Archive for December, 2011

The Week Ahead: January 2-8, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… Happy New Year!
Week 1 of Winter MELT begins this week! Some workshops still available!

Monday January 2. NO Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Movement Research at the Judson Church will resume January 23. Please check the website for more details.

Wednesday January 4. Open Performance.
Featuring work by Shawna Emerick, Kelly Bond & Melissa Krodman, Rebekah Windmiller, and Katherine Kiefer Stark. Moderated by Pele Bauch.

Winter MELT 2012 Begins this week! Workshops with Trajal Harrell, Chris Aiken, and Shelley Senter are still available. Register at:  www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/register.php. Waitlist available for other workshops.

Classes this Week.
Due to Winter MELT workshops, not all classes are running as usual. Please check the website for details about which classes are running and where.

Upcoming.

Workshop with Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik
Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 19
SUN 2-6pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
for non-choir member: $120 for 6 sessions, $25 per drop-in
for choir members : $75 for 6 sessions, $15 per drop-in

PROSODIC BODY Workshop: Choreoprosodia (the fusion of movement and prosody)
These six workshops focus on the sonic properties of language exploring the correspondences between energy centers, hormonal secretion, seed movements, sonic harmony, and emotional and neurological impact. Spending time with each of the different phoneme-harmonic-compositions developed for the Phoneme Choir, we will use a ‘scientific methodology’ to differentiate and name how each affects individuals and inform us of their healing and performative properties.

Winter MELT 2012.

MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 weeks) and winter (3 weeks). Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today.

Trajal Harrell
January 2-6
Monday-Friday
3:30-6pm
$130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
There Are No Stepbrothers in Dance
I think the statement “there are no stepbrothers in dance” is a paraphrase of something Balanchine said. His point was that one could only say so much in a dance, and yet what a dance can convey is particular and specific to the medium. In this workshop, we will look at the limitations and strengths of the medium in order to become more exact in our choreographic choices and in order to elicit more clarity from the contexts of meaning we create. Bring 3-10 minutes of a complete choreographic work to be presented live either with you as a solo performer or invite your performers. We will also work on developing some specific tools through compositional exercises. Be prepared to also read, talk, debate, listen, and imagine aloud.

Chris Aiken
January 9 -  13
Monday-Friday
10am-12pm
$115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
An Eco-poetic Approach to Dance Improvisation and Performance
In this movement workshop we will explore awareness and intention through the development of perceptual acuity in relationship to our inner and outer landscapes. We will examine the delicate relationships between our poetic imagination and our sensory systems. The basis of my approach is that composition and performance are ecologically rooted acts. Our imagination grows from where and how we exist. Movement, story, image and gesture are imbedded in the relationships that are evolving all around us. Come ready to dance, perceive, perform and imagine.

Shelley Senter
January 16 – 20
Monday- Friday
1-3pm
$115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
technique |tekˈnēk|
noun a way of carrying out a particular task, esp. the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure. • skill or ability in a particular field : he has excellent technique | [in sing. ] • a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something This class will approach “technique” by redefining notions of strength and virtuosity, valuing subtlety and utilizing mindfulness and self-observation as physical practices. We’ll awaken the brain and the body, learn by expansion rather than concentration, rigorously attend to the present and learn precise, task-oriented, simple and complex movement phrases.

Tuition

Registering for full weeks saves you significant amounts of money:

$825 for 3 full weeks (9 workshops, a savings of $255)
$600 for 2 full weeks (6 workshops, a savings of $120)
$310 for 1 full week (3 workshops, a savings of $50)

Individual workshops cost $115-$130.

Payment in full reserves your spot in any workshop or package enrollment. For packages, you may also make a deposit to reserve your spot. Balance of tuition is due no later than December 12, 2011.
Housing

Movement Research does not provide housing. Recommended housing options include: the Movement Research Facebook page housing discussion, www.studenthousing.org, www.craigslist.org, www.nyhabitat.com, or www.stephaniediamond.com/listings. We encourage students and those with housing available to become our friends on Facebook and post on our housing discussion board.

refund policy: Refunds will be available for individual workshops until 1 week before start of workshop minus a $50 processing fee per workshop. For week-based package enrollment, refunds will be available until 1 week before start of full enrollment, minus a $75 processing fee. Refunds cannot be given if notice is not received as stated. Credit towards future classes and workshops may be extended in the event of illness or injury. All refund and credit requests must be made in writing. Email info@movementresearch.org with any such requests.

