Archive for November, 2014

Movement Research at the Judson Church – November 24, 2014

Featuring works by Cristiane Bouger, Nico Brown, Eleanor Bauer, Sacha Yanow

 


On the Process- Phloem (Study on Hilst)
Performance Lecture and Diagram by Cristiane Bouger
Music: Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: I. Toccata by J.S. Bach, performed by Helmut Walcha
Cinematography by Johann Stollmeier, Editing by Bruna Michelin
Soundtrack: Composition No.2 “Dies Irae” (Ludus Gravis/Marino Formenti), by Galina Ustvolskaya. Voice record of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, from Trilogy I: Live Not By Lies, by Sergei Miroshnichenko.
 
This performance lecture is influenced by the poetry and life of Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst (1930-2004). By crafting an open structure inspired by Poems for the Men of Our Time (1974), I share the strategies, doubts and concerns around the construction of this work-in-progress.
 
Special thanks to Larissa Brandão, Ivan Deyoung-Dominguez, Olga Bilenky, and Instituto Hilda Hilst – IHH.
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.

 


MOUNTAIN
Choreographed and Performed by Nico Brown
MOUNTAIN was made with support from the Makehouse Sponsored Artist Program

 


Untitled Untempered Untamed
Created and performed by Eleanor Bauer

 


SILENT FILM
A historical Phantasy (Excerpt from a work-in-progress)
Written and Performed by Sacha Yanow
Dramaturge: Cassie Peterson

Movement Research Studies Project – December 2, 2014

Studies Project: FOR WHAT

Part of Movement Research Fall Festival 2014: MATTERING
TUES December 2 at 6:15pm
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway between 19th and 20th streets

 

FOR WHAT
Moderated by Ursula Eagly
Panelists include Morgan Bassichis, Justine Lynch, Melanie Maar, Clarinda Mac Low, Alta Starr and Marýa Wethers.

What are we doing, and what are we doing it for? What does it mean to live/work as an artist at this current time, and how do we position our work in relation to everything else in our lives and our environment? In what way are our artistic practices necessary to a collective transformation of society? We see that many artists decide to be of service in some way to the culture and to others. We invited panelists who enjoy multi-faceted engagement with the cultural field, including healing elements, social justice aspects, performance activations, and various cultural considerations.

 

BIOS:

Morgan Bassichis is a NYC-based writer, performer, and Generative Somatics practitioner, whose plays include When the Baba Yaga Eats You Alive and The Witch House. Morgan has performed at Dixon Place, the MIX Festival, the HOT! Festival, the Wild Project, Recess, and the Garage (San Francisco), and in films by Dia Felix and Maria Breaux. Morgan’s essays have appeared in the Radical History Review, Captive Genders, and other anthologies.

Ursula Eagly is a dance-artist and -writer. Her current work deals with manipulating perception, and upcoming research will be at the Poetry Project on December 19 and at Roulette in February. Past works have premiered at The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Mount Tremper Arts, and other places around the City—and have travelled to Albania, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, and other places around the world.

Justine Lynch L.Ac. Dance artist, acupuncturist and owner of MOUNTAIN, a hybrid space for healing in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Justine performed with Dance by Neil Greenberg 1999-2005. MOUNTAIN is her most recent creative endeavor. A venture with her husband Tom McCauley L. Ac.

Melanie Maar is a dance artist and teacher originally from Austria. She is currently teaching Qi Gong with Movement Research. She approaches somatic, artistic, psychic and environmental as synergetic. Daria Faïn and Janet Panetta have deeply influenced her teaching and practice. Maar’s last piece Our Other premiered at Danspace Project in 2013. ceremony us is her present project. As a performer she has worked with luciana achugar, RoseAnne Spradlin and Luis Lara Malvacías, among others.

Clarinda Mac Low started out working in dance and molecular biology in the late 1980s and now works in performance and installation and creates participatory events of all types while simultaneously keeping up a practice of medical journalism, specializing in HIV/AIDS. Her solo and collaborative works have appeared at Projekt 722, PS122, The Kitchen, X-Initiative, and many other places and spaces around New York City and elsewhere in the world.

