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 February 19th

 
 
February 19  -  Carol Teitelbaum
February 20  -  Lisa Boudreau
February 21  -  Jennifer Goggans
February 22  -  Kimberly Bartosik
February 23  -  Brandon Collwes
 
 
 
 
 
 

Class Rates

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

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

 
Travelogue (1977) Workshop Audition
Monday, March 12, 2018
New York City Center Studios
130 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Check-in begins at 11:30am
 
 
The audition is for the Travelogue workshop listed below. If selected, you will receive daily technique class free of charge. Regular attendance in class is required and rehearsals are at City Center Studios unless otherwise stated. A limited number of MCT stipends will be awarded for this workshop based on the March 12 audition as well as previous participation in classes and workshops. To register for the audition, please complete an application here and send it to rsvp@mercecunningham.org by March 10.
 

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 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

NEW YORK

 
Travelogue (1977) Workshop
led by Andrea Weber (MCDC 2004 - 2011) and Marcie Munnerlyn (MCDC 2004 - 2011)
April 9 - 20, 2018
 
USA
 
University of Wisconsin, Madison  -  Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin, Madison MinEvent
staged by Carol Teitelbaum (1986 - 1993)
February 8 - 10 & 15 - 17, 2018
 
 
Interlochen Center for the Arts  -  Interlochen, MI
Changing Steps (1973) excerpts
staged by Dylan Crossman (2009 - 2011)
March 2 - 3, 2018

INTERNATIONAL

 
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