The Week Ahead: December 26, 2011- January 1, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… the Movement Research Office will be closed and classes will not be held through January 1, 2012. Enjoy your holiday celebrations!

Movement Research at the Judson Church
The January/February 2012 schedule for Movement Research at the Judson Church will be posted in a matter of days. We will be starting towards the end of the month… stay tuned for details.

Open Performance and other Movement Research Programs will also be suspended during the Holidays. Open Performance will resume on January 4, 2012. Please check the website for more details.

Classes this Week.
Select classes will resume on January 2, 2012, due to the Winter MELT intensive. Check back next week for changes in the usual class schedule.

Upcoming.


Workshop with Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik
Remaining Dates: Jan 15, Feb 19
SUN 2-6pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
for non-choir member: $25 per drop-in
for choir members : $15 per drop-in

PROSODIC BODY Workshop: Choreoprosodia (the fusion of movement and prosody)
These six workshops focus on the sonic properties of language exploring the correspondences between energy centers, hormonal secretion, seed movements, sonic harmony, and emotional and neurological impact. Spending time with each of the different phoneme-harmonic-compositions developed for the Phoneme Choir, we will use a ‘scientific methodology’ to differentiate and name how each affects individuals and inform us of their healing and performative properties.

Winter MELT 2012.

MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 weeks) and winter (3 weeks). Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today.

WEEK 1, Jan 2-6

Juliette MappSOLD OUT.  E-mail info@movementresearch.org to be put on the waitslist.
Mon-Fri January 2-6
10am-12pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Irene Dowd
Mon-Fri January 2-6
1-3pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Horizons
Learn a warm-up choreography designed to enhance visual focus, hand-eye coordination, articulation of hands and feet, freedom of the spine, and the dancer’s own phrasing. In addition this sequence can be used as a physical and mental preparation for performance.

Trajal Harrell
Mon-Fri January 2-6
3:30-6pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
There Are No Stepbrothers in Dance
I think the statement “there are no stepbrothers in dance” is a paraphrase of something Balanchine said. His point was that one could only say so much in a dance, and yet what a dance can convey is particular and specific to the medium. In this workshop, we will look at the limitations and strengths of the medium in order to become more exact in our choreographic choices and in order to elicit more clarity from the contexts of meaning we create. Bring 3-10 minutes of a complete choreographic work to be presented live either with you as a solo performer or invite your performers. We will also work on developing some specific tools through compositional exercises. Be prepared to also read, talk, debate, listen, and imagine aloud.

WEEK 2, Jan 9-13

Chris Aiken
Mon-Fri January  9 – 13
10am-12pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
An Eco-poetic Approach to Dance Improvisation and Performance
In this movement workshop we will explore awareness and intention through the development of perceptual acuity in relationship to our inner and outer landscapes. We will examine the delicate relationships between our poetic imagination and our sensory systems. The basis of my approach is that composition and performance are ecologically rooted acts. Our imagination grows from where and how we exist. Movement, story, image and gesture are imbedded in the relationships that are evolving all around us. Come ready to dance, perceive, perform and imagine.

Keith Hennessy– SOLD OUT.  E-mail info@movementresearch.org to be put on the waitslist.
Mon-Fri January  9 – 13
1-3pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

DD Dorvillier
Mon-Fri January  9 – 13
3:30-6pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Touch Move Talk Write: open studio practices
This workshop focuses on generating new practices through touching, moving, talking, and writing. We will shape each practice with simple rules and apply different sequences and durations, giving equal time to all four aspects. By pushing the notion of practice to extremes, one begins to understand assumptions about style, body, self, technique, unspoken rules, expertise, etc. etc… The aim is to proliferate unexpected results, to try many things quickly, and to foment revolution. Please don’t come without a notebook and a pen.

