Archive for January, 2013

The Week Ahead. January 28-February 3.

This Week at Movement Research… Morning Classes are back, with John Jasperse and Juliette Mapp! Thanks to everyone who came out for Winter MELT 2013!

Monday January 28. 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: Stephanie Fungsang, Sari Nordman, Thea Patterson, and Molly Poerstel.

Classes This Week With…

John Jasperse. Movement Practice.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
MON and FRI at Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
TUES and THURS at Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

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.

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

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.
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.

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.

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

Podcast: Movement Research Annual Town Hall Meeting, November 5, 2012

Movement Research Annual Town Hall Meeting

Monday, November 5, 2012
Joyce Soho
155 Mercer St.
New York, NY

Introduction by Kathy Westwater
Moderated by Dana Whitco
Speakers: Jen Abrams, Ilona Bito, Daria Fain, Jill Sigman, Enrico Wey

Listen to the Podcast here:
http://movementresearch.libsyn.com/movement-research-town-hall-meeting-at-joyce-so-ho

This is a recording from the third annual Movement Research Town Hall Meeting, hosted by the Movement Research Artist Advisory Council.

This year, living in the worst economic environment of most of our lifetimes, we ask ourselves: How does the current climate affect our lives and artistic work, and vice versa? What creative insights and understandings, structures and alternatives, have manifest during this time of financial challenge? We gathered to share and articulate our perspectives and personal experiences through the recession and saw that they can have material, theoretical and practical repercussions within our community and beyond.

Also, check out a great synopsis and analysis of the meeting by Eva Yaa Asantewaa on Infinite Body: http://infinitebody.blogspot.com/2012/11/how-do-we-value-dance-and-dancers.html

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 1.14.13

Featuring works by Bryon Carr, niv Acosta, Tara O’Con and Fitzgerald & Stapleton

X Y and B
Concept and Direction: Bryon Carr
Choreography: Bryon Carr in collaboration with Meghan Schardt
Performers: Bryon Carr and Meghan Schardt
Music/Soundscore: Ellery Royston
In collaboration with electronic musician Ellery Royston and dancer Meghan Schardt this dance piece explores replication and reflection through layers of virtual and live performance. The video presented is being explored as an ongoing project where we will continually add layers of Meghan and myself dancing in video projection in partnership with our live selves.

Bryon Carr holds an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts and has trained, taught and performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. Website: carrdancemedia.com. Ellery Royston holds a B.A. in Electronic Music Composition, and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Computer Science from Mills College. She is currently working on an M.F.A. in Performance and Interactive Media Arts. Meghan Schardt received her BFA on scholarship at New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. She has performed with Miami Repertoire Ballet Company, Ballet Randolph, Freddick Bracher and Company, Jenn Frank and Company, Memento, Octavia Cup, Maryanne Chaney, Hawaii Ballet Theatre, Jennifer Simms and Giada Ferrone. Many thanks to Sara Neece.

i shot denzel
choreographed and performed by: niv Acosta
music: Igor Stravinsky

niv Acosta is a brooklyn based artist born and raised in washington heights manhattan. niv is 24 years old, dominican and transgender. he trained at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance as an adolescent. niv attended california institute of the arts, briefly. niv has shown his work at various events/spaces including Pieter Performance Space in Los Angeles, The Community Education Center in Philadelphia, New York Live Arts through the Fresh Tracks Residency Program, through AUNTS in various spaces, The Tank, Danspace Project in Ralph Lemons “Marathon. The End.” event, The Meulensteen Gallery, and at Brooklyn Arts Exchange. he has/is worked/working on projects with Moving Theater, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Hilary Clark, iele paloumpis, Phialdelphia Dance Projects, and Deborah Hay.

this is what we know
Performers: Jodi Bender and Megan Madorin
Created by Tara O’Con in collaboration with Jodi and Meg
This is the start of a new process. It will go deeper and get turned on its head, and looked at through various lenses. But not just yet. It’s only the beginning – or rather, the end of where we just were.
The creation of [This is what we know (in-process title)] was supported, in part, through a commission from New York Live Arts’ Studio Series program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
The project (or work) was made possible, in part, through The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund.

