Archive for November, 2012

The Week Ahead. December 3-9.

This week at Movement Research… The Movement Research Fall Festival 2012 is here! Join us for all the great events scheduled during back to basic!

Fall Festival Events.

Monday December 3-Saturday December 8. Movement Research Fall Festival 2012: back to basic WORKSHOPS.
REGISTER HERE: http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/

Monday-Tuesday December 3-4. Jon Kinzel and Robert Swinston.
Improvisation/Field Dances
10am-1pm
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street
$50 Both Days/$30 Drop-in

Thursday-Friday December 6-7. Melanie Maar.
Situational Choreography and Composition
10-11:30am
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street
$25 Both Days/$15 Drop-in

Thursday-Friday December 6-7. Stephanie Skura.
Courage + Rigor + Freedom
12:30-3:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
$50 Both Days/$30 Drop-in

Saturday December 8. Neil Greenberg.
About Teaching/A Case Study

12:15-2:45pm
PMT Studio, 69 West 14th Street
$20

See our website for more information: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/

Thursday December 6-Saturday December 8. Movement Research Fall Festival 2012: back to basic PERFORMANCES.
8pm. Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.
$12; $8 Danspace Project Members
Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/detail.php?id=186

December 6, 2012 [Thu] at 8PM
Aretha Aoki
John Jasperse and Zeena Parkins (Historical Pairings)
Will Rawls

December 7, 2012 [Fri] at 8PM
luciana achugar and Levi Gonzalez (Historical Pairings)
Getting Along with Sophia Cleary and Friends
Jon Kinzel

December 8, 2012 [Sat] at 8PM
devynn emory
Niall Jones
Stephanie Skura

See our website for more information: http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/festival/

Monday December 3. Movement Research Fall Festival 2012 Studies Project:
Let Me In Let Me In Or I’ll Blow This House Down.

Curators on Process and the Matter of Inclusion.
Part of the Movement Research Fall Festival 2012: back to basic.
7pm. Josie’s, 520 East 6th Street (between Avenues A and B).
Moderated by Juliette Mapp and Jen Rosenblit
FREE

To feel a part of something. Communal, to have community. To be asked, invited in, to ask to be invited in. Access, entry. While the role of curator and the process of curation holds as much artistry as the making of dance and performance, we hone in on an equally important need for a touch of transparency surrounding the presentation of dance and the body. What issues and concerns arise inside of a shifting community where representation is crucial for belonging and sustainable support? What are we doing to reach out to more artists? Where are those artists? Who are those artists? What are the complexities that arise while supporting the sustainability of an artist? What responsibility do we have to an idea of cultivating and supporting “newness?” Where is the body inside all of this? How do we digest being on the inside or outside of something spiritually, aesthetically, emotionally and academically?

Participants include:
Ben Pryor/American Realness
Laurie Berg, Liliana Dirks-Goodman/AUNTS
Rebecca Brooks
Barbara Bryan
Matthew Lyons/The Kitchen

Judson @ 50 Events.

Wednesday December 5-Thursday December 13.
Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill
in Residence at the New Museum.

New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Wednesday December 5.
luciana achugar in Residence at the New Museum.
Workshop: feeling is believing
11am-12pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission

Check our Facebook page for more details: http://www.facebook.com/events/555641127796038/

Wednesday December 5.
Ximena Garnica – LEIMAY in Residence at the New Museum.
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission

Check our Facebook page for more details: http://www.facebook.com/events/533630859996561/

IDD Workshop.

Monday-Friday December 3-7. Workshop with Sandy Williams.
2-4pm. DANY Studios, 305 West 38th Street.
$75
Register Here: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops

We are holograms where each part is a whole. We are quadratic when we answer questions with neither a yes nor a no. We are organized when we drop $200 on the complete Kvissle desk organizer set from Ikea including cable management casket, letter tray and ubiquitous box with cork lid, set of 4. Drawing on my extensive work with Anne Teresa deKeersmaeker’s Rosas as well as a host of others, this workshop will take a look what we’re doing with all of our dancing stuff. What’s my material? What’s a tool? Am I building something? Where can i put it? Does that make me a craftsman? Can all of it be laser rendered holographically, smudged in to so many shades of gray or finely dismembered and stored in sleek interlocking cork boxes, set of 4?

Classes This Week With…

DD Dorvillier. A Morning Thing .
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Some daily practice in the morning, to wake up, or feel up, or tender up, or just get into your day, or your week, or your/our entire future. A little different every day, warming up with some SRT-based, fake MB-based, semi-aerobics, ballet, and mofongo yoga. Depends on us. Then an hour devoted to serious moving with eyes closed in partners, with brief exchanges of talking about our experience.

Stacy Matthew Spence. Morning Class.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

This technique class begins with explorations of the body that allow us to discover and notice the use of weight and momentum, clear alignment, clarity of initiation, and direction of energy. From there the class will build upon itself to more complex coordinations that lead to an opening of the body and an expansion of possibilities as we move through movement material.

As well as our Ongoing Classes… (click here for full descriptions)

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
AND
Tuesday, 6:15pm-7:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Irene Dowd.
Tuesday. 3:00 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique (Ongoing Level).
Saturday. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

Jen Rosenblit. look at me don’t look at me.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Margaret Paek. Contact Improvisation.
Sunday. 2:30 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Podcast: A Pluralistic View of the Judson Dance Theater Legacy: Yvonne Rainer and Aileen Passloff with Wendy Perron

MR in Residence at the New Museum
Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later

A Pluralistic View of the Judson Dance Theater Legacy:
Yvonne Rainer & Aileen Passloff with Wendy Perron

Listen to the Podcast Here:
http://movementresearch.libsyn.com/judson-50-mr-the-new-museum-a-pluralistic-view-of-the-judson-dance-theater-legacy

yvonne-rainer-in-carolle-schnemanns-newspaper-event-photo-by-al-giese-for-cc

Through a series of discussions, presentations, artist residencies, and town hall meetings, Movement Research reconsiders the legacy, mythology, and permutations of influence that continue to echo from the occasion of Judson Dance Theater (1962-64).

The divergences between the work of Yvonne Rainer and Aileen Passloff highlight the vastness of the imprint of Judson Dance Theater (1962-64; JDT) while dismantling the myth of a singular Judson aesthetic. Rainer, along with dance artists Steve Paxton, Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, David Gordon, and others, broke with the conventions of modern dance by exploring task dances and the Dadaist idea of radical juxtaposition. Passloff, along with Jimmy Waring, Fred Herko, Arlene Rothlein, and others, reveled in the full-out dancing and whimsy of modern dance. In this talk, moderated by Wendy Perron, Rainer and Passloff consider the legacy of Judson Dance Theater from the perspectives of their divergent practices.

Some questions that Rainer and Passloff addressed: What were you saying “No” to, and what were you saying “Yes” to? In what ways did the ’60s affect Judson Dance Theater? How did others in the JDT collective influence your work? What artistic values do you feel JDT has handed down to later generations?

This event took place on October 28, 2012 as part of New Museum’s RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series, co-presented with Movement Research. The RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series is curated by Travis Chamberlain, Public Programs Coordinator at the New Museum.

photo: Yvonne Rainer in Carolle Schnemann’s Newspaper Event, by Al Giese

The Week Ahead. November 26-December 2.

This Week at Movement Research… Come check out luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica – LEIMAY in residence at the New Museum!

Wednesday November 21-Wednesday December 5.
luciana achugar in Residence at the New Museum.
FREE with New Museum Admission
New Museum, 235 Bowery.

Movement Sessions with luciana achugar.
feeling is believing
All workshops last one hour:
Wed Nov 28th: 12pm, 1pm & 2pm.
Thurs Nov 29th: 12:30pm & 1:30pm.
Wed Dec 5th: 11am & 12pm.

FREE with New Museum Admission and RSVP to info@movementresearch.org

Wednesday November 21-Wednesday December 5.
Ximena Garnica – LEIMAY in Residence at the New Museum.
FREE with New Museum Admission
New Museum, 235 Bowery.

The public is invited to the following OPEN PERFORMANCE-STUDIES, WORKSHOPS AND DISCUSSIONS:

Day One, Wed 11/21: 11am to 3pm [guest choreographers share views through performance-studies and conversations on the following topic: What are we interested in presenting ‘via the body’ currently and into the future? Imagine a future body.]
Day Two, Wed 11/28: 3pm to 7pm [research through performance-studies open to public view]
Day Three, Thu 11/29: 4pm to 9pm [research through performance-studies open to public view]
Day Four, Sun 12/2: Workshop open to the public lead by Ximena Garnica and luciana achugar 12:30-2:30 / discussion at 2:30
Day Five: Wed 12/5: 2pm to 3pm [Ludus Movement workshop, led by Ximena Garnica, FREE with New Museum Admission and RSVP to info@movementresearch.org]
Day Six: 12/16: 10 minute-presentation on residency findings and experience [part of: Final Presentations for Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later: http://www.facebook.com/events/144997538976827/ ]

Sunday December 2.Workshop followed by Discussion
with luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica.

12:30am-2:30pm (Workshop), 2:30-3:30pm (Discussion)
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission and RSVP to info@movementresearch.org

luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica will address the proposal:
Where have we taken the neutral/pedestrian body, the ordinary vs. extraordinary body? What are we interested in presenting ‘via the body’ currently and into the future? Imagine a future body.

Part of New Museum’s RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series
In Partnership with Movement Research

The RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series is curated by Travis Chamberlain, Public Programs Coordinator at the New Museum.

Upcoming Events.

Wednesday December 5-Thursday December 13.
Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill in Residence at the New Museum.

New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Sunday December 16. Final Presentations for Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later.
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
$10 New Museum Members; $12 General Public

On September 16, Movement Research (MR) solicited questions from the greater MR community with regards to the imprint that Judson Dance Theater (1962–64) continues to make on contemporary performance. Four questions were 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. On this program, those artists share the results of their investigations for further consideration in an evening filled with performance, experimentation, and lively debate.

Classes This Week With…

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class.
Monday,  Wednesday, and Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Using the morning technique class structure as a model, this class will focus on dance as a physical, conceptual and experiential practice, with an emphasis on the cultivation of presence inside of the forms. Class will begin with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various bodywork modalities that access our awareness of the organs, the skeleton, gravity and energetic pathways through the architecture of the body and into the space. Class will expand into technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations and performance constructs, exploring ways to engage with the material through precise and imaginative means.

Jennifer Nugent. Morning Class.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Using improvisational and set warm-ups we will focus on the volume and weight inside the body and its relationship to the floor. Exercises that bring awareness to the feet, spine, and pelvic floor encourage the feeling of release in the limbs, allowing us to fall and suspend off-center, simultaneously finding a grounded flexible base of support. Using these physical tools we will explore sensation, instinct, and the inherent musicality inside the body, phrasing. All the while dancing we will work toward a more grounded and direct approach to movement.

As well as our Ongoing Classes… (click here for full descriptions)

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
AND
Tuesday, 6:15pm-7:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thurday and Friday. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

Irene Dowd.
Tuesday. 3:00 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Rebecca Brooks. Alexander Technique.
Wednesday. 12:30 pm-2:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique (Ongoing Level).
Saturday. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

K.J. Holmes. The Athletics of Intimacy, Improvisations.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Margaret Paek. Contact Improvisation.
Sunday. 2:30 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 11.19.2012

Featuring works by Julian Barnett, Luke George, Joey Kipp and Stina Nyberg*.

*MRX Sweden, in collaboration with Konstnärsnämnden/The International Dance Programme, Sweden

Bridge
Concept and Choreography by Julian Barnett
Performance and research by Jocelyn Tobias and Julian Barnett
Dramaturgical support by Diego Gil
Co-production by K3-Hamburg (DE), ArtEZ (NL) and Dance Ireland (IR)

Bridge (The Union Piece) is a performance of unfolding communication. Examining how vocalization acts as an agent of choreography, the work probes a philosophical thread offered by Barthes, the ‘grain’ of the voice, or the body within the voice as it sings. Using the dramaturgical platform of two solos enacting adjacent dialogues to form a duet, the performance explores the unique connection-point to the listener/viewer and the links necessary to build a bridge across communicative and and performative barriers.

Julian Barnett is a choreographer, performer, musician, and teacher. his works pull inspiration from a multiplicity of colorful juxtapositions including philosophy, visual arts, cinema and popular music which explores forms of movement that intensify subjectivity, space, and time. This collaborative lens is always in play with new modes of sound perception, where live musical components are often created from the performers themselves. Born in Japan, Julian grew up in California, lives in New York, and works regularly in Europe. He studied dance, music, and film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, was a danceWEB scholar in Vienna, and completed the ArtEZ master of choreography program (formerly EDDC) in Amhem, Netherlands.

Not About Face
Created and performed by Luke George
Developed in collaboration with Nick Roux
Dramaturgy by Martyn Coutts

Luke George is a Melbourne based dance artist who grew up in Tasmania and currently finds himself living and working a lot in New York. His practice as a performer, choreographer and collaborator takes him throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and North America. He has performed with Phillip Adams BalletLab, Jo Lloyd, Chunky Move and Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. Choreographies include LIFESIZE, HOME and NOW NOW NOW which he recently toured to the Netherlands and Norway. In NYC he has performed short works at AUNTS and Abrons Arts Center. George was artistic director of youth dance company Stompin 2002-2008 and currently co-facilitates First Run at Lucy Guerin Inc. George is interested in presence, consciousness and the relationships between performer and audience. lukegeorge.net

Overture: an excerpt from THE SISTER JEAN RA HORROR SHOW
Joey Kipp as Sister Jean Ra Horror

Joey Kipp was born in Brazil and raised in California. After receiving a BA in Biology and Dance from Marymount Manhattan College he has performed works by Merce Cunningham, Melinda Ring, Peter Kyle, Stacy Grossfield, niv Acosta, and Ann Liv Young. He is excited to be working with the Sean Curran Company and embark on a trick or treat tour. He has shown work at AUNTS, Dancewave, B.A.A.D, and burlesque stages all over Brooklyn, and NYC. Contact Kenneth at tinselandrye@gmail.com to book Sister Jean Ra Horror.

Hockey & Compassion
Choreographer: Stina Nyberg
Performer: Stina Nyberg
Set design: Jens Strandberg

Stina Nyberg comes from Sweden where she makes and performs choreography. She graduated with her MA in choreography in Stockholm in January 2012. She has worked as a dancer with, among others, Andros Zins-Browne, Mårten Spångberg and Sidney Leoni and has been part of several collaborative projects, most recently with The Bureau for the Future of Choreography during their residency at the New Museum. Stina is interested in work methods and the notion of practice, and co-curated a Practice Symposium in Stockholm this autumn. She is currently visiting NYC within a residency at Movement Research.

The Week Ahead. November 19-25.

This Week at Movement Research… We’re excited for workshops with luciana achugar and open rehearsals with Ximena Garnica as part of their New Museum Residency this week and next!

Monday November 19. Workshop with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St.
$20
Click here to Register Online

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.

Monday November 19. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
NO RESERVATIONS and ADMISSION IS FREE

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Aretha Aoki, Julian Barnett, Luke George, Joey Kipp and Stina Nyberg*

*MRX/Sweden Resident Artist

Tuesday-Wednesday November 20-21 . Workshop with Deborah Hay.
10am-1pm. Avenue C Studio.
$75 SOLD OUT! Email info@movementresearch.org with your name, phone number, and email address to join the wait-list.
What if our attention is not on what we do onstage but how we can be continuously enlarging our experience of dance as we dance?

Wednesday November 21. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Lauren Withhart, Kitchen Sink Collective, Sarah Dahnke, and Richard Olson.
Moderated by Michal Samama**

**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Wednesday November 21-Wednesday December 5.
luciana achugar and Ximena in Residence at the New Museum.
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Workshops with luciana achugar.
feeling is believing
FREE with New Museum Admission and RSVP to info@movementresearch.org

See our Facebook Page for full schedule.


Sunday December 2.Workshop followed by Discussion
with luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica.

12:30am-2:30pm (Workshop), 2:30-3:30pm (Discussion)
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission and RSVP to info@movementresearch.org

luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica will address the proposal:
Where have we taken the neutral/pedestrian body, the ordinary vs. extraordinary body? What are we interested in presenting ‘via the body’ currently and into the future? Imagine a future body.

Part of New Museum’s RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series
In Partnership with Movement Research

The RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series is curated by Travis Chamberlain, Public Programs Coordinator at the New Museum.

Upcoming Events.

Wednesday December 5-Thursday December 13.
Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill in Residence at the New Museum.

New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Sunday December 16. Final Presentations for Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later.
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
$10 New Museum Members; $12 General Public

On September 16, Movement Research (MR) solicited questions from the greater MR community with regards to the imprint that Judson Dance Theater (1962–64) continues to make on contemporary performance. Four questions were 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. On this program, those artists share the results of their investigations for further consideration in an evening filled with performance, experimentation, and lively debate.

Classes This Week With…

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class.
Monday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Using the morning technique class structure as a model, this class will focus on dance as a physical, conceptual and experiential practice, with an emphasis on the cultivation of presence inside of the forms. Class will begin with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various bodywork modalities that access our awareness of the organs, the skeleton, gravity and energetic pathways through the architecture of the body and into the space. Class will expand into technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations and performance constructs, exploring ways to engage with the material through precise and imaginative means.

Jennifer Nugent. Morning Class.
Tuesday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Using improvisational and set warm-ups we will focus on the volume and weight inside the body and its relationship to the floor. Exercises that bring awareness to the feet, spine, and pelvic floor encourage the feeling of release in the limbs, allowing us to fall and suspend off-center, simultaneously finding a grounded flexible base of support. Using these physical tools we will explore sensation, instinct, and the inherent musicality inside the body, phrasing. All the while dancing we will work toward a more grounded and direct approach to movement.

As well as our Ongoing Classes… (click here for full descriptions)

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
AND
Tuesday, 6:15pm-7:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Friday. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

Irene Dowd.
Tuesday. 3:00 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique (Ongoing Level).
Saturday. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

Shakti Smith. Contact Improvisation.
Sunday. 2:30 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 11.12.2012

Featuring works by Gina Graham, Marissa Perel, Tina Croll and Liana Conyers.

Videotape
This evening’s premiere of Videotape will be performed by Janelle Barry and choreographer Gina Graham, who invite you, the viewer, to become the photographer and videographer. Please get up close to the dancers, walk around and take pictures or short video clips (one minute maximum) of the dance-in-the-making. The media you capture will eventually become a larger part of future reiterations of Videotape and your name will be credited with your images. Graham will pick her favorite video or photo, retweet it, and feature the artist’s work across other social channels. It will also become part of the promotional material to represent the work going forward. Please upload your footage to Twitter using hashtag #essedance, or upload to the esseaficionado Facebook page. While you’re there, kindly follow Graham on Twitter @esse_gina, “like” her on Facebook or go to www.esseaficionado.org to learn more about her company.

To learn more about Gina Graham and her company please visit www.esseaficionado.org.

Yentl, Lesson 5

Written and performed by Marissa Perel
Papa Can You Hear Me, written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, composed by Michel Legrand

Marissa Perel is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn. She is interested in the body’s relationship to desire and power within and against socio-political constructs. Her work explores these dynamics through performance, video, installation and text. She is the columnist on performance for the Art21 blog, and co-editor of Critical Correspondence. Perel was co-curator of the Movement Research Festival Spring 2012. She has performed previous Yentl “Lessons” at Ontological Theater, Secret Works Loft, for the exhibition, The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, and for the video series One-Shot. For more visit www.marissaperel.com.

Walkabout
Choreography: Tina Croll
Music: John Cage
Dancers: Michelle Durante, Dale Harris

She Rides a Tiger
Choreography: Tina Croll
Music: Arvo Part
Dancers: Victoria Dombroski, Michelle Durante, Michelle Gilligan, Erin Pellecchia, Julia Sabangan, Emily Wong

Tina Croll, founding member of Dance Theater Workshop, studied with Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins, Nina Fonoroff; performed in the companies of Jeff Duncan, Jack Moore, Jamie Cunningham, Judith Dunn; established Tina Croll + Company. After a quest that took her to India and Europe, Croll returned to NYC in 1993, performing her work at The Duke on 42, Danspace, DTW, P.S. 122, The Kitchen. Evening-length works produced by Danspace Project include Ancient Springs with a cast of 20 and Balkan Dreams, a collaboration with Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band with 38 dancers and musicians. Formed an improvisation group, “the Gang of Four,” with Wendy Perron, Douglas Dunn, and Kenneth King. Ms. Croll and Jamie Cunningham continue their production, From the Horse’s Mouth, performed for the past 14 years in major cities around the United States and Canada. www.tinacroll.org

