Archive for November, 2013

The Week Ahead: December 2 – 8

This Week at Movement Research…

Performances and Events:

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FALL FESTIVAL 2013: LE SONG, YA ?!

“CONTACT. IMPROVISATION.”
December 5 THURSDAY 8pm
Nao Bustamante + Martha Wilson
Zoe Coombs-Maar + Ishmael Houston-Jones
Jade Gordon + Alexandro Segade
Alicia McDaid + Nikki Zialcita
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“BLURRED STEINS”
December 6 FRIDAY 8pm
Kate Berlant + Sophia Cleary
Sacha Yanow
Greg Zuccolo
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“TROUBLE BUBBLE (DOUBLE)”
December 7 SATURDAY 8pm
Effie Bowen + Zari Esaian
Cole Escola + Jenn Harris
Colin Self + Julia Crockett
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Upcoming Workshops and Events…
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BOY BAND AUDITION
PERFORMANCE/WORKSHOP
with Alexandro Segade
December 2 MON 8pm
$10
Boy Band Audition explores pop cultural vernaculars through improvised song, dance and performance. Fusing music videos, science fiction and improvisatory theater techniques, participants will explore group identity, create alter egos, and design a plan for attaining utopia, if not now, then at least in the future.
REGISTER NOW
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EXORCISE CLASS
with Adrienne Truscott and Jibz Cameron
December 3 TUE 11am-1pm
$10
A hyper-aerobic, sweaty, instructional, conceptual dance party designed to work out your psychic fat blockage and tone up supersensory abz. While living your spandex dreams and looking real.
REGISTER NOW
Studies Project: We Came To This City To Shit On A Stage
December 3 TUE 6pm
Gibney Dance Center
Free
How do we make, define, notice ‘transgressive’ art in a city whose identity, economy and landscape are increasingly manicured, welcoming, mainstream, highly visible and inaccessible?
Studies Project: Performing Vulnerability
Moderated by Adrienne Truscott
December 4 WED 6pm
Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th St (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
FREE
Panelists: niv Acosta, Ben Asriel, Hilary Clark, Miguel Gutierrez, Juliana May
What does it mean to be vulnerable in performance? Is vulnerability a state or can it be “done?”
Ongoing Classes (click here for full descriptions)
Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00pm-2:00pm. $17.
Movement Research at Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway

Joanna Kotze. Klein Technique™ – Sub for Mahler.
Tuesday, 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.

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

Ted Johnson. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday 6pm – 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.

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy.
Saturday 11:00pm – 1:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

The Underscore.
Alternately Facilitated by Zena Bibler, Sara Genoves-Sylvan, Chisa Hidaka, Emma Hoette, Elise Knudson, Lucy Mahler. 

Sunday 5:00-8:00pm. $5.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Movement Research Announces Discounted Class Passes for former DNA Students

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Movement Research is offering discounted class passes for former Dance New Amsterdam students during the month of December 2013! Former DNA students with pre-paid class credit qualify for up to 4 half-price classes ($7 each), while anyone with a DNA swipe card qualifies for up to 4 classes at $10 each.

To redeem your 4-class pass, simply give your name or display your DNA swipe card to the class registrar when you sign in to your first Movement Research class at one of our two main class locations (Eden’s Expressway or Danspace Project). Class passes at either price level can be paid for in person with cash or check only. You have the option to pay for the full pass up front, or pay upon use. Class passes are valid for 2 months from the date of issue, and can be used towards any $14 Movement Research class at Eden’s Expressway or Danspace Project. Full list of eligible classes below.

DNA PRE-PAID CLASS CREDIT = $7/class (up to 4)
If you have credit with DNA for pre-paid classes, you qualify for up to 4 classes at HALF-PRICE ($7). Movement Research class registrars have a list of people with this credit.

DNA SWIPE CARD HOLDERS = $10/class (up to 4)
If you are a former DNA student but do not have credit with DNA for pre-paid classes, you may display your DNA swipe card to qualify for up to 4 $10 CLASSES (normally $14).

