Film Screening | 498, 3rd Ave., Merce Cunningham – Recess

november, 2018

8nov7:00 pm- 9:00 pmFilm Screening | 498, 3rd Ave., Merce Cunningham


Event Details

Event Description498, 3rd Ave., Merce Cunningham (Klaus Wildenhahn, 1967, 81 min.) is a documentary film about the early days of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. It presents the making of the dance Scramble and the daily routine of the dancers involved, as well as other aspects of producing new work. This film screening will be presented and followed by a post-film conversation with Jennifer Goggans, former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and current Program Coordinator at the Merce Cunningham Trust.
  Jennifer Goggans, an Owensboro, KY native, joined the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 2000 shortly after receiving her BFA from SUNY Purchase. Goggans danced with MCDC until the company’s planned closure in 2011 and was named Assistant to the Director of Choreography during the company’s Legacy Tour. Goggans has been teaching Cunningham Technique since 2005 and has taught master classes and workshops throughout the United States and across the globe. In addition, she has staged various Cunningham works for students and professionals including BIPED for the Bayerisches Staatsballet of Munich as well as the Juilliard School, Cross Currents for New York Theater Ballet, Verb Ballet and the Augusta Ballet, Un jour ou deux and Walkaround Time for the Paris Opera Ballet, and Winterbranch for the Lyon Opera Ballet and Benjamin Millepied's LA Dance Project. Most recently, Goggans acted as both the Director of Choreography and a performer Alla Kovgan’s film, Cunningham 3D, which will premiere in 2019.  Goggans has performed with the Louisville Ballet, MOMIX, Chantal Yzermans, Christopher Williams and has appeared as a guest artist with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She also studied fashion design at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology and has created costumes for Tere O'Connor and RoseAnne Spradlin. Goggans is currently working for the Merce Cunningham Trust as the Program Coordinator.  
This program is free and is presented as part of Camilo Godoy: Out of Control at Recess.
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This program is presented as part of the Merce Cunningham Centennial and with support from Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)  
Access Information: All program space at 46 Washington Avenue is fully accessible for wheelchair users. Our restrooms are gender neutral and ADA compliant. Administrative offices are located up one flight of stairs but we offer alternative meeting and workspace on the ground floor. We will do our best to accommodate requests for ASL interpretation or captioning. If you have specific access questions or needs please email


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