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MERCE PROGRAMS REACH DEEP INTO THE COMMUNITY
November 24, 2010, 7:42 pm
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The Adrienne Arsht Center thrilled to announce a stellar line up of special education and community outreach events to enhance the historic final engagement of the MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE COMPANY at the Center, December 2-4, 2010.  These events will offer the Miami community a unique and exciting opportunity to engage with the dancers and explore the legendary Cunningham technique and repertory. 

The company’s Miami education and outreach activities includes two exciting events at the Center, both free and open to the public.  The Master Class highlighting the Cunningham Technique will be held on Tuesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. An in-depth introduction to the Cunningham Technique, this master class is appropriate for students with intermediate and above movement experience.  The 90-minute session will be taught by Robert Swinston, MCDC Director of Choreography, and will follow the progression of a typical MCDC Company class. 

Families will also be able to join in on the fun with the ever popular Merce Family Hour, a movement-based workshop especially designed for children and their parents, inspired by Cunningham Technique and Merce’s use of chance procedures.  This workshop is appropriate for ages 5-10.  Merce Family Hour will take place on Saturday, December 4 at 11 a.m in the Peacock Foundation Studio of the Ziff Ballet Opera House. 

 Two master classes designed specifically for dance students in Miami-Dade County Public High Schools and New World School of the Arts College will round out the company’s Miami residency. MCDC will lead a master class for New World School of the Arts college level dance students on Tuesday, November 30 at New World School of the Arts.  On December 1st, the Company will also lead a lecture-demonstration workshop in the Peacock Foundation Studio of the Ziff Ballet Opera House for a group of 30 invited dance students from Miami-Dade County Public High Schools.

The education and outreach events, taking place both at the Center and at the New World School of the Arts College, are designed to make these extraordinary artists, not to mention the creative genius of Merce Cunningham—more accessible to a wider South Florida community of students, families, and dance lovers.

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