Archive for April, 2013

The Week Ahead. April 29-May 5.

This Week at Movement Research… Check out Morning Class with Jennifer Nugent and buy your tickets for the MR Gala now!

Monday April 29. 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: Justin Cabrillos, Courtney Krantz*, Marissa Niederhauser, Karis Zidore Christensen

Wednesday May 1. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Hanaah Frechette, Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, Nellie Rainwater, Jordan Rosin/The Ume Group
Moderated by Tara O’Con**

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
**2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Sunday May 5. Studies Project: Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice: A conversation in two parts
2:30-4:30pm
Center for Performance Research

Conceived by Amanda Loulaki and Susan Mar Landau
A Roundtable discussion with Thomas F. DeFrantz, Susan Mar Landau, Andre Lepecki and Katherine Profeta

FREE

The dramaturg as an active participant in the conceiving and making of movement based works is a relatively new and evolving phenomenon, as well as one that can be both mysterious and suspect. Conceived as a two-part event, Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice will explore both the ontology and the workings of dance dramaturgy today. Precluded by a short history on the topic, the first event will bring together a diverse group of working dramaturges to discuss their experiences and the possible implications of their role in the choreographic process. The second event, to take place in the fall, will open the conversation to include choreographers in an in depth discussion on the practice of dramaturgy.

MOVEMENT RESEARCH GALA 2013

May 13, 2013
Honoring Cathy Edwards, Sam Miller, and Jennifer Monson

Including Performances by Eiko & Koma, Wally Cardona, Maria Hassabi, Monsoon Orchestra (revisited), and Donna Uchizono

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY

6:30pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner
8:30pm Performance, followed by Dance Party

RSVP and PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/gala/buytickets.php

Upcoming Workshops and Studies Projects.

The May 1-3 Workshop with Lance Gries has unfortunately been CANCELLED.

Thursday-Sunday May 15-19. Workshop with Claudia La Rocco: Why I am not a painter.
THU, FRI, SUN 2-5pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

$90
Register Now!

Why I am not a painter
This is a writing workshop. It is open to anyone who wants to play with words, to see what they can do, and how. But it is made with dance-artists in mind. How do words live in time and space, whether on the stage, the page or in the mind? Critical writing, creative writing, performance texts… are they really such different creatures? Does a dancer have a particular way of approaching language? What about a writer who spends so much of her time watching dancers? So many questions. We’ll spend our time looking for answers, individually and as a group.

Classes this week with…

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

Working from the body’s innate intelligence, class will start with simple awareness and coordination exercises influenced by different somatic disciplines to organize the body and prepare us for more technical movement. We will work on remembering and re-wiring organic pathways and explore alternative solutions to our habitual patterns. Class will build in physical intensity, culminating in a chance to put our experiments to the test. Sometimes this will mean phrase work and other times class will stay in a more lab/workshop-like format.

Jennifer Nugent. Morning Class.
Tuesday & 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. No Class May 7.

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

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
This Tuesday 4/30 10am class will be taught by Fara Greenbaum and 6:15pm class will be taught by Alissa Horowitz.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
Tuesday, 6:15-7:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 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.

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

Shakti Smith. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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.

The Week Ahead. April 22-28.

This Week at Movement Research… Check out Morning Class with Asli Bulbul and buy your tickets for the MR Gala now!

Monday April 22. 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: Brittany Bailey, Moriah Evans*, Stacy Grossfield, Rebecca Patek*

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

MOVEMENT RESEARCH GALA 2013

May 13, 2013
Honoring Cathy Edwards, Sam Miller, and Jennifer Monson

Including Performances by Eiko & Koma, Wally Cardona, Maria Hassabi, Monsoon Orchestra (revisited), and Donna Uchizono

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY

6:30pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner
8:30pm Performance, followed by Dance Party

RSVP and PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/gala/buytickets.php

Upcoming Workshops and Studies Projects.