Alta Starr, Somatics Practitioner, Palmares Leadership Services. A former teacher, counselor, and radio news producer, Alta Starr funded social justice organizing at the New World and Ford Foundations for 25 years. A veteran movement actor, her commitment to liberation and wholeness informs her current work as a consultant, trainer and healer. Whether training, consulting, or working with individuals as a somatics practitioner and bodyworker, the heart of Alta’s approach is its attention to the fundamental interdependence of individual, collective and systemic transformation.

Marýa Wethers is a dancer and arts manager based in NYC since 1997. As a dancer, she has worked with luciana achugar, Deborah Hay, Daria Faïn, Faye Driscoll and Yanira Castro. Her own work has been supported by The Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, Movement Research, BAAD, The Yard, and Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Pittsburgh, PA). In her role as arts manager, Marýa is the Managing Director & Producer of company nora chipaumire and a Producing Consultant for international projects in Eastern/Central Europe and Africa.

 

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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.

Fall Festival 2014 MATTERING

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December 1-7, 2014

Co-curated by Rebecca Brooks and Daria Faïn

in conversation with Shelley Senter

 

http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/festival/

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Movement Research at the Judson Church – November 17, 2014

Featuring works by Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal, Julia Crockett, Sara Tolosa, Nora Stephens 

 


rhapsodically I wax time and again (because the Rubik’s cube inside of you is also, now and then, a disco ball)
Choreographed and performed by Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal
Music: Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: I. Toccata by J.S. Bach, performed by Helmut Walcha
 
Special thanks to Léla Groom

 


Tiny Parties
Choreographed by Julia Crockett
Featuring:  Marcela Biven, Julia Crockett, Nathan Flower, Ivica Marc, Alexandra Maurice, Connor Murphy, Bailey Salisbury, and Michelle Uranowitz
Original Music by Colin Self
Wardrobe by Bailey Salisbury

 


Inssein
Choreographed and performed by Sara Tolosa
Original Music: Ana Enriqueta Cerda Méndez

 


excerpts from Glory, Glory
Choreographed by Nora Stephens in collaborations with Kate Martel
Performed by Kate Martel, Nora Stephens, and you? Please come be with us when you see others joining in
Music: Excerpts from Handel, Ryan Ross Smith / a million billion, and Leonard Cohen

Podcast: Studies Project 11/10/14: Dancer as Agent

Movement Research Studies Project, “Dancer as Agent” – November 10, 2014
Conceived by Cecilia Roos in partnership with Iréne Hultman
Panelists included Hilary Clark and Juliette Mapp


Listen to the Podcast here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/Studies_Project-_Dancer_as_Agent.mp3

Within the field of dance, the creation process often demands that dancers develop methodologies, movement vocabularies and conceptual frames. Previously seen as the exclusive domain of choreographers, dramaturges and directors, these procedural boundaries are now shifting and eroding creative hierarchies in live performance. This has produced new, mostly undocumented relationships to working processes and bodies of knowledge. The Dancer as Agent began in 2013 as a conference held at University of Dance and Circus (DOCH) in Sweden. This conversation focused on some of the topics that emerged from that conference.

Movement Research Studies Project – November 10, 2014

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Studies Project: Dancer as Agent

Movement Research Studies Project
MON November 10 at 6:15pm
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway between 19th and 20th streets

 

DANCER AS AGENT
Conceived by Cecilia Roos in partnership with Iréne Hultman
Panelists include: Hilary Clark and Juliette Mapp

Within the field of dance, the creation process often demands that dancers develop methodologies, movement vocabularies and conceptual frames. Previously seen as the exclusive domain of choreographers, dramaturges and directors, these procedural boundaries are now shifting and eroding creative hierarchies in live performance. This has produced new, mostly undocumented relationships to working processes and bodies of knowledge. The Dancer as Agent began in 2013 as a conference held at University of Dance and Circus (DOCH) in Sweden. This conversation will focus on some of the topics that emerged from that conference.

View the event live:

 

BIOS:

Hilary Clark, based in New York, is a dancer and collaborator performing in pivotal experimental dance and theater based work, touring nationally and internationally. She has been involved in curating, teaching, making and discussing dance and the dancer. She works with luciana achugar, Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People (*And Lose the Name of Action*), Young Jean Lee Theater