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Merce Cunningham Technique & Repertory

Thu, Apr 11, 2019
  • 2PM

Mark Morris Dance Center

RUN TIME: 1hr 30mins
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Thursday April 11, 2019
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Led by Jean Freebury
In conjunction with Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event
Co-presented by BAM, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Merce Cunningham Trust
For advanced dancers

Part of the official celebration of the Merce Cunningham Centennial

In this rare class, Jean Freebury, a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1992 to 2003, employs the same technique developed by Cunningham himself to train dancers for his company. The session begins with a warm-up designed to promote rhythmic accuracy, clarity of form, and spatial acuity. Participants then learn movement phrases drawn from this season’s staging of Night of 100 Solos, a unique global event in conjunction with the centennial celebration of Merce Cunningham.

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Jean Freebury
Jean Freebury

Jean Freebury has worked with choreographers Pam Tanowitz, Douglas Dunn, Kota Yamazaki, Katy Orthwein, and others. She is a former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, has taught Cunningham Technique and repertory since 1996, and is a Merce Cunningham Fellow. She has staged various Cunningham works including Biped (with Jennifer Goggans) for The Juilliard School, Change of Address (with Patricia Lent) for UNSCA and Purchase College, Night Wandering for John Scott Dance, and Inlets 2 for the American Dance Festival.