WEEK 3, Jan 16-20

Yvonne Meier. SOLD OUT. E-mail info@movementresearch.org to be put on the waitslist.
Mon-Fri Jan 16-20
10am-12pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Shelley Senter
January 16 – January 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1-3pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
technique |tekˈnēk|
noun a way of carrying out a particular task, esp. the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure. • skill or ability in a particular field : he has excellent technique | [in sing. ] • a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something This class will approach “technique” by redefining notions of strength and virtuosity, valuing subtlety and utilizing mindfulness and self-observation as physical practices. We’ll awaken the brain and the body, learn by expansion rather than concentration, rigorously attend to the present and learn precise, task-oriented, simple and complex movement phrases.

Miguel Gutierrez. SOLD OUT. E-mail info@movementresearch.org to be put on the waitslist.
Mon-Fri Jan 16-20
3:30-6pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Tuition
Registering for full weeks saves you significant amounts of money:

$825 for 3 full weeks (9 workshops, a savings of $255)
$600 for 2 full weeks (6 workshops, a savings of $120)
$310 for 1 full week (3 workshops, a savings of $50)

Individual workshops cost $115-$130.

Payment in full reserves your spot in any workshop or package enrollment. For packages, you may also make a deposit to reserve your spot. Balance of tuition is due no later than December 12, 2011.

Housing

Movement Research does not provide housing. Recommended housing options include: the Movement Research Facebook page housing discussion, www.studenthousing.org, www.craigslist.org, www.nyhabitat.com, or www.stephaniediamond.com/listings. We encourage students and those with housing available to become our friends on Facebook and post on our housing discussion board.

refund policy: Refunds will be available for individual workshops until 1 week before start of workshop minus a $50 processing fee per workshop. For week-based package enrollment, refunds will be available until 1 week before start of full enrollment, minus a $75 processing fee. Refunds cannot be given if notice is not received as stated. Credit towards future classes and workshops may be extended in the event of illness or injury. All refund and credit requests must be made in writing. Email info@movementresearch.org with any such requests.

Holiday Updates and Schedule

Holiday Office Hours

The Movement Research offices will be closed for the holidays on December 23rd at 2:30pm, and will reopen January 2nd at 12:30pm. In addition, the office will close at 5pm on Wednesday, December 21st.

Holiday Class Schedule

Classes are happening as usual through Thursday, December 22nd. All classes, except Janet Panetta’s IDD class, will be on break from Dec. 23rd – Jan. 1st. Janet will not teach December 23rd, but will resume teaching her regular schedule on December 26th.

January classes at a glance:

Winter MELT–January 2-20, 2012 (register here)

Barbara Mahler: Tuesday evenings ONLY resume on January 3rd. Morning classes resume January 24th. Classes continue into the summer.

K.J. Holmes: Saturday class resumes January 7th, and continues through mid-May.

Contact Improv: Resumes January 8th and continues through July

Morning Class: Resumes January 23rd with Joanna Kotze, Mon/Wed/Fri, at Eden’s Expressway and Michelle Boule, Tues/Thurs, at Danspace Project.

Thomas Hauert teaches an IDD workshop January 24-27 (register here)

Janet Panetta resumes classes December 26, teaching through January and beyond!

Click here to see the full class calendar.

The Week Ahead: December 19-25, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… come see Movement Research at the Judson Church and take some classes before the Holidays!

Please note that the Movement Research Office will be closed and there will be no classes between December 23, 2011 and January 1, 2012. Happy Holidays!

Monday December 19. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8 PM. 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring work by Rebecca Warner, Tara Aisha Willis, Ryutaro Mishima, and Yve Laris Cohen**

Wednesday December 14. NO Open performance.
Open Performance will resume again on January 4, 2012 featuring work by Shawna Emerick, Kelly Bond & Melissa Krodman, Rebekah Windmiller, and Katherine Kiefer Stark. Moderated by Pele Bauch.

**Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2010

Classes this Week. Please note: NO Class Dec 23-Jan 1.