The May 1-3 Workshop with Lance Gries has unfortunately been CANCELLED.

Sunday May 5. Studies Project: Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice: A conversation in two parts
2:30-4:30pm
Center for Performance Research

Conceived by Amanda Loulaki and Susan Mar Landau
A Roundtable discussion with Thomas F. DeFrantz, Susan Mar Landau, Andre Lepecki and Katherine Profeta

FREE

The dramaturg as an active participant in the conceiving and making of movement based works is a relatively new and evolving phenomenon, as well as one that can be both mysterious and suspect. Conceived as a two-part event, Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice will explore both the ontology and the workings of dance dramaturgy today. Precluded by a short history on the topic, the first event will bring together a diverse group of working dramaturges to discuss their experiences and the possible implications of their role in the choreographic process. The second event, to take place in the fall, will open the conversation to include choreographers in an in depth discussion on the practice of dramaturgy.

Thursday-Sunday May 15-19. Workshop with Claudia La Rocco: Why I am not a painter.
THU, FRI, SUN 2-5pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

$90
Register Now!

Why I am not a painter
This is a writing workshop. It is open to anyone who wants to play with words, to see what they can do, and how. But it is made with dance-artists in mind. How do words live in time and space, whether on the stage, the page or in the mind? Critical writing, creative writing, performance texts… are they really such different creatures? Does a dancer have a particular way of approaching language? What about a writer who spends so much of her time watching dancers? So many questions. We’ll spend our time looking for answers, individually and as a group.

Classes this week with…

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

Working from the body’s innate intelligence, class will start with simple awareness and coordination exercises influenced by different somatic disciplines to organize the body and prepare us for more technical movement. We will work on remembering and re-wiring organic pathways and explore alternative solutions to our habitual patterns. Class will build in physical intensity, culminating in a chance to put our experiments to the test. Sometimes this will mean phrase work and other times class will stay in a more lab/workshop-like format.

Kayvon Pourazar subbing for David Thomson. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

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.
NO CLASS this Tuesday evening.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 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.

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

Tim O’Donnell. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 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.

Part of our research

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  • April 20th, 2013
  • Katia Urzúa

The Week Ahead. April 15-21.

This Week at Movement Research… There are two days left of Larissa Velez-Jackson’s workshop at Eden’s Expressway – come drop in for just $18 a class!

Monday April 15. 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: Strauss Bourque-LaFrance*, Lizzie Feidelson, Julie Mayo, the A.O. Movement Collective

Wednesday April 17. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Karen Harvey, Kate Kernochan & Lindsey Reuter, Mersiha Mesihovic & circuitdebris, Aya Shibahara
Moderated by Margaret Paek

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Workshops and Studies Projects This Week.

Wednesday April 17. Studies Project: “Pushing Boundaries.”
6:15pm
Gibney Dance Center
Conceived by Ori Flomin
With panelists Arthur Aviles, Jennifer Wright Cook, Colleen Thomas, Larissa Velez-Jackson and more
Moderated by Moira Brennan
FREE

Much value is placed on the idea of artwork that is at the cutting edge, with the words “pushing boundaries” emphasized in grants, applications and curating language. This conversation examines what might be meant by “pushing boundaries”? How important is it in the creative process and its outcome? Is the point of view of the artist different from the one of the audience when determining something as “pushing boundaries”? What assumptions or cultural contexts are assumed to establish these boundaries? Are there other ways to value contemporary work?

April 12-20. Workshop with Larissa Velez-Jackson.
April 19 FRI 2:30-5:30pm
April 20 SAT 4:30-7:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$18 Drop-In

Register Now!
What is My Work? A workshop based on the format of a peer panel review
Facilitated by Larissa Velez-Jackson
Much value is placed on the idea of artwork that is at the cutting edge, with the words “pushing boundaries” emphasized in grants, applications and curating language. This conversation examines what might be meant by “pushing boundaries”? How important is it in the creative process and its outcome? Is the point of view of the artist different from the one of the audience when determining something as “pushing boundaries”? What assumptions or cultural contexts are assumed to establish these boundaries? Are there other ways to value contemporary work?

