Archive for January, 2014

The Week Ahead: February 2 – 9

This Week at Movement Research…

Performances and Events:

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SUNDAY PROCESS LAB with TATYANA TENENBAUM 
Feb 2 SUN 5-8pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
I have been workshopping methods that allow practices of the voice and body to exist as the same organism. I will share specific exercises that have helped me to access a more densely layered and articulate singing body. We will wake up the internal space that unites all perceptual facets, and open our ears as well as our skin, muscle, and bone to sound. Come prepared to touch and be touched, to move and be moved, as well as listen. It will be energizing and rigorous. No prior experience with the voice is required…read more

 

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Monday, February 3. 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 Lindsey Drury & No Collective, Rebecca Lazier, Mei Yamanaka Works

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Juliette Mapp. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-12:oopm. $14 
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Juliette Mapp is a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in NYC. Juliette has taught and performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the United States. She has been on the faculty of The George Washington University, Hunter College and Fordham University and currently teaches at The New School. Juliette is a 2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. She received a “Bessie” in 2002 for her dancing and one in 2008 for choreography.
Read Juliette’s class description here

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Jennifer Nugent. Morning Class
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street
Jennifer Nugent has had the pleasure of dancing with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company from 2009-2013 and David Dorfman Dance from 1999-2007. She has also had opportunities to work intensively with Daniel Lepkoff, Nina Winthrop, Lisa Race, Yin Mei, Doug Elkins, Bill Young, Colleen Thomas, Kate Weare, Martha Clarke, Gerri Houlihan, and Dale Andre. Jennifer was a 2008 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and has taught and performed her own work at festivals, theaters, and universities throughout the U.S., Korea, Russia, and Vietnam.
Read Jennifer’s class description here

Ongoing Classes (Click here for full descriptions):

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

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

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

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

Elise Knudson. Contact Improvisation
Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing
Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm. $14
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F

Jen Rosenblit. look at me don’t look at me
Saturday 11:00am – 1:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00-2:00pm. $17
Movement Research at Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway

The Underscore.
Sunday 5:00-8:00pm. $5-$10
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

 

The Week Ahead: January 27 – February 2

This Week at Movement Research…

Performances and Events:

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Monday, January 27. 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 Liana Conyers, Pamela Díaz-Lobos (Teatro Urbano PAT Chile) / Marcela Rendic Parera (LIMO), Pepper Fajans, Mina Nishimura
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Tuesday, January 28. Open Performance
7pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
FREE
Featuring works by Daniel Flores/Rebecca Bruno, KitchenSink Collective, Florence Nasar
Moderated by Tara O’Con
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SUNDAY PROCESS LAB with TATYANA TENENBAUM 
Feb 2 SUN 5-8pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
I have been workshopping methods that allow practices of the voice and body to exist as the same organism. I will share specific exercises that have helped me to access a more densely layered and articulate singing body. We will wake up the internal space that unites all perceptual facets, and open our ears as well as our skin, muscle, and bone to sound. Come prepared to touch and be touched, to move and be moved, as well as listen. It will be energizing and rigorous. No prior experience with the voice is required…read more

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Juliette Mapp. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-12:oopm. $14 
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Juliette Mapp is a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in NYC. Juliette has taught and performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the United States. She has been on the faculty of The George Washington University, Hunter College and Fordham University and currently teaches at The New School. Juliette is a 2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. She received a “Bessie” in 2002 for her dancing and one in 2008 for choreography.
Read Juliette’s class description here

Ongoing Classes (Click here for full descriptions):

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

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

Charles Mosey. Contact Improvisation
Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing
Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm. $14
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F

Jen Rosenblit. look at me don’t look at me
Saturday 11:00am – 1:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00-2:00pm. $17
Movement Research at Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway

 

Movement Research at the Judson Church – December 15, 2014

Featuring works by Miriam Wolf, Lisa Parra, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Effie Bowen 

 


The Sensationalist
Created and performed by Miriam Wolf
Original score: Noah J. Wolf
Additional music: Alt J
Costumes: Celeste Wilson

 


Ana
Choreography: Lisa Parra (in collaboration with dancers)
Dancers: Martita Abril and Carmen Caceres
Text: Lisa Parra and Nery Lady Lora
Sound: Nery Lady Lora

 


everything that’s happening now is happening now
Choreographer/Performer – Bessie McDonough-Thayer

 


COORDINATES// or boyish tee shirt makes feel like a girl
Performance/choreography: Effie Bowen
Music consultation and construction: Isabel Barnes with Holly Waxwing

Movement Research at the Judson Church – January 13th, 2014

Featuring works by: Kristine Vismane***, K.J. Holmes**, Dmitrijs Gaitjukevich***, Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser

ZEIR(ENG)
Conceived and performed by Kristine Vismane
Music: Boris Berman Root Of An Unfocus, Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys New York
On stage Kristine presents a story she recorded during a chance meeting with a stranger and later transcribed into movement, adding music, lights and costume to reveal the creation of the choreography. The process led her to an unexpected (existential) question: What is ZEIR?
Produced by New Theater Institute of Latvia with support from State Culture Capital Foundation
This performance was made possible, in part, by the Trust for Mutual Understanding and The Suit Case Fund of New York Live Arts.

