Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Modern Class Exercises - Cunningham Technique

If you're like me, you're always looking for new ways to improve your contemporary and modern class exercises and warm-up, so I was happy to find this article from Dance Teacher magazine that gives a Merce Cunningham back exercise and warm-up. I've used it in my contemporary class several times and it never ceases to really warm up my dancers. They do complain that it is tiring on the arms, which I was not expecting to hear. So, it appears to also be a good arm work-out - bonus!

Be sure to check out the article, Technique: Robert Swinston, in full and this video which features a demonstration.

Merce Cunningham