CLASS LOCATIONS:
(Discount passes can be issued during class times only, or up to 30 minutes prior.)
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway (537 Broadway btw Prince and Spring Streets)
Danspace Project (St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th Street at 2nd Ave)

DETAILS:
– Anyone qualifying for a discount will be issued a special 4-class pass that they will use to claim their 4 classes.
– The first class must be claimed during the month of December 2013.
– Class passes can be issued at class locations only and not at the Movement Research office.
– Class passes can either be paid for up front OR paid for upon use.
– Class passes will be valid for 2 months after the date of issue.

Questions? Contact Movement Research at 212-598-0551 or info@movementresearch.org

 

Eligible Classes (December 2013)
Click on class title to read description

Barbara Mahler
Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler – for movers of all kinds
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm SUB Joanna Kotze
Thursday, December 5, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm SUB Joanna Kotze
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm SUB Fara Greenbaum
Thursday, December 12, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm SUB Fara Greenbaum
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday, December 19, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

Irene Dowd
Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / 3:00 – 4:45pm
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / 3:00 – 4:45pm

Allison Foley
Alexander Technique
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 / 12:30 – 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / 12:30 – 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / 12:30 – 2:00pm

Ted Johnson
Contact Improvisation
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 / 6:00 – 8:30pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / 6:00 – 8:30pm
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / 6:00 – 8:30pm

K.J. Holmes
The Athletics of Intimacy, Improvisations
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Saturday, December 7, 2013 / 11:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2013 / 11:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday, December 21, 2013 / 11:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday, December 28, 2013 / 11:00am – 1:00pm

Luis Lara Malvacías
Morning Class
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Monday, December 9, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm
Friday, December 13, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm
Monday, December 16, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm
Friday, December 20, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm
Monday, December 23, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

Hristoula Harakas
Morning Class
Danspace Project
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm
Thurday, December 12, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday, December 19, 2013 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Other great classes happening in December (but not eligible for DNA Discounts):

Alexandro Segade’s Boy Band Audition Performance/Workshop
Exorcise Class with Adrienne Truscott and Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag)
The Underscore
Sunday Process Lab with Elena Demyanenko
Skinner Releasing Technique with Karl Anderson
Ballet for Contemporary Dancers with Janet Panetta
IDD Workshop with Salva Sanchis

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 11-18-13

Featuring works by Germaul Barnes, Daniela Tenhamm-Trejos, iele paloumpis and Amapola Prada

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Choreographed & danced by: Germaul Barnes

Music by: Ray Charles, Rachelle Ferrell, Lizz Wright

Costume by: Germaul Barnes

Set provided by: Restoration Plaza Youth Arts Academy

This work is made possible with the generous support of ChoreoQuest-YAA, ZipCar and Materials for the Arts.

Solitudes

Three different but similar lives. Three women building their own self in a specific time and space. How many people inhabit myself? How many situations can I live in a similar context?

Direction: Daniela Tenhamm-Tejos

Performers: Juliet Ante, Jenny Calivas, Natalia Miranda-Guzman

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Choreography by Jen McGinn and iele paloumpis

Sound by Joanna Groom

Performance by Joanna Groom, Jen McGinn and iele paloumpis

Urgent Action #2

A performance by Amapola Prada

Music: “Los Peruanos Pasan” by Carlos Valderrama Herrera

This performance is part of the ongoing project “Revolution.” This project is framed by the artist’s context, the country of Peru: a divided nation with a history of colonization, authoritarianism, patriarchy and corruption, in which ideological discourses about race, social class and gender—which place individuals in fixed categories—still in large part determine relationships between people. In this context, the artist reflects on how these elements have influenced the  individuals that form this collective, their actions, and their inactions. She delves into her own pessimism and asks the following questions:  How do we have hope in spite of a long and ongoing history of disenchantment?  How do we express ourselves in the world after a history of repression and oppression? In this performance, the artist is wearing a dark gray school uniform, which the artist and her generation wore for 12 years in the city of Lima – a city whose color is as gray as the uniform. The music is a military march that school students listen and march every year in the National Day Parade.

  • November 25th, 2013
  • Movement Research Staff

The Week Ahead: November 25 – December 1

This Week at Movement Research…

There will be NO CLASS November 28 – 29. Regularly scheduled classes resume on November 30.

