Archive for September, 2013

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 9.30.2013

Featuring works by: Stanley Love Performance Group, Elizabeth Ward, Ephrat Asherie Dance, Diana Crum

a river phoenix and bridges and wings and
Choreography by Stanley Love
Performance by: Ashley Steele, Davis Thompson-Moss, Greg Zucollo, Ivy Elrod, John Bielecki, Jule Ramirez, Kei Ota, Lauri Hogan, Leila Zimbel, Megan Curet, Reanne Moe, Shizu Homma, Stephanie Dixon, Stanley Love
Music by Meredith Monk, Barry White and The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Midnight Star, Peaches and Herb, Whitney Houston, Journey, Fleetwood Mac, Soho
Costumes: Vintage David Quinn circa 1998
Make up by Angela Di Carlo
This project was made possible, in part, through The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund.

Stanley Love was born in Iowa. When he was 18 years old he came to New York City to attend The Juilliard School and follow his dream of furthering his life as a creative performing artist. Upon his graduation in 1992, Stanley Love Performance Group was founded. Mr. Love works with performing artists through a dance basis. His aesthetic is based in schizophrenic-like structure and eclecticism. He utilizes different musical, dance, and choreographic styles. Much of the inspiration comes from the soul of the music, whether it be emotional, theatrical, rhythmic, funky or whatever. SLPG has performed in many, many NYC venues, some being The Kitchen, PS122, PS1, The Whitney Biennial, Paula Cooper Gallery, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, DTW, Dixon Place, Cooper Union, NYU, Movement Research at the Judson Church, The Limelight, The Tunnel, The Pyramid Club and in Central Park for a 9/11 remembrance.

Vitus Dance
A performance practice by Elizabeth Ward
Tracks by Legowelt, GD Luxxe and Ellen Allien

Elizabeth Ward (b. Detroit 1977) works in dance and performance. Her most recent project Capitalism as we live it, a collaboration with artists Andrea Creutz and Liv Strand, was presented through the Inverse Institute at Flutgraben/Berlin in March 2013. In 2012 she was a researcher at the a.pass post-graduate program in Brussels where she worked on a project entitled Ballet as an Emancipatory Practice. Her solo work has been shown in NYC, Berlin, Brussels, Athens, Barcelona, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon. As a performer she has worked with DD Dorvillier, Miguel Gutierrez, Cathy Weis, Yvonne Meier, The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, Vanessa Anspaugh, Mårten Spångberg, Jennifer Lacey, Heather Kravas, and Antonija Livingstone amongst others. Her Rock and Roll Ballet classes have been presented in Vienna, Brussels, Stockholm, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Reykjavik, Goteborg, New York City, and Athens, Greece. Elizabeth received her B.A. from Bennington College in 1999 where she studied Improvisation as a Performance Practice.

3s company: a study
Choreography: Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie
Performers: Minou Ericson and Emily Greenwell
Music: Adultnapper

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie trained classically growing up, but found her artistic home in breaking, hip hop and house. Her company, Ephrat Asherie Dance, has been presented at Dixon Place, The Apollo Theater and Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series. Ephrat was a NYLA Fresh Tracks Resident Artist in 2012-2013, where she began to develop 3s company: a study. She is the recipient of a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant and a Mondo! Cane Commission from Dixon Place. This year she received two “Bessie” nominations for her evening length work, A Single Ride. She has a B.A. in Italian language from Barnard College. For more information please visit www.ephratasherie.com.

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Choreography and performance by Diana Crum
Music by the Jackson Sisters

Diana Crum has an artistic practice that combines studio research, choreographing and teaching. Her choreography has been presented in NYC by the 92nd St Y, AUNTS, chashama, CPR (Center for Performance Research), Dixon Place, DNA (Dance New Amsterdam), Movement Research at the Judson Church, and Roulette; and in Atlanta, GA; Durham, NC; Salt Lake City, UT; Vienna, Austria; and Nancy, France, among others. Teaching positions include Guest Artist/Adjunct Faculty at Washington & Lee University, University of the Arts and Hollins University. She has taught master classes at other organizations, including DNA and American Dance Festival. Diana currently works as Development Manager at Movement Research. She received her MFA from Hollins University and BA from Columbia University.

  • September 30th, 2013
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The Week Ahead. September 30th – October 6th… And More!

This Week at Movement Research… Applications are Due September 30th for Movement Research at Judson Church, click here for more information!

Monday September 30. 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: Ephrat Asherie, Diana Crum, Stanley Love* Performance Group, Elizabeth Ward

*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Studies Project. Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice.
Moderated by Cassie Peterson and featuring panelists Vanessa Anspaugh, Susan Mar Landau, Katherine Profeta, David Thomson and Talvin Wilks.

October 1 Tuesday 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway.
FREE
RSVP here
Join us for the first Studies Project of the season at Gibney Dance Center at 6:00pm. Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice will bring together dramaturgs, choreographers and dancers to engage in an in-depth conversation on the experience, effect and possible implications of the presence of the dramaturg in the choreographic process.

Move to Heal with Jaime Ortega.
October 5 & 12 Saturday 12:00pm-1:00 pm.
First Street Green.
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.

Sunday Process Lab with Anna Sperber.
Sunday October 6 5:00pm-8:00pm.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
$5
Beginning with a practice of solo improvisations, of seeing and allowing ourselves to be seen; letting the internal logic of the body come to the forefront; dancing for and with each other as a method towards the development of an intimate understanding of each other’s physicality and imaginative identity, while asking how the material interfaces with the space as a compositional container. how do we respond to it? how do we fill it? We will make material and then make decisions that react to what has surfaced. We will repeat a focused cycle of action and reaction, watching for an identity to emerge.

