Cunningham Technique® was developed by Merce Cunningham to train dancers for his company. The technique emphasizes clarity of form, coordination of torso and legwork, rhythmic accuracy, spatial awareness and virtuosity. A Cunningham Technique class is a rigorous 90-minute class that includes a thorough 45-minute warm-up followed by a series of diverse movement phrases. Phrases from Merce Cunningham’s choreography are often included in the class.

Where: EDAC LYON 27 Quai Saint-Antoine 69002 Lyon, France

When: 20 Octobre 2018

Deadline for applications: 20/10/2018

Merce Cunningham (1919 – 2009) was a leader of the American avant-garde throughout his seventy-year career and is considered one of the most important choreographers of our time. With an artistic career distinguished by constant experimentation and collaboration with groundbreaking artists from every discipline, Cunningham expanded the frontiers of dance and contemporary visual and performing arts.
Patricia Lent danced for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (1984-1993), and White Oak Dance Project (1994-1996). She then earned a master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education, and taught second and third grade at P.S. 234 in Lower Manhattan (1998-2007). In 2009, Lent was named a trustee of the Merce Cunningham Trust, and currently serves as the Trust’s Director of Licensing. Since joining the Trust, she has initiated and supervised more than one hundred staging projects for professional companies, museums, conservatories, and schools.

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Costs for participants: 100€

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EDAC LYON 27 Quai Saint-Antoine
69002 Lyon

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