Upcoming Workshops and Studies Projects.

Wednesday-Friday May 1-3. Workshop with Lance Gries.
2:30-5:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$90

Register Now!
Embodying and Exchanging Energy
This workshop will explore how individuals and groups embody and exchange “energy.” We will keep an open mind about how energy is present, sensed, and a source in us: inspiration, creativity, motivation, connection, collaboration, presence, emotion, spirituality – energy forms that exist in our physical and non physical experience, shaping our interactions. Guided experiences and improvisational forms bring our heightened awareness and dimensional bodies into a potent energetic state to create a supportive and collaborative environment, leading us to shared dancing, creativity, and discourse.

Classes this week with…

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

Working from the body’s innate intelligence, class will start with simple awareness and coordination exercises influenced by different somatic disciplines to organize the body and prepare us for more technical movement. We will work on remembering and re-wiring organic pathways and explore alternative solutions to our habitual patterns. Class will build in physical intensity, culminating in a chance to put our experiments to the test. Sometimes this will mean phrase work and other times class will stay in a more lab/workshop-like format.

Kayvon Pourazar subbing for David Thomson. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

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.
NO CLASS this Tuesday evening.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 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.

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

Tim O’Donnell. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 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.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 4.8.2013

Featuring works by Anna Marie Shogren, Ashley Byler, Katie Workum, Abby Zbikowski, and RoseAnne Spradlin*.

Dong
Created by Anna Marie Shogren, with Eloise DeLuca
Joined by musicians, Jacqui Cornetta, Heather Garland, Lillie Jayne, Lisa Loew, and Katie Rose Sardelli
Music from Daktaris, Val Bennett, and Machine

Anna Marie Shogren is a native Minneapolitan, and U of MN grad, come to Brooklyn, based artist. Her choreography has been seen at DNA, Gowanus Ballroom, Flux Factory, AUNTS, Catch!, The Walker, Southern Theater, Bryant Lake Bowl, and Pieter. She is currently dancing with the Body Cartography Project and Faye Driscoll, and previously with Morgan Thorson, Karen Sherman, Justin Jones, Laurie Van Wieren, Chris Schlichting. She works with the Brooklyn based art collective, Non Solo. annamarieshogren.tumblr.com

4 Studies (to be performed in any order):
Ashley Byler and Jeremy Pheiffer with help from Hadar Ahuvia and Aston McCullough
Performers: Ashley Byler and Jeremy Pheiffer
Music: Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce
1. Accumulation: Variation Bey
Trisha Brown’s 1971 work re-imagined with Beyonce Knowles as inspiration for “pedestrian”
2. Retro-bey
A phrase combining various Beyonce movements danced forward and backward (structurally based on the “Main” phrase of Trisha Brown’s Sololos)
3. Coordination Score
Based on imagined rules for bodily coordination used in Trisha Brown’s Water Motor
4. Tofo Motor
Moving between the steps of dance group Tofo Tofo and movements inspired by Water Motor

Ashley Byler, B.A. Music/Psychology, University of Alabama in Huntsville, MFA Dance Sarah Lawrence College, has shown work at DTW Studio Series, The Field’s Uptown/Downtown, Judson Church, and Ketchikan Theatre Ballet. She is an early childhood arts educator and dances with Sara Rudner. She is reclaiming “pedestrian” from post-modern dance, using popular dance and rigorous composition. Sources cited for tonight’s work (as seen on YouTube): Trisha Brown; Water Motor, Accumulation, Sololos (“Main” phrase), Beyonce; Run the World (Girls), Single Ladies, Bad Girl from Usher concert circa 2006.