Performances and Events:

Open Performance
Tuesday, November 26 at 7pm FREE.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway, 4th Floor 
Featuring works by Jamie Boyle, Ann Van Kuren, Artistic Director of VanDance Inc., Jesse Fort White
Moderated by Mina Nishimura*

*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming Workshops and Events…
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Movement Research Town Hall Meeting
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
FREE 
Speakers include: Walter Dundervill, Marjani Forté, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Melinda Ring 
Movement Research exists, and is known, as a theoretical model of openness and experimentation. It doesn’t dictate but rather creates a space in which to follow one’s own intention or aesthetic. Over time, what shifts have occurred in the role MR plays for us as dance artists and in the culture at large? Is there a tension between the individuality and the collectivity that exists in the MR community of practice, thought and doing, and the making/marketing of our identity(ies)? What role does the dancer/dance-maker play in an age that valorizes and fetishizes making?

Robert Davidson. Skinner Releasing Master Class 
Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio
115 Wooster St., #2F.
Master teacher, musician, aerial dance performer and choreographer—has been Head of Movement at the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver since 1997. Prior to that he was director of his own aerial dance company, touring nationally and internationally, and receiving numerous grants and creative fellowships. Throughout his career he has collaborated with many diverse theatre directors and acting teachers on hundreds of classical and experimental projects. His expertise lies in teaching Skinner Releasing Technique, movement improvisation, and aerial dance on low-flying trapezes. A member of Who’s Who for life, he gardens passionately in Denver whenever the weather allows.

Classes this week with…
Nia Love. Morning Class 
Monday, Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Class starts with across the floor rhythmic gaits that investigate independence in the body. Stacking sequential rhythmic patterns build on cardio and core work that emphasizes a feminine-derived energy where conical movement attaches to the base of the spine and radiates up through the core and out to the extremities. Center floor exercises focus on skeletal-muscular motion; rotations, isolations, and weight shifts explore a more grounded approach. The incorporation of a more crisp sensibility to an urban approach that partners up with African, postmodern, Butoh, funk and blues sensibilities. The goal: to break down inhibitions, fine tune modern techniques, yet approach dance with a sense of abandonment!

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class.
Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm. $14.
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 cultivating presence inside of the forms. Class often begins with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various body-based somatic 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 may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations, and performance constructs, taking our time to engage with these materials with precision, imagination, and a thorough and informed sense of embodiment.

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

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler – for movers of all kinds.
Tuesday 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.

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy.
Saturday. 11:00pm – 1:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

 

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 11.11.2013

Featuring works by Boyzie Cekwana , Sophie Sotsky | TYKE DANCE, Tony Carlson & Jasmine Cohen


… on behalf of a collective sigh 
Performance: Boyzie Cekwana
Music: Maritri
This is a probe into an explorative process of movement and song. Song as memory and movement … as remembered. Song, beautiful and evocative. Movement, striving for poetry and violence.
Facilitated through the support of the New York Live Arts –Suitcase Fund Residency program.
Soweto born Boyzie Cekwana lives in South Africa. Along with some of his peers, he is part of an artistic noise for developing a voice for contemporary dance practice and scholarship in Africa. For two years, he was Artistic Director of the Jomba! Contemporary Dance Festival in Durban, South Africa. He is a key player in the creation of a regional, South African collaboration with artists in Mozambique, the DRC and South Africa. His cross-discipline works have been shown in various platforms around the world. Some of his work is in repertoires in dance companies as far as Scotland, the U.S., and France. Currently, he is in residence at New York Live Arts, in New York, as well is he in the process of making a work with Barnard College. Maritri (singer, musician) studied jazz with Grady Tate and Geri Allen and classical with Raymond Jackson and Russell Baldwin. She received a B.S. degree in Biology from Fisk University in Nashville where she also was a world renowned Jubilee Singer. Maritri also holds a Bachelors in Composition and a Masters in Jazz Studies from Howard University, Washington, D.C. In 2002, Maritri made her classical piano debut at Steinway Hall in New York. She has been commissioned, along with cellist Shana Tucker to compose music for two ballets at the Washington Ballet uat the Kennedy Center and at the Witts Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Maritri has opened for Gladys Knight, The Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Stanley Jordan, Toshi Reagon, Hiram Bullock, Muzz Skillings, Vinx and the Indigo Girls with her band Hue, among others. In late 2007 Maritri helped form a musical collective of seasoned songwriters, composers and musicians called the SoulFolk Experience. For more information visit maritri.net.