 

HIC SVNT DRACONES work in progress (excerpt #5, solo)
Created and performed by K.J. Holmes
Costumes by Magdalena Jarkowiec
Notes on the piece: HIC SVNT DRACONES is to be an evening length ensemble piece presented sometime in 2015/16. This excerpt is a sketch to deepen into existing material. Thanks to Miguel Gutierrez and the Making Work workshop, Cristiane Bouger and Nicole Wolcott for inspiration and feedback on this phase of the work. This evening’s performance is dedicated to Roy Campbell, Jr.
HIC SVNT DRACONES is 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, and by residencies at Hanna Barn, Vashon Island WA and the Dragon’s Egg, Mystic CT.

 

Dive (solo performance)-Video Not Available
Choreographer: Dmitrijs Gaitjukevics
Performer: Dmitrijs Gaitjukevics
Music: Ben Lukas Boysen – Hecq
This work is based on an exploration of myself. Dive – into a state close to coma. When time slows down and in a second you could do what could be done in an hour. A feeling similar to when one is in front of the “light” and has a choice to leave this world or stay in it. Body, movement, concentration and thought behavior are all explored within this piece. Dive into yourself as an attempt to move the thoughts into the background and let the body move from other impulses.
This performance was made possible, in part, by the Trust for Mutual Understanding and The Suit Case Fund of New York Live Arts.

 

ACTS OF ATTENTION
Dancers: Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser
Musician: Rob Flax

 

** 2012 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence
*** MRX/Latvia, a collaboration among Laiks Dejot (“Time to Dance”), Department of Contemporary Dance Choreography at the Latvian Academy of Culture (Latvian Academy), New York Live Arts and Movement Research.

  • January 20th, 2014
  • Movement Research Staff

The Week Ahead: January 19 – 26

This Week at Movement Research…

MRX/Latvia in partnership with The Suitcase Fund
Studio showing by Latvian artists Dmitrijs Gaitjukevics & Kristīne Vismane
Wednesday, Jan 22 at 7:30pm
New York Live Arts studios
Free
More info and RSVP with New York Live Arts here
Please join us this Wednesday, January 22nd, at the New York Live Arts studios for an informal studio showing of the work of two Latvian-based artists who are here in New York through the MRX program. Each artist will present their own work, followed by a short discussion of their work with the audience, moderated by Levi Gonzalez. This event is free and open to the public.

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Juliette Mapp. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-12:oopm. $14 
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Juliette Mapp is a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in NYC. Juliette has taught and performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the United States. She has been on the faculty of The George Washington University, Hunter College and Fordham University and currently teaches at The New School. Juliette is a 2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. She received a “Bessie” in 2002 for her dancing and one in 2008 for choreography.
Read Juliette’s class description here

Ongoing Classes (Click here for full descriptions):

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

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

Charles Mosey. Contact Improvisation
Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Jen Rosenblit. look at me don’t look at me
Saturday 11:00am – 1:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00-2:00pm. $17
Movement Research at Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway

The Underscore
Sunday 5:00-8:00 pm $5.00
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

 

MRX/Latvia in partnership with The Suitcase Fund

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MRX/Latvia in partnership with The Suitcase Fund
Studio showing by Latvian artists Dmitrijs Gaitjukevics & Kristīne Vismane
Wednesday, Jan 22 at 7:30pm
New York Live Arts studios
Free
More info and RSVP with New York Live Arts here
Please join us this Wednesday, January 22nd, at the New York Live Arts studios for an informal studio showing of the work of two Latvian-based artists who are here in New York through the MRX program. Each artist will present their own work, followed by a short discussion of their work with the audience, moderated by Levi Gonzalez. This event is free and open to the public.

Dmitrijs Gaitjukevich graduated from the Riga Choreography School in 2003 and holds a BA degree from the Latvian Academy of Culture’s Department of Contemporary Dance Choreography (graduation work: Melkij). Dmitrij has danced for the Latvian National Opera and drama theatres. Since 2005, Dmitrijs has been a dancer in Olga Zhitluhina Dance Company, Dmitrijs also danced for Russian dance company Provincialjnie Tanci (2007/2008 Ekaterinburg). He has worked with Branko Potochan (Slovenia) in Mannersache and has collaborated with Stellaris Dance Theatre and choreographer Solveig Leinan Hermo, in Norway,Hammerfest. In 2011 he created the dance performance Inside at the Latvian National Theatre. In 2013 he received a theatre award for achievements of contemporary dance. As a choreographer and dancer Dmitrijs has participated in many international festivals in various countries.

