Archive for February, 2014

The Week Ahead: March 2 – 9

This Week at Movement Research…

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SUNDAY PROCESS LAB with MAXIMILIAN BALDUZZI
March 2 SUN 5-8pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
How to learn rigorous physical and vocal actions while practicing presence? How to be present during the breaks and the breaths between those actions? We will work with exercises developed in almost 20 years of Balduzzi’s practice that focus on impulse and stop, rhythm, opposition. This training allows participants to become more deeply connected to their own intuitions and impulses and better able to respond to them truthfully, fearlessly, and joyfully. read more

Performances and Events:

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Tuesday, March 2. Studies Project: Evolving Dance Pedagogies
6pm. Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway, 5th Floor
FREE
Panelists: Maura Donohue, Simon Dove, Neil Greenberg, Patricia Hoffbauer and Mariah Maloney
Hosted by Critical Correspondence
This conversation between professors from a variety of university dance departments will address the changing relationship between their programs and the field of dance. Panelists will discuss the emergence of dance studies and the model of the artist/scholar; issues of access, privilege, and the shifting economic structures of professional dance… read more.
Morning Classes:

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John Jasperse. Morning Class
Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-12:oopm. $14 
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Levi Gonzalez will teach on Monday March 3
John Jasperse is a dance artist living and working in New York City since 1985. His work has been presented by festivals and presenting organizations in Brazil, Chile, Israel, Japan, and throughout the US and Europe. Jasperse is the recipient of a 2011 United States Artists Brooks Hopkins Fellowship and fellowships from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Lambent Foundation. He received a “Bessie” recognizing his body of work. Jasperse has created commissioned works for several companies including Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project, Batsheva Dance Company, and the Lyon Opera Ballet, among others.
Read John’s class description here

 

Hristoula Harakas

Hristoula Harakas. Morning Class
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street
Hristoula Harakas is a performer, movement teacher and a Senior Pilates instructor based in New York. She is a 2006 “Bessie” recipient who has had the pleasure of working with such inspiring artists as: Maria Hassabi, Donna Uchizono Co, Jodi Melnick, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Judith Sánchez Ruíz, Chamecki/Lerner, Levi Gonzalez, Amanda Loulaki, Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacías. She was a regular faculty member of the Merce Cunningham Studio (2002-12).
Read Hrisoula’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

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

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

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

Paul Singh. 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

Underscore
Sunday, February 23 5:00-8:00pm. $5-10
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Studies Project: Movement Research Festival Fall 2013: Performing Vulnerability

Movement Research Festival Fall 2013 Studies Project: Performing Vulnerability

Adrienne Truscott with panelists: niv Acosta, Ben Asriel, Hilary Clark, Miguel Gutierrez and Juliana May

Jimmy’s 43, December 4, 2013 as part of Movement Research’s Festival Fall 2013 “Le Song, Ya?!” curated by Adrienne Truscott and Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag)

Listen to the Podcast here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/12.4.13_FF_Studies_Proj_Performing_Vulnerability_Podcast.mp3

This Studies Project revolved around the questions: What does it mean to be vulnerable in performance? Is vulnerability a state or can it be “done?”

Note: At about 53 minutes into the conversation there is a short missing section due to technical difficulties.

Studies Project: Vulnerable Systems: Moving Beyond Sustainability

Movement Research Studies Project: Vulnerable Systems: Moving Beyond Sustainability
Jennifer Monson and Movement Research
November 5, 2013 at Gibney Dance Center

Listen to the Podcast here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/11.5.13_Studies_Project_Vulnerable_Systems_Podcast.mp3

This Studies Project discussed how 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? Participants discussed different framings of sustainability from the perspectives of various fields, including social science, economics, and urban ecology in a roundtable conversation which invited the dance community and the larger public to explore concrete ways to create resilient systems in their own communities and beyond.

Podcast: Studies Project: Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice Part 2

Part 2 of the 2013 Movement Research Studies Project: Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice
Conceived by Amanda Loulaki and Susan Mar Landau
Gibney Dance Center, Octover 1, 2013
With Panelists: Annie Dorsen, Katherine Profeta, David Thomson, Talvin Wilks, Susan Mar Landau, and Vanessa Anspaugh

Listen to the Podcast here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/10.1.13_Dramaturgy_SP_Podcast.mp3

This Studies Project Discusses the relatively new and evolving phenomenon of a dramaturg as an active participant in the conceiving and making of movement-based works. Conceived as a two-part event, Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice speakers explored both the ontology and the workings of dance dramaturgy today. This second event brought 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.

Part 1 of the Dramaturgy Studies Project took place on May 5th 2013 and is available as a podcast at:

http://movementresearch.libsyn.com/movement-research-studies-project-dramaturgy-as-practice-dramaturgy-in-practice-may-5-2013

The Week Ahead: February 24 – March 2

This Week at Movement Research…

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SUNDAY PROCESS LAB with MAXIMILIAN BALDUZZI
March 2 SUN 5-8pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
How to learn rigorous physical and vocal actions while practicing presence? How to be present during the breaks and the breaths between those actions? We will work with exercises developed in almost 20 years of Balduzzi’s practice that focus on impulse and stop, rhythm, opposition. This training allows participants to become more deeply connected to their own intuitions and impulses and better able to respond to them truthfully, fearlessly, and joyfully. read more

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LAST CHANCE TO APPLY: 2014 MR AIR PROGRAM
Due online by 11:59pm on February 28, 2014
The Artist-In-Residence Program provides year-long commissions, rehearsal space, performance and related opportunities designed to support the individualized creative process of selected movement-based artists, who are chosen by a rotating peer artist panel.
Click here to view application guidelines, eligibility requirements, and to apply.

 

Performances and Events:

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Monday, February 24. 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 Kim Brandt, Milka Djordjevich, Priscilla Marrero, Yackez
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Tuesday, February 25. Open Performance
7pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
FREE
Featuring works by Lindsay Benedict w/ Letitia Delacorte Spangler, Bailey Bretz, Emie Hughes 
Moderated by Ivy Baldwin

Last Week to take class with Juliette Mapp and Jennifer Nugent!

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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
Last Week!
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Elise Knudson. Contact Improvisation
Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm. $14
Last Week!
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-February 10, 2014

Featuring works by Yanghee Lee / The Limbo Project, Ashley A. Friend, Li Cata

 

UNLEARN (Work In Progress)
Conceived by Yanghee Lee
Created and Performed in collaboration with Barney O’Hanlon (SITI Company) and Yanghee Lee (Limbo Project)
Music by Nils Frahm
a process of learning to unlearn: the form and cliché

 

Riddle Glazer (a work in progress)
Choreography: Ashley A. Friend
Dancer: Kay Ottinger
Music: Mix by A. Friend (includes: Led Zeppelin, Joan La Barbara, Aphex Twin, Philip Glass, & Beethoven)
Thank you to Karen Bernard, RoseAnne Spradlin, Barbara Mahler, Michael Freeman, Jil Guyon, and Nami Yamamoto for your fabulous feedback as I was building this piece, much appreciation. Thank you Movement Research. A very special extension of gratitude to Kay Ottinger, total awe. This work is dedicated to Ana Arbini.

 

Untitled
Performed by: Li Cata and Amanda Hunt
Choreographed by: Li Cata and Amanda Hunt

  • February 17th, 2014
  • Movement Research Staff

The Week Ahead: February 16 – 23

This Week at Movement Research…

Performances and Events:

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SUNDAY PROCESS LAB with MELANIE MAAR 
Feb 16 SUN 5-8pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
As dance artists I feel we are particularly familiar with the flow and the friction between conscious content and sub-level imagery, between concept and embodiment, thinking and sensing, between the external and internal. Much of the pleasure and meaning in performing, relating and creating for me comes from there. In this process lab I would like to share and explore with you further methods of differentiating within these realms. We shall improvise. Bring your notebook please….read more

