 15 - 26, 2015
 
 
Columbia College  -  Chicago, IL
Summer Session Courses
Cunningham Technique, Repertory and Composition
taught by Banu Ogan (MCDC 1993 - 2000) and Bonnie Brooks
June 29 - July 17, 2015
 

INTERNATIONAL

 
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance  -  London, UK
MinEvent Workshop
led by Daniel Squire (MCDC 1998 - 2009)
 May 24 - June 12, 2015
 
 
CNDC Ecole Superieur  -  Angers, France
Event
staged by Robert Swinston (MCDC 1980 - 2011)
 June 24, 2015
 
 
Accademia Nazionale di Danza (Roma)  -  Torino, Italy
Scramble  (1967)
staged by Susana Hayman-Chaffey (MCDC 1968 - 1976)
 July 6, 2015
 
 
Association Coline  -  Istres, France
Workshop: Cunningham Technique and Repertory
taught by Louise Burns (MCDC 1970 - 1971, 1977 - 1984)
 July 7 - 17, 2015