Join us for classes with faculty: Barbara Mahler, Margaret Paek, Irene Dowd, Daria Fain, K.J. Holmes, Jimena Paz, and Jennifer Nugent.

Schedule Change for December: Jennifer Monson will be subbing for Judith Sanchez Ruiz on December 19 and 21.


Upcoming.


Winter MELT 2012.

MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 weeks) and winter (3 weeks). Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today. Register online: http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/register.php

week 1:  jan 2-6

Juliette Mapp– SOLD OUT
January 2 – January 6

Irene Dowd
January 2 – January 6
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1:00 pm-3:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Horizons
Learn a warm-up choreography designed to enhance visual focus, hand-eye coordination, articulation of hands and feet, freedom of the spine, and the dancer’s own phrasing. In addition this sequence can be used as a physical and mental preparation for performance.

Trajal Harrell
January 2 – January 6
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3:30 pm-6:00 pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
There Are No Stepbrothers in Dance
I think the statement “there are no stepbrothers in dance” is a paraphrase of something Balanchine said. His point was that one could only say so much in a dance, and yet what a dance can convey is particular and specific to the medium. In this workshop, we will look at the limitations and strengths of the medium in order to become more exact in our choreographic choices and in order to elicit more clarity from the contexts of meaning we create. Bring 3-10 minutes of a complete choreographic work to be presented live either with you as a solo performer or invite your performers. We will also work on developing some specific tools through compositional exercises. Be prepared to also read, talk, debate, listen, and imagine aloud.

week 2: jan 9-13

Chris Aiken
January 9 – January 13
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
An Eco-poetic Approach to Dance Improvisation and Performance
In this movement workshop we will explore awareness and intention through the development of perceptual acuity in relationship to our inner and outer landscapes. We will examine the delicate relationships between our poetic imagination and our sensory systems. The basis of my approach is that composition and performance are ecologically rooted acts. Our imagination grows from where and how we exist. Movement, story, image and gesture are imbedded in the relationships that are evolving all around us. Come ready to dance, perceive, perform and imagine.

Keith Hennessy– SOLD OUT
January 9 – January 13
DD Dorvillier
January 9 – January 13
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3:30 pm-6:00 pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Touch Move Talk Write: open studio practices
This workshop focuses on generating new practices through touching, moving, talking, and writing. We will shape each practice with simple rules and apply different sequences and durations, giving equal time to all four aspects. By pushing the notion of practice to extremes, one begins to understand assumptions about style, body, self, technique, unspoken rules, expertise, etc. etc… The aim is to proliferate unexpected results, to try many things quickly, and to foment revolution. Please don’t come without a notebook and a pen.

week 3: jan 16-20

Yvonne Meier
January 16 – January 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Improvisational “Scores”
In this workshop we will investigate my improvisational technique which I call “Scores.” “Scores” are essentially words, containing images, that we will learn to possess our bodies from head to toe. “Scores” can be physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual. Some “Scores” will possess different body parts. Some “Scores,” which I call “no-no scores,” explore socially-unaccepted content. We will allow these “no-no scores” to travel through the subconscious revealing to us our true opinions about them. We will utilize Releasing Technique in the warm ups revealing to us the capability to fill our “empty” bodies with images. Authentic movement, as a warm up, will guide us through powerful qualities.

Shelley Senter
January 16 – January 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1:00 pm-3:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
technique |tekˈnēk|
noun a way of carrying out a particular task, esp. the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure. • skill or ability in a particular field : he has excellent technique | [in sing. ] • a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something This class will approach “technique” by redefining notions of strength and virtuosity, valuing subtlety and utilizing mindfulness and self-observation as physical practices. We’ll awaken the brain and the body, learn by expansion rather than concentration, rigorously attend to the present and learn precise, task-oriented, simple and complex movement phrases.

Miguel Gutierrez
January 16 – January 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3:30 pm-6:00 pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
INEFFABLE INTANGIBLE SENSATIONAL
This workshop looks at some of the ways in which Miguel Gutierrez approaches a practice of movement and improvisation in his work. Working from the proposition that dance is a mode of perceptual inquiry, and working against the idea of dance as a non-verbal “language,” students will be led through a series of movement explorations that prioritize sensation, non-rational action, and that trigger automatic, unprepared physical response. Some of the questions that guide this workshop are: What does movement “do” and how does it operate as a framework for complicated, nuanced, embodied meaning?