Tara O’Con’s work has been presented by Dance Theater Workshop (Fresh Tracks), Danspace Project, The Chocolate Factory Theater, and most recently as part of the River To River Festival produced by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She is looking forward to further developing this work during her time as a Movement Research Artist-In-Residence, and this spring as part of the New York Live Arts Studio Series Program (showing May 3rd and 4th).

Shameus
Choreography & Performance: Fitzgerald & Stapleton
Music: Believe, Cher & The Crying Game, Boy George remixed by Myles D
Soundtrack: In my Father’s Name, by Fitzgerald & Stapleton, performed by Ailbe Fitzgerald, Emma Fitzgerald, Áine Stapleton and Joe Stapleton. Produced by Radioactive; a joint initiative of RTE Radio Choice and Absolut Fringe.

Emma Fitzgerald and celebrity choreographer Áine Stapleton certainly make a fashionable pair, but the dynamic duo are turning their eclectic tastes down a theatrical route with an exposed creative dialogue for tonight’s Movement Research at the Judson Church. They now begin the tedious and monumental task of isolating these elements so that their choreographic properties can be determined.

The Week Ahead. January 20-26.

This Week at Movement Research… Winter MELT Week Three Workshops are happening!

Monday January 21. 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: Jin Ju Song-Begin/Da-On Dance, Barbara Mahler, Nadia Tykulsker/Spark(edIt) Arts, Larissa Velez-Jackson*

Wednesday January 23. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Marielys Burgos Meléndez, Mariana Valencia, Erin Bomboy, Rachel Johnson.
Moderated by Christiane Bouger*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

January 7-25. Winter MELT 2013.

Week Three, January 21-25:
Yvonne Meier, Improvisational “Scores,” 10am-12pm, $115 [SOLD OUT]
John Jasperse, Movement Practice, 1-3pm, $115 [SOLD OUT]
Kyle deCamp, Workshop in Performance, 3:30-6pm, $130

All Winter MELT 2013 Workshops are held at Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor (between Prince & Spring St).

Workshop Descriptions and Faculty Bios available at:
http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/descriptions.php

REGISTER and PAY at:
http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/register.php

Also, join us for our Ongoing Classes… (click here for full descriptions)

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.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing.
Saturday. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio.

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

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 1.7.2013

Featuring works by Mariana Valencia, Kelsey Berry, Emily Wexler and Burr Johnson.

Guadalupe Zulema Victoria Susana
Choreographer: Mariana Valencia
Performed by: Lydia Adler Okrent, Lauren Bakst, Tess Dworman, Mariana Valencia
Music: Julia Read
Costumes: Mariana Valencia

Mariana Valencia makes dances, installations, fashion, and is editor of her quarterly Rhinoceros Event. She lives in Brooklyn where she enjoys making art with her friends. So far, this is Mariana’s fattest dance where she includes four dancers and a musician. She has made this work through an adjustable dance syllabus created to format, deconstruct, obscure, mash and isolate imagery and sentiments that four bodies can expose. Thank you all for seeing it. Love to Lydia, Lauren, Tess, Julia for our friendship that keeps you trusting me. To my password, Jen.