Body Politics: This is my body
Choreographer/Performer: Liana Conyers
Sound Designer: Liana Conyers
Music: Paper Moon Booka Shade, and Y’all Get Back Now Big Freedia
Text: Liana Conyers

Liana Conyers, B.A. Bennington College, M.F.A U of O. Liana has performed with Keith Thompson, Jhon Stronks, Wayne Smith, and CORE Performance Company. Liana has choreographed for Spelman College Dance Theatre, and has taught movement classes for Several Dancers Core, Ballethnic, DNA, and interned with the Cunningham Foundation, and Joyce Theatre. Liana was a guest instructor at the ACDFA NW Conference, where her choreography was presented. She is a regular performer and guest instructor at the Big Range Festival in TX. Her scholarly research includes investigating autobiography and identity in dance for black female choreographers. This on-going research has been presented at the U of O Annual Graduate Research Forum 2010-2012, the Juxtapose Philadelphia series 2012, and the 2013 IABD conference.

The Week Ahead. November 12-18.

This Week at Movement Research… Come check out Moriah Evans and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography for a very exciting residency at the New Museum!

Mondays, November 5-26. Workshops with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St.
$20 per class, or $70 for the 4-Class Series
Click here to Register Online

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.

Monday November 12. Workshop with Stina Nyberg (MRX/Sweden Resident Artist)*.
1:30-2:30pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway.
FREE

With Emotional Anatomy, you create a new anatomic system based on the features of your emotions. Is your love swaying like jelly in the belly, or is it a sticky point in your mouth? Is the envy pulsating somewhere in between your disappointment and optimism? Come and materialize your emotions in a free class at Eden’s Expressway on Monday, November 12, 3:30-4:30pm. Emotional Anatomy was developed in Sweden through methods of imaginative and experiential techniques and is for the first time presented in the US. The practice ignores scientific and anatomic facts in favor of speculation, and functions as a system for the materialisation of emotions through the drawing of a new anatomic map.

*MRX is a vehicle to spur interaction and exchange among independent choreographers and their peers from within and outside the US. MRX enables Artists-in-Residence and faculty to travel outside their home environment for residency activities, informal showings, discussions and teaching opportunities.

Monday November 12. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
NO RESERVATIONS and ADMISSION IS FREE

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Liana Conyers, Tina Croll, Gina Graham, and Marissa Perel.

Wednesday November 14. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Allison Hurd, NilsSprung Dance Project, Benn Rasmussen, and Christiana Axelson.
Moderated by Courtney Krantz*

Wednesday November 14-Thursday November 15.
Moriah Evans and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography in Residence at the New Museum.
Visiting Hours Open to the Public:
Wednesday November 14 11am-6pm
Thursday November 15 11am-3pm (Discussion at 1pm)
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.

Moriah Evans and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography will address the proposal: What does it mean to work collectively (cross disciplines or not)? Has the individual become the forefront of present day work? Is the idea of the individual author a myth? Is the idea of working collectively a myth?

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Alan Calpe, Maggie Cloud, Evelyn Donnelly, Moriah Evans, Kyli Kleven, Stephen May, Stina Nyberg, Sarah Beth Percival, Will Rawls, and Ondrej Vidlar.

Part of New Museum’s RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series
Co-presented with Movement Research

The RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series is curated by Travis Chamberlain, Public Programs Coordinator at the New Museum.

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming Events.

New Museum Residences.
FREE with New Museum Admission. 235 Bowery.
Open Rehearsals, Discussions and Workshops with…

luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica.
RSVP to: info@movementresearch.org
Open Rehearsals:
Wednesday November 21 11am-6pm
Wednesday November 28 11am-6pm
Thursday November 29 12pm-9pm
Wednesday December 5 11am-3pm
Workshop and Discussion:
Sunday Decemeber 2
Workshop: 11:30am-2:30pm
Discussion: 3:30-4:30pm

AND

Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill.
Open Rehearsals:

Wednesday December 5 3pm-6pm
Wednesday November 12 11am-6pm
Thursday November 13 12pm-4pm (Discussion at 1pm)

Sunday December 16. Final Presentations for Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later.
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
$10 New Museum Members; $12 General Public

On September 16, Movement Research (MR) solicited questions from the greater MR community with regards to the imprint that Judson Dance Theater (1962–64) continues to make on contemporary performance. Four questions were 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. On this program, those artists share the results of their investigations for further consideration in an evening filled with performance, experimentation, and lively debate.

