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 for the week of February 2nd
 
February 2 - Carol Teitelbaum
February 3 - Lisa Boudreau
February 4 - Jennifer Goggans
February 5 - Silas Riener
February 6  - Daniel Roberts
 
 
 
For more information about classes at City Center contact Jennifer Goggans at: jgoggans@mercecunningham.org
 
 

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.

Joshua Tuason
Dancer, Stephen Petronio Company

Dancer, Ian Spencer Bell Dance

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

 

AUDITIONS

 
 
Saturday, February 14, 2015
City Center Studios, 5th Floor
130 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
 
This audition is for the Signals workshop listed below. There will be a short warm-up and then phrase work to follow. To register for the audition, please email your resume to rsvp@mercecunningham.org.
 
 
Saturday April 4th
Audition for Summer Program 2015
More information and how to register coming soon.
 
 

Workshops - NY

 
 
New York City Center - New York, NY
Signals (1970) Workshop
led by Susana Hayman-Chaffey (MCDC 1968 - 1976)
February 23 - 27, 2015
2:00pm - 5:00pm
 
Informal Showing: February 27, 2015 at 3:30pm
No reservation required.
 
 

Workshops - US

 
 
TBA
 
 

Workshops - International

 

Cunningham Repertory Workshop
Technique and Repertory led by Daniel Squire (MCDC 1998 - 2009)
Rambert School, London, UK
February 16 - 18, 2015

 

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

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