Upcoming Workshop.

Authentic Movement with David Hurwith.
October 8-10 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  7-9pm. 
October 12 Saturday 12-4pm.
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway.
$75 Full workshop, $40 Saturday, $14 per class (Tue-Wed-Thu).
Authentic Movement
A witness and a mover agree to enter a mystery. The mover, with eyes closed, self-directed, explores impulses in the present moment. The witness with eyes open watches the movement and holds the intention to support the mover’s experience. Personal imagery, sensation, emotion and the ineffable emerge to consciousness with movement as the source. Authentic Movement provides a powerful context to discover meaning or non-meaning from experience and to retrieve seminal material for the artist. After moving and witnessing, a process of speaking, moving, drawing or writing recalls the experiences. The ritual has the intention of maintaining the internal efficacy of what just happened.
REGISTER NOW.

Classes this week with…

Joanna Kotze. Morning Class.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Edens Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Beauty, awkwardness, form, strength, weakness. Intended to be both laboratory and class, the sessions will be time for us to delve into the design of the body and its potential within a given moment. Through stretch and placement, technique studies, movement phrases and open practices, habits will be discovered, challenged, and seen through a new lens. A concentration on the forces through the legs will lead to finding more range in separate body parts and ways to use weight into the floor. My hope is for you to feel present and challenged and to leave class with a few answers and more questions.

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 awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility and focus. The warm up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and 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)

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. Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler – for movers of all kinds.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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

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

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

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique™ (Introductory level). 
Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

The Week Ahead. September 23-29… and more!

Fall is full effect at Movement Research. So many FREE and low-cost events, classes and workshops!

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Tuesday September 24. Open Performance.
7pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway.  FREE.
Featuring work by Sophie Bromberg and Lindsey Weaving, Jay Carlon, Tanya Voge
Moderated by Saúl Ulerio**

Saturday September 28. MR @ FSG Workshop with Kota Yamazaki.
12-1pm. First Street Green, 33 East 1st Street. FREE.

Connecting to the Inner and Outer Landscape
Yamazaki’s practice, which is grounded in Butoh and Noguchi gymnastics, examines time and space in the body and in the environment, while sensitizing your perception and feelers to be able to accept the environment, as it is, without any physical or mental blocking. This class is open for anyone who would like to take a moment to listen to and balance your inner and outer sense of space and time.

Sunday September 29. Sunday Process Lab with Melinda Ring.
5-8pm.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway.  $5.
Each of these three-hour sessions are led by a movement-based artist. Students will engage each artist’s individual creative practices in a dynamic format that encourages a peer to peer relationship in a lab type setting.

Monday September 30. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South. FREE.
Featuring work by Ephrat Asherie Dance, Diana Crum, Stanley Love Performance Group*, Elizabeth Ward

Tuesday October 1. Studies Project: Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice
6pm. Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway, 5th Floor. FREE.
Conceived by Amanda Loulaki and Susan Mar Landau

The dramaturg as an active participant in the conceiving and making of movement-based works is a relatively new and evolving phenomenon. Conceived as a two-part event, Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice will explore both the ontology and the workings of dance dramaturgy today. This second event will bring together dramaturgs, choreographers and dancers to engage in an in-depth conversation on the experience, effect and possible implications of the presence of the dramaturg in the choreographic process.

**2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence


Ongoing Classes This Week With…
Karl Anderson, Joan Arnold, Irene Dowd, Barbara Mahler, Juliette Mapp, Margaret Paek, Vicky Shick

Podcast: Movement Research Studies Project, “Performing the Changing City”

Movement Research Studies Project, “Performing the Changing City”
Organized by Abigail Levine and Paloma McGregor
With panelists luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
March 19, 2013

Listen to the Podcast here: http://movementresearch.libsyn.com/movement-research-studies-project-performing-the-changing-city-mar-19-2013

 

“…careening astronauts and bank clerks glancing at the clock before lunch; actresses cowling at light-ringed mirrors and freight elevator operators grinding a thumbful of grease on a steel handle: student riots; that dark women in bodegas shook their heads last week because in six months prices have risen outlandishly; how coffee tastes after you’ve held it in your mouth, cold, a whole minute.” –Samuel R. Delany, Dhalgren Hurricanes, transit strikes, planned and unplanned explosions, occupations… Bike lanes, bus lanes, protest pens, command centers… Pedestrian zones, redevelopment zones, disaster zones… How is the landscape of our city changing and what are the possibilities for creative response? Looking at the shifting social, economic, and literal topography of our city through the frame of transformative events and policy decisions, we ask the question: what is the role of artists, activists, and all citizens in conceiving, creating, and defending (a notion of) public space? And conversely, what is the role of public space as a partner in creative expression and action? luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith reflect on our shifting urban landscape and offer opportunities to imagine how we might enact our city in the future.

Podcast: Movement Research Studies Project “Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice,” May 5, 2013.

Movement Research Studies Project: “Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice”
Conceived by Amanda Loulaki and Susan Mar Landau
Center for Performance Research
May 5, 2013

Listen to the podcast here: http://movementresearch.libsyn.com/movement-research-studies-project-dramaturgy-as-practice-dramaturgy-in-practice-may-5-2013

A Roundtable discussion with Thomas F. DeFrantz, Susan Mar Landau, Andre Lepecki and Katherine Profeta. 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 explores both the ontology and the workings of dance dramaturgy today. Precluded by a short history of the topic, this first event brought 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, coming up on October 1 at Gibney Dance Center, will open the conversation to include choreographers in an in depth discussion on the practice of dramaturgy.

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