DEL The Works and Process of Merce Cunningham: Endless Possibilities

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May 4, 2024

In-Person

DEL The Works and Process of Merce Cunningham: Endless Possibilities

Date: May 4, 2024
Time: 1-5 pm ET
Pricing: $175 until April 14 / $195 after
Location: In-Person at the 92nd Street Y, New York (NYC)
Instructors:

Jennifer Goggans and Catherine Gallant


In this 4-hour in-person workshop, participants will explore how Merce Cunningham’s works and process can be shared in the classroom as a way to spark the imagination, offering new ways for students to approach dance as movers, creators, and as active viewers.

Participants will be introduced to one module of the Merce Cunningham Endless Possibilities curriculum, created by Jennifer Goggans/Merce Cunningham Trust and Catherine Gallant/The Dance Education Laboratory (DEL).

Merce Cunningham’s lifetime of exploration into the possibilities for movement through the human body is filled with ideas to guide individual exploration as well as collaboration. Participants will investigate how Cunningham’s work can activate new ways of looking at the body in space and time, including stimulating connections to sound, visual art and technology. Join us for an introduction to the Endless Possibilities curriculum and imagine the potential for you and your students!

Must register by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Course scholarships and discounts are available! Learn more about scholarship opportunities here. 

Photo: Merce Cunningham in Changeling. Photographed by Richard Rutledge, 1958.

Meet Your Instructors

Jennifer Goggans

Jennifer Goggans, a Kentucky native, holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase and performed as a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for 12 years, acting also as the Assistant to the Director of Choreography during the company’s final Legacy Tour. She has taught Cunningham Technique® classes and staged his works...

Catherine Gallant

Catherine Gallant, MFA was the assistant director at 92Y Harkness Dance Center from 1994-96 just as DEL was beginning and has been on the faculty of the Dance Education Laboratory since 2003. She has presented her work at 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, WestFest and American Dance Guild. Recently...