Archive for March, 2011

Location Change for Open Performance: March 16.

There’s been some unexpected changes in space availability and space possibilities for some of our upcoming programming.

Wednesday March 16th, 8pm

Open Performance

will take place at:

The Puffin Room

435 Broome Street

between Broadway and Crosby

Thanks for sticking with us as things get a little turbulent. We will keep you informed and up to date on all changes and we look forward to seeing you at Open Performance!

Workshop with Barbara Mahler. March 21-April 25

Barbara Mahler
Mondays March 21 – April 25
$90 for full 6-week workshop, $18 per drop-in session
Pre-register at

Technique Workshop
A slow movement workshop, for all levels, this class is based on the essential principles of the body and mind which make of up the foundation of Klein Technique. Its goal is to bridge the gap between the slow and focused depth of work done in the stretch and placement classes to moving and dancing. It will utilize and explain the relationship and importance of the pelvis in relationship to efficiency and clarity of movement and then weave together the important connections in the body to better facilitate clarity, articulation, and coordination for powerful and rich moving. Each session begins with a particular warm-up, which changes each week, and ends with moving across the floor to bring all the parts of the class together as a whole. It is recommended that drop-in students have had some experience with Klein Technique.,

To register for this workshop, please visit

Workshop with Eiko & Koma, Mar 15-17

Eiko & Koma: Delicious Movement
Tues March 15 – Wed March 16
7-9:30 pm
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Delicious Movement
Grounded in Eiko & Koma’s movement vocabulary, the Delicious Movement Workshop is emphatically noncompetitive and appropriate for all levels of ability and training. We will move/dance to actively forget the clutter of our lives so as to fully “taste” body and mind. Delicious Movement is presented by Movement Research and Baryshnikov Arts Center, and is offered in conjunction with Eiko & Koma’s living installation Naked at BAC, March 29 – April 9. For more information on Naked, visit

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The Week Ahead. March 14-20, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research…

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Skinner Releasing Technique starts THIS WEEKEND

Karl Anderson, Skinner Releasing Technique
Saturdays 12-4pm
MAR 12 & 19, APRIL 2& 9, MAY 7

Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster Street b/w Prince and Spring, buzzer 2F
$30 per class
register online at:

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 Skinner 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. Hands-on 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. SRT classes are presented in a series and as part of an overall progression. However, each class will begin with brief reiterations from previous classes (if necessary). Therefore all of the Saturday intensives are open and ideal for newcomers to SRT. This is the introductory level series and so no prior experience with SRT is necessary. Drop-ins are totally welcome.

Back in Berlin

So, here I am back in Berlin after a five week trip to the UK for work. It always takes a while to adjust. Not because of the time difference of course but  because  I still have so few commitments in Berlin that it’s difficult to know which workshop to go to, which class to take and how to structure my day. Beautifully free, beautifully poor, paving a pathway as I go. I’ll keep you informed of what I see/hear and am inspired by over the next few weeks,

Rosalind (former MI Intern)

  • March 9th, 2011
  • Rosalind Masson

Tues March 8th 10am class will be held at Avenue C Studio, not Danspace Project

Tomorrow, Tuesday March 8th, Levi Gonzalez’s 10am class will be held at the Avenue C Studio, 55 Ave. C at 4th St. Class will NOT be at Danspace Project.


‘the one who can see the bird in the sea, sees the fish on the tree’. (unknown source, maybe you know?)

Not only is reflection a current theme for this week but a fish on a tree is Glasgow’s Coat of Arms, the city from where I’m now typing. It’s International Women’s Day this coming Tuesday and my friends Ruth Janssen and Judith Williams have organised a day filled with 100 different performances and events at The Tramway. The piece I’m involved in features a screen that divides the space in two and is projected on. The movement that has been generated the past fortnight in the studio honours a kind of distortion as phrases are broken and turned around, reversed and translated through our individual bodies.

On reflection of an aspect of my experience of Movement Research I realised in one of my classes with Michelle Boule the sheer joy of sharing a sequence of movement in space. It is like leaves whispering in the wind, a common intention that is propelling us all but each of a reflection of another. Relaxing into and noticing with awareness the differences and most of all accommodating them, finding space not only within the movement material but between us in the shared space of the room that is holding us. Pure bliss!

That’s my thought for the day, until next week. Oh wait, it is next week already!

Rosalind Masson (former MR intern)

The Week Ahead. March 7-March 13, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research…


Monday March 7. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. 55 Washington Square South.
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Calling MR, do you read me?

I must say I am a little nervous as I’ve never really done anything like this before. I’ve posted on blogs but never one that anyone would read! I guess I should introduce myself…I am Rosalind and I feel very far away from New York. I was an intern at Movement Research from Jan to March 2009 (cut short because I didn’t have a 6 month visa). My trip to the States then seemed so exotic because I’d never really been anywhere where you have an expiry date. It made everything seem so heightened. Up till that point most of my travels had been in Europe where I have the privilege for as staying as long as I want since I was born in the UK. Right now I’m in Edinburgh because I’m working on a project here for Woman’s International Day but my home is in Berlin. I re-located there about a year ago. When Rebecca W contacted me she gave a suggestion of a thread of blog being how MR carries into and/or effects my current life. For me there are so many extraordinary ways that this happens. I hope to share them during the course of the month. However for now I’ll leave you with a short clip of a piece I made recently with composer Jan Hendrickse  for a festival in Glasgow called Sound Thought. The working process lasted for four days and I felt it was one of the more successful short projects I’ve been involved in. We’re hoping to develop it in Berlin this April with a residency at Grimmuseum. I know, sounds Grim.

I wanted to add, if anyone wants to ask me any specific questions about what it’s like to live and work in Europe please do! I am happy to help with any queries.

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