Archive for November, 2009

Motivation #1

For the past two years I have been devoting my creative energy to harvesting, remembering, and performing movement based on encounters with my environment. I began this pursuit for many reasons, yet the primary motivation was the desire to build a more-detailed, visceral map of the world through direct experience.

My art practice has recently taken another step forward with the development of the Somatic Natural History Archive. My interactions with different environments has become more focused, as I explore how specific plants and animals express themselves in relationship to their particular environmental contexts.

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The Week Ahead. November 30-December 5. Fall Festival and More.

This week at Movement Research:
Fall Festival 2009: What Does Dance Have to Say?, workshops and performances, regularly scheduled classes and events, and more!
visit www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/festival/ for more festival info!

douglas-dunn-by-boyd-hagan
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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 11.16.09

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 16, 2009. Featuring works by Cori Olinghouse, Arianne Hoffman, and Katy Pyle.

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Fall Festival 2009: What Does Dance Have to Say? begins Monday November 30.

Movement Research Fall Festival 2009: What Does Dance Have to Say?

Workshops include faculty Anne Iobst and Jonathan Walker, Ishmael Houston-Jones and Yvonne Meier, and Layard Thompson. Performances begin Monday November 30 with an opening party at Via Della Pace at 8pm.

www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/festival/

monstah-black-by-sienna-shields

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Festival Curators Interviewed in Time Out New York

Read Gia Kourlas’s interview with Fall Festival Curators Lucy Sexton and Charles Atlas here: http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/dance/80894/charles-atlas-and-lucy-secton-interview

Un Rayo de Sol

Talking about accidental Movement. Isn’t this a very fascinating dancing?Look at the dynamic changes, the holds in time and the risks in weight shifting. Then the gestures in between and the attack again! Read the rest of this entry »

Accidental Movement Workshop

this last Saturday November 21st, 2009 was the last day of 8 Saturdays that I have  been facilitating a workshop free and open to the community as part of my creative process and Residency with Movement Research.

I am writing to share my experience with the Movement Research Community and to express my gratitude to Movement Research for allowing me to offer this. Read the rest of this entry »

Fall Festival Workshops with Anne Iobst & Jonathan Walker, Ishmael Houston-Jones & Yvonne Meier, and Layard Thompson

Movement Research Fall Festival 2009: What Does Dance Have to Say? presents 3 Amazing Workshops, November 30-December, with Anne Iobst & Jonathan Walker, Ishmael Houston-Jones & Yvonne Meier, and Layard Thompson.

Descriptions and bios below…

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A web of remembrance

In the past several weeks I have been exploring a priming procedure with those who attend my offerings.

Essentially, I begin by stating a series of relationships in the hopes of inspiring awareness.

These include physical relationships (remember you are standing on concrete), social (remember you are a citizen of this community), psychological (remember that you are remembering), and environmental (remember that you are breathing oxygen that was produced by the plant life in this room). Read the rest of this entry »

Monday November 23. Studies Project.

join us  MONDAY NOVEMBER 23 for our Studies Project: Reconstructions and Re-Imaginations, Moderated by Randy Martin.
P.S. 122, 150 First Ave at 9th Street.  7 pm.

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