the spring for the summer workshops, each of
which features a different piece of Cunningham
Rehearsal period: One to three weeks of
intensive repertory taught by former Merce
Cunningham Dance Company members
Performance opportunity: Workshops culminate
in showings at City Center Studios.
The perks: The workshop is free and participants
are offered Cunningham technique classes
one week prior to and for the duration of the
workshop, and receive a free 10-class card.
“The environment was so focused. There wasn’t
any room for judging,” says University of North
Carolina School of the Arts grad Vanessa Knouse,
who began participating in these workshops while
in school and has continued to do so, taking part
in seven since graduation.
Post-graduation connections: Knouse got her
job with cornfield dance, directed by former
Cunningham dancer Ellen Cornfield, through
connections made at the workshops. n
Outside connections can
be a big asset when it’s
time to hunt for a job.
2016 FESTIVAL DATES
NOVEMBER 12 & 13
McCALLUM THEATRE INSTITUTE PRESENTS
MAY 15, 2016
$10,000 GRAND PRIZE – DIVISION I
$3,000 GRAND PRIZE – DIVISION II
FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
— JOSHUA L. PEUGH
DARK CIRCLES CON TEMPORARY DANCE
GRAND PRIZE AWARD, 2015
73000 FRED WARING DRIVE
PALM DESER T, CA 92260
JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY
for any Stage
Sixty NYU dancers performed
Crystal Pite’s Polaris at Lincoln
Center’s White Light Festival.