Archive for May, 2014

Week Ahead Blogpost May 30-June 6

This Week at Movement Research…

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Don’t miss the last events of the 

Movement Research Festival Spring 2014: fallow time

May 27-June 2

Curated by Elliott Maltby, Jennifer Monson, Alicia Ohs, Tatyana Tenenbaum

More info here

Visit the fallow time blog

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PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

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Monday June 2. MR Spring Festival Closing Performance at the Judson Church

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Performances by Ellen Fisher, Sondra Loring and Pile of Shit: excrement from the festival activities, what remains, what smells and what evolves.

Judson Church, 8:00 pm
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY
FREE

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Tuesday, June 3. Open Performance

Moderator Tara O’Con

Performances by g1br33l | Alex Rodabaugh, Kayt MacMaster/the human movement, SUB(liminal) Space Research Group

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MORNING CLASS:

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Kayvon Pourazar. Morning Class
May 27-June 12. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.
Kayvon Pourazar is of Persian origin, and was raised in Iran, Turkey and England. He has performed in the works of Beth Gill, Levi Gonzalez, K.J. Holmes, John Jasperse, Juliana May, Jodi Melnick, Jennifer Monson, Donna Uchizono, Doug Varone, Gwen Welliver and Yasuko Yokoshi. He received a 2010 “Bessie” Award for Performance. He has been a guest artist teacher at Tsekh Moscow, Bennington College, University of Nebraska and Sacramento State University. He currently performs with Juliana May.
Read Kayvon’s class description here

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luciana achugar. Morning Class
May 28-June 13. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14 
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
luciana achugar is a Brooklyn-based choreographer from Uruguay who grew as an artist in close dialogue with the NY and Montevideo contemporary dance communities. She began making work collaboratively with Levi Gonzalez in 1999, and in 2002 she started working independently. Her work is concerned with the post-colonial world, searching for an undoing of current power structures from the inside out. She is a two-time “Bessie” recipient, a Guggenheim Fellow and Creative Capital Grantee
Read luciana’s class description here.

WORKSHOPS

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Elizabeth Corbett. Forsythe Phrases and Improvisation Technologies

(Part of Janet Panetta’s International Dance Dialogues) William Forsythe’s vision has opened new dialogues in dance. As artistic director of an extraordinary collection of dance artists, Forsythe, Ballet Frankfurt and The Forsythe Company have blazed a trail for contemporary dance for more than 20 years. One of his evolving projects was the codification of Laban-based (among other), real-time movement analysis systems called Improvisation Technologies. These concepts and methodologies are employed by the dancers not only to generate set phrases of movement but also as a tool for performed improvisation. Under the direction of longtime Forsythe dancer Elizabeth Corbett, you are invited to explore some of Forsythe’s choreographed phrase work, ideas and concepts, toward accessing the inner logic and unfolding mechanisms in the work.

Register here.

ONGOING CLASSES (Click here for full descriptions):

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

luciana achugar. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Kayvon Pourazar. Morning Class 
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.

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

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

Jen Rosenblit. Improvisational Forms
Hilary Clark will sub May 31. Saturday 11am – 1pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

 

  • May 29th, 2014
  • Movement Research Staff

Movement Research at the Judson Church-May 19th, 2014

Featuring works by laura shapiro/quicksilverdance, Martín Lanz Landázuri, Doris Uhlich†, Rosy Simas

 


After All
Choreographed and performed by Laura Shapiro
Video by Andrew Gurian
Music: Vastly Shrinking Space composed by Paul Rudy for cellist Madeleine Shapiro and electronics (on Volume 18, SEAMUS-EAM-2009)
After All was created in part through The Field Artist Residency program, supported by the Lambent Foundation, in Summer of 2013, and was performed at the BAAD!Ass Women’s Festival at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance in March 2014. Special thanks: Arthur Aviles and Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Lowell Boyers and Eileen Kelly, Carolyn Lord, Pam Tanowitz; Andy, Paul and Madeleine; and Barbara, Alice, Zac, staff and crew at Movement Research.

 


Extract 1:
Martín Lanz Landázuri
The material that i’m sharing tonight is emerging from research that started last March. Alejandro Medina, Iván García (http://sexymapping.com/) and I are trying to create a space using elements such a digital sequence, color (preferably purple), and sound; In the future we will invite “new” bodies to that space and see which kind of movement/dance generates. This is an extract of that first experience, recalling memories of the state of my body after observation, sequence, sensations and pulse. http://escandalizer.blogspot.mx/

 


Opening
Choreography and performance: Doris Uhlich
Dramaturgy: Yoshie Maruoka, Vanja Fuchs
Sound selection: Boris Kopeinig
Opening is an abstract of a performance that will premiere in September 2014 in brut/Vienna. Doris Uhlich brings herself and the space around her to a boil. How can a solo spread? How can movement energize space, time, and bodies? Starting from an epicenter, an energetic rise starts. Doris Uhlich deals with techno and rave culture – movements that can be understood in the sense of currents that spread outward, embracing a group body. “I’m searching for the energy of starting a big movement. I think in the present there is this tendency to hold back energy because of pragmatism and efficient thinking. I don’t want to hold back my energy, I want to confront pragmatism with idealism and efficiency with opulence.” (Doris Uhlich)

 


We Wait In The Darkness
Created by Rosy Simas with composer François Richomme and production manager Steven Carlino.
Film by Rosy Simas with contributions by Douglas Beasley
We Wait In The Darkness is a journey of displacement and homecoming fueled by the stories of the Seneca women of Simas’ family, particularly her grandmother. It is presented in an otherworldly environment of paper, film, maps, artifacts and sound.
We Wait In The Darkness is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is underwritten by the American Composers Forum‘s Live Music for Dance Minnesota program in partnership with NewMusicUSA, with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. We Wait In The Darkness is also supported in part by First Peoples Fund and the Ford Foundation through grant from the FPF Our Nations Spaces Program.

 

† With support from Austrian Cultural Forum New York

  • May 26th, 2014
  • Movement Research Staff

Week Ahead Blog Post May 26-June 1

This Week at Movement Research…

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Movement Research Festival Spring 2014: fallow time

May 27-June 2

Curated by Elliott Maltby, Jennifer Monson, Alicia Ohs, Tatyana Tenenbaum

More info here

Visit the fallow time blog

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PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

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Tuesday, May 27. Open Performance

Moderated by Stanley Love
Performances by Minna Harri Experience Set, Douglas LeCours, Nicole Wolcott

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MORNING CLASS:

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Kayvon Pourazar. Morning Class
May 27-June 12. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.
Kayvon Pourazar is of Persian origin, and was raised in Iran, Turkey and England. He has performed in the works of Beth Gill, Levi Gonzalez, K.J. Holmes, John Jasperse, Juliana May, Jodi Melnick, Jennifer Monson, Donna Uchizono, Doug Varone, Gwen Welliver and Yasuko Yokoshi. He received a 2010 “Bessie” Award for Performance. He has been a guest artist teacher at Tsekh Moscow, Bennington College, University of Nebraska and Sacramento State University. He currently performs with Juliana May.
Read Kayvon’s class description here

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luciana achugar. Morning Class
May 28-June 13. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14 
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
luciana achugar is a Brooklyn-based choreographer from Uruguay who grew as an artist in close dialogue with the NY and Montevideo contemporary dance communities. She began making work collaboratively with Levi Gonzalez in 1999, and in 2002 she started working independently. Her work is concerned with the post-colonial world, searching for an undoing of current power structures from the inside out. She is a two-time “Bessie” recipient, a Guggenheim Fellow and Creative Capital Grantee
Read luciana’s class description here.

 

ONGOING CLASSES (Click here for full descriptions):

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

luciana achugar. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Kayvon Pourazar. Morning Class 
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.

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

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

Jen Rosenblit. Improvisational Forms
Hilary Clark will sub May 31. Saturday 11am – 1pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

 

Movement Research at the Judson Church – May 12th, 2014

Featuring Works by Cristiane Bouger**, Sam Kim*, Katia Castañeda**, Juliette Mapp*


Phloem (study on Hilst)
Conceived and performed by Cristiane Bouger
Diagram by Cristiane Bouger and Graphic Design by Ostrich
Audio recorded in April 2014 by André Bezerra and Chrystine Silva (Coletivo ES3) at Casa do Sol, Hilda Hilst’s residence near Campinas/SP, Brazil.
In this performance-lecture I start tapping into aspects of the work and life of Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst (1930-2004), whose poetry continually reflected on death, God, the eroticism and politics. By crafting structures inspired by Hilst’s poetry, I share the strategies, doubts and concerns around the construction of this work-in-progress.
This work-in-progress 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.

 


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Choreography, Performance and Costume by Sam Kim
Music by Smog
This work is an early stab at what will eventually be a long-format solo with proliferating soloists. It’s another inquiry into the private rites performed by powerful women and stands in relation and response to some of my earlier works: Placid Baby, Cult and Sister to a Fiend.
This work 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.

 


Instructions on How to Rest
Creative team: Daniela Tenhamm and Eduardo Withrington
Created by Katia Castañeda
This work 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.

 


LUXURY RENTALS (work in progress)
Performers: Levi Gonzalez, Molly Lieber, Juliette Mapp, Kayvon Pourazar
Pianist: Carl Maguire
Note: This is material for a piece that will take place around and in my apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
This work was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund.

 

*2013, **2012 Movement Research Artist in Residence

  • May 19th, 2014
  • Movement Research Staff

Week Ahead Blog Post: May 19-25

This Week at Movement Research…

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Movement Research Spring Gala 2014
Tuesday, May 20
Honoring Simone Forti and Mark Russell

Get your tickets here

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PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

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Monday, May 19. Movement Research at the Judson Church
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
Featuring works by: Martín Lanz, laura shapiro/quicksilverdance, Rosy Simas, Doris Uhlich

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MORNING CLASS:

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Michelle Boulé. Morning Class
Last Week May 19-23. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Michelle Boulé is a choreographer, performer, teacher, and BodyTalk Practitioner. Her choreography has been shown at American Realness, Industry City, ISSUE Project Room, Mount Tremper Arts, The Kitchen, and CPR — Center for Performance Research. She has danced with Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People (since 2001), John Scott, Deborah Hay, John Jasperse, David Wampach, Donna Uchizono, Christine Elmo, Neal Beasley, and Beth Gill, among others. 2010 “Bessie” recipient. 2012 Movement Research AIR. 2002 DanceWEB recipient.
Read Michelle’s class description here

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Gwen Welliver. Morning Class
Last Week May 20-22. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.
Gwen Welliver is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Welliver performed with Doug Varone and Dancers (’90-’00), was a recipient of a “Bessie” for Sustained Achievement (’00), and served as Rehearsal Director for the Trisha Brown Dance Company (’00-’07). Welliver is a 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Choreography. She has been a Movement Research faculty member since 1997 and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
Read Gwen’s class description here.

WORKSHOP:

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Doris Uhlich. Energetic Bodies

May 19 – May 23 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Avenue C Studio

(Part of Janet Panetta’s International Dance Dialogues)
In this workshop I will share my practise of experiencing movement which goes beyond our imagination and expectation. We will search for movement that we cannot plan because the body takes over and our mind follows. The body will be ready to surprise our mind. We will start to find pleasure in arriving at our physical limits and not be afraid of entering unknown fields where the energy of movement is more important than the form. We will work on my concept of ‘pleasure chaos‘, ‘strong instabilities‘, ‘spreading vibes‘ and ‘the flow of duration‘.
Read more.
Register here.

ONGOING CLASSES (Click here for full descriptions):

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

Michelle Boulé. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Gwen Welliver. Morning Class 
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.

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

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

Jen Rosenblit. Improvisational Forms
Saturday 11am – 1pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

Doris Uhlich. Energetic Bodies
Monday, May 19-Friday May 23 12:30-2:30pm. $75
Movement Research at 55 Avenue C

Jerzy Grotowski and the Theatre Laboratory

 

The Studies Project event “Vulnerable Bodies and the Embodiment of Resistance” took place at Gibney Dance Center on May 6, 2014. During the event, Dominika Laster talked about the strategies employed by theater director and theorist Jerzy Grotowski to ensure the long-term viability of the Theatre Laboratory under the Communist regime in Poland.

After the event, some attendees expressed their interest in learning more about Grotowski. This post is a form to keep the conversation flowing.

New posts with content related to the event “Vulnerable Bodies and the Embodiment of Resistance” will follow soon.

 

Jerzy Grotowski during a walk on the Kraków Rynek market square, Kraków, 1974, photo: Aleksander Jałosiński/Forum

Jerzy Grotowski during a walk on the Krakow Rynek market square, Krakow, 1974. Photo: Aleksander Jalosinski/Forum

 

The excerpt below was extracted from the “Statement of Principles”, which appears in Grotowski’s book Towards a Poor Theatre (1968). This is the third of ten statements, and it appears on the page 257 of the edition published by Routledge (2002):

“Art cannot be bound by the laws of common morality or any catechism. The actor, at least in part, is creator, model and creation rolled into one. He must not be shameless as that leads to exhibitionism. He must have courage, but not merely the courage to exhibit himself – a passive courage, we might say: the courage of the defenseless, the courage to reveal himself. Neither that which touches the interior sphere, nor the profound stripping bare of the self should be regarded as evil so long as in the process of preparation or in the completed work they produce an act of creation. If they do not come easily and if they are not signs of outburst but of mastership, then they are creative: they reveal and purify us while we transcend ourselves. Indeed, they improve us then.

For these reasons every aspect of an actor’s work dealing with intimate matters should be protected from incidental remarks, indiscretions, nonchalance, idle comments and jokes. The personal realm – both spiritual and physical – must not be “swamped” by triviality, the sordidness of life and lack of tact towards oneself and others; at least not in the place of work or anywhere connected with it. This postulate sounds like an abstract moral order. It is not. It involves the very essence of the actor’s calling. This calling is realized through carnality. The actor must not illustrate but accomplish an “act of the soul” by means of his own organism. Thus he is faced with two extreme alternatives: he can either sell, dishonour, his real “incarnate” self, making himself an object of artistic prostitution; or he can give himself, sanctify his real “incarnate” self.”

Note: “Jerzy Grotowski wrote this text for internal use within his Theatre Laboratory, and in particular for those actors undergoing a period of trial before being accepted into the troupe in order to acquaint them with the basic principles inspiring the work. Translation: Maja Buszewicz and Judy Barba.”–page 255

 

 

Training

Ryszard Cieslak was a central figure in the Theatre Laboratory, founded by Jerzy Grotowski in 1959. This video excerpt shows a training session conducted by Cieslak in Denmark, in 1972.

 

 

The Constant Prince

A production by Jerzy Grotowski in which he employs his training methodology, known as via negativa.

Rena Mirecka and Ryszard Cieslak. The Constant Prince, staged in 1965.

Rena Mirecka and Ryszard Cieslak. The Constant Prince, staged in 1965.

 

The Constant Prince, variant I; Wroclaw 1965  in the foreground: Rena Mirecka and Ryszard Cieslak  Photo: Laboratory Theatre / Archive Grotowski Institute

The Constant Prince, variant I; Wroclaw 1965
in the foreground: Rena Mirecka and Ryszard Cieslak
Photo: Laboratory Theatre / Archive Grotowski Institute

 

The Constant Prince, variant I; Wroclaw 1965  Pictured: Ryszard Cieslak  Photo: Laboratory Theatre/Archive Grotowski Institute

The Constant Prince, variant I; Wroclaw 1965
Pictured: Ryszard Cieslak
Photo: Laboratory Theatre/Archive Grotowski Institute

 

 

Via Negativa

Instead of giving the actor a set of skills or a “box of tricks”, Grotowski’s method was to take away from the actor all personal impediments and obstacles in order to let him know what not to do. The via negativa is described as a process of elimination of inner and physical blocks between action and impulse.

Below, in The Grotowski Sourcebook, edited by Richard Schechner and Lisa Wolford, Jenna Kumiega describes the concept of  via negativa.

The Grotowski Sourcebook Edited by Richard Schechner and Lisa Wolford
The Grotowski Sourcebook
Edited by Richard Schechner and Lisa Wolford

 

 

Movement Research at the Judson Church – May 5th, 2014

Featuring works by Jeanine Durning*, Saùl Ulerio**, Phoebe Morris, Deborah Hazler †.

From Jeanine Durning: Last summer, I began a research into the practice of what I bluntly call nonstop moving. For the purposes of Judson tonight, Molly, Julian and I will be sharing 15 minutes of what normally is an hour-long practice. Nonstop moving is in direct relation to and continuation of the practice of nonstop speaking that I began in 2009 and then started to publicly perform as the work I call inging in 2010. The overall project of nonstopping manifests out into the world, into action, and relation. The term nonstop is a decidedly chosen one, as opposed to perpetual or continual, because it points to the critical nature of what it takes to keep going in the midst of questions, doubts, and inevitable failures and limitation. The practice of nonstop moving understands dance as “being on the way,” meaning that it never quite arrives but is always in a state of becoming. This is especially relevant to me in these times of making statements about what has “value,” defining what has “purpose,” and labeling what is “useful.” What if dance’s value, purpose and usefulness is precisely and simply in the rigorous act of doing it – that which produces excess, cleaves meaning, accepts multiplicity and is constantly moving towads without delineating its borders or destination?
This work was made possible, in part, through The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund.

 

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Saùl Ulerio
This work 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.

 

Powered by Emotion
Created by Phoebe Morris in collaboration with performers Daniel Bozhkov, Terry Hempfling, Arkadiy Ryabin and Elizabeth Ward
Music by Martin Zeichnete, East German Olympics Program Composer 1972-1983
In Powered by Emotion, five performers playing the role of gymnasts, inhabit ritualistic actions grounded in references to contemporary energy drink advertisements and the East German Olympic team’s performance-enhancing program. The performers appropriate formal artistic gymnastics choreography and aesthetic branding in sports to examine questions of representation, authenticity and progress.

 

Cruel Expectations
Concept: Deborah Hazler
Performance and Development: Deborah Hazler, Milan Loviška
Artistic Advisor: Ursula Maria Probst
Costume and Set Design: Anke Philipp. Co-production: Raw Matters and WUK performing arts.
Supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna (MA7) and the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Education Austria, Szene Salzburg. Travel Support: Austrian Cultural Forum (NY). Premiere: June 5th 2014, WUK performing arts, Vienna
Cruel Expectations turns to the comedy form of slapstick to investigate cruelty and violence from the point of absurdity. Taking inspiration from artists such as John Wood and Paul Harrison, Marina Abramovic and Ulay and Bruce Nauman, the performers Deborah Hazler and Milan Loviška push their own boundaries searching for the line between fake and real violence

*2013, **2012 Movement Research Artist in Residence
† With support from Austrian Cultural Forum New York

  • May 12th, 2014
  • Movement Research Staff

The Week Ahead: May 12-18

This Week at Movement Research…

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Two Workshops with Ziji Beth Goren

Workshop A: BODY of SOUND

May 14 – May 16 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
2:30 pm-5:30pm.$100

Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Where sound meets silence, movement meets stillness guided by Ziji Beth Goren. Join a lively and nurturing time focused on voice-movement principles and practices: How do breath, vibration, toning, rhythms, melody, sound/word/story-play, and touch stir us to our deepened cellular resonance?

Workshop B: IMMUNE RHYTHMS

May 17 – May 18 Saturday, Sunday 4:30 pm-8:30 pm. $100 Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Voice-Movement applications with Ziji Beth Goren The Immune System is a nomadic system which includes parts of many systems. How do we reach the core of our immune system through our own voicing and mobilizing? FIND NAME TOUCH EMBRACE SOUND/MOVE How does our fluid-membrane interaction enliven and inform our immune rhythms?

Read more and register here.

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PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

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Monday, May 12. Movement Research at the Judson Church
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
Featuring works by: Cristiane Bouger, Katia Castañeda, Sam Kim, Juliette Mapp

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Tuesday, May 13. Open Performance

7pm. Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway

Performances by Lauren Grace Bakst, boomerang, Maya Kite and Dancers

Moderated by Joana Kotze

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Movement Research Spring Gala 2014
Tuesday, May 20
Honoring Simone Forti and Mark Russell

Get your tickets here

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MORNING CLASS:

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Michelle Boulé. Morning Class
May 5-23. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Michelle Boulé is a choreographer, performer, teacher, and BodyTalk Practitioner. Her choreography has been shown at American Realness, Industry City, ISSUE Project Room, Mount Tremper Arts, The Kitchen, and CPR — Center for Performance Research. She has danced with Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People (since 2001), John Scott, Deborah Hay, John Jasperse, David Wampach, Donna Uchizono, Christine Elmo, Neal Beasley, and Beth Gill, among others. 2010 “Bessie” recipient. 2012 Movement Research AIR. 2002 DanceWEB recipient.
Read Michelle’s class description here

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Gwen Welliver. Morning Class
May 6-22. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.
Gwen Welliver is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Welliver performed with Doug Varone and Dancers (’90-’00), was a recipient of a “Bessie” for Sustained Achievement (’00), and served as Rehearsal Director for the Trisha Brown Dance Company (’00-’07). Welliver is a 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Choreography. She has been a Movement Research faculty member since 1997 and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
Read Gwen’s class description here.

ONGOING CLASSES (Click here for full descriptions):

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

Michelle Boulé. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Gwen Welliver. Morning Class 
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ziji Beth Goren. Workshop A: Body of Sound/Workshop B: Immune Rhythms
Wednesday, May 14-Sunday May 18 2:30-5:30pm. $100
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Studies Project 5/6/2014 – Vulnerable Bodies and the Embodiment of Resistance

Tribo de Atuadores Oi Nois Aqui Traveiz (Brazil)​

Tribo de Atuadores Oi Nois Aqui Traveiz (Brazil)​

MOVEMENT RESEARCH Studies Project

Tuesday May 6, 2014 6-8pm 

free admission

Gibney Dance Center 

890 Broadway, 5th floor  New York, NY

 

VULNERABLE BODIES AND THE EMBODIMENT OF RESISTANCE 

Conceived by 2012 Movement Research Artist-in-R Cristiane Bouger

Panelists: Dominika Laster (Poland/USA), ​Mariangela Lopez (Venezuela/USA), Marcos Steuernagel (Brazil/USA), and Tan Temel (Turkey)

Moderator: Cristiane Bouger (Brazil/USA)

Drawing from artistic practices that reveal or subvert the strenuous adversity of social control, this panel aims to address a myriad of perspectives on the embodiment of political resistance.

Artists and scholars will address works and practices that were informed or influenced by the experience of undergoing the restrictions imposed by dictatorial regimes in the Middle East, South America, and Eastern Europe. By approaching culturally diverse and unrelated geopolitical contexts, the event aims to give visibility to the bodies and interstices of experience that are not immediately seen by the foreign gaze.

About Studies Project

A series of artist-instigated panel discussions, roundtables, performances and/or other formats that focus on relevant issues of aesthetics and philosophy at the intersection of dance and social politics in an effort to confront and engage the dance and performance community.

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Panelists’ Bios

​Dominika Laster is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Lecturer in the Theater Studies Program at Yale University.​ She is the Book Review Co-Editor of The Drama Review (TDR). Her books A Bridge Made of Memory: Embodied Memory, Witnessing and Transmission in the Grotowski Work and Loose Screws: Nine New Plays from Poland (Editor) are forthcoming from Seagull Press, distributed globally by the University of Chicago Press. Her areas of research include: 20th century theatre, Eastern European theatre, intercultural performance, nonwestern theatre, postcolonial studies, immigration, memory and trauma studies, abjection, and the politics of performance.

Mariangela Lopez is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and performer, born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her pieces have been presented in Venezuela, Mexico, France, and the United States, including Boston and multiple venues in New York City, such as Danspace Project, P.S 122, Monkeytown, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Dance New Amsterdam, and Saint Ann’s Warehouse, among others. Mariangela was a 09-11 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and a 11-13 Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) Artist-in-Residence. Mariangela holds a BFA from the Boston Conservatory (1999) and is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies. www.accidentalmovement.org

Marcos Steuernagel is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Performance Studies, Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Drama, and Program Coordinator for Digital Books at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University. His work explores ways in which the centrality of the body in contemporary Brazilian theater and dance allows for a privileged understanding of the relationship between politics, philosophy, and performance. Marcos holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU and a Certificate in Cinema and Video and a BA in Theater Directing from Faculdade de Artes do Paraná, in his native Brazil.

Tan Temel is an Istanbul-based artist. He holds an MA from Yildiz Technical University Art and Design Faculty and an MFA from Case Western Reserve University Theater and Dance Department. Temel was a guest dance artist at the Matthew Hawkins Dance Company in London (2003) and an artistic director of L’O.fficina Dance Company Florence, Italy (2011- 2014). He worked with CRR Dance Theater Company (2003–2005) and Istanbul Dance Theater Company (2005–2011) as dancer and assistant director. He was the recipient of the “International Choreographer Award” from International Dance Chicago Festival (2007) and was awarded a grant from the New York Merce Cunningham Dance School (2001). In 2011 Tan Temel founded his company TORK, which performs movement researches over risk-bearing dynamics that are unpredictable and intuitive. His works have been presented in Europe, China, Japan and in the USA. www.torkdance.com

Moderator’s Bio

Cristiane Bouger​ is a Brooklyn-based artist and writer. She explores the intersection of performance, theater, philosophy, poetry, do-­it-­yourself practices, and post-­punk influences. Her work reveals existential examinations reflecting upon the female body, desire, cultural conducts, behavior and symbols, biography and fiction. Her articles, essays, and interviews have been published extensively in Brazil, the USA, England, and Portugal. She is a 2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and a 2013 Performa Magazine Writer-in-Residence. www.cristianebouger.com

Movement Research will live stream this event.  To watch it on Tuesday May 6, 6-8pm, connect here.

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The Week Ahead: May 5-11

This Week at Movement Research…

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Movement Research Studies Project

Tuesday, May 6 at 8pm.

Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway

VULNERABLE BODIES AND THE EMBODIMENT OF RESISTANCE 
Conceived by 2012 AIR Cristiane Bouger

Panelists: 
Gurur Ertem (Turkey), Dominika Laster (Poland/USA), Mariangela Lopez (Venezuela/USA), and Marcos Steuernagel (Brazil/USA)

Moderator: 
Cristiane Bouger (Brazil/USA)

ABOUT STUDIES PROJECT:
A series of artist-instigated panel discussions, roundtables, performances and/or other formats that engage issues of aesthetics, philosophy and social politics relevant to the dance and performance community.

More info and RSVP here

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Workshops with Ziji Beth Goren

Workshop A: BODY of SOUND

May 14 – May 16 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
2:30 pm-5:30pm.$100

Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Where sound meets silence, movement meets stillness guided by Ziji Beth Goren. Join a lively and nurturing time focused on voice-movement principles and practices: How do breath, vibration, toning, rhythms, melody, sound/word/story-play, and touch stir us to our deepened cellular resonance?

Workshop B: IMMUNE RHYTHMS

May 17 – May 18 Saturday, Sunday 4:30 pm-8:30 pm. $100 Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Voice-Movement applications with Ziji Beth Goren The Immune System is a nomadic system which includes parts of many systems. How do we reach the core of our immune system through our own voicing and mobilizing? FIND NAME TOUCH EMBRACE SOUND/MOVE How does our fluid-membrane interaction enliven and inform our immune rhythms?

Read more and register here.

PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

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Movement Research Spring Gala 2014

Tuesday, May 20

Honoring Simone Forti and Mark Russell

For more information, click here

Get your tickets here

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Monday, May 5. Movement Research at the Judson Church
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
Featuring works by: Jeanine Durning, Deborah Hazler, Phoebe Morris, Saúl Ulerio

MORNING CLASS:

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Michelle Boulé. Morning Class
May 5-23. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Michelle Boulé is a choreographer, performer, teacher, and BodyTalk Practitioner. Her choreography has been shown at American Realness, Industry City, ISSUE Project Room, Mount Tremper Arts, The Kitchen, and CPR — Center for Performance Research. She has danced with Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People (since 2001), John Scott, Deborah Hay, John Jasperse, David Wampach, Donna Uchizono, Christine Elmo, Neal Beasley, and Beth Gill, among others. 2010 “Bessie” recipient. 2012 Movement Research AIR. 2002 DanceWEB recipient.
Read Michelle’s class description here

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Gwen Welliver. Morning Class
May 6-22. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.
Gwen Welliver is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Welliver performed with Doug Varone and Dancers (’90-’00), was a recipient of a “Bessie” for Sustained Achievement (’00), and served as Rehearsal Director for the Trisha Brown Dance Company (’00-’07). Welliver is a 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Choreography. She has been a Movement Research faculty member since 1997 and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
Read Gwen’s class description here.

ONGOING CLASSES (Click here for full descriptions):

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

Michelle Boulé. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Gwen Welliver. Morning Class 
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ziji Beth Goren. Workshop A: Body of Sound/Workshop B: Immune Rhythms
Wednesday, May 14-Sunday May 18 2:30-5:30pm. $100
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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