Nostos
Choreography: Sophie Sotsky in collaboration with dancers
Dancers: Greta Hartenstein, Dorothy Chen, Allison Hurd, Samantha Sherman, Sophie Sotsky
Sound: Erik Lawson
“Sinking Man” – Of Monsters and Men
TYKE DANCE is sweaty, brutal, clumsy, effortful, awkward and spastic. Using an animal and infantile movement vocabulary, choreographer Sophie Sotsky works closely with physical ordeal as a process for creating dance. Sophie is a Brooklyn-based dancer and choreographer. She has shown her work at WAXworks at Triskelion Arts, Movement Research: Open Performance, The Chocolate Factory Theater Presents Sarah Maxfield’s THROW, curated in 2012-2013 by Lindsey Dietz Marchant, AUNTS at Arts@Renaissance, The Panoply Performance Laboratory and Soundance Studio Theater. TYKE DANCE is comprised of Greta Hartenstein, Dorothy Chen, Allison Hurd, Samantha Sherman and Sophie Sotsky. For more information please visit: www.tykedance.com. Erik T. Lawson (Sound Design and Original Music) is a theatre sound designer, sound artist and composer. Erik is a Lincoln Center Director’s Lab Alumni, and received the 2013 USITT Robert E. Cohen Sound Design Achievement Award. He holds an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama. www.eriktlawson.com

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Choreographed and performed by: Tony Carlson & Jasmine Cohen
Music: Dance with the Dead
Costumes: Tony Carlson
Tony Carlson was raised in Rochester, Minnesota where he began dancing in his early teens. He attended high school at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Minneapolis before coming to New York City. Tony is pursuing a B.A in dance at Eugene Lang College where he has had the pleasure of working with Michelle Boulé, Yvonne Meier, Faye Driscoll, and John Jasperse. Jasmine Cohen grew up in Warren, Vermont where she began studying dance at the age of 7. Living in New York City since 2010, Jasmine has been pursuing a B.A. in dance and psychology at Eugene Lang College. Since coming to NYC, Jasmine has had the pleasure of working with Juliette Mapp, Beth Gill, Eiko & Koma, and John Jasperse.

  • November 18th, 2013
  • Movement Research Staff

The Week Ahead: November 18 – 24

This Week at Movement Research…

Performances and Events:

Monday, November 18. 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 Germaul Barnes, iele paloumpis, Amapola Prada, Daniela Tenhamm-Tejos

Open Performance
Tuesday, November 12 at 7pm FREE.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway, 4th Floor 
Featuring works by Chris Ferris & Dancers, Maja Rajenovich & Co, Kirsten Schnittker
Moderated by Michelle Boulé**

**2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming Workshops and Events…
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Movement Research Town Hall Meeting
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
FREE 
Classes this week with…
Nia Love. Morning Class 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Class starts with across the floor rhythmic gaits that investigate independence in the body. Stacking sequential rhythmic patterns build on cardio and core work that emphasizes a feminine-derived energy where conical movement attaches to the base of the spine and radiates up through the core and out to the extremities. Center floor exercises focus on skeletal-muscular motion; rotations, isolations, and weight shifts explore a more grounded approach. The incorporation of a more crisp sensibility to an urban approach that partners up with African, postmodern, Butoh, funk and blues sensibilities. The goal: to break down inhibitions, fine tune modern techniques, yet approach dance with a sense of abandonment!

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am – 12:00pm. $14.
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 cultivating presence inside of the forms. Class often begins with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various body-based somatic 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 may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations, and performance constructs, taking our time to engage with these materials with precision, imagination, and a thorough and informed sense of embodiment.

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

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.

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

Bradley Teal Ellis. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30pm – 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.

