Merce Cunningham’s Field Dances: A workshop for children and adults


Price: FREE

Merce Cunningham choreographed Field Dances (1963) after watching children playing outside his window. The dance, subtitled Dances for Everyone, incorporates everyday movement such as running, walking, skipping, falling, sitting and leaning. Come learn, explore and experiment with us as we reconstruct this dance. The workshop is intended for children ages 5-9. Parent dancers welcome and encouraged but not required! Please plan to stay and observe if you will not be dancing with your child.


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About the instructor:
Patricia Lent
 was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1984 to 1993, and White Oak Dance Project from 1994 to 1996.  From 1998 to 2007 she taught second and third grade at P.S. 234 in Lower Manhattan.  Lent began teaching technique and repertory workshops at the Merce Cunningham Studio in the late 1980s.  She has staged Cunningham’s work for numerous schools and companies, including Fabrications for MCDC and Ballet de Lorraine, Scramble for Repertory Dance Theater, Duets for American Ballet Theatre, Channels/Inserts and Exchange for Lyon Opera Ballet, Beach Birds and Change of Address for University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Roaratorio for MCDC’s Legacy Tour, and most recently Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  In 2009, Lent was named a trustee of the Merce Cunningham Trust, and currently serves as the Trust’s Director of Licensing.

About This Event

ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

June 16, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm