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The Week Ahead. Nov 29-Dec 5, 2010. TRULY MADLY DEEPLY

This week at Movement Research…


Movement Research Festival FALL 2010:

TRULY MADLY DEEPLY
November 29-December 4, 2010
Co-Curated by, John Jesurun and Jon Kinzel
www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/festival/

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The Week Ahead. November 22-28, 2010.

This week at Movement Research…

Movement Research Festival FALL 2010: TRULY MADLY DEEPLY starts November 29! See info below.

Please note that Movement Research office will be closed to the public for Thanksgiving, Wednesday November 24, Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26.

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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 11.15.2010

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 15, 2010. Featuring work by Miriam Wolf*, Mari Meade Dance Collective, and Ronja Ver.


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Update from Critical Correspondence, 11.19

Hi All,

CC is very active behind the scenes at the moment, with lots of new interviews and writings in the works. We’ve recently posted an interview between Christian Rizzo and John Jasperse about the work Christian showed at The Kitchen recently. Also, the writers involved in the Moving Dialogue exchange between US and Romanian artists have continued to experiment and produce a wide spectrum of writings and ways of documenting this exchange through language. Follow the exchange here. Lastly, we’ve posted links to Sarah Maxfield‘s blog interviewing Andrew Dinwiddie and Jeff Larson, as well as a spirited conversation initiated by an interview with Vallejo Gantner in L Magazine and followed up with a Facebook conversation on Neal Medlyn’s Facebook page about the way US artists are funded vs European artists, and the role of mobility inside of these structures and the way artists are making work. Read about it here.

Happy reading.

Love,

CC

  • November 19th, 2010
  • Critical Correspondence

Lindsey Dietz Marchant Class Cancelled, Friday November 19, 10am

We’re sorry to say that Lindsey is sick this morning and will not be able to teach. It was unexpected and we did not have time to find a substitute teacher. We hope you’ll join us for class this weekend and next weekend, and we hope Lindsey feels better soon!

TRULY MADLY DEEPLY. Nov 29-Dec 4.

Movement Research Festival FALL 2010: TRULY MADLY DEEPLY starts Monday November 29. Don’t miss workshops, performances, and a studies project with this AMAZING group of artists curated by Jon Kinzel and John Jesurun! www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/festival/

Movement Research Festival Fall 2010:
TRULY MADLY DEEPLY
November 29-December 4, 2010

TRULY MADLY DEEPLY are the words that compelled the gathering of this varied but deep group of truly mad artists. Together they share and continually recreate an expanding multidisciplinary landscape. We have called them each from a different corner to represent. They are contemporaneous with each other but their creative interrelationships are not obvious. Each is an uncompromising example of not quite fitting into a category. Grouped together it is a complex and multi-dimensional logic of unique signatures. We have also sought to keep continuity between performances, workshops, audiences and presentations; all these are ways to further investigate the work of the festival artists. The curation has followed the artists’ lead rather than the artists following the curation.
– Festival Co-Curators, John Jesurun and Jon Kinzel

WORKSHOPS

Susan Rethorst
November 29-30 MONDAY and TUESDAY 10am-1pm
Danspace Project

Register online at www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/
$55
CHOREOGRAPHIC MIND/ making your best work
Looking in practice at what choreography is and does, where does it come from, what is it for; looking at what it means to fuel one’s work with one’s questions; looking at the nature of movement and its communication; issues of continuance, the alchemic nature of time and sequence.

Making is an endless quest with ever shifting ground; making is thinking. I regard teaching as a conversational mode; my exercises are proposals in action. I am at the same time interested in creating a situation in which each student can locate her/his aesthetic and goals; as well in giving students the ability to access states necessary to making work; intuition, perception, cognition, interiority, emotional distance, spontaneity, pleasure, reflection, humor.

Emily Coates and Lacina Coulibaly
December 3 FRIDAY 9:30-11:40am
Danspace Project

Register online at www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/
$18
This workshop will focus on methods and implications of collaborative movement authorship in intercultural space. We consider the practice of joint-authorship to mean the actualization of individuality while at the same time respecting and attending to the ideas of others. The exercises will emphasize research into the nitty-gritty details of movement across differences of culture and dance traditions, practical strategies of collaborative choreography, and hybrid aesthetics.

STUDIES PROJECT
PANEL: Hovels, hamlets and digital sprawl: our origins.
December 4 SATURDAY 2-4pm
The Club at La MaMa

FREE
Festival artists gather for a discussion moderated by Rosemary Quinn, Experimental Theater Wing Studio Director, NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Shared experience and a sense of common space are revered by many to be indispensable tenets in the performing arts. Theatrical constructs have been created anew in the digital era. This is a group of artists that together spans the continuum from deep in the pre-digital to a future in the post digital. The moment they share now is somewhere in between. These ideas will serve as departure points, ultimately leading to an artist-generated discussion.

PERFORMANCES

Paula Court will be an ongoing presence documenting many aspects of the festival from a unique and internal point of view. Audiences will be able to view her continuing unedited process as the festival progresses- performance images including dress rehearsal photos will be screened before each night’s scheduled events.

Monique Jenkinson/Fauxnique
Lisa Nelson
Stephen Petronio
Temporary Collective
Cathy Weis

Movement Research at the Judson Church
November 29 MONDAY 8pm

FREE
No reservations. Seating is first come, first served.

Out of the core elements of drag, in this case the trappings of overblown femininity (makeup, lip-synch, wigs, spangles, high heels), Monique Jenkinson/Fauxnique creates a movement study inspired by classic drag, Anna Halprin’s Parades & Changes, Kenneth Anger’s film Puce Moment and the early work of Michael Clark.

Lisa Nelson will lend her virtual presence to the festival through a video work.

Choreographer Stephen Petronio will read excerpts from his upcoming memoir Notes From A Life In Motion.

A Temporary Collective has been pulled from New York’s dance and performance scene: Hilary Clark, Erin Cornell, Alex Escalante, Zack Fuller, Maria Hassabi, Jodi Melnick, Matthew Rogers, Colin Stilwell. States of adherence to previously unexplored connections and the notion of making something from nothing will contribute to this experiment. It consists of the initial performance at Movement Research at the Judson Church, one interim rehearsal session and a final performance at Danspace Project.

In Pupa, Cathy Weis turns gravity on its head.

Mike Albo
Susan Rethorst

December 2 THURSDAY 8pm
Danspace Project

$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members
tickets: www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/

Mike Albo will be presenting part of a work in progress, directed by David Schweizer, entitled The Junket– about his adventures as a freelance writer trying to survive the death of journalism in our increasingly insipid, luxury soaked tinsel town. It involves gossip blogs, The Grey Lady, insanely expensive clothing, and his long term relationship with the most abusive boyfriend of all- New York City.

Susan Rethorst: I have been interested in the moment when one dancer approaches another- the expectations in that moment carrying such history- of pas de deux, contact, romance and showmanship. Over and over in my dance making I have found myself approaching another only to say huh?, what now…what do I want to do here? I decided this time I wanted to stay in that moment and not ‘solve’ this dilemma, but see what I could make of the hesitation I found there… this was a beginning point for a duet still in progress. This moment met some other interests/issues inherent in the duet form- persons as equals or not? in what way(s)? what relationship accumulates and by what means…

Brian Rogers
Temporary Collective

December 3 FRIDAY 8pm
Danspace Project

$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members
tickets: www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/

Brian Rogers is a video and sound artist who makes performances. His recent projects employ moving video cameras, custom built technology, and the audiovisual language of cinema to create unique performative relationships between technology, content, and the live body. Performers include Madeline Best, Shaun Irons, Lauren Petty, and Brian Rogers.

A Temporary Collective has been pulled from New York’s dance and performance scene: Hilary Clark, Erin Cornell, Alex Escalante, Zack Fuller, Maria Hassabi, Jodi Melnick, Matthew Rogers, Colin Stilwell. States of adherence to previously unexplored connections and the notion of making something from nothing will contribute to this experiment. It consists of the initial performance at Movement Research at the Judson Church, one interim rehearsal session and a final performance at Danspace Project.

Emily Coates and Lacina Coulibaly
Fiona Templeton

December 4 SATURDAY 8pm
Danspace Project

$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members
tickets: www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/

Emily Coates and Lacina Coulibaly: The duet Ici Ou Ailleurs/Here Or Anyplace Else (work-in-progress) investigates the coexistence of diversity and human connection between individuals and cultures. We understand and envision our connectedness through practical questions of weight, energy, anatomy, and performance: How do you use your feet when you dance? How do I? Where is your weight in this step? Where is mine? In what way do you and I emote? Or not? And why? The duet is part of an ongoing, multi-sited research project on intercultural collaboration. Since 2007, we have worked to create dances that honor our respective backgrounds, while simultaneously establishing new spaces of cultural hybridity. Stages of choreographic development have occurred in New Haven, CT and New York, NY, USA and in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Fiona Templeton: GOING with Coming is both a play and a game, performed by The Relationship. GOING is a precise recreation of a work by the London group The Theatre of Mistakes from 1977, a work that was seminal for much of contemporary performance but little known in the US. It has a fugue-like structure. Coming, which is woven into GOING, returns to the improvisational base out of which GOING grew. In Coming, the structure is set, but content improvised depending on the first performer to enter. The company will perform an excerpt showing both part of GOING and part of Coming. Performers include Katie Brown, Javier Cardona, Stephanie Silver, Julie Troost, Andrew Zimmerman. The Relationship is directed by Fiona Templeton, who was a founding member of the Theatre of Mistakes in the 70s. The group specializes in adventurous use of site, structure, language and relation to the audience.

What Are We Worth?

We don’t generally value what we do in cash. Most of us have skills that would allow us to make a lot more money than we do if we used them in the most remunerative way. Most of us choose to make less money than we’re capable of making.

There are other rewards available to us besides cash. Being presented by certain venues or curated into certain series is a marker of success, as is being well-reviewed in certain publications or receiving certain grants and residencies. The respect of our peers, and even more so, the respect of the artists whose work we respect and/or whose work influences our own is another way we measure ourselves.

I’m particularly thinking about external measures. Most of us have internal artistic goals, and I imagine some of us aspire to stop there. But is that real?

I’m asking these questions in part because the barter project I’m working on, OurGoods.org, requires us to value what we offer. That can get weird and uncomfortable, and we’re doing a lot of thinking about it, because we don’t think it has to be. I’d like to write some about that, but first I wanted to invite some conversation.

Since we don’t get paid, how do we know what we’re worth?

  • November 17th, 2010
  • Jen Abrams

The Week Ahead. November 15-21, 2010

Check out the UPCOMING section… Fall Festival 2010: TRULY MADLY DEEPLY is approaching! MELT registration is under way!

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Skinner Releasing Technique starts THIS WEEKEND!

Karl Anderson, Skinner Releasing Technique
Saturdays 12-4pm
NOV 13 & 27, DEC 4 &18, JAN 15 & 29 and FEB 12 & 26

Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster Street b/w Prince and Spring, buzzer 2F
$30 per class
register online at:
www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/index.php

Skinner Releasing Technique
Think, feel, play. The Skinner Releasing Technique is a movement-based and imagery-based process of discovery. SRT enables one to discover their own mechanical logic, intuitive awareness, and personal imagistic realities. The intended long term result of SRT is a mature person who is a self-motivated and self-propelled critical thinker. The SRT pedagogy is highly structured and rigorous and yet the classes unravel within a sense of ease and mystery. Partner graphics, structured improvisations, and guided imagery allow the student to find clarity within the physical self. In addition to becoming better movers and dancers, we happen upon empathy which in turn can lead to compassion.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 11.1.2010

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 1, 2010. Featuring works by Bryan Campbell, Benjamin Kimitch, and Jonah Bokaer.



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