Cunningham Technique
Tamsin Carlson
Friday, Mar 24 2017
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cunningham Technique is a rigorous class based on the traditional structure and exercises developed by Merce Cunningham to train his dancers for his company.
The class emphasizes rhythmical accuracy, clarity of form, coordination of torso and legwork, and development of virtuosity. Merce Cunningham’s choreography inspires this highly technical class and will be incorporated into the movement phrases.
Fridays, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Tamsin Carlson
received her early training from The Arts Educational School and The London Contemporary Dance School, and was a member of their post-graduate 4D performance group. She went on to study with Merce Cunningham in New York, and was a R.U.G. (Repertory understudy group) from 1996 -1999 and a faculty member of the Cunningham Dance School from 1997 – 2002. 1999-2000 Tamsin was member of the Lucinda Childs Dance Company. In 2001 Tamsin was nominated for the  Lester Horton award ‘Best Performance’ for her role in the Rudy Perez piece “The Art of Rudy Perez”. In Los Angeles she has previously taught at the Wooden Floor and as a guest teacher at Irvine Valley College. Tamsin is currently Chair of Modern Dance at The Colburn School, Associate Artistic Director of Vox Dance Theatre, a member of The Rudy Perez Dance Ensemble and a performer (via Skype) in the piece “Chatting Bodies” by German choreographer Fabien Prioville.