Archive for May, 2013

The Week Ahead. June 3-9.

This Week at Movement Research… Register now for our upcoming International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson: Performers and Authorship! It should be a good one!

No Judson or OP this week!

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday June 8. Workshop with Jaime Ortega: Move to Heal
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
This class is for those struggling with health issues of their own or that of a loved one. We use movement and somatic practices to support healing processes. Sourcing from both western and eastern traditions, we will play with movement, breath, sound and imagery to encourage self-empowerment as it relates to our health and well-being.

Read about more upcoming FREE Saturday workshops at FSG here!

Upcoming Workshops and Events.

International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson.
Monday-Wednesday June 24-26 10am-3pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C (at E 4th St)
$105 Full Workshop, $40 Single Days
REGISTER ONLINE
Performers and Authorship
A performer’s authorship is an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. Anything you as a performer represent or produce is temporary, but part of a contained continuity. This continuity is not necessarily progressive, doesn’t necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It’s a continuity that both accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skillful perception by engaging with submerged fictions through physical performance practices. Language will be useful for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

Movement Research Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion: Alternative Economies.
Tuesday June 25 6:15-7:45pm
Josie’s Bar, 520 E 6th St (between Avenues A and B)
Moderated by Kathy Westwater
With panelists Tamara Greenfield, Ilona Bito and more
FREE

2012 MR Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion
We’re not done yet! In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, we will look deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Join panelists, who have been involved in splinter conversations that began after the November 5 Town Hall meeting, as they share some of their groups’ discussions. We will peek into the different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making.

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. No class May 27.

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

Class will begin with systematically readying an alert body and mind for full-out and detailed dancing which we will do in the second part of class. The goal is to help each dancer increase self and body awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility, and almost most importantly, focus. The warm up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and also leaving space for sensation and feedback from our bodies as we work collaboratively to arrive at dancing. Through the practice of doing phrase work with a wide range of physicality and co-ordinations, we hone our skills and apply our training. And with repetition and exploration we educate ourselves and deepen the understanding of the intelligence in our bodies.

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, 6:15-7:45 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.

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

Charles Mosey. 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.

The Week Ahead. May 27-June 2.

This Week at Movement Research…Thanks to all who came out for the MR Festival last week! No Judson or OP this week, but we do have an amazing and FREE workshop happening at First Street Green on Saturday!

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturdays June 1 & 8. Workshop with Jaime Ortega: Move to Heal
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
This class is for those struggling with health issues of their own or that of a loved one. We use movement and somatic practices to support healing processes. Sourcing from both western and eastern traditions, we will play with movement, breath, sound and imagery to encourage self-empowerment as it relates to our health and well-being.

Read about more upcoming FREE Saturday workshops at FSG here!

Upcoming Workshop.

International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson.
Monday-Wednesday June 24-26 10am-3pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C (at E 4th St)
$105 Full Workshop, $40 Single Days
REGISTER ONLINE
Performers and Authorship
A performer’s authorship is an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. Anything you as a performer represent or produce is temporary, but part of a contained continuity. This continuity is not necessarily progressive, doesn’t necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It’s a continuity that both accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skillful perception by engaging with submerged fictions through physical performance practices. Language will be useful for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

Classes this week with…

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

No class May 27
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. No class May 27.

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.

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

Note: There are no classes on Monday this week! Happy Memorial Day!

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
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.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

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.

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.

Podcast: Movement Research in Residence at the New Museum – Final Presentations on Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater 50 Years Later

Movement Research in Residence at the New Museum:
Final Presentations on Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later
December 16, 2012, at the New Museum

Listen to the Podcast here: http://movementresearch.libsyn.com/movement-research-in-residence-at-the-new-museum-final-presentations-for-rethinking-the-imprint-of-judson-dance-theater-50-years-later

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. Tonight, those artists share the results of their investigations for further consideration in an evening filled with performance, experimentation, and lively debate.

The Week Ahead. May 20-26.

This Week at Movement Research… It’s Festival Week! Come check out the amazing performances, workshops and events going on for Alternate/Shelter!

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: Marjani Forte**, K.J. Holmes*, John Jasperse, Jen Rosenblit, Saúl Ulerio*

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

Movement Research Festival Spring 2013: Alternate/Shelter

May 21-25, 2013

Curated by Vanessa Anspaugh, Hilary Clark, Mina Nishimura and Antonio Ramos

Check out the full schedule here and individual days below!

Day 1: Invisible Dog
Day 2: Arts@Renaissance
Day 3: Arts@Renaissance
Day 4: Roulette
Day 5: Roulette

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday May 25. Workshop with Samita Sinha and Kota Yamazaki: Still Sounding, Still Standing
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
Everyone welcome! This practice connects you to the inner and outer landscapes of your body by listening, sounding, standing and moving. The workshop will be followed by a free performance with participants of Movement Research’s “Body Sound” workshop.

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.

No class May 27
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. No class May 27.

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.

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, 6:15-7:45 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.

