Guest Tamsin Carlson (L.A.) teaching Cunningham Technique and Chance Dance Choreography (Adv/Prof) 


Photo: Reed Hutchinson/CAP UCLA.  Night of 100 Solos:  A Centennial Event at UCLA's Royce Hall.

Dancer:  Tamsin Carlson

Scenery: Jennifer Steinkamp


Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM CDT
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Texas Dance Conservatory 
3901 S. Hulen St.
Fort Worth, TX 76109

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Join us on Thursday evening July 18th for this unique workshop with special guest Tamsin Carlson (Los Angeles) who is a featured guest for the 16th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern.  Carlson will be teaching at the Texas Dance conservatory, kicking off her three-day residency in Fort Worth.

 A highly-recognized master teacher, Carlson was a faculty member for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and a member of the Repertory Understudy Group for the company for 3 years.  She is currently the chair of modern dance at the Colburn School and part-time faculty at Renaissance Arts Academy.  Carlson has been a member of the Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble since 2000, and previously toured with Lucinda Childs, among other notable choreographers.

We hope you can join us for this great opportunity to work learn first-hand from this remarkable teacher who is helping to carry on the Cunningham legacy!

While tuition is required for the workshop, her appearances at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth that weekend are FREE:

On Friday July 19 at 6:30 pm in the Grand Lobby, Carlson will perform the Merce Cunningham solos she learned for the Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event project. Both opening and closing the program, Carlson will perform the solos two different ways, with chance elements determining how they are performed.

Then on Saturday, July 20, she’ll join former Cunningham dancer and L.A. dance critic Jeff Slayton and current executive director of the Merce Cunningham Trust, Ken Tabachnik, to introduce the screening of the documented April 16th Los Angeles performance and participate in the audience Q&A to follow.  Their opening remarks will begin at 2:45 pm in the Museum Auditorium, with the screening starting at 3 pm.

Special thanks to the Texas Dance Conservatory, Further Dance Fort Worth, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.