Merce Cunningham Trust




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 December 1st

December 1 - Daniel Roberts
December 2 - NO CLASS
December 3 - Carol Teitelbaum
December 4 - Lisa Boudreau
December 5 - Jennifer Goggans

Happy Thanksgiving!

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



BIPED (1999) Workshop
Led by Jean Freebury (MCDC 1992 - 2003) with Jennifer Goggans (MCDC 2000 - 2011)
New York City Center Studios
December 15 - 19, 2014
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Studio available at 2:30pm
To register for the audition, pelase email your resume to

Workshops - NY


Workshops - US

Scramble (1967) Workshop
Technique and repertory with Patricia Lent (MCDC 1984 - 1993)
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
December 12 - 19, 2014

Workshops - International


Repertory Workshop
Technique and repertory with Robert Swinston (MCDC 1980 - 2011)
Institute of Contemporary Dance, Folkwang University of the Arts
Essen, Germany
December 1 - 12, 2014


Repertory Workshop
Technique and repertory with Daniel Squire (MCDC 1998 - 2009)
Northern School of Contemporary Dance
Leeds, UK
December 10 - 12, 2014


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