Black Lakes (in progress)
With: Weena Pauly, Eleanor Smith and Katie Workum
Not here tonight, but part of the work: Katy Pyle

Katie Workum is a choreographer working in New York. Most recently she premiered Fruitlands at The Chocolate Factory. In addition to making dances, she has also worked for Ivy Baldwin, Young Jean Lee, Will Rawls, David Neumann, Stacy Dawson and others. katieworkum.org

low slung
choreographer: Abby Zbikowski with performers
music: The Reatards
performers: Jennifer Meckley, Fiona Lundie
costumes: Jennifer Meckley, Fiona Lundie

Abby Zbikowski received her MFA in choreography from The Ohio State University, where she currently teaches full time in the Department of Dance, and makes work with her company, the new utility, that questions the role of movement in dance and the use of form. She holds a BFA in dance from Temple University and post-graduation worked with Philadelphia-based artists George Alley/Alley Ink Dance and Charles O. Anderson/dance theatre X, and is a current performer/collaborator with the Columbus, OH based Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project. As a choreographer, Abby’s work has been presented at DNA’s Raw Material in NYC, and the nEW Festival, Philly Fringe, Collage Festival, and New Edge Mix series in Philadelphia, among others.

Studies for disappearance
Choreography by RoseAnne Spradlin
Performed by Evvie Allison, Asli Bulbul, Siobhan Burke, Lily Gold, Juri Onuki, Rebecca Warner and Rebecca Wender
Music: Hello Stranger by Barbara Lewis
This project was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

RoseAnne Spradlin has been creating choreographic work in New York City since the early 1990s. Spradlin’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” for Choreography in 2003, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007, the three year Lambent Fellowship in Performing Arts in 2006-08, the Artist Award from the Foundation for contemporary Arts in 2007 and an Artist Grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Creative Exploration fund in 2009. RoseAnne has been an Artist-in-Residence this year with Movement Research and BAX and would like to thank both organizations for their support. Also, many thanks to the dancers!!

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 4.1.2013

Featuring works by Michael Freeman, Tumi Johnson, Stuart Meyers, and Catherine Galasso.

How Beautiful, these strange ways
A work-in progress (excerpts) from the Dance-Theater-Musical: The Secret to Being Young Again
Text and rap written by Michael Freeman
Movement by Michael Freeman
Original music by DJ Moskva
Song: “Send Me An Angel” by Real Life
Hera: Stacy Lynn Smith
Nurse Nose/Condom Angel: Sharon Cacciabaudo
Homeless: Denise Turkan
Rapper: Sheldon Verneil
How Beautiful, these strange ways is a new approach to musical theater that incorporates both traditional and experimental movement with body voice to create a “state” to support the text narrative.

Michael Freeman is a theater artist and writer. He is the recipient of the Richard Porter Leach Fellowship for the Arts and the Nicholas Pekearo Endowed Scholarship for Creative Writing. His work has been supported by NYFA, The Dramatists Guild of America, PEN Writers Fund, and the Authors League Fund. His first choreography/grant was in the Young Dancers in Bryant Park Series. His choreography has been shown at the Hot Festival, FUSE HERE Arts Center, HOWL Festival, Mulberry Street Theater New Steps Series, Dance Conversations at the Flea, 24 hour durational performance festival in Toronto, Toronto Festival of Clowns, the Duplex, the PIT, and many others. He has also directed for puppeteer Ralph Lee and musician Robert Jackson’s performing companies.

Irrevocable
Choreographed and performed by Tumi Johnson
Original poetry by Tumi Johnson
Music by David Bowie and Queen

Tumi Johnson was raised in Ibadan, Nigeria and Nashville, Tennessee. A former Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Tumi has since had the opportunity to work and dance with choreographers including Liz Lerman, Alexandra Beller, Fiona Alderman, Deborah Silver, and Shani Aduculesi. In the fall of 2011, Tumi moved to Paris and spent 6 months in France working on refining her ‘poem dances’: solo dance creations that are crafted from original poetry. Tumi currently lives in Brooklyn and works both as a professional dancer as well as a holistic physician. www.tumijohnson.com

On The Rocks
Creator and performer: Stuart Meyers
Music: Johto 3, Pan Sonic; Took the Night, Chelley; If I Could Incarnate This Feeling, Pan Sonic, and Keiji Haino
A full length presentation will be shown in Philadelphia as a part of Hybridge Arts Collective’s Blueprint Breakout Series at the end of June.