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy.
Saturday. 11:00pm – 1:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Zena Bibler, Sara Genoves-Sylvan, Chisa Hidaka, Emma Hoette, Elise Knudson, Lucy Mahler. The Underscore.
Sunday 5:00-8:00pm. $5.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

The Week Ahead: November 11-17

This Week at Movement Research…

Performances and Events:

Monday November 11. 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: Tony Carlson & Jasmine Cohen, Boyzie Cekwana***, Sophie Sotsky | TYKE DANCE

***MRX in partnership with Suitcase Fund

Open Performance
Tuesday, November 12 at 7pm FREE.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway, 4th Floor 
Featuring works by Katelyn Hales, Vernita N’Cognita, Jessica Parks
Moderated by Juliette Mapp*

*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes and Workshops:

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SHAKE/WALK with KATHY WESTWATER
November 16-17
SAT 5:00pm – 8:00pm
SUN 2:00pm – 5:00pm
$30 per day $50 for full workshop
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Taking two everyday forms of movement, we will allow these forms to disorganize within, and be disorganizing of, our bodies. This will lead us to understandings of function and form, and the creative potential within experiential states of disorder. As we explore in solo, duet, and ensemble improvisations, moving periodically in contact and/or with eyes closed, lines between states of order and disorder will be at times stark and at others blurred. The sensations that arise within this unstable and unbound matrix range from relaxing to energizing, chaotic to cathartic, disorienting to freeing.

Artist Opportunities:

OPEN CALL for Movement Research Open Performance
STARTING: November 14, 2013 at 9am
Forms submitted before 9am on November 14 will not be accepted.  
Select your dates in advance, then fill out the form and submit it at 9am on November 14.
Sign up is first come, first served, starting November 14 at 9am. There is no application process, as this is a non-curated program, and we strive to accommodate as many artists as possible. Simply fill out the online submission form on our website. Guidelines and the form can be found here.
Classes this week with…
Nia Love. Morning Class 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Class starts with across the floor rhythmic gaits that investigate independence in the body. Stacking sequential rhythmic patterns build on cardio and core work that emphasizes a feminine-derived energy where conical movement attaches to the base of the spine and radiates up through the core and out to the extremities. Center floor exercises focus on skeletal-muscular motion; rotations, isolations, and weight shifts explore a more grounded approach. The incorporation of a more crisp sensibility to an urban approach that partners up with African, postmodern, Butoh, funk and blues sensibilities. The goal: to break down inhibitions, fine tune modern techniques, yet approach dance with a sense of abandonment!

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am – 12:00pm. $14.
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 cultivating presence inside of the forms. Class often begins with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various body-based somatic 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 may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations, and performance constructs, taking our time to engage with these materials with precision, imagination, and a thorough and informed sense of embodiment.

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

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.

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

Bradley Teal Ellis. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30pm – 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.

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy.
Saturday. 11:00pm – 1:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 11.4.2013

Featuring works by Courtney Krantz, Gregory Holt, Eli Tamondong / Project.ile Imagery, Margot Bassett

(untitled work in progress)
Choreographer: Courtney Krantz
Performers: Aaron Mattocks & Courtney Krantz
Costumes: Paul Carey & Courtney Krantz
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.

Courtney Krantz (b. 1978, Paget, Bermuda) makes work in the still and moving image as well as installation and performance-based pieces/documents. She has an MA in Media Studies from The New School and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. www.courtneykrantz.com

Centurion
Concept and Performance: Gregory Holt
Process Contributor: Meg Foley
Centurion will be a collection of 10,000 sequential, unrepeated movements; I’m showing about 800 here. 10,000 is both a real goal and also a provocation – it exists at the edge of what I can comprehend, and stands in for orders of magnitude beyond. As a collection, the dance is a living memorabilia of ordinary moments that have made up the process, however, as an epic feat on an individual scale, this piece also raises a monument which only exists in action.

Gregory Holt makes dances in Philadelphia. His work has been shown in the U.S. and in Europe. He has participated in numerous ad-hoc ensembles and collaborative projects. He is a coordinator at Mascher Space Co-op.

