This workshop will introduce participants to the basic principles of the Cunningham Technique®, a rigorous form of dance training designed to create strength and flexibility in both body and mind. Cunningham Technique® develops clarity through both spine and legwork. The torso and legs are used either in coordination or opposition to one another. Spatial awareness is gained by implementing multiple changes of direction within a single phrase, suggesting that any point in space can be the dancer’s front. In more advanced work, multiple parts of the body move simultaneously in various directions. A variety of meter and tempo will be given throughout the class to build a foundation for rhythmic precision and dynamic movement. After the technique class, the students will learn extracts of the Cunningham repertory dating from the 1950’s to the 2000’s.

Please come dressed in comfortable clothes to move in.

Skill level: Intermediate