Kristine Vismane (choreographer, dancer, performer) graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture, specializing in contemporary dance and choreography. She is working as a freelance choreographer and dancer in different kinds of dance projects in Latvia as well as teaching contemporary dance practices. Kristine represented Latvia at the 2013 Baltic Bubble festival with a performance Hours (in collaboration with dancers Evita Birule and Eva Vancane) and Good Enough (in collaboration with director Andrejs Jarovojs). The performances Hours and Good Enough were nominated for the Latvian Theatre Award “Spelmanu nakts” as a “Contemporary dance achievement of the year”.

Movement Research at the Judson Church-January 6, 2014

Featuring works by Asha Thomas/Compagnie Ima in special collaboration with Ronald K. Brown, Netta Yerushalmy, Lyndon Alec, Vernita N’Cognita aka Vernita Nemec & I like my position!

GHAZALS (excerpts)
Performance: Asha Thomas
Choreography: Asha Thomas with artistic collaboration by Ronald K. Brown
A duet for Asha Thomas and Ahmed Khemis (premiere June 2014)
Ghazals is a spiritual journey inspired by the ancient poetry of the 14th century Persian mystic Hafiz. His verses, including his most famous poetic style, the ghazal, speak of unconditional love and the ecstasy of spiritual union. Fascinated by cross cultural themes, Asha Thomas examines our commonalities in a world becoming increasingly smaller. Performed in its entirety in June by Asha Thomas and Algerian dancer Ahmed Khemis, Ghazals explores the connection between poetry and movement, the ancient and the contemporary.

 


The Work of Dance in the Age of Sacred Lives
Created by Netta Yerushalmy and David Kishik
Costumes by Magdalena Jarkowiec
The piece was created by invitation of the HAU theater (Berlin) for a recent festival celebrating the original 1913 Le Sacre du Printemps.
Produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin with support by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

Hoop Dance – Video Not Available
Choreographer: Lyndon Alec
Performer: Unnamed
The original proposal for this work stated that I would hold my performance as a contest between hoop dancers (both in the traditional Native American style and other styles) in New York City and give my artist honorarium paid by MR@Judson to the winner. However, the 15-minute time limit has caused me to change my mind, as I could not hold a proper contest in 15 minutes. Therefore, a private (invitation only) contest was held on Sunday, January 5th, and the winner chosen at that contest to perform the work at Judson. Tonight you will not so much see a traditional Native American hoop dance, but the result of a traditional mode of presentation of hoop dance. Tonight you will see the byproduct of the tradition of contest.

 

Entangled
Vernita N’Cognita aka Vernita Nemec (creator, performer) with Sean Carolan (music, performer)
In “Entangled”, Vernita N’Cognita again incorporates out of scale props to search through the media of performance for a clearer understanding of what it is to be a woman today. In this new work in progress, she has braided 600 yards of ribbon into a large ball and sits in a child sized chair as she explores unanswerable questions discovered in a paperback book. The artist uses Butoh movement forms interpreted uniquely & personally to explore, along with words and props, the conceptual ideas embodied in her performance work. The artist gratefully thanks Materials for the Arts for their assistance.

  • January 13th, 2014
  • Movement Research Staff

The Week Ahead: January 13 – 19

This Week at Movement Research…

Performances and Events:

Monday, January 13. 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 Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser, Dmitrijs Gaitjukevics***, K.J. Holmes**, Kristine Vismane***
** 2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
*** MRX/Latvia

Ongoing Classes (Click here for full descriptions):

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

Charles Mosey. Contact Improvisation
Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Jen Rosenblit. look at me don’t look at me
Saturday 11:00am – 1:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00-2:00pm. $17
Movement Research at Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway

 

The Week Ahead: January 6 – 12

This Week at Movement Research…

Performances and Events:

Monday, January 6. 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 Lyndon Alec, Vernita Nemec aka N-Cognita with Sean Carolan, Asha Thomas/Compagnie Ima in special collaboration with Ronald K. Brown, Netta Yerushalmy

Ongoing Classes (Click here for full descriptions):

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Classes resume Thursday, January 9th at Balance Art Center.
Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Balance Art Center, 34 W 28th St

Charles Mosey. Contact Improvisation
Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy
Last Class with K.J., Jen Rosenblit begins January 18.
Saturday 11:00am – 1:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00-2:00pm. $17
Movement Research at Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway

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

 

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