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 May 2nd

May 2  -  Carol Teitelbaum
May 3  -  Jennifer Goggans
May 4  -  Dylan Crossman
May 5  -  Lisa Boudreau
May 6  -  NO CLASS
 
 
 

 

 

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

Cunningham Workshop Audition
Date: TBD
 
The upcoming audition will be for the Inlets 2 and Walkaround Time workshops listed below. If selected, you may be asked to participate in either one or both and will receive daily technique class free of charge. Exact rehearsal times are to be determined but are generally in the afternoon for three or four hours beginning at 2pm. Registration will open when an exact audition date is determined.

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 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

USA
 
 
Joffrey Ballet School - New York, NY
Cunningham Technique and Repertory
led by Andrea Weber (MCDC 2004 - 2011)
April 26 - May 13, 2016
 
 
TV Rerun (1972) Workshop
led by Melissa Toogood (MCDC 2008 - 2011)
May 23 - 27, 2016
 
 
Inventions (1989) Workshop
led by Carol Teitelbaum (MCDC 1986 - 1993)
June 3 - 10, 2016
 
 
Change of Address (1992) Fellowship Workshop
led by Jean Freebury (MCDC 1992 - 2003) and Patricia Lent (MCDC 1984 - 1993)
July 11 - 29, 2016
 
 
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

INTERNATIONAL

 
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance  -  London, UK
Cunningham Technique and Repertory
led by Daniel Squire (MCDC 1998 - 2009)
May 23 - June 10, 2016