Tuition

Registering for full weeks saves you significant amounts of money:

$825 for 3 full weeks (9 workshops, a savings of $255)
$600 for 2 full weeks (6 workshops, a savings of $120)
$310 for 1 full week (3 workshops, a savings of $50)

Individual workshops cost $115-$130.

Payment in full reserves your spot in any workshop or package enrollment. For packages, you may also make a deposit to reserve your spot. Balance of tuition is due no later than December 12, 2011.

Housing
Movement Research does not provide housing. Recommended housing options include: the Movement Research Facebook page housing discussion, www.studenthousing.org, www.craigslist.org, www.nyhabitat.com, or www.stephaniediamond.com/listings. We encourage students and those with housing available to become our friends on Facebook and post on our housing discussion board.

refund policy: Refunds will be available for individual workshops until 1 week before start of workshop minus a $50 processing fee per workshop. For week-based package enrollment, refunds will be available until 1 week before start of full enrollment, minus a $75 processing fee. Refunds cannot be given if notice is not received as stated. Credit towards future classes and workshops may be extended in the event of illness or injury. All refund and credit requests must be made in writing. Email info@movementresearch.org with any such requests.

The Week Ahead: December 12-18, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… Movement Research at the Judson Church, Workshop, and classes.

Monday December 12. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8 PM. 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring work by The Movement Party- Zena Bibler & Katie Schetlick, Makiko Tamura/small apple co. , idiosynCrazy productions, and Rebecca Patek*

Wednesday December 14. NO Open performance.
Open Performance will resume on January 4, 2012 featuring work by Shawna Emerick, Kelly Bond & Melissa Krodman, Rebekah Windmiller, and Katherine Kiefer Stark. Moderated by Pele Bauch.

*Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2011

Sunday December 18. Workshop with Daria Fain and Robert Kocik.
2-6 PM. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway.
for non-choir member: $120 for 6 sessions, $25 per drop-in
for choir members : $75 for 6 sessions, $15 per drop-in

PROSODIC BODY Workshop: Choreoprosodia (the fusion of movement and prosody)
These six workshops focus on the sonic properties of language exploring the correspondences between energy centers, hormonal secretion, seed movements, sonic harmony, and emotional and neurological impact. Spending time with each of the different phoneme-harmonic-compositions developed for the Phoneme Choir, we will use a ‘scientific methodology’ to differentiate and name how each affects individuals and inform us of their healing and performative properties.

Classes this Week.
Join us for classes with faculty: Barbara Mahler, Margaret Paek, Irene Dowd, Daria Fain, K.J. Holmes, Jimena Paz, and Jennifer Nugent.

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.

Workshop with Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik
Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 19
SUN 2-6pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
for non-choir member: $120 for 6 sessions, $25 per drop-in
for choir members : $75 for 6 sessions, $15 per drop-in

PROSODIC BODY Workshop: Choreoprosodia (the fusion of movement and prosody)
These six workshops focus on the sonic properties of language exploring the correspondences between energy centers, hormonal secretion, seed movements, sonic harmony, and emotional and neurological impact. Spending time with each of the different phoneme-harmonic-compositions developed for the Phoneme Choir, we will use a ‘scientific methodology’ to differentiate and name how each affects individuals and inform us of their healing and performative properties.

Winter MELT 2012.

MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 weeks) and winter (3 weeks). Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today.

Juliette Mapp
January 2 – January 6
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Technique
Using the luxury of five continuous days of dancing together, we will take the time to investigate different states of awareness. Each class will be three-fold, beginning with a guided improvisation to inspire the imagination to expand into the unique life of different parts of the body, followed by dancing within technical forms to support our range and work as dancers, and concluding with a phrase that integrates concepts of weight, lightness, initiation and intention. The technical forms and phrase will be specifically structured to build our knowledge of individual physical patterns that may be blocking us from deepening the use of ourselves as artists. In the process of learning a phrase, we can observe how we retain “set” material. The merging of the unconscious life of movement through improvisation and conscious attention to the physical imagination is part of the energizing practice we will explore in each class.