Stuart Meyers is a multi-disciplinary artist bridging the gaps between dance, theatre, and the visual arts. Currently based in Philadelphia, he is a recent graduate of Boston University’s School of Theatre where he earned his BFA. Studying in France, Italy, and at Connecticut College during undergrad, Stuart began to craft his provocative dance theatre pieces. This past summer, Stuart had the pleasure of apprenticing visionary theatre director Robert Wilson at The Watermill Center. Most recently, Stuart performed in Christopher William’s dance-opera Wolf-In-Skins. This showing of On The Rocks is a glimpse of a new full-length piece that will premiere in Philadelphia at the end of June as part of Hybridge Arts Collective’s Blueprint Breakout Series.

Fall of the Rebel Angels, Study 4B
Created by Catherine Galasso in collaboration with performers Edith Freyer, Alex Romania, Austin Selden, Saori Tsukada, and Buck Wanner
Sound design by Adam Bach
Fall of the Rebel Angels is supported by Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, and Dance New Amsterdam.

Catherine Galasso’s cross-disciplinary dance works have been performed at places like the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Joyce SoHo, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, Harvard University’s Carpenter Center, the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Bibliotheque National de France (Paris), and SkenaUP International Theater Festival (Kosovo). Catherine has been an Artist in Residence with the LMCC, Headlands Center for the Arts, the Watermill Center, and ODC Theater (2008-12), and her most recent work, Bring On The Lumière!, about cinema pioneers the Lumière Brothers, was nominated for a San Francisco “Izzie.” Born in NY and raised in Italy, Catherine received a BA in Film from Cornell University and is currently the Marketing/Media Associate at Movement Research. Fall of the Rebel Angels is a multi-platform collaboration with filmmaker/visual artist Brent Green that will premiere in 2015. www.fallofrebelangels.wordpress.com

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 3.25.2013

Featuring works by Antonio Ramos and Elke Rindfleisch.

Neverland (Material from a new piece)
Dancers: Adele Loux-Turner, Rebecca Wender, Saúl Ulerio, Joey Kipp
Costumes by Mother Nature
Props: Dollar store
Music mix by Saúl Ulerio

Antonio Ramos was born and raised in Puerto Rico and later received a B.F.A. in Dance from SUNY Purchase College. Antonio has performed with Ballet Theatre of Puerto Rico, Ballet Hispanico of New York, Ballet Concierto and Ballet Municipal (Puerto Rico). In New York he has performed with choreographers Mark Dendy, Neil Greenberg, Kari Hooas, Luis Lara, Jeremy Nelson, Stephen Petronio, Merian Soto, Kevin Wynn, Ori Flomin and Donna Uchizono among others. His choreography in the U.S. and abroad at venues such as Dance Theater Workshop, Purchase College SUNY, Dixon Place, P.S. 122, Joe’s Pub, Saint Mark’s Church, Lexington for the Arts in New York, Bronx at BAAD!/Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance and Pregones Theater/Teatro Pregones. Antonio also taught nationally and internationally and is a certified body practitioner specializing in massage therapy, zero balancing, Reflexology, Watsu,Water dance and studying the Feldenkrais Method. Most recently, Antonio received a grant from the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund through Movement Research and was nominated for this year’s United States Artist Fellowship. For more info www.antoniomassage.com

suggesting beauty (work-in-progress)
created & performed by Elke Rindfleisch
text, costume: Elke Rindfleisch