The Hidden Voices of Living Kingdoms
Choreography and Direction: Eli Tamondong
Collaborators: Juliet Ante, Alvaro Gonzalez, Sarah Lifson, Pavel Machuca-Zavarzin, McKenzie Rose, Kyleigh Sackandy
Music: Ben Frost, Chris Clark, Patrick Wolf
Sound Editing: Eli Tamondong

Across two coasts in San Francisco and New York, Eli Tamondong has proudly worked with Vanguard Dance Company, SF Moving Men, Steamroller Dance, World Dance Fusion, ODC/Dance, Ann Carlson, Yayoi Kambara, Catherine Galasso, Amalgamate Dance, Suzanne Beahrs Dance, Daniela Hoff Dance, and Jennifer Mellor Dance Project. He devotes his time to arts administration and production, having worked previously at Dance New Amsterdam and Gowanus Art+Production. Eli currently shares his time between New York Live Arts and Gibney Dance Center, and is a founding member and producer of the Umbrella Collective. He lives in Brooklyn.

Mooring
Created and performed by Margot Bassett, with Maximillian Balduzzi, Amy Carrigan, Gideon Crevoshay, Marisa Michelson, Susan Oetgen, Peter Sciscioli, Shawn Shafner, Kristin Sharkey, and Jules Skloot
Music by Margot Bassett: original songs/sounds + arrangement of Mingalay, traditional
Costumes by Lara de Bruijn, based on Margot’s concept/design
This piece is dedicated to k and to eleti, my homes present and future.

Margot Bassett has collaborated and/or performed with devynnemory/beastproductions, Daria Faïn, Katy Pyle, Marisa Michelson, Ben Spatz/Urban Research Theater, Abigail Levine, Deborah Black, and projectLIMB, to name a few. She sang in the chorus of Meredith Monk’s Songs of Ascension at BAM, and has also sung with Cantori New York, Cerddorion Chamber Choir, and Magic Names vocal ensemble. Margot was curated for Choreographer’s Evening at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) in 2006 and received a Jerome Fellowship for Emerging Performance Artists in 2002. She has an MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University (2009), a BA in Dance from Wesleyan University (2001), and has studied at The Juilliard School & the European American Musical Alliance in Paris. www.margotbassett.com

  • November 4th, 2013
  • Movement Research Staff

The Week Ahead: November 4 – 10

This Week at Movement Research…

Performances and Events:

Monday November 4. 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: Margot Bassett, Gregory Holt, Courtney Krantz**, Eli Tamondong / Project.ile Imagery

**2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes and Workshops:

rotator_SP_Sustainability
Vulnerable Systems: Moving Beyond Sustainability
Conceived in partnership with Jennifer Monson and Movement Research
November 5 TUE 6pm-8pm
Gibney Dance Center 890 Broadway, 5th Floor
FREE
The reality of climate change has brought an increased awareness around the fragility of our environment and a heightened interest in sustainable practices. How do we move beyond sustainability towards resiliency, a term currently in broad use in the social sciences? How do we address the current crisis from its roots, rather than perpetuating unworkable systems? Is change a value or an action? How can our practices within the dance community serve as models for adapting to change? We will discuss different framings of sustainability from the perspectives of various fields, including social science, economics, and urban ecology in a roundtable conversation which invites the dance community and the larger public to explore concrete ways to create resilient systems in their own communities and beyond.

Classes this week with…

Nia Love. Morning Class 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10am-12pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Class starts with across the floor rhythmic gaits that investigate independence in the body. Stacking sequential rhythmic patterns build on cardio and core work that emphasizes a feminine-derived energy where conical movement attaches to the base of the spine and radiates up through the core and out to the extremities. Center floor exercises focus on skeletal-muscular motion; rotations, isolations, and weight shifts explore a more grounded approach. The incorporation of a more crisp sensibility to an urban approach that partners up with African, postmodern, Butoh, funk and blues sensibilities. The goal: to break down inhibitions, fine tune modern techniques, yet approach dance with a sense of abandonment!

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
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 cultivating presence inside of the forms. Class often begins with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various body-based somatic 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 may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations, and performance constructs, taking our time to engage with these materials with precision, imagination, and a thorough and informed sense of embodiment.

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

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.

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

Bradley Teal Ellis. 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.

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy.
Saturday. 11:00-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Zena Bibler, Sara Genoves-Sylvan, Chisa Hidaka, Emma Hoette, Elise Knudson, Lucy Mahler. The Underscore.
Sunday 5:00-8:00pm. $5.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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