Irene Dowd
January 2 – January 6
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1:00 pm-3:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Horizons
Learn a warm-up choreography designed to enhance visual focus, hand-eye coordination, articulation of hands and feet, freedom of the spine, and the dancer’s own phrasing. In addition this sequence can be used as a physical and mental preparation for performance.

Trajal Harrell
January 2 – January 6
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3:30 pm-6:00 pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
There Are No Stepbrothers in Dance
I think the statement “there are no stepbrothers in dance” is a paraphrase of something Balanchine said. His point was that one could only say so much in a dance, and yet what a dance can convey is particular and specific to the medium. In this workshop, we will look at the limitations and strengths of the medium in order to become more exact in our choreographic choices and in order to elicit more clarity from the contexts of meaning we create. Bring 3-10 minutes of a complete choreographic work to be presented live either with you as a solo performer or invite your performers. We will also work on developing some specific tools through compositional exercises. Be prepared to also read, talk, debate, listen, and imagine aloud.

Chris Aiken
January 9 – January 13
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
An Eco-poetic Approach to Dance Improvisation and Performance
In this movement workshop we will explore awareness and intention through the development of perceptual acuity in relationship to our inner and outer landscapes. We will examine the delicate relationships between our poetic imagination and our sensory systems. The basis of my approach is that composition and performance are ecologically rooted acts. Our imagination grows from where and how we exist. Movement, story, image and gesture are imbedded in the relationships that are evolving all around us. Come ready to dance, perceive, perform and imagine.

Keith Hennessy
January 9 – January 13
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1:00 pm-3:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Improvisation as Potential Shamanism
Five days of contemplative embodiment, intensive breathwork, fake healing, endurance shaking, post-contact, disco and séance, all in the attempt to invigorate improvisation practice for dancers, choreographers, and performance makers. Shamanism, in a general usage, refers to the ritual/spiritual practices of working with forces and energies, unseen and poetic, of transforming space and time to shift meaning and perspective, of communicating with the dead or not-human. Contemporary improvisation and performance practices often engages the same intentions. Let’s dance in the borderlands of anti-systemic knowledge, magic, real and fiction, contagion and exchange, and various states of presence. Dance class is a ritual, potentially.

DD Dorvillier
January 9 – January 13
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3:30 pm-6:00 pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Touch Move Talk Write: open studio practices
This workshop focuses on generating new practices through touching, moving, talking, and writing. We will shape each practice with simple rules and apply different sequences and durations, giving equal time to all four aspects. By pushing the notion of practice to extremes, one begins to understand assumptions about style, body, self, technique, unspoken rules, expertise, etc. etc… The aim is to proliferate unexpected results, to try many things quickly, and to foment revolution. Please don’t come without a notebook and a pen.

Yvonne Meier
January 16 – January 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Improvisational “Scores”
In this workshop we will investigate my improvisational technique which I call “Scores.” “Scores” are essentially words, containing images, that we will learn to possess our bodies from head to toe. “Scores” can be physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual. Some “Scores” will possess different body parts. Some “Scores,” which I call “no-no scores,” explore socially-unaccepted content. We will allow these “no-no scores” to travel through the subconscious revealing to us our true opinions about them. We will utilize Releasing Technique in the warm ups revealing to us the capability to fill our “empty” bodies with images. Authentic movement, as a warm up, will guide us through powerful qualities.

Shelley Senter
January 16 – January 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1:00 pm-3:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
technique |tekˈnēk|
noun a way of carrying out a particular task, esp. the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure. • skill or ability in a particular field : he has excellent technique | [in sing. ] • a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something This class will approach “technique” by redefining notions of strength and virtuosity, valuing subtlety and utilizing mindfulness and self-observation as physical practices. We’ll awaken the brain and the body, learn by expansion rather than concentration, rigorously attend to the present and learn precise, task-oriented, simple and complex movement phrases.