Elke Rindfleisch has created works with her group ‘Rindfleisch’ since 1999. Venues include the Ohio Theater/Ice Factory, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Danspace Project, Joyce SoHo, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council/Sitelines, and the company’s former home Wallabout Studio. She worked as a guest teacher/-choreographer at various places in Europe and the US, and has been awarded residencies at Mt. Tremper Arts, Künstlerhaus Lukas Ahrenshoop, and Dansehallerne Copenhagen. Elke has danced for various choreographers, most recently Kimberly Bartosik and the artist collective Magnetic Laboratorium. She holds a BA from the Danceakademie Rotterdam. Back from Berlin after four years, she is delighted to celebrate her return to NYC with a performance in this beautiful space. www.rindfleischdance.com

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 3.18.2013

Featuring works by Marilyn Maywald, Preeti Vasudevan, Quartet Collective (Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar, Taylor Ho Bynum, & Abraham Gomez-Delgado), and Talya Epstein

Dance Vault – Tractor (work in progress)
Choreographed and performed by Marilyn Maywald
Song by Gillian Welch

Marilyn Maywald is a dancer based in New York City, originally from Nashville, TN (BFA Arizona State University). She dances with Vicky Shick, Melanie Maar, and Beth Gill, and has enjoyed extensive working relationships with Melinda Ring, Maggie Bennett, Steven Reker, and Yin Mei (company member Yin Mei Dance 2004-09), as well as projects with Katie Workum and Milka Djordjevich/Chris Peck. Her commercial credits include backup dancing for Reggie Watts, Naomi & Wynona Judd, and Shania Twain. Past incarnations of tonight’s solo were performed in February 2013 at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and in Februrary 2010 at Danspace Project’s Food for Thought. She is very curious about any thoughts/responses/feedback & invites emails at marilyn.maywald@gmail.com.

Rain
Choreographed & Performed by Preeti Vasudevan
Music by Ben Foskett
Rain is a developing work that explores the state of the female mind after the spirit has been crushed. Like the monsoons, the liberator of the parched earth from the heat and drought, the woman is born a free spirit full of nurture. But with the ever-increasing subjugation of her spirit and body, we force ourselves to become sky watching rain birds….Asking…Where is the rain?
Rain is in response to the rise of rape incidents in India in recent times.

Award-winning choreographer and performer, Preeti Vasudevan is a leading exponent of classical Indian dance-theater Bharatanatyam creating new provocative, contemporary theater. Original works performed by her performing arts collaborative Thresh have earned international acclaim for their fresh juxtaposition of traditional dance-theater forms from her native India with modern theories of movement and expression. Originally from Chennai, South India, Preeti now lives in New York. (www.threshdance.org)

Composition, choreography and performance by Quartet Collective (Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar, Abraham Gomez-Delgado, Taylor Ho Bynum)

Quartet Collective (featuring Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar, Abraham Gomez-Delgado, and Taylor Ho Bynum) got together to experiment with doing and undoing music and dance in performance. Performing together in various music and dance venues over the past two years, the group practices spontaneous action as a way to experience and share composition and choreography in the moment, continuously seeking a collective consciousness as well as individual presence. Scores, principles, and structures are both developed and discarded, as the search for a trans-disciplinary understanding of risk and relationship, dialogue, and intention keeps this collective on its toes and ears. Quartet Collective will give a keynote performance and talk at the Stony Brook University Philosophy and Art Conference on March 30th. Past performances include The Vision Festival, The NOT Festival, The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, Jalopy, The BIG ROOM’s Take Your Time series and internationally in Austria, Germany, and Holland.

created and performed by Talya Epstein

Talya Epstein is originally from Sharon, Massachusetts and now resides in Brooklyn. Her performance pieces have been shown at Danspace Projectʼs Draftwork series, AUNTS, Dixon Placeʼs Body Blend series, The Tank, Galapagos Art Space, Bushwick Starr, and The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, among others. She is currently engaged in creative processes with Maggie Jones, Melinda Ring, Tatyana Tenenbaum, and Larissa Velez-Jackson. Talya is a member of The Woods Cooperative in Ridgewood, Queens, where she rehearses. She holds a BFA from The Boston Conservatory and, currently, attends Janet Panetta’s ballet class whenever possible.

