Cheryl Therrien: Cunningham Technique / Dancer from the Dance

Mon 29 Jun 2020 - Fri 3 Jul 2020
10:00 - 11:30
Online through Zoom
Open to professional level dancers and advanced level participants
Cheryl Therrien

Merce Cunningham Technique

Cheryl Therrien’s Zoom classes are approximately 90 minutes in length. She begins with a Cunningham-based warm-up consisting of multiple exercises for the torso, followed by a comprehensive warmup for the feet and legs.The class continues with “center” exercises incorporating phrases from the Cunningham repertory.

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These classes is part of John Scott’s irish modern dance theatre [IMDT] Dancer From The Dance festival this June and July. Drawing on national and international attention to Irish choreographers North and South of the border and to the greater Irish diaspora. Following huge critical success in New York and at home in Dublin last year, the festival aims to celebrate age, gender and ethnic diversity of Irish dance artists. In response to Covid-19, Scott takes his five-day dance festival to an online platform featuring the best of Irish contemporary dance in this second iteration of his wonderful celebration of dance that honours the diversity of Irish choreography from the four corners of the world.

Cheryl Therrien currently teaches at The Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. She danced with The Merce Cunningham company for 10 years, from 1993-2003.

Upon leaving the company she began performing with Irish Modern Dance Theatre.Cheryl periodically teaches master classes and workshops in the USA and Europe, including New York University, Stanford University, CND (Paris and Lyon), Ballet Preljocaj, Le Ballet de l’Opera de Lyon, DCA- Philippe Decouflé and Random Dance Company.

She has been particularly busy this past year, participating in numerous stagings, master classes and workshops in celebration of Merce Cunningham’s Centennial; Most notably as an associate stager for “Night of 100 Solos” (London) and as principle stager for “CunninghamX100” an Event for more than 100 of her students from the Conservatoire in Paris.


DANCER FROM THE DANCE 2020: Festival of Irish Choreography is in In collaboration with Dance Ireland, Project Arts Centre, Dance Limerick & Irish Arts Center, New York
Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council


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