Archive for May, 2010

Enjambre 1.1

We come together – we really like to. As we all experience and are aware of, a great deal of coming together can sort of happen via virtual mediums. Not only that, but in preparation to come together, we deal and wheel through distances and time zones, and when we do come together, we are still each apart (and a part). Being a part of something larger, being perhaps a potentially equal part of something larger, being a participant, being a beneficiary, being a self-promoter and/or a self-initiator… (Are these the goal or means to a goal?)

We began by looking at mobility – the wanting it, the difficulties in getting it, and the organizing around both. The coming together keeps being central, life giving. Self-organization through artists networks, like Sweet and Tender and Embassy of or the community of dance-tech.net, with ? members, are examples of close-to-home networks we are interested in investigating more closely: How are they working? How successfully are they at bringing together? (Is this really the criteria we want to analyze them by?)

We want to conduct this investigation as a practice and in the flesh, though we want to also connect beyond the immediacy of our location and time, and we want to leave a trace that can be re-trace by others. Space and time – “networking” lives in that same intersection of x=space and y=time as movement, live performance and life itself.

There are big networks and small ones. Inside some there are other units—a smaller networks contained within. These usually are the more efficient ones—maybe we can take/share their mechanisms. That’s why we are inviting a diverse community to participate in this project—to have as many tools as possible to work with.

We want to conduct this practice in an open source kind of way – with temporary structures to enter and exit from, created by and with all present. Perhaps our game plans can produce a visual or an experiential picture of our particular network behavior, and we can use that to look at other networks. At the least we can expand our network or its potential through the representation and documentation of our experiences. A population of networks will coalesce and be reflected in the space we provide through Movement Research’s Blog and Critical Correspondence. They will decide if an exchange is possible, desirable, productive, but they will know about each other.

http://movementresearch.org/publishing/?q=node/677

-Martin Lanz, Choreographer, 2009 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Enjambre*/Network/Red* starts Tomorrow May 14th 6pm

Join us for a three-part research project on the complexities and possibilities of various artists’ networks.
An event in the Movement Research Studies Project Series.
How do artists living in different hemispheres balance virtual and geographical mobility?
Initiated by Martín Lanz Landázuri and Alejandra Martorell with Nohemi Montzerrat Contreras
Come to the studio to do some crafting about it, also on the web we will provide a repository of materials and links at Critical Correspondence.
http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/studiesproject/schedule.php#pe_241

looking foward to link with you!

-Martin Lanz, Choreographer, 2009 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Enjambre*/Network/Red* starts tomorrow May 14th at 6pm

Join us for a three-part research project on the complexities and possibilities of various artists’ networks.
An event in the Movement Research Studies Project Series.
How do artists living in different hemispheres balance virtual and geographical mobility?
Initiated by Martín Lanz Landázuri and Alejandra Martorell with Nohemi Montzerrat Contreras
Come to the studio to do some crafting about it, also on theg the web we will provide a repository of materials and links at Critical Correspondance.
http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/studiesproject/schedule.php#pe_241

looking foward to link with you!

-Martin Lanz, Choreographer, 2009 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

The Week Ahead. May 10-16, 2010.


This Week at Movement Research…Studies Project, classes, schedule changes, performances, and more!

Monday May 10. Movement Research at the Judson Church .
8pm. Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South. FREE.
Featuring work by Martín Lanz Landázuri*/ Maria Nurmela, Vanessa Anspaugh, cakeface.
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K.J. Holmes Saturday classes for this season end on May 22

Hi Everyone! We found a small mistake in our calendars. The wonderful Athletics of Intimacy/Improvisations class with K.J. Holmes will go on summer hiatus one week earlier than announced. The last class will be Saturday May 22nd, 11am-1pm, Eden’s Expressway. Be there!

Update from Critical Correspondence 5/3

Hello from Critical Correspondence!

Many new artist conversations coming down the pipe so stay tuned. In the meantime we have just posted a conversation between Raimund Hoghe and Lili Chopra. Last fall was the first time Raimund Hoghe’s work has been seen in the US, thanks in part to his NYC presentation in the French Institute’s Crossing the Line Festival curated by Lili Chopra and Simon Dove. Hoghe, and ex-dramaturg of Pina Bausch’s Tanzteater Wuppertal, shares with us his unique perspective on making work and the personal and political ramifications of our aesthetic values.

photo by Rosa Frank
photo by Rosa Frank

Be well,
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