Q&A Dance on Film host Peter Pucci w/ dancers/choreographers Gus Solomons, Meg Harper, and Jennifer Goggans of The Cunningham Trust
Thursday, Feb. 27 2020, 7:15
Meg Harper has danced with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Lucinda Childs Dance Company, theater director Robert Wilson, and recently with Annie-B Parson, Andrew Ondrejcak, and Vicky Shick. She has been performing the role of Tiresias in Robert Wilson’s “Oedipus Rex” throughout Europe since 2018. In October 2019, with Jennifer Goggans, she staged Cunningham’s “Walkaround Time” (1968) for the Paris Opera Ballet as part of the Cunningham centennial.
Jennifer Goggans joined the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 2000 and danced with MCDC until 2011, when she was named assistant to the director of choreography during the Legacy Tour. She has taught Cunningham technique around the world since 2005 and has staged works including “Biped” for the Bayerisches Staatsballett and the Juilliard School; “Cross Currents” for the New York Theatre Ballet, Verb Ballets, and the Augusta Ballet; “Un Jour ou Deux” and “Walkaround Time” for the Paris Opera Ballet; and “Winterbranch” for the Lyon Opera Ballet and the L.A. Dance Project. Goggans has performed with the Louisville Ballet, MOMIX, Chantal Yzermans, Christopher Williams, and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She is program coordinator and a faculty member for the Merce Cunningham Trust.
Gus Solomons, Jr., is a movement performer, choreographic mentor, and writer with a lifelong commitment to dance. He was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (1965–68) and director of Solomons Company/Dance (1972–94) and Paradigm Dance (1996–2011.) He has received two New York Dance & Performance Awards (Bessies), in 2000 and 2010. His dance reviews can be found at www.solomons-says.com.