Classes This Week With…

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Using the morning technique class structure as a model, this class will focus on dance as a physical, conceptual and experiential practice, with an emphasis on the cultivation of presence inside of the forms. Class will begin with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various bodywork modalities that access our awareness of the organs, the skeleton, gravity and energetic pathways through the architecture of the body and into the space. Class will expand into technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations and performance constructs, exploring ways to engage with the material through precise and imaginative means.

Jennifer Nugent. Morning Class.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Using improvisational and set warm-ups we will focus on the volume and weight inside the body and its relationship to the floor. Exercises that bring awareness to the feet, spine, and pelvic floor encourage the feeling of release in the limbs, allowing us to fall and suspend off-center, simultaneously finding a grounded flexible base of support. Using these physical tools we will explore sensation, instinct, and the inherent musicality inside the body, phrasing. All the while dancing we will work toward a more grounded and direct approach to movement.

As well as our Ongoing Classes… (click here for full descriptions)

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
AND
Tuesday, 6:15pm-7:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Irene Dowd.
Tuesday. 3:00 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Rebecca Brooks. Alexander Technique.
Wednesday. 12:30 pm-2:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

K.J. Holmes. The Athletics of Intimacy, Improvisations.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique (Ongoing Level).
Saturday. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

Shakti Smith. Contact Improvisation.
Sunday. 2:30 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.


Updates for Sunday, November 4th

MOVEMENT RESEARCH HURRICANE RECOVERY UPDATES

Unfortunately, our MR @ New Museum event,
Talking about my generation:
Jill Johnston and the Critic as Subject

Has been POSTPONED. We will do our best to reschedule as soon as possible.

But our classes at Eden’s Expressway are on!

SUNDAY NOV 4 CLASSES AT EDEN’S EXPRESSWAY:
(537 Broadway, 4th Fl, btw Prince and Spring)
2:30-4:45PM CONTACT IMPROVISATION w/ Shakti Smith $14
5:00-8:00PM OPEN SPACE Improvisation Jam, by donation

FOR NOVEMBER 5-9:
The following events are confirmed:
Nov 5, 6:30PM – Town Hall Meeting at Joyce SoHo
Nov 6, 6:45&9PM – Judson@50 Screenings at Anthology
Nov 7, 7PM РM̴rten Sp̴ngberg Performance + Judson Discussion w/ DD Dorvillier & Claude Wampler at New Museum
Nov 8-9, 8PM – Performances at CPR by MR AIRS

We hope to resume a full class schedule, but of course that is based on each teacher’s ability to reach the studio. Stay tuned!

  • November 3rd, 2012
  • Movement Research Staff

The Week Ahead. November 4-11.

This Week at Movement Research…

Sunday November 4. Judson @ 50: MR in Residence at the New Museum.
“Talking about my generation”:
Jill Johnston and the Critic as Subject

3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.

POSTPONED! We will do our best to reschedule as soon as possible.

Mondays, November 5-26. Workshops with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St.
$20 per class, or $70 for the 4-Class Series
Click here to Register Online

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.

Tuesday November 6. Judson @ 50: Judson Through the Eyes of Filmmakers.
6:45pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members
JDT was not exclusively a dance movement. Artists of various disciplines participated in the movement that came to be known as JDT, including filmmakers. This screening highlights some of the many collaborations between Judson artists and film artists who were pushing at the boundaries of both forms.
Films will include:
Jonas Mekas CUP/SAUCER/TWO DANCERS/RADIO (1965/83, 23 min, 16mm)
With Kenneth King & Phoebe Neville.
Simone Forti CLOTHS (fragment) (1967, 5 min, 16mm-to-video)
Camera: Hollis Frampton.
Simone Forti & Anne Tardos STATUES(1977/99, 14 min, video)
Babette Mangolte WATER MOTOR (1978, 7 min, 16mm, b&w

