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 January 15th

 
 
January 15  -  Jamie Scott @ BAC
January 16  -  Brandon Collwes @ BAC
January 17  -  Carol Teitelbaum
January 18  -  Dylan Crossman
January 19  -  Jean Freebury
 
 
Class on Monday & Tuesday, 1/15 & 1/16, will be at Baryshnikov Arts Center, studio 6A, located at 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018
 
 
 

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

 
 
TBA
 

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

 
TBA
 
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

 
Dhaka Art Summit  -  Dhaka, Bangladesh
Field Dances (1963) Workshop
conducted by Silas Riener (2007 - 2011)
February 1 - 3, 2018