Archive for September, 2010

The Week Ahead. October 4-10, 2010.

This Week at Movement Research…Open Performance, classes, workshops and more!jordan-fuchs-by-ian-douglas-3

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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 9.20.2010.

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, September 20, 2010.
Featuring works by
Isabel Nares and Jorge David, Sara Zimmerman, and Melanie Maar.


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The Week Ahead. September 27-October 3, 2010.

This Week at Movement Research…Celebrate Frances Alenikoff’s 90th Birthday and the 20th Anniversary of the Performance Journal!!!!

Monday September 27. Movement Research Celebrates!
Join us at Judson Memorial Church to celebrate the 90th birthday of Frances Alenikoff, artist and founder of Eden’s Expressway, and the 20th anniversary of the Performance Journal, as well as the release of PJ#37!

6:30pm Reception
to attend the reception, please make a donation by following this link: http://www.movementresearch.org/performance_journal/specialpjevents.php

8pm Performances doors open at 7:45
FREE
Performances by Ze’eva Cohen, Deborah Jowitt, Jennifer Monson & Yvonne Meier, Tere O’Connor Dance, Wendy Perron, Regina Rocke, and Judith Sanchez Ruiz!

9pm Popcorn Party
FREE
All proceeds from the event, including $ from Donor Reception and pass-the-hat, go towards supporting the future publication of the Performance Journal.

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Movement Research Celebrates! Frances Alenikoff turns 90, 20th Anniversary of the Performance Journal.

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Join us to celebrate the 90th birthday of Frances Alenikoff,
founder of Eden’s Expressway, and the 20th anniversary of the Performance Journal, as well as the release of PJ#37!

That’s right…
Frances Alenikoff was born in ’20 and turns 90 this year!
MRPJ’s first issue was released in ’90 and turns 20 this year!

Monday September 27th, 2010
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South

6:30pm Reception
to attend the reception, please make a donation here: http://www.movementresearch.org/performance_journal/specialpjevents.php

Donations can me made in the following levels:
$20 …… I franceswithumbrella
PJ
$55 …… I heart
MR (receive a 2-issue subscription to the PJ!)
$90 …… I
heart Frances (receive a 4-issue subscription to the PJ!)
$1800… I
heart the PJ & Frances & MR, for the next 20×90 years
(receive a lifetime subscription to the PJ!)

8pm Performances doors open at 7:45pm
FREE
Performances by Ze’eva Cohen, Deborah Jowitt, Jennifer Monson & Yvonne Meier, Tere O’Connor Dance, Wendy Perron, Regina Rocke, and Judith Sanchez Ruiz!

9pm Popcorn Party
FREE

All proceeds from the event, including $ from Donor Reception and pass-the-hat, go towards supporting the future publication of the Performance Journal.

If you are unable to attend the reception, but would like to make a donation, you can do so here: http://www.movementresearch.org/performance_journal/specialpjevents.php

photo: Frances Alenikoff

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 9.13.2010

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, September 13 2010, featuring works by Joanna Kotze, Rebekah Windmiller, Cori Kresge.


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Podcast: Movement Research Town Hall Meeting September 21, 2010

Movement Research Town Hall Meeting. September 21, 2010. Judson Memorial Church.
Co-Hosted and organized by the Movement Research Artist Advisory Council
Moderated by Jill Sigman


Listen to the Podcast here:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/a/6/b/a6b2fc7c2a2cc30c/TownHallMtg_Recording_FINAL.mp3?c_id=2742255&expiration=1424990355&hwt=b622538ce0cb2866dc09464306909ddb

32 years since the founding of Movement Research and the coining of its name, Movement Research invited the whole community to come together to discuss what the concept of ‘movement research’ means to us today. What are we researching? What is the form of that research, what does it require and how is it shared, accessible, or made legible?

We find ourselves now thirty–two years since the founding of Movement Research and the coining of its name; we are entering a new post-Cunningham, post-Pina Bausch era; and we operate in a world where our concepts of information and research are changing rapidly. The umbrella question “what is our research now and (why) is it valuable to us?” seemed a relevant and potent landscape for discussion. We invited three participants to act as catalysts for different lines of discussion and thought: Tere O’Connor, Luciana Achugar, and Daria Fain. The Town Hall was moderated by Jill Sigman.

All Dance All Improvisation All the Time

Wednesdays September 22 and 29 there will be an open space for improvisational practice at Eden’s Expressway from 5:30- 8:30.

The idea for this came out of the Studies Project last May at La Mama on inter-generational improvisation practice.

It seemed like a good idea to create a space where improvisational practices could co-mingle and cross pollinate.

I am constantly referring back to my experiences at Open Movement at PS 122 in the 80’s and 90’s. That situation gave me an opportunity to develop my own practice up against, with, beside, in collaboration with a room full of amazing artists. I’m hoping that something like this can adapt and fit the current situation for artists interested in the evolving practice of improvisation.

So please come on by and bring your friends

Jennifer Monson- MR faculty

Orienting

I have been reading Kevin Lynch’s book, Image of the City. He is an Urban Planner and the book was published in 1960. In the appendix he has some fascinating references to orientation and navigation. Some of the most highly tuned navigational skills have developed in undifferentiated landscapes such as the flat snow covered areas of land and sea in the Arctic and the vast, dry deserts of Australia.

This capacity to find meaning and significance in the perceived shifts between land and water, fog and ocean which can appear trackless and without landmark reminds me of improvisational experience.

There is a moment of orientation when the abstraction of the destination becomes a leap of faith. Sometimes there is a simplicity to the navigation of the physical experience of moving. An image arises, that draws on the body to produce something in the space that demands a response. The system is unstable, is inventing it’s own instability as it moves along. Unfurling and carrying along the accumulated purse of sensation.

It’s the small things that become significant. But within each of those details there is an attention to the shifting map of the entire landscape, either veering wildly off course or steering directly towards the destination.

Recently I have become more disoriented. Spending more time wandering in the wrong direction, but at the same time being exactly where I am. I am curious about how this is effecting my improvisational practice.

The Week Ahead. September 20-26, 2010.

This Week at Movement Research…Open Performance begins, classes, performances, and more!larissa-velez-by-ian-douglas-22

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  • September 15th, 2010
  • Movement Research Staff

Movement Research Town Hall Meeting

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Movement Research Town Hall Meeting. Tuesday September 21 at 8pm, Judson Memorial Church

Join Movement Research and its Artist Advisory Council as we revive the Movement Research Town Hall Meeting. 32 years since the founding of Movement Research and the coining of its name, we invite our whole community to come together to discuss what the concept of ‘movement research’ means to us today. What are we researching? What is the form of that research, what does it require and how is it shared, accessible, or made legible? Panelists will kickstart the evening by introducing sub-topics related to dance, movement-based performance, and choreographic practice as research. Please come share your ideas.

For further information please visit:http://www.movementresearch.org/

photo: by  Martin Lanz

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