The Week Ahead. April 8-14.

This Week at Movement Research… Come check out what should be a great workshop with Larissa Velez-Jackson at Eden’s Expressway!

Monday April 8. 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: Ashley Byler, Anna Marie Shogren, RoseAnne Spradlin*, Katie Workum, Abigail Zbikowski

Wednesday April 10. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Kai Kleinbard, Amanda McNussen and Dancers, Alexandra Pinel, Daniela Tenhamm Tejos
Moderated by Katia Castaneda Urzua*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Workshop This Week.

April 12-20. Workshop with Larissa Velez-Jackson.
April 12 FRI 2:30-5:30pm
April 13 SAT 4:30-7:30pm
April 19 FRI 2:30-5:30pm
April 20 SAT 4:30-7:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$70 Full Workshop, $18 Drop-In

Register Now!
What is My Work? A workshop based on the format of a peer panel review
Facilitated by Larissa Velez-Jackson
Much value is placed on the idea of artwork that is at the cutting edge, with the words “pushing boundaries” emphasized in grants, applications and curating language. This conversation examines what might be meant by “pushing boundaries”? How important is it in the creative process and its outcome? Is the point of view of the artist different from the one of the audience when determining something as “pushing boundaries”? What assumptions or cultural contexts are assumed to establish these boundaries? Are there other ways to value contemporary work?

Upcoming Workshops and Studies Projects.

Wednesday April 17. Studies Project: “Pushing Boundaries.”
6:15pm
Gibney Dance Center
Conceived by Ori Flomin
With panelists Arthur Aviles, Jennifer Wright Cook, Colleen Thomas, Larissa Velez-Jackson and more
Moderated by Moira Brennan
FREE

Much value is placed on the idea of artwork that is at the cutting edge, with the words “pushing boundaries” emphasized in grants, applications and curating language. This conversation examines what might be meant by “pushing boundaries”? How important is it in the creative process and its outcome? Is the point of view of the artist different from the one of the audience when determining something as “pushing boundaries”? What assumptions or cultural contexts are assumed to establish these boundaries? Are there other ways to value contemporary work?

Wednesday-Friday May 1-3. Workshop with Lance Gries.
2:30-5:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$90

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Embodying and Exchanging Energy
This workshop will explore how individuals and groups embody and exchange “energy.” We will keep an open mind about how energy is present, sensed, and a source in us: inspiration, creativity, motivation, connection, collaboration, presence, emotion, spirituality – energy forms that exist in our physical and non physical experience, shaping our interactions. Guided experiences and improvisational forms bring our heightened awareness and dimensional bodies into a potent energetic state to create a supportive and collaborative environment, leading us to shared dancing, creativity, and discourse.

Classes this week with…

Jon Kinzel. Technique / EXERCISES IN COMPOSITION.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

This class is designed to access multiple threads at once such as greater range of motion and articulation, isolated and momentum-driven movement forms, rhythmic and kinesthetic intelligence, sense of scale, ascent and descent, injury prevention, alignment, personal and musical expression, and dancing that supports a balanced square orientation over a vertical axis while traversing through space, and shifting off center, in a mode that reflects a play between athleticism, performance, and a particular disposition.

David Thomson. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Class will be taught by Kayvon Pourazar on April 16 & 18. This class will focus on alignment, weight, clarity of momentum, and breath. Using influences from Chi Gong, Alexander, yoga, modern and postmodern constructs to release the joints, connect to the floor, lengthen the spine, activate the senses and warm the body. We continue the exploration in the second half through a combination of improvisation, phrase material and other choreographic structures to expand the experience of dancing.

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.
NO CLASS this Tuesday evening.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Tuesday, Thursday 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.

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

Tim O’Donnell. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 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.

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