Axis
Choreographer/director: Kelsey Berry
Performers: Catherine DeAngelis, Hanaah Frechette,  Kathryn Hibbard, Adam Hyndman, Julia Jurgilewicz, Sally Kreimendahl, Chloe Markewich, Chelsea Rodriguez, Sydney Schiff, Ana Sollitto, Megan Thornburg, Thinh Vu
Music: Fjogur Piano by Sigur Ros, Pendulum Music by Steve Reich, Sail by Awolnation performed by Ryan Knott
Costume: Kelsey Berry & Dancers

Kelsey Berryis a graduate of Princeton University with degrees in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Dance. She is often caught answering the question of “how does all of that fit together?” by reflecting on her experiments mixing the subjects – from aesthetic philosophy and bioethics to studying movement patterning and creating choreography informed by theories of freedom. Originally from Massachusetts, Kelsey trained with the Gold School and has since performed works by Susan Marshall, Rebecca Lazier, Ze’eva Cohen and Zvi Gotheiner. Kelsey worked as a resident young choreographer at the White Mountain Summer Dance Festival and has presented works at the Berlind and Intime theaters in Princeton. She currently dances with Summation Dance Company and is creating new work in Manhattan.

Ring of Fire
Choreographed by Emily Wexler
Performed by Courtney Cooke, Gillian Walsh, and Emily Wexler
Sound by Fever Ray
Special thanks to Bianca Grimshaw for to the sound and Nijinsky/Bausch for the moves.

Emily Wexler has worked as an artist based in Brooklyn since 2004. She has had the opportunity to create and perform alongside many incredible artists including Rebecca Brooks, Kim Brandt, Karinne Keithley Syers, and Yvonne Meier, among others. Her work has been seen in venues and settings throughout the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, she was honored with a Bessie nomination for her performance in Yvonne Meier’s Mad Heidi and also honored with the Department of Cultural Affair’s SPARC Program Grant in partnership with the Brooklyn Arts Council, to make a new work with the Senior Citizens of the Grace Agard Harewood Center. Currently she is teaching Dance History/Theory/Criticism at The University of the Arts.

The Map of the Known Universe Towards the End of Your Reign
Cast: Evvie Allison, Andrew Champlin, Maggie Cloud, Courtney Cook, Hannah Darrah, Tendayi Kuumba, Jeremy Neal, Brandon Washington
Music: Eric Prydz

Burr Johnsonis a dancer and choreographer living in Brooklyn. He holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Burr dances for numerous choreographers including John Jasperse, Helen Simoneau, Christopher Williams, and Shen Wei. He also performed in two reconstructions of Laura Dean’s dances: Tympani (1980/2008) and Infinity (1990/2009). His choreographic work has been presented through Movement Research at the Judson Church, Underexposed at Dixon Place, OneArmRed, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Location One Gallery, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, and Danspace Project. He is in the middle of a NYLA Studio Series residency and will show on 10-11 May  2013. In his spare moments away from dance, Burr is either gardening or feeding stray cats in Bushwick. aaron.burr.johnson@gmail.com

The Week Ahead. January 13-19.

This Week at Movement Research… Winter MELT Week Two Workshops are happening, AND we have great line-ups scheduled for Open Performance and MR at the Judson Church!

Monday January 14. 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: niv acosta, Bryon Carr, Liliana Dirks-Goodman, Fitzgerald & Stapleton, and Tara O’Con*

Wednesday January 16. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Lucie Baker,  and Annie Sailer.
Moderated by Katia Castaneda.*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

January 7-25. Winter MELT 2013.

Week Two, January 14-18:
Shelley Senter, technique |tekˈnēk|, 10am-12pm, $115 [SOLD OUT]
Irene Dowd, Volutes, 1-3pm, $115 [SOLD OUT]
Ishmael Houston-Jones, Doing It, 3:30-6pm, $130 [SOLD OUT]

Week Three, January 21-25:
Yvonne Meier, Improvisational “Scores,” 10am-12pm, $115 [SOLD OUT]
John Jasperse, Movement Practice, 1-3pm, $115 [SOLD OUT]
Kyle deCamp, Workshop in Performance, 3:30-6pm, $130

All Winter MELT 2013 Workshops are held at Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor (between Prince & Spring St).

Workshop Descriptions and Faculty Bios available at:
http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/descriptions.php

REGISTER and PAY at:
http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/register.php

Also, join us for our Ongoing Classes… (click here for full descriptions)

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.

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.

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

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