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Tuesday, February 18. Open Performance
7pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
FREE
Featuring works by Siriol Joyner & Y Barcud, Alyssa Gersony, PZ Movement Project 
Moderated by NiJa Whitson

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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

Underscore
Sunday, February 23 5:00-8:00pm. $5-10
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Movement Research at the Judson Church-February 3, 2014

Movement Research at The Judson Church – February 3, 2014

Featuring works by Heni Winahyuningsih & Wally Cardona, Rebecca Lazier, Mei Yamanaka Works, and Lindsey Drury & No Collective


Srimpi Pandelori
Heni Winahyuningsih & Wally Cardona

This is a public sharing of stage one of the process for THE SET UP: HENI WINAHYUNINGSIH, the fourth in a series of eight works by Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey. Each Set Up begins with an invitation to one master artist of an existent dance form to teach Cardona what they think is most important about the form to which they have devoted their lives. Personal and cultural exchange happens within that activity, in relationship to assumptions, appropriation, contemporary practice, and received politics within “art” and culture. Over the past 2 months, Winahyuningsih has taught Cardona two classical Javanese dances: Srimpi Pandelori (female refined) and Klana Alus (male refined). THE SET UP: HENI WINAHYUNINGSIH will be presented March 21-23 at the Park Avenue Armory.

 

This might be: whip-it, jangle, stop and frisk, gargle, that thing, don’t, heart attack, trace, scratch, b, d-op, alien, chord, and flamingo. There will be others.
Choreography: Rebecca Lazier in collaboration with the dancers
Performers: Pierre Guilbault, Cori Kresge, Elisa Osborne, Christopher Ralph, and Anna Schon

 

 

Mei Yamanaka Works
Choreographed by Mei Yamanaka
Performed by Misuzu Hara, Mei Yamanaka

 

Vesna’s Fall
By Lindsey Drury and No Collective
Danced by Sherry Aliberti, Laura Bartczak, Paige Fredlund, Kaia Gilje, Katelyn Hales, and Molly Schaffner
Thanks to Lorene Bouboushian, Kyle Farrell, Matthew Gantt, Sarah McSherry, Butch Merigoni, Kay Ottinger, Lindsey Reuter and others for their help in mounting this performance.

  • February 10th, 2014
  • Movement Research Staff

The Week Ahead: February 9 – 16

This Week at Movement Research…

Performances and Events:

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SUNDAY PROCESS LAB with MELANIE MAAR 
Feb 16 SUN 5-8pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
As dance artists I feel we are particularly familiar with the flow and the friction between conscious content and sub-level imagery, between concept and embodiment, thinking and sensing, between the external and internal. Much of the pleasure and meaning in performing, relating and creating for me comes from there. In this process lab I would like to share and explore with you further methods of differentiating within these realms. We shall improvise. Bring your notebook please….read more

 

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Monday, February 10. 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 Li Cata, Ashley A. Friend, Yanghee Lee / The Limbo Project, Paloma McGregor 
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Tuesday, February 11. Open Performance
7pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
FREE
Featuring works by Stephanie Booth, Eliza Larson, Lydia Mokdessi
Moderated by Larissa Velez-Jackson

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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

 

Podcast: Studies Project: New Models for Presenting Dance in the 21st Century

Movement Research Studies Project, “New Models for Presenting Dance in the 21st Century”
With Panelists Travis Chamberlain, Brian Rogers, Sally Silvers and Lucien Zayan 


Listen to the Podcast here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/2.4.14_Studies_Project_New_Models_for_Presenting_Dance.mp3

New Models for Presenting Dance discussed the dynamic shift the landscape of dance presentation in NYC has undergone over the last five years. New spaces for showing work have opened, museums and galleries are regularly programming performance, and several venues that present multiple artistic genres have become specifically interested in presenting dance. This conversation with a sampling of voices from these venues created a layered portrait of the constantly shifting field of dance presentation, while examining its new directions.

 

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