Archive for January, 2010

can’t see the forest for the theater

There is a forest.  I enter the forest as it is in front of me, my path has led me here.  I didn’t expect it, or maybe I suspected this would happen and I have to go through it to get to where I have intended to go.  I forage my way, I forge my way, I find my way, I forest, I tree (at times) and at other (times) I am really just trying to get to where I think I need to go. I will find a path even if I have to make it. Maybe I stuff a few pine cones in my pockets and look up at the sky up there blue between high branches.  I really don’ t have time to lie down on mossy green under tree, but alright, for a moment, but I don’t want to get lost in time as I have somewhere to go.  I have to make something and the forest is just a way to get there.  I could have taken the car, I suppose, and rode along the path that has already been made, but I want to feel my body through my feet taking my eyes along for the ride, all my senses absorbing, walking, dodging low branches, stopping for wild animal sounds (oh, a squirrel) and see slants of sun.  But I do have to get to the other side, so Read the rest of this entry »

Again at the library.  But I won’t spend the little bit of time I have to complain about hard drive breakdowns in computer.  There is a strange sense of space in my home to not be chained to my laptop, and also frustration as to not being able to work at home, to follow my thoughts, to get lost.

I went to a panel discussion last Saturday at BAC, sponsored by Danspace Project.  The panelists  were the artists curated by Ralph Lemon in hisi get lost series.  Each artists had some time to talk about their work and how they get lost in their work.

I found (no pun intended, or maybe, yes…) myself wanting to get lost more in the discussion.  Read the rest of this entry »

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 1.25.2010

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, January 25, 2010.
Featuring works by Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, Jenny MaryTai Liu, and Kate Watson-Wallace.

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ticking clock

hard drive crash. no computer at home. 30 minute library time. running in my head with so much stimulation lately, especially about the Role of Getting Lost.  more on this later when i have more than 3 minutes.

k.j. holmes, danceorite

Extra Special Happenings Jan 30 and Feb 6

K.J. Holmes is teaching 2 more yoga classes to benefit the amazing work of Partners in Health in Haiti. Classes are Saturdays, January 30 and February 6, 9:30-10:30am. Minimum donation is $10. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor. (Studio opens at 9am)

Check out Eva Yaa Asantewaa’s lovely mentions of K.J.’s yoga and ongoing morning class:

Also be sure to see Jon Kinzel’s show at The Kitchen this weekend, Thurs – Sat, 8pm. for more information. Performers include some all-star Movement Research artists and faculty members, and the project was created during the first chunk of Jon’s residency with Movement Research.

See you tonight at the Dance on Camera  Studies Project (Free, 7pm at Judson Memorial Church, in case you didn’t have it in your calendar already!) A shorts program curated by Movement Research Artists-in-Residence, in collaboration with Dance Films Association. This event kicks off DFA’s 38th Annual Dance on Camera Festival.

The Week Ahead. January 25-31, 2010

This Week at Movement Research… Judson, Studies Project, and classes!

Deirdre Murphy by Ian W Douglas Read the rest of this entry »

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Sometimes when I am lying on my back and releasing tension from my body, I visualize my legs as gigantic earthworms moving into their extended posture, making their way out of the earth tunnels that are my hip sockets.

Renée Archibald, 2009 MR Artist in Residence


Today I had a little bit of time to visit the Museum of Art and Design’s Slash, Paper Under the Knife exhibit.

You can cut paper and layer it to create depth and three dimensionality, but you can also add water and reorganize the fibers, you can tear it, you can crumple it. It was a good reminder. I can do this with my own medium, too. noriko_ambe3

Renée Archibald, dancer, choreographer, MR Artist in Residence 2009

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