Archive for November, 2011

Devotion

The first day and evening of the Fall Festival was so incredible.  From Miguel’s passionate class to Raina’s unique wildness to Leigh’s so beautiful Surrender, I am so moved by the vast amounts of heart in our midst.  I am devoted to these artists forever.

Please come and partake!  Class with Juylyen Hamilton and Raina today!  Studies project tomorrow night…

More later, I go surrender to this morning’s wild wind and find my passion in my dancing.

K.J. Holmes, co-curator MRFF

  • November 29th, 2011
  • Fall Fest2011

The Week Ahead: November 28-December 4, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research…
The Movement Research Festival Fall 2011:
DEVOTION/RIGOR/SUSTAINABILITY!

The 20th Year Celebration
Curated by Sondra Loring and K.J. Holmes
November 28- December 4 2011

workshops with Leigh Evans, Miguel Gutierrez, Raïna von Waldenburg, JH, K.J. Holmes… see below for registration info!

Performances/Events…

Monday November 28. DEVOTION.
8 PM. Danspace Project.
FREE
Leigh Evans
Raïna von Waldenburg

*please note that this event is happening in place of Movement Research at the Judson Church

Wednesday November 30. STUDIES PROJECT: When the Creation Changes Its Creator
7 PM. Jimmy’s No. 43.
FREE
Moderated by Sondra Loring and K.J. Holmes
Panelists include Julie Carr, Danielle Goldman, JH, Miguel Gutierrez, and Jodi Melnick.

Wednesday November 30. Open performance.
8 PM. A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.
Featuring work by Megan Bascom, Stacy Grossfield, Kristan Clifford, and Julieta Valera.
Moderated by Judith Sanchéz Ruíz.

**Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2010

Thursday December 1. DEVOTION/RIGOR/SUSTAINABILITY: Mixing it Up
Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones
8 PM. Danspace Project.
$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members

Margaret Paek
Lindsey Drury
Javier Baca

Friday December 2. RIGOR
8 PM. Danspace Project.
$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members

luciana achugar, Levi Gonzalez, Emily Roysdon and David Watson

Saturday December 3. SUSTAINABILITY
8 PM. Danspace Project.
$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members

JH
Pooh Kaye & Sally Silvers
Channel Z: Paul Langland, Daniel Lepkoff, Diane Madden, & Nina Martin

Tickets for all performances at Danspace Project can be purchased at www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/.

Fall Festival Workshops…
register  at http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/

Miguel Gutierrez: What is this Class
Monday November 28.
10 AM-1 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$30

JH: Three Days in Space
Thesday November 29 and Thursday December 1
10 AM-1 PM
Danspace Project
Saturday December 3
10 AM-1 PM
Gibney Dance Center, Studio 6
$90 for full 3-day workshop. $35 per drop-in.

Raïna von Waldenburg: I Am One Who
Tuesday November 29
12:30-2:30 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Friday December 2
10 AM-12 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$40 for full 2-day workshop. $25 per drop-in.

Leigh Evans: Anatomy of Presence
Wednesday November 30
10 AM-12:30 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$25

register  at http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/.

Classes this Week.
Please note that due to the Movement Research Festival there will be changes to regularly scheduled classes. Please check the website, http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/index.php for full details.

Join us for classes with faculty: Barbara Mahler, Margaret Paek, Irene Dowd, Daria Fain, and Karl Anderson

Schedule Change for December: Jimena Paz will be teaching for Judith Sanchéz Ruíz from December 5- December 16, and Jennifer Monson will be subbing class on December 19 and 21.

Upcoming…

winter MELT!
with amazing faculty: Juliette Mapp, Trajal Harrell, Irene Dowd, Shelley Senter, DD Dorvillier, Yvonne Meier, Chris Aiken, Keith Hennessy, Miguel Gutierrez.

Register now!
http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/

My Thanksgiving Day love letter to Movement Research

So I’ve been meaning to blog for a while…
Last week, I went to Movement Research’s Town Hall meeting. The topic was “sustainability as a performer”, and various things were touched on over the course of the discussion. Questions came up like: What does it mean to be a performer? How can we sustain ourselves economically? How do you gain experience as a young performing artist?

I spent the meeting wandering past and around the circled chairs, listening in patches from differing distances as I followed my one-year old daughter toddling in and out of the room. Trying to occupy her enough for us not to be too distracting, I also knew she would eventually fall asleep if I let her roam. During the last ten to fifteen minutes of the town hall, I stood at the edges of the space holding her warm, sleeping body, eager to soak in the conversation and anticipating the end when everyone would clap. (and I would have to zoom out to avoid her waking up – I wasn’t fast enough.) The two of us were engaged in our own dance. The whole time I was thinking about what sustainability means to me.

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Fall Festival starts next week!! Register for Workshops now!

NOW is the time to register for Fall Festival workshops!!

The Movement Research Festival Fall 2011:
DEVOTION/RIGOR/SUSTAINABILITY!