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 4.22.2013

Featuring works by Stacy Grossfield, Brittany Bailey, Rebecca Patek**, and Moriah Evans*.

Excerpt of Red, Pink, Black
Choreographed and Performed by Stacy Grossfield
With Nicole Daunic, Joey Kipp, and Rebecca Warner
Also with Elle Erdman, Shizu Homma, Claire Johannes, Judy Locovozzi, Pacita Prasarn, and Laura Romero
Music: Requiem Lacrimosa, K 626, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Red, Pink, Black is made possible in part with funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Stacy Grossfield has been choreographing and performing in NYC since 2003. She has shown work at AUNTS and AUNTS at the New Museum, BAX, BRIC Studio, CATCH, Dixon Place, Throw at The Chocolate Factory, DTW, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Office Ops rooftop in Brooklyn, Riverside Park, and The Tank. Her first full evening work, Sugar doesn’t live here, was presented at the Studio in Prospect Park, Brooklyn in July 2011. Grossfield was a 2008-2009 Fresh Tracks Artist-in-Residence at Dance Theater Workshop. She holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from SUNY Purchase College. She is a 2013 recipient of the Manhattan Community Arts Fund grant for Red, Pink, Black, which will premiere in full evening length this year. Look her up on Vimeo and Youtube.

Light Dance with Girl
Dancing by Brittany Bailey
Music by Bryce Hackford

Brittany Bailey: brittanybaileydance.com Bryce Hackford: brycehackford.com

2 ge(a)ther we are w/hole
Rebecca Patek and Erin Clark
Music by Diamond Bones and Alexandre St. Onge
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 by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Rebecca Patek is a New York-based choreographer and performance artist creating work that synthesizes dance, theater, and comedy. Patek is an Artist-in-Residence at Movement Research. She was also awarded a 2010-11 Residency at Dance Theater Workshop (New York Live Arts). She has attended residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and Earthdance (as part of the E|merge Artist Residency). Patek’s work has been presented at The Museum of Arts and Design, The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, 92nd Street Y, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dance New Amsterdam, The Joyce Soho, Dixon Place, Mulberry Street Theatre, The Tank, AUNTS, Triskelion Arts, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, The Overture Center (Madison WI), Brickyard Pond (NH), and Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, among other venues. Works commissioned in 2012 include you and i of the storm for the Museum of Arts and Design, and Real Eyes for The Chocolate Factory. Erin Clark is an aerial silks performance artist. She choreographs and performs collaborative and solo pieces that reveal the not so pretty or graceful stories of life, using a notoriously pretty and graceful art form. With an unusual body that is capable of super-human feats of strength but incapable of basic things like walking (the wheelchair is not just a sexy prop), Erin has a taste for these kinds of contradictions and contrasts in emotional expressions that range from the hilarious to the haunting. Since her first aerial workshop with the Aerial Angels in 2009 where she caught the circus bug, she has trained at Flying Dreams Aerial Arts Productions on Saltspring Island, BC, and with Heather Hammond of Helium Aerial Dance in New York City.

An attempt
Choreography: Moriah Evans (with the perceptions of Kira Alker, Anna Azrieli, Yve Laris Cohen, and Sarah Michelson)
Performers: Maggie Cloud, Mina Nishimura, Moriah Evans
Costumes: Evelyn Donnelly and Moriah Evans
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 by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Moriah Evans. Thank you for witnessing, observing, judging, thinking, and waiting during a fragment of process.

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 4.15.2013

Featuring works by Strauss Bourque-LaFrance*, Lizzie Feidelson, Julie Mayo, and the A.O. Movement Collective.

Rebecca
2013
variable dimensions
Strauss Bourque-LaFrance with Lydia Okrent, Tess Dworman, tape, acrylic paint, brushes, plexi boxes, rag, plastic nose, ping pong balls, cups, audio track with birds, text, and Summer Camp song, plastic bag, sox, macbook pro, plastic tube, swimsuits, pants.
This project was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Strauss Bourque-LaFrance is a New York-based artist who yearns to be LA based. Bourque-LaFrance is a current Artist-In-Residence at Movement Research. His work has been presented at KANSAS, New York; SculptureCenter, LIC, NY; Dixon Place, New York; Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY; Bodega, Philadelphia; AMOA Arthouse, Austin, among others. A huge thanks to MR, Lydia, Tess, and of course, Becky.

Dry Run (work in progress)
Choreographed by Lizzie Feidelson and dancers
Dancers: Annie Malcolm, Hadley Smith, Meg Weeks, Rosalie Elkinton and Sophie Schapiro
Sound by Zooash and Robyn, with special thanks to Frances Harlow

Lizzie Feidelson received her BA from Brown University and is now a Brooklyn-based dancer and writer. She has performed at Triskelion Arts, Center for Performance Research, Gibney Dance Center, and MoMA PS1. She is an editor at the magazine Triple Canopy, and has written about dance for Critical Correspondence and n+1. The next iteration of this piece will be performed at Gowanus Arts in July 2013.

