Join dancer Andrea Weber for an intimate discussion of what it was like to perform with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. On a walk-through of the exhibition Merce Cunningham: Common Time, find out what an “Event” is, explore ways that Cunningham employed chance procedures, and examine the influence his innovative philosophies have had on American modern dance.
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About the Artist
A dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 2004 to 2011, Andrea Weber performed roles in more than 25 of Cunningham’s choreographic works. Weber is on faculty of the Merce Cunningham Trust, teaching Cunningham Technique® at New York City Center and the Joffrey Ballet Trainee Program. She has also taught at SUNY Purchase, Brown University, Skidmore College, the American Dance Festival, ArcDanz Festival, NYU Tisch, ABT Studio Company, Salem State College, and Dance New Amsterdam.
Weber has staged Pond Way for Ballett am Rhein and Ballet Vlaanderen, Suite for Five for the CNSMD in Lyon, RainForest for the Stephen Petronio Company, and Sounddance at UNCSA. She has also danced with Coleman & Lemieux Compagnie, Dance Heginbotham, Jessica Lang Dance, Cornfield Dance, Jonah Bokaer, and Charlotte Griffin.