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 august 1st

August 1  -  Carol Teitelbaum
August 2  -  Jennifer Goggans
August 3  -  Lisa Boudreau
August 4  -  Jamie Scott
August 5  -  Andrea Weber
 
 

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

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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

 

Inlets 2 (1983) Fellowship Workshop
led by Jamie Scott (MCDC 2009 - 2011) assisted by Jean Freebury (MCDC 1992 - 2003)
August 15 - 26, 2016
 
 
Walkaround Time (1968) Fellowship Workshop
led by Jennifer Goggans (MCDC 2000 - 2011) and Meg Harper (MCDC 1968 - 1977)
August 29 - September 9, 2016
USA
 
American Dance Festival  -  Durham, NC
Cunningham Technique and Repertory
led by Andrea Weber (MCDC 2004 - 2011)
June 16 - July 31, 2016

INTERNATIONAL

 
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