Archive for July, 2013

Podcast: Movement Research Studies Project “Overlapping Circles,” Mar 11, 2013.

Movement Research Studies Project: “Overlapping Circles” –
a conversation with Nancy Stark Smith,
K.J. Holmes, Jennifer Monson and Jen Rosenblit
March 11, 2013, at Gibney Dance Center

Listen to the Podcast here: http://movementresearch.libsyn.com/movement-research-studies-project-overlapping-circles-mar-11-2013

Improvisation as a practice, and particularly the rich history of CI, has spread throughout the world in various permutations and with multiple offshoots, evolutions, hybrids, specializations, etc. With improvisation in some form or another as a now ubiquitous presence in much of contemporary dance, how are people grappling with the various practices of improvisation in the context of contemporary performance? How do we situate our dancing in the larger world? Is it performance? Practice? Who is it for and how does it serve and/or inspire us and others? What tools and materials are we using — and toward what ends?

The Week Ahead. July 1-7.

This Week at Movement Research… Our regular classes are winding down for the summer, but MELT is only one week away!

Summer MELT 2013: July 8 – August 9.
There are still spots available in some workshops! Click here to find out which, or to get on the waiting list for any sold out workshops.

Upcoming Workshops and Events.

MELT “Movie Nights”
6:45pm on July 11, 16, 23, 29 & August 6
No reservations required; FREE
Read more on our website
July dates take place at Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th Street
August 6 takes place at The New School, Room 464, 65 W 11th Street

This summer’s MELT will include a special weekly movie night hosted by MELT composition faculty. These events feature work that inspires, influences, engages and/or represents the artists’ current creative process and artistic concerns. The screenings provide an opportunity for a more in-depth dialogue between students and teachers beyond the workshop setting, as well as a chance to connect in a more social environment.
“Movie Nights” will be led by: Donna Uchizono, Dean Moss, Tere O’Connor, DD Dorvillier, and Neil Greenberg.

MELT Reading Groups
July 15 8pm with Jenn Joy: Tremulous Histories
July 24 6:30pm with Susan Mar Landau: Blood and Ketchup
Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 E 7th Street

FREE
Learn more and download the readings on our website.

Ongoing Classes This Week With… (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.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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

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

Improvisation Jam. Open Space.
Sunday. 5-8 pm. Free.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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