Archive for February, 2010

The Week Ahead. March 1-7, 2010.

This Week at Movement Research… Judson, Open Performance, and classes!! Also, upcoming Studies Project!

Monday March 1. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring works by The Zifadanz Group, Larissa Velez, and  Daman Harun.

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Class is ON for Friday 2/26/10

Hello everyone! All classes are happening today, so come on down to Eden’s Expressway to get warm and cozy and do your best snow dance.

Classes still happening 2/25

Hello everyone. As of 8am on 2/25 there are no class cancellations. Irene Hultman and Barbara Mahler are teaching as scheduled from 10am-12pm. Enjoy your journey through the big snowflakes on your way to class this morning!

off the plane and onto the dance floor

It’s been a while since I last blogged.  I wish I could say that that was due to work keeping me moving.  I definitely had a lot of work to do, but none of it had me moving, other than an amazing dance party I went to right when I got back to New York.  I even did “chicken fighting” and almost fell onto the speakers.

I suppose my physical moving locations from New York, to London, to Brussels, and the reverse does affect my thinking and moving.  But I can’t yet grasp it.

I could definitely grasp the pen, when earlier today I signed a lease on an amazing new apartment in Brooklyn!

Jillian Peña, 2009 MR artist-in-residence, jillianpena.com, i love you

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 2.15.2010

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, February 15, 2010.
Featuring works by Jesse Phillips-Fein, Saul Ulerio, and Nohemi Montzerrat.



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The Week Ahead. February 22-28, 2010.

This Week at Movement Research… Judson, Open Performance, and classes!!!  Application for Movement Research at the Judson Church has been posted!   Information on SOLD OUT Anna Halprin workshop below!
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Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 2.8.2010

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, February 8, 2010.
Featuring works by Karl Cronin, Rachel Bernsen, and Kristi Spessard.

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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 2.1.2010

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, February 1, 2010

Featuring works by Launch Movement Experiment, Katie Workum, and Tina Croll and Company.

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Updates on Classes Week of February 15 – 21

K.J. Holmes is away February 20 and 27. Olive Bieringa will sub on February 20, and Daria Faïn will sub on February 27. Olive’s class description is below, and Daria’s will be posted soon.

Also we are sorry to say that Iréne Hultman was suddenly sick this morning and had to cancel class. We anticipate that class will be on for Thursday, February 18. Check here on the blog and in the left side of the classes and workshops calendar for updates. Feel better Iréne!

Here is the information for Olive’s class:
Participants are invited to enter their animal-like appetites and childlike curiosities for physical investigation through engagement of the sensorial body. Training the body in heightened sensory awareness, weight bearing partnering skills and improvisation utilizing tools from Body-Mind Centering® to understand self and increase our physical potential.

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http://bodycartography.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=85

Olive will also teach Contact Improvisation for the entire month of March, Sundays, 6:15pm, Eden’s Expressway.

history resonating in my body

My favorite thing about London is how easy it is to get to other places.  I decided at the last minute to hop on the 2-hour train to Brussels for the week.  Amazing.  After seeing a couple friends, I attended a rehearsal performance for the new collaboration between Jerome Bel and Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker.

I’m going to refrain from the long and critical conversation I’d like to have with you about it.

After my last post about architecture, I found myself extremely focused on the surroundings of the theater, La Monnaie, which was built more than 3 HUNDRED years ago.  It got me thinking about how no matter what, each piece presented there carries with it a heavy history.  Of course this is true at any theater, even relatively new ones in New York.  I’m curious how this affects the performance, both for viewers and performers.  My body felt different there.  I brought different attention.  It wasn’t just about expectation.  It was how my body reacts in a huge opera house filled with paintings and so much more.  This was the piece for me.

Jillian Peña, 2009 MR artist-in-residence, jillianpena.com, i love you

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