Merce Cunningham Trust



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

“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




“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


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 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


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
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