Archive for September, 2009

Upcoming Workshops, Fall 2009/Winter 2010

Check out our Fall 2009/Winter 2010 Worskhops.

These are mostly FREE. For more info on workshop registration visit www.movementresearch.org or email info@movementresearch.org.

Mariangela Lopez . Accidental Movement. FREE.
Saturdays October 3 – November 22. 5:00 pm-7:30 pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway.
*This workshop is filling fast. If you plan to attend you can register by emailing info@movementresearch.org

As part of her residency, Mariangela Lopez, a Movement Research 2009 Artist-in-Residence, offers this free workshop open to everyone -no prior movement experience is necessary. The workshop space will become a platform to share

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Podcast: Studies Project: Towards an Adjudication Model for Dance Criticism 9.29.09

Movement Research Studies Project, “Towards an Adjudication Model for Dance Criticism”
Conceived of and Moderated by Brian McCormick


Listen to the Podcast here:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/0/a/6/0a69251dedb10a07/studies_project_criticism_9-29-09_edited.mp3?c_id=1946438&expiration=1424988085&hwt=8dfb18823aca747f44c44d29fa5aa398

New ways of engaging with art and artists have gone mainstream, and the artists and their audiences are active in online communities that are democratic, participatory, and user-directed. Is the age of a singular opinion holding substantial sway over? How does one person’s experience of a work, no matter how informed that person is, compare to the rich discussion (in words, movement, video, images, music, links, rehearsal, residencies, showings, and live presentations) that takes place over the life of a dance? What purpose does dance criticism, in its current form, retain? And how do we bring about the change that the institutions resist? Panelists will include Laura Colby, Maura Donohue, Doug Fox, Marc Kirschner, Jaki Levi, Eric Ost, David Parker, Sarah A.O. Rosner, Paz Tanjuaquio, Eva Yaa Asantewaa and others.

 

  • September 30th, 2009
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The Rehabilitation of Rihanna

rehab

Thanks to everyone for coming out for a rousing discussion…the conversation is just getting started, but we are on our way…

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 9.21.09

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, September 21, 2009. Featuring the work of James McGinn, Jon Kinzel and Renée Archibald.


Estrellita
By James McGinn with Maggie Cloud
Music by Manuel Ponce

James McGinn was born and raised in Sarasota, FL and graduated from Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts. He has been a part of the American Dance Festival community for the past nine years and has enjoyed

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National Summit on Arts Journalism

Our conversation on Tuesday comes just before this event at USC, which will be streamed live from the NAJP site on Thursday, October 2,
9am – 1pm (Pacific time, i.e. noon-4p on the East Coast.)

A National Summit on Arts Journalism is a project of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and the National Arts Journalism Program.

Online or In Person
October 2, 2009
USC Annenberg School for Communication

Check out over 100 submissions received, including some local talent.

The Week Ahead. Sept 28-Oct 4.

Monday September 28, 2009. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South.

Featuring works by Alison D’amato, Lindsey Drury and Niall Jones

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photo: Niall Jones by Sarah Holcman

Tuesday September 29, 2009. Studies Project: Towards an Adjudication Model for Dance Criticism
7pm. Abrons Arts Center at 466 Grand Street.

Conceived of and moderated by Brian McCormick
New ways of engaging with art and artists have gone mainstream, and the artists and their audiences are active in online communities that are democratic, participatory, and user-directed. Is the age of a singular opinion holding substantial sway over?

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Medical Report

One thing that I’ve always found somewhat objectionable about blogs is their tendency to be lead to so much navel gazing. As if the performance art world needs more of that. HOWEVER … now that the season has begun and everyone is back to school I did want to take this opportunity to bring people up-to-date on one of my summer “activities.” I realized waiting in the lobby at Miguel Gutierrez’ wonderful (and sold out) show that many people had not seen me since a certain medical emergency had befallen me and rumors were swirling. So, in order to squash those rumors I’m submitting my medical discharge report from New York Down Town hospital. The upshot is that, nothing was found out, it was likely a one-time episode and most importantly, I, like many of you, am without health insurance. Suddenly those idiots screaming “socialist” at town hall meetings take on a whole new meaning.

Anyway, for your fall reading pleasure:

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a true story

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT

7.27 – New York Times Photographer “A Space Funk Invasion”
From:Gita Chandra
To:bjjmcc@aol.com; ‘Nolini Barretto’ ; ‘Marisa Olsen | LMCC’ ; ‘Kuh, Jody’ ; ‘Biasi, Tia’ Cc:’Patrick Kowalczyk’ ; ‘Gita Chandra’
Date:Thu, Jul 23, 2009 4:26 pm

Hi, Brian –

The New York Times is sending a photographer for Monday’s performance of “A Space Funk Invasion”. I will be on site to greet him.

Per our previous conversation, at this time there are no plans to review performance.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Gita

Gita Chandra
Account Director
PKPR
307 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1104
New York, NY 10001
212.627.8098 | www.pkpr.com

—–Original Message—–

From: stephen.heyman@gmail.com
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2009 5:00 PM To: patrick@pkpr.com
Subject: press reservations, 7/27

Hi Patrick, Could you please hold two tickets for Alastair Macaulay for the 7/27 performance of Sitelines: Nicholas Leichter? Please confirm, or

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Critics say the darndest things

“You can’t watch it just as “democratic” dance — everyday movement made poetic — because some of its jumpy passages are a bit too fancy, and neither they nor its more pervasive passages of ordinary movement are ever compelling for more than five seconds at a time. And you can’t watch it as a demonstration of skilled dance technique, because several of the performers are out of shape.”

“The exotic as tourist package: the undulating torsos and rhythmic stamping footwork that connote an African heritage, and the stretched, balletic limbs and light, airborne jumps of the European colonizers. Fabulous dancers, catchy music, striking costumes on a shiny, black-paneled stage. That’s a lot — the audience, who gave the company an ovation, thought so — but at no point is it art.”

“No matter the sense of occasion that a ballet gala affords — the gowns, the celebrity sightings, the air kisses — once the actual dancing gets under way, it’s best to consider the expression ‘one step forward, two steps back.’”

“Hallelujah for restless imaginations and ambitions, and for good artists leaving solid ground in order to get better.”

Can you name the critic? The artist being criticized? Can you free yourselves from this dysfunctional feedback loop?

Join us Tuesday (9/29) at Abrons Arts Center at 7pm to find out how.

Studies Project, Tuesday September 29. Towards an Adjudication Model for Dance Criticism


Towards an Adjudication Model for Dance CriticismStudies Project: Towards an Adjudication Model for Dance Criticism
Tuesday September 29, 2009 at 7pm. Abrons Arts Center at 466 Grand Street.
Conceived of and moderated by Brian McCormick
New ways of engaging with art and artists have gone mainstream, and the artists and their audiences are active in online communities that are democratic, participatory, and user-directed. Is the age of a singular opinion holding substantial sway over? How does one person’s experience of a work, no matter how informed that person is, compare to the rich discussion (in words, movement, video, images, music, links, rehearsal, residencies, showings, and live presentations) that takes place over the life of a dance? What purpose does dance criticism, in its current form, retain? And how do we bring about the change that the institutions resist? Panelists will include Laura Colby, Maura Donohue, Doug Fox, Marc Kirschner, Jaki Levi, Eric Ost, David Parker, Sarah A.O. Rosner, Paz Tanjuaquio, Eva Yaa Asantewaa and others.

 

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