Archive for March, 2010

WORKSHOP: Reggie Wilson and Andréya Ouamba


Reggie Wilson and Andréya Ouamba
WED, THURS, FRI April 14 – April 16
2:30 pm-5:30 pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

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This workshop explores various movement forms Рabstract, modern, full-bodied, grounded and rhythm-based movement and postmodern structure. We will utilize elements and movement languages from cultures of the Southern U.S., the Caribbean and Southern, Western and Central Africa. Attention is focused on the weight and direction of the pelvis, the use of the full foot and the use of the full range of the demi-pli̩.


Dancer/choreographer Andréya Ouamba, born in Congo-Brazzaville, started his artistic career in 1993. He has worked with numerous international directors and choreographers. In 1995, his first choreography, L’Haleine, won 1st prize at the Mabina-Danse Festival. In 2000, he started Compagnie 1er Temps that has, over the years, traveled from Dakar to Abidjan, Burkina Fasso, Johannesburg, Paris, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Bielefeld, Seoul, Denmark, Mali, Mozambique and Cameroon. In 2007, the company presented a new creation PALABRE, at the Limoges Festival, Les Francophonies en Limousin and toured Australia, Africa and the Oceania region.

Reggie Wilson (Artistic Director and performer) founded his company, Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group, in 1989. Wilson draws from the movement languages of the blues, slave and spiritual cultures of Africans in the Americas and combines them with post-modern elements and his own personal movement style to create what he now calls “post-African/Neo-HooDoo Modern dances.” His work has been presented nationally and internationally.

Photo: Reggie Wilson, Fist and Heel, by Julieta Cervantes

Artist-in-Residence applications due March 31.

Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Applications are due March 31, 2010 for the July 2010 – June 2011 residency, with a second year of research from July 2011 – June 2012.
What is the Artist-in-Residence (A.I.R.) program?
A program providing year-long commissions, rehearsal space, performance and related opportunities designed to support the individualized creative process of selected artists, who are chosen by a rotating peer artist panel.

Dates: July 2010 – June 2011 with additional opportunities from July 2011 – June 2012.

Deadline: Applications must be hand-delivered by 5pm or postmarked by March 31, 2010.

for guidelines and application information visit:

Podcast: Studies Project: Teaching Downtown Dance/Teaching Dance Downtown 3.26.2010

Movement Research Studies Project, “Teaching Downtown Dance/Teaching Dance Downtown”
Initiated by Jmy Leary & MR Faculty & Artist Advisory Council

 Moderated by Randy Martin

Listen to the Podcast here:

This roundtable discussion explores the geography of downtown dance over the past half-century, from the perspective of both the teachers and the students. What was taught, how was it taught, who were the teachers and who took class? Panelists include Hilary Clark, Douglas Dunn, and K.J. Holmes.

  • March 27th, 2010
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The Week Ahead. March 29-April 4, 2010.

Check out our workshops, special events, MELT and more!


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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 3.22.2010

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, March 22, 2010.
Featuring works by Anneke Hansen, James Graham† with Katy Gilmore, Michele Torino Hower, and Jolene Bartley† performing Senta Driver work.
†MFA Candidate, The Ohio State University; a Movement Research Exchange/OSU project, supported in part by Ohio State University

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The Week Ahead. March 22-28, 2010

This Week at Movement Research… Open Performance! Studies Project!

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  • March 23rd, 2010
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Video Clips From Movement Research at the Judson Church, 3.15.10

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, March 15, 2010.

Featuring works by Milka Djordjevich and Dragana Bulut, Vanessa Justice, and Dana Salisbury and the No-See-Ums

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elephant walk

Circus Elephant marching across 34th Street

They're coming!

Monday, March 22nd at midnight.  Fuller details at:

–Jeff Larson, 2008 MR Spring Festival Co-Curator, MR Artist Advisory Council Memeber

Updates from Critical Correspodence

Hello all.

Critical Correspondence has three new interviews up and running. First off we have cast members Michelle Boulé and Tarek Halaby in conversation with Abby Crain. These Powerful People talk about their experience working with Miguel Gutierrez on his most recent work Last Meadow. There is an audio format interview where Walter Dundervill speaks with Jon Kinzel about Dundervill’s world premeire of Dear Emissary,… (which opened and closed this past weekend at The Chocolate Factory). Dundervill also speaks at detail about decorative arts, his past and present experience with art-making and how he got involved with dance.

And! Yasuko Yokoshi, Julie Alexander and Kayvon Pourazar in conversation with Beth Gill and Danielle Goldman. Read the interview before heading to Dance Theater Workshop this weekend to see Yokoshi’s world premeire of Tyler Tyler.

Be well, CC

FREE Workshop: Page/Stage Your Silence Through Embodiment. SATURDAYS, April 3-May 22, 2010

Page/Stage Your Silence Through Embodiment

Workshop with HeJin Jang
Saturdays April 3 – May 22, 2010
5:00 pm-7:30 pm   FREE
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

E-mail to register. You can sign up for one or more or all workshop days!


We move to de-contain. We move to re-member and forget. Our bodies are containment of noises and silences of our memories that are constantly affecting how we live our lives now. This workshop explores our unshared, untold stories through embodiment. It is a practice to give voices to our muted memories. Using both writing and moving as forms of embodiment, we will break and un-break our silence through bodily thinking with the question “How can we use words as we use movement?” Our bodies speak louder than words, but as we search for words and inscriptions to “match” what our bodies have spoken, it can become performative writing. We will use writing as a treasure hunter of dance and silence. This class will start with a silent warm-up leading into improvisation and composition. We will explore several layers and dimensions of silence in and outside of our bodies. There will be showing of our materials utilizing what we created-both individually and collectively. The showing as a practice of sharing/caring will have both aspects of page and stage (meaning a printed booklet/journal and a performance at the end of the workshop).

photo by Hope Davis

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