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 October 5th

October 5  -  Holley Farmer
October 6  -  Daniel Madoff
October 7  -  Lisa Boudreau
October 8  -  Andrea Weber
October 9  -  Holley Farmer


For more information about classes at City Center contact

“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


Franklin & Marshall College - Lancaster, PA
Technique and Repertory Workshop
taught by Carol Teitelbaum (MCDC 1986 - 1993)
September 18 - November 21, 2015
Harvard Dance Project - ICA, Boston, MA
Composition Workshop
taught by Silas Riener (MCDC 2007 - 2011)
September 22 - October 13, 2015
UNC School of the Arts - Winston-Salem, NC
Technique and Repertory Workshop
taught by Patricia Lent (MCDC 1984 - 1993)
December 7 - 18, 2015


Conservatoire de Paris - Paris, France
Technique and Repertory Workshop
taught by Cheryl Therrien (MCDC 1993 - 2003) and Patricia Lent (MCDC 1984 - 1993)
September 2015
Sadler's Wells - London, United Kingdom
Technique and Creative Workshop
Fridays, October 2 - December 18, 2015
(except October 16th and November 13th)
Class: 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Repertory and Creative Workshop: 8:00pm - 9:45pm
An evening of dance for beginners and elementary-level dancers, focusing on Cunningham Technique based around the work, ideas, and collaborators of Merce Cunningham.
Cost for class alone: £15 per person
Cost for entire evening: £35 per person
Save 10% by paying ahead for all ten complete sessions: £315
Northern School of Contemporary Dance - Leeds, United Kingdom
Cunningham Technique and Repertory
Taught by Daniel Squire (MCDC 1998 - 2009)
December 9 - 11, 2015