Tuesday November 6. Judson @ 50: George Manupelli’s CRY DR. CHICAGO
9pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members
Cry Dr. Chicago. 1971, 90 minutes, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Lab work by Cineric, Inc., and Trackwise.
In Manupelli’s wonderfully cracked feature, which had fallen almost entirely into oblivion when Anthology was able to revive and preserve it in 2008, Dr. Chicago (played by venerable composer Alvin Lucier) is a sex-change surgeon on the run from the law, forever on his way to Sweden and always out to make a buck. Along for the ride are his faithful companions Sheila Marie (the delightfully zonked-out Mary Ashley) and Steve (brilliantly, and silently, portrayed by the great dancer Steve Paxton, a founding member of Judson Dance Theater). By far one of the most enjoyable feature films to come out of the 1960s underground era.

Wednesday November 7. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Emily Alpren, Brendan Drake. white road Dance Media, and Hadar Ahuvia.
Moderated by Cristiane Bouger *
*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Wednesday November 7. Mårten Spångberg, and the Judson Imprint in Europe: Performance and Discussion.
7-10pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
ALL TICKETS Now $12 (New Museum Member Price)

Co-presented with Goethe-Institut New York with support from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
7pm Performance by Mårten Spångberg
In Powered by Emotion MÃ¥rten SpÃ¥ngberg reconstructs the Goldberg Variations, the fantastic dance improvisations by the American dance legend Steve Paxton, and several songs from the Buena Vista Social Club.Paxton himself said, SpÃ¥ngberg’s piece actually stands alone, more than being a reconstruction of anything particular. Can one reconstruct an improvisation? This question is not so interesting as the result of SpÃ¥ngberg’s ‘translation process’ itself.
Discussion to follow immediately after the performance: In the second part of the evening, moderated by Claude Wampler, Spångberg will be joined by artists including DD Dorvillier, and will address the following question: How does the imprint of Judson Dance Theater function within the contexts of European and American performance respectively?

Thursday-Friday November 8-9. Chez Bushwick Presents Movement Research Artists-in-Residence at CPR.
8pm. Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Avenue.

$12 tickets available in advance online; $15 tickets (cash only) at the door
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS
November 8:
Anna Azrieli, Laurie Berg and Walter Dundervill
November 9:
Maximilian Balduzzi, Rebecca Davis, Ben Spatz and Miriam Wolf

Sunday November 11. Workshop with Simone Forti.
1-5pm. Douglas Dunn Studio.
$50 Click Here to Register Online
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.

Classes this week with: Levi Gonzalez, Janet Panetta, Barbara Mahler, Jennifer Nugent, Irene Dowd, Rebecca Brooks, Karl Anderson, Jen Rosenblit, Shakti Smith, Rebecca Bone, Jesse Johnson, Mark Messer, Brandin Steffensen.

Upcoming

Tuesday-Wednesday November 20-21 . Workshop with Deborah Hay.
10am-1pm. Avenue C Studio.
$75 SOLD OUT! Email info@movementresearch.org with your name, phone number, and email address to join the waitlist.
What if our attention is not on what we do onstage but how we can be continuously enlarging our experience of dance as we dance?

Update for Friday, November 2nd

Update and Cancellations for the Hurricane–EXTENSIVE INFO!

Thanks for bearing with us. We’re hoping to be up and running on Sunday, but will let you know. Eden’s Expressway will definitely be closed until power is restored.

For Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd:
All classes are cancelled.

It was lovely to have class with Azusa today, but unfortunately we are unable to open the studio for class tomorrow.
All studio rentals are cancelled. The CI Jam at Eden’s Expressway is cancelled.

Sunday, November 4th:
As of this time, we are planning to hold our Judson @ 50 event as scheduled:

Talking about my generation:
Jill Johnston and the Critic as Subject

3pm, New Museum, 235 Bowery
$6 New Museum members, $8 General Public

If power is restored to Eden’s Expressway, we will still hold Contact Improvisation class and Open Space. We will announce an update for these classes as soon as we know!

For November 5-9:
At this point we are hoping that power will have been restored, and plan on resuming our full schedule of classes, workshops, and events for the coming week. We will update you as soon as possible.We will hopefully be holding classes, workshops, rentals, Town Hall Meeting, Anthology, New Museum, and Chez Bushwick @ CPR events as planned!

  • November 1st, 2012
  • Movement Research Staff

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