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 december 11th

December 11  -  Andrea Weber
December 12  -  Silas Riener
December 13  -  Carol Teitelbaum
December 14  -  Jamie Scott
December 15  -  Lisa Boudreau
10:15am - 11:45am
December 12  -  Jamie Scott
December 13  -  Alan Good

Class Rates

Single Class: $15
Professional Rate: $10
Student Rate: $10
10-Class Card: $100
Payment by cash or check only.

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“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 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


Landrover (1972) Workshop
led by Jamie Scott (MCDC 2009 - 2011) and Andrea Weber (MCDC 2004 - 2011)
December 11 - 14, 2017
Cunningham said that his image for Landrover was, “people moving in different landscapes. American, perhaps in the sense that we move in our country–across varied spaces–with varied backgrounds.” His original idea was to change the dancing area, or to perform the piece in front of a film projecting a continuously changing landscape, although in the performance there was no décor. Jasper Johns designed the costumes, which were tops and tights in various colors. Similar to Signals, the music was a collaborative effort by Cage, David Tudor, and Gordon Mumma.