The 20th Year Celebration
Curated by Sondra Loring and K.J. Holmes
November 28- December 4 2011

Fall Festival Workshops…
register  at http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/

Miguel Gutierrez: What is this Class
Monday November 28.
10 AM-1 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$30

JH: Three Days in Space
Thesday November 29 and Thursday December 1
10 AM-1 PM
Danspace Project
Saturday December 3
10 AM-1 PM
Gibney Dance Center, Studio 6
$90 for full 3-day workshop. $35 per drop-in.

Raïna von Waldenburg: I Am One Who
Tuesday November 29
12:30-2:30 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Friday December 2
10 AM-12 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$40 for full 2-day workshop. $25 per drop-in.

Leigh Evans: Anatomy of Presence
Wednesday November 30
10 AM-12:30 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$25

register  at http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/.

Performances/Events…

Monday November 28. DEVOTION.
8 PM. Danspace Project.
FREE
Leigh Evans
Raïna von Waldenburg

*please note that this event is happening in place of Movement Research at the Judson Church

Wednesday November 30. STUDIES PROJECT: When the Creation Changes Its Creator
7 PM. Jimmy’s No. 43.
FREE
Moderated by Sondra Loring and K.J. Holmes
Panelists include Julie Carr, Danielle Goldman, JH, Miguel Gutierrez, and Jodi Melnick.

Wednesday November 30. Open performance.
8 PM. A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.
Featuring work by Megan Bascom, Stacy Grossfield, Kristan Clifford, and Julieta Valera.
Moderated by Judith Sanchéz Ruíz.

**Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2010

Thursday December 1. DEVOTION/RIGOR/SUSTAINABILITY: Mixing it Up
Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones
8 PM. Danspace Project.
$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members

Margaret Paek
Lindsey Drury
Javier Baca

Friday December 2. RIGOR
8 PM. Danspace Project.
$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members

luciana achugar, Levi Gonzalez, Emily Roysdon and David Watson

Saturday December 3. SUSTAINABILITY
8 PM. Danspace Project.
$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members

JH
Pooh Kaye & Sally Silvers
Channel Z: Paul Langland, Daniel Lepkoff, Diane Madden, & Nina Martin

Tickets for all performances at Danspace Project can be purchased at www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 21, 2011.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 21, 2011.

Featuring works by Strauss Bourque-LaFrance*, Buck Wanner, DD Dorvillier, and Ximena Garnica|LEIMAY.

* 2011 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence

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Podcast: Movement Research Festival Fall 2011 – Sondra Loring interviews Steve Paxton

This is Sondra Loring with Steve Paxton on the topic of the theme of the Movement Research Festival Fall 2011: DEVOTION/RIGOR/SUSTAINABILITY.

Listen to the Podcast here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/Sondra_Loring_with_Steve_Paxton_FINAL.mp3

Podcast: Movement Research Town Hall Meeting November 15, 2011

Movement Research Town Hall Meeting at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. November 15, 2011.

Listen to the Podcast here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/Town_Hall_11.15.11_FINAL.mp3

This is the Movement Research Town Hall Meeting, moderated by Kyle deCamp with panelists Michelle Boule, Matthew Rogers, and Becky Serrell Cyr. This event took place at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, November 15, 2011.

The 2010 Revival of the Movement Research Town Hall meeting dove into the nature and manner of movement research being conducted by our present-day artists community. Movement Research and its Artist Advisory Council led a follow-up discussion regarding sustainability as it relates to research, career, value, and time.

The Week Ahead: November 21-27, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… Happy Thanksgiving!

kj-holmes-by-enid-farber-and-sondra-loring-by-anja-hitzenberger

Photos: K.J. Holmes by Enid Farber and Sondra Loring-by Anja Hitzenberger

Please note that the Movement Research Office will be closed to the public Thursday November 24 and Friday November 25.

Monday November 21. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8 PM. 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring work by Buck Wanner, DD Dorvillier, Strauss Bourque-LaFrance*, and LEIMAY | Ximena Garnica

Wednesday November 23. NO Open performance.
Open performance will resume on Wednesday November 30 featuring work by Megan Bascom, Stacy Grossfield, Kristan Clifford, and Julieta Valera. Moderated by Judith Sanchéz Ruíz. Read the rest of this entry »

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 14, 2011.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 14, 2011.

Featuring works by Elke Luyten & Kira Alker, Xan Burley & Alex Springer, Effie Bowen, Molly Heller.

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S.O.S.

I’ve been having an ongoing discussion with Manhattanville College students in my contact improvisation class about improvisation and choreography. I am often troubled by how those terms are used. What do those words mean? Why are those terms habitually used diametrically? If choreography is “the composition and arrangement of dances” (from Merriam-Webster dictionary online) or “also know as dance composition” (from Wikipedia), does choreography equal composition? If improvisation is “to compose, recite, play, or sing extemporaneously” (Merriam-Webster online), is improvisation instantaneous composition? Is the defining difference between choreography and improvisation time of deliberation? Read the rest of this entry »

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