Miguel Gutierrez
January 16 – January 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3:30 pm-6:00 pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
INEFFABLE INTANGIBLE SENSATIONAL
This workshop looks at some of the ways in which Miguel Gutierrez approaches a practice of movement and improvisation in his work. Working from the proposition that dance is a mode of perceptual inquiry, and working against the idea of dance as a non-verbal “language,” students will be led through a series of movement explorations that prioritize sensation, non-rational action, and that trigger automatic, unprepared physical response. Some of the questions that guide this workshop are: What does movement “do” and how does it operate as a framework for complicated, nuanced, embodied meaning?

Tuition
Registering for full weeks saves you significant amounts of money:

$825 for 3 full weeks (9 workshops, a savings of $255)
$600 for 2 full weeks (6 workshops, a savings of $120)
$310 for 1 full week (3 workshops, a savings of $50)

Individual workshops cost $115-$130.

Payment in full reserves your spot in any workshop or package enrollment. For packages, you may also make a deposit to reserve your spot. Balance of tuition is due no later than December 12, 2011.

Housing
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Video Clips from DEVOTION, MR Festival Fall 2011, November 28 2011

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church “About Town”, Fall Festival at Danspace Project, November 28, 2011

Featuring works by Leigh Evans and Raïna von Waldenburg

MOVEMENT RESEARCH FESTIVAL FALL 2011:
DEVOTION/RIGOR/SUSTAINABILITY
The 20th Year Celebration
Curated by Sondra Loring and K.J. Holmes

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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, December 5, 2011

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, December 5, 2011.

Featuring works by Karen Bernard, Laurie Berg **, Jo Pollit and Rhiannon Newton, Melanie Maar.

** 2010 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence


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The Epilogue

Epilogue leads to legend.

Merrian Webster etymology:

Epilogue – to say in addition, from epi – + legein – to say – more at legend

Legend – to gather, select, read – (logos – speech, word, reason)

This afternoon is the last event of the MR Fall Festival.  I’m holding many days, hours, minutes of this past week of the happenings of Devotion/Rigor/Sustainability in me.  To say more about.  Words and the placement of them.  Choreography, occupying space.  Dance, not instead of.  Questions that collide with impressions.

Today’s Epilogue at 100 Grand is, as epilogues can be, not just a summarization of what has already occurred.  It is not explanation of past or determination of the future.  It exists in the moment as something in itself, a frame for the continuation of the beginning of the closing of a book, not just a chapter.

Come and read yourself into existence today, 2:30 – 5:30.

I’ll scribe on it, and other musings, later when I have added yet another punctuation to this time.

K.J. Holmes, Co-Curator, Facilitator, inventor

  • December 4th, 2011
  • Fall Fest2011

The Week Ahead: December 5-11, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… Movement Research at the Judson Church, Open Performance, and classes.

Monday December 5. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8 PM. 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring work by Karen Bernard, Jo Pollitt & Rhiannon Newton, Melanie Maar, and Laurie Berg**

Wednesday December 7. Open performance.
8 PM. A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.
Featuring work by Erin Cairns, Rebecca Bryant, Melissa West, and Kathy Wasik
Moderated by Ben Spatz*

*Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2011
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Podcast: Movement Research Festival Fall 2011 – “When the Creation Changes its Creator”

Movement Research Studies Project with the Movement Research Festival Fall 2011:
“When the Creation Changes Its Creator” at Jimmy’s No. 43. November 30, 2011.

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

This is a Movement Research Studies Project titled “When the Creation Changes its Creator,” moderated by Sondra Loring and KJ Holmes. Panelists included Julie Carr, Danielle Goldman, Julyen Hamilton, Miguel Gutierrez, and Jodi Melnick. This event took place at Jimmy’s No. 43, November 30, 2011.

5 talkers tackled the ticklish subject of terpsicorian investigation. Is there room for passion and discipline? What part does courage and patience play in the connection between an artist and their work?

This event was produced as part of the Movement Research Festival Fall 2011: DEVOTION/RIGOR/SUSTAINABILITY, curated by Sondra Loring and KJ Holmes.

 

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