Buoys for Escapees
Conceived and performed by Julie Mayo
Sound by Boards of Canada and The O’Jays

Julie Mayo is a performance-maker and teacher relocated to Brooklyn after completing her MFA at the University of California at Riverside in 2011. She has been a teaching artist at many colleges in the U.S., most recently at Dickinson College and Ohio University. Here in the city she has taught at Dance New Amsterdam as part of their Modern Guest Artist Series and in May she will be teaching as part of ClassClassClass. Julie has shown her work locally at New York Live Arts, Green Space (Queens), and nationally at NOHspace and Dance Mission (San Francisco), Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles), Links Hall and Outerspace (Chicago) and in numerous spaces in Richmond, VA., where she is originally from. Julie has been an artist-in-residence at the Ucross Foundation (WY) and Djerrassi Ranch (CA). juliemayo.com

ETLE_in process
Trigger warning: this excerpt contains descriptions of violence
Choreographed by Sarah A.O. Rosner + the performers
Performers: Anna Adams Stark, Leah Ives, Emily Skillings, Keith Carlon, and Matt Romein
Additional research by Lillie De
The AOMC will continue to develop the ETLE Project (including the ETLE Universe and ETLE and the Anders) through Fall 2014. More info: #theAOMC, #ETLE_and_the_Anders

Sarah A.O. Rosner is a choreographer, arts businessman, and aspiring postmodern pornographer making work out of Brooklyn, NY. She founded the A.O. Movement Collective in 2006, and has been at their helm creating Anti-Ephemeral PoMo Humanist work and ideology ever since. Brooklyn-based since 2008, the AOMC has performed at the RAW festival, THROW, Open Perform, WAXworks, Green Space, AUNTS, the Center for Performance Research, Dance New Amsterdam, the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, La MaMa Etc., Joyce SoHo, HERE, Dance Place, Hi Art and Exit Art Galleries, as well as stairwells, rooftops, and other non-traditional spaces in Philly, MD, DC, and NY. Rosner is also the founder of A.O. PRO(+ductions), and has been featured as a panelist, speaker, and educator by Dance Theater Workshop, the Field, Dance NYC, CLASSCLASSCLASS, Bard College, and New York Live Arts. She pioneers radical business, champions sustainability, and loves to yell about art. #theAOMC, www.theAOMC.org

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

The Week Ahead. May 13-19.

This Week at Movement Research… It’s a big week! We’re excited for the MR Gala this Monday, Claudia La Rocco’s Workshop this weekend, a workshop for kids with Yvonne Meier at First Street Green, and more!

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

Featuring works by Racy Brand, Elissaveta Iordanova/ELEA GORANA DANCE COLLECTIVE, Sharon Montella, Alexander Romania
Moderated by
Michelle Boulé*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday May 18. Workshop with Yvonne Meier: Kid’s class with Yvonne Meier (geared towards children ages 4-6).
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
We will warm up with the principals of straight, round and curvy. Then we will engage in an extraordinary freeze dance using fancy scores. Class will end with locomotion like walking like a spider across the floor.

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


Workshops and Studies Projects.

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…

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

Class will be taught by Vicky Shick on May 17
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. No class May 27.

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.

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, 6:15-7:45 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.

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.

Impressions

The other day I went to see the open performance at the South Oxford Space, which was incredibly moving. It was so nice to listen to other peoples comments and participate in a process, which is different from mine. I also felt that I wanted to know more, to continue the conversation. I luckily had the chance to spend the next several hours after the performance at a nearby bar with some of the performers. By the end of the night, I was filled with an energy, as though I it was my performance or as though I had been on the stage along with them. It makes me very happy to think that the ideas that we share and the things that float in the air between us sometimes come together and materialize.

  • May 8th, 2013
  • Katia Urzúa

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!!

Upcoming Workshop with Claudia La Rocco

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WHY I AM NOT A PAINTER
a workshop with Claudia La Rocco

May 16-19, 2013
THU, FRI, SUN 2-5pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

$90
REGISTER:
http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/archives.php?archive=23&class=workshops

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.

Learn more about Claudia and her work…

Check out this Critical Correspondence interview by Marissa Perel: “Renowned dance critic Claudia La Rocco discusses her journey into the profession, the culture clash between the dance and visual art worlds, her hunger for discussion about performance and the invention of P-Club, and why the starving artist model is gross.”

And read some of Claudia’s writing on The Performance Club: This piece based on Claudia’s Impulstanz workshop, and this poem written as part of a collaboration with Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell for the O,Miami Poetry Festival.

Claudia La Rocco is the founder of thePerformanceClub.org, which focuses on criticism as a literary art and won a 2011 Creative Capitol/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts’ graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing, guest teaches internationally (including ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival) and contributes to such publications as Artforum.com, The Brooklyn Rail and tanz. She is a member of the Off The Park poetry press, and her current interdisciplinary collaborations include projects with the visual artist Thomas Micchelli and the choreographer Karen Sherman. She has had residencies at Mount Tremper Arts, Arizona State University and, this summer, Headlands Center for the Arts.

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