Archive for September, 2012

The Week Ahead. October 1-7, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… Check out Movement Research in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives for two special screenings, celebrating Judson @ 50!

Monday October 1. “Bessies” Discussion.
7pm. Cathy Weis Studio, 537 Broadway, 3rd Floor.
FREE
Panelists include Lucy Sexton (Director, The “Bessies”), Andrew Dinwiddie (“Bessies” Selection Committee) and more!
Come talk about the recent changes in the NY Dance and Performance Awards, The “Bessies.” Hear about the awards process, its subcommittees and categories, and its goals and aspirations; offer your questions, suggestions, thoughts and concerns. All are welcome!

Tuesday October 2. Judson @ 50:
MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives
YVONNE RAINER’S ‘LIVES OF PERFORMERS
6:30pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members

Judson artists themselves were very involved in various mediums, including film. None more so than Yvonne Rainer, who went from choreographer to filmmaker to choreographer again. This screening features her seminal film of a performance of a rehearsal, LIVES OF PERFORMERS, bridging the gap between her extensive performance work and the film work that was soon to follow.

Yvonne Rainer
LIVES OF PERFORMERS
1972, 90min, 16mm, b&w.

Plus:
Yvonne Rainer
CONNECTICUT REHEARSAL (OF CONTINUOUS PROJECT – ALTERED DAILY)
1969, 40min, 16mm-to-video, b&w. Cinematographer: Michael Fajans.


Wednesday October 3. Open Performance.
8pm. ART/NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Caitlin Marz, Alexis del Sol, Stormy Budwig, and Catherine Siller.
Moderated by K.J. Holmes.*

Saturday October 6. MR @ FSG: Workshop with Mariangela Lopez.
12-2pm. First Street Green, 33 E 1st St.
FREE

This class is open to everyone interested in sharing movement experiences. We will practice listening to our instincts as movers and disregarding all preconceived ideas of how one “should” move in space. The participants will explore their own creative movement potential by releasing personal memories and perceptions of their own environment by utilizing the power of the group to build a collective experience. This class is about experiencing the joy for moving and dancing to become totally physical and present, yet connected to our internal states.

Sunday October 7. Judson @ 50:
MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives
JUDSON RECONSTRUCTED
3pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members

In 1982, Danspace Project and Bennington College collaborated on “The Judson Project,” a series of performances dedicated to reconstructing Judson-era works with 14 Judson choreographers, including Edward Bhartonn, Remy Charlip, Lucinda Childs, Philip Corner, Brian De Palma, Judith Dunn, Simone Forti, Deborah Hay, Aileen Passloff, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Elaine Summers, and James Waring. The Bennington College Judson Project also filmed interviews with many of the artists that were central to Judson Dance Theater. Danspace Project and Movement Research present a selection of these rarely-seen reconstructions and interviews in a special afternoon screening.

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes this Week with: Asli Bulbul, Janet Panetta, Barbara Mahler, Irene Dowd, Vicky Shick, Clare Maxwell, Karl Anderson, K.J. Holmes, Mariangela Lopez and Bradley Teal Ellis.

Upcoming.

Saturday October 13. Workshop with Daria Faïn.
12-2pm. First Street Green, 33 E 1st St.
FREE

According to Chinese Energetics, in October we are transitioning between the Earth and the Metal energy. The Earth corresponds to the Digestive System (stomach/pancreas/spleen), and the Metal to the Lungs/Large Intestine. It is about the energy coming back into the Earth and the ability to transform by letting go of what we don’t need internally and externally. The session will include a warm up, and series of intuitive movement meditations to activate these energies taping into our immediate environment with our sensory apparatus and our experiential field.

Tuesday October 16. Judson @ 50:
MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives
JUDSON: SECOND GENERATION AND BEYOND
6:45pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members

Judson had an impact much larger than its three year existence would suggest. Many artists were deeply influenced by the ground broken by JDT, either directly or indirectly. This screening looks at work that bears the imprint of Judson but moves beyond the boundaries of that seminal period.

Richard Rutkowski
THE SPACE IN BACK OF YOU
2011, 65 min, digital video.
This highly visual and visceral documentary investigates the creative life of Suzushi Hanayagi, a powerful, innovative, even radical Japanese dancer and choreographer. For over 20 years she was a close collaborator with and major influence on theater legend Robert Wilson, who referred to her simply as “my teacher”. When Wilson discovers Hanayagi living in an old-age home and suffering from Alzheimer’s, Wilson resolves to work with her once again. Poignant witness to the transition of a life from vibrancy to legacy, this film becomes the final collaboration between a great teacher and her most renowned student.
Plus: additional surprises!

Monday-Friday October 28-November 2.
Workshop with Azusa Seyama Prioville.
10-12pm. Gibney Dance Center, Studio 6.
$75
Register Online: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops

Creating Character Through Movement
By raising awareness of the physical possibilities in the body this workshop will encourage finding richer and more meaningful personal movement. Employing various processes used in dance theater practices we will search for where movement starts and push the limits of where it can go.

The Week Ahead. September 24-30, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… Open Performance, a FREE workshop, and more!!!

Wednesday September 26. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./New York, South Oxford Space. 138 S Oxford St, Brookyln. FREE!

Featuring works by Kirsten Schnittker, Adrianne Lee, Emily Alpren, and Maya Orchin.
Moderated by David Thomson **

Saturday September 29. MR @ FSG: Workshop with Maximilian Balduzzi.
12-2pm. First Park, 33 E 1st St
FREE

Based on essential principles of impulse, control, opposition and rhythm, the workshop engages participants through a series of exercises developed over the past fifteen years. These physical actions function like a language to enable communication between us. We search for the honest smile, the smile that can release unnecessary tension and give the body its freedom. This work was developed to train the presence of the actor, but it may be useful for other artists and for anyone who wants to find greater awareness through the body. The precision of the exercises and their range of dynamic qualities help bring density to the performer’s body, fostering lightness and the ability to be decided in-the-moment.

**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes this Week with: Asli Bulbul, Vicky Shick, Janet Panetta, Irene Dowd, Barbara Mahler, Karl Anderson, Joan Arnold, Gabriel Forestieri and Shelly Senter subbing for K.J. Holmes.

Upcoming.

KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED! Movement Research at the Judson Church is BACK starting October 22!!!

Monday October 1. Bessies Panelists include Lucy Sexton
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with RSVP to info@movementresearch.org
Moderated by Carla Peterson
, Panelists include Lucy Sexton
Prior to tonight’s program, Movement Research (MR) will solicit questions from the greater MR community regarding the imprint that Judson Dance Theater (1962-64) continues to make on contemporary performance. These questions will be shared with the audience, debated, discussed, and voted upon. Ultimately, four questions will be selected by attendees as focus topics for further investigation by artists nominated to lead a series of week-long performance laboratories and open rehearsals at the New Museum. This event is presented as part of “Movement Research in Residence at the New Museum: Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later.”

Tuesday October 2. Judson @ 50: MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives
YVONNE RAINER’S ‘LIVES OF PERFORMERS’
6:30pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members

Judson artists themselves were very involved in various mediums, including film. None more so than Yvonne Rainer, who went from choreographer to filmmaker to choreographer again. This screening features her seminal film of a performance of a rehearsal, LIVES OF PERFORMERS, bridging the gap between her extensive performance work and the film work that was soon to follow.

Yvonne Rainer
LIVES OF PERFORMERS
1972, 90 min, 16mm, b&w.

Plus:
Yvonne Rainer
CONNECTICUT REHEARSAL (OF CONTINUOUS PROJECT – ALTERED DAILY)
1969, 40 min,16mm-to-video, b&w. Cinematographer: Michael Fajans.

Saturday October 6. MR @ FSG: Workshop with Mariangela Lopez.
12-2pm. First Park. 33 E 1st St.
FREE

This class is open to everyone interested in sharing movement experiences. We will practice listening to our instincts as movers and disregarding all preconceived ideas of how one “should” move in space. The participants will explore their own creative movement potential by releasing personal memories and perceptions of their own environment by utilizing the power of the group to build a collective experience. This class is about experiencing the joy for moving and dancing to become totally physical and present, yet connected to our internal states.


MONDAYS November 5-26
Judson @ 50: Workshop with June Ekman
10am-12pm. location: June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St
$20 per day
8-students maximum, pre-registration encouraged

June Ekman’s Monday Morning Class
The workshop will be based on the Alexander Technique. There will be floor work with rubber balls, some “hands on”, as well as exploration of standing and walking.

The Week(end) Ahead. September 14-23, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… We’re excited to kick off our Judson @ 50 event series, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Judson Dance Theater!

Saturday September 15. Workshop with Milka Djordjevich.
12-2pm. First Park, 133 East 1st Street.
FREE

Democratic Dance Session
This open level movement class draws from elements of social, folk, and contemporary dance forms, as well as from ordinary action and we will continuously activate our bodies through space, while discovering the kinesthetic sensitivity of a dynamic body-in-motion.

Sunday September 16. Workshop with Simone Forti.
10-2pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway.
$50

Register Online: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops
Body Mind World, Movement & Language Improvisation
Sometimes our words don’t have access to what we know in our bones, while our dancing doesn’t have access to what’s on our minds. In this workshop we will explore the synergy between movement and language to engage with subject matter that interests us. The class will include warm-ups to awaken our kinetic juices, and focused stream of consciousness writing to put us in touch with our wild thoughts and observations. We will divide our class time between purely improvising with movement, talking together about whatever has been on our minds, and improvising combining moving and speaking.

Sunday September 16. Judson @ 50:
MR in Residence at the New Museum
Movement Research: Proposals for Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with RSVP to
info@movementresearch.org
Moderated by Carla Peterson

Prior to tonight’s program, Movement Research (MR) will solicit questions from the greater MR community regarding the imprint that Judson Dance Theater (1962–64) continues to make on contemporary performance. These questions will be shared with the audience, debated, discussed, and voted upon. Ultimately, four questions will be selected by attendees as focus topics for further investigation by artists nominated to lead a series of week-long performance laboratories and open rehearsals at the New Museum. This event is presented as part of “Movement Research in Residence at the New Museum: Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later.”

Wednesday September 19. Open Performance.
Featuring works by Martha Brim, Maja Rajenovich & Co, and Marlieke Burghouts.
Moderated by Moriah Evans. **

**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes this Week with: Vicky Shick, Luis Lara Malvacías, Janet Panetta, Jen Rosenblit, Gabriel Forestieri, Barbara Mahler, K.J. Holmes and Joan Arnold.

Upcoming.

Saturday September 29. Workshop with Maximilian Balduzzi.
12-2pm. First Street Green.
FREE

Every action begins with an impulse.

Tuesday October 2. Judson @ 50:
MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives
YVONNE RAINER’S ‘LIVES OF PERFORMERS’
6:30pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors; $6 Anthology Members

Judson artists themselves were very involved in various mediums, including film. None more so than Yvonne Rainer, who went from choreographer to filmmaker to choreographer again. This screening features her seminal film of a performance of a rehearsal, LIVES OF PERFORMERS, bridging the gap between her extensive performance work and the film work that was soon to follow.

Yvonne Rainer
LIVES OF PERFORMERS
1972, 90 min, 16mm, b&w.

Plus:
Yvonne Rainer
CONNECTICUT REHEARSAL (OF CONTINUOUS PROJECT – ALTERED DAILY)
1969, 40 min,16mm-to-video, b&w. Cinematographer: Michael Fajans.

Saturday October 6. Workshop with Mariangela Lopez.
12-2pm. First Street Green.
FREE

This class is open to everyone interested in sharing movement experiences. We will practice listening to our instincts as movers and disregarding all preconceived ideas of how one “should” move in space. The participants will explore their own creative movement potential by releasing personal memories and perceptions of their own environment by utilizing the power of the group to build a collective experience. This class is about experiencing the joy for moving and dancing to become totally physical and present, yet connected to our internal states.

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