The workshop begins with a Cunningham technique course and continues with a focus on torso and lower body coordination. The workshop aims to explore some of the famous solos that Merce Cunningham created for himself (including Rainforest in 1968, Tread in 1970, Solo in 1975), and then to analyze the tasks. Each participant will be asked to rewrite these solos by interpreting the tasks analyzed. Using random systems, the new partitions will be established in space and time to compose an event.

Where: Studio Cunningham – Agora, cité internationale de la danse 18 rue Sainte-Ursule CS 39520 34961 Montpellier Cedex 2, France

When: 6 days, from Monday 1th to Saturday 6th of July 2019 // 11am-1pm/ 2pm-4pm // Public return end of course on July 6th at 3pm and 15pm

Deadline for applications: 7th of June 2019

Workshop for professional and semi-professional dancers, dance teachers and students in higher dance training.

CHERYL THERRIEN, former dancer of the Merce Cunningham Company.
She was born in the United States, Cheryl Therrien trained at SUNY Purchase (NY).
She worked with Sarah Michelson and Ellen Cornfield before joining the Merce Cunningham Company in 1993, she danced more than fifty pieces (creations and repertoire). She is certified to teach the Cunningham technique as well as to remount the repertoire.
At the same time, she continues to collaborate on various projects with artists such as Sarah Michelson, Glen Rumsey, Ashley Chen and Marisela Lagrave.
In 2004, she moved to Europe and danced for Irish Modern Dance Theater directed by John Scott, where she me and participated in projects by various artists such as John Scott, Thomas Lehman and Sara Rudner. In 2016, Cheryl Therrien is performing in Ashley Chen’s Chance, Space & Time.
She has been teaching at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris since 2007, and she has remounted Septet of Cunningham for the Junior Ballet dancers in 2008.
In 2017, she remounted RainForest for the Ballet de Lorraine.
She teaches master classes and workshops throughout the United States and Europe, notably at New York University, Stanford University (California), for the Ballet Preljocaj, for the Lyon Opera Ballet, for DCA-Philippe Decouflé, CND (Pantin and Lyon), The Place (London), CDC (Toulouse) and Coline (Istres).

Language: English
The number of participants is limited.

To register, please complete the registration form ( completed (after black and white printing) with all necessary documents then return it to the mail address
Make sure you have previously take note of the regulation that regulates this dance workshop. Selections are made according to the file, upon receipt of the complete file (neither incomplete application could be treated). We will give you an answer before the 1st of June, and you will have to confirm and pay the registration fees before the 15th of June. Then, your registration will be complete and final.

Costs for participants: €150
The trainees benefit from preferential rates for the performances of the 2019 Montpellier Danse Festival

For more information, do not hesitate to send an email to Anne-Sophie Aamodt at the address or to call her at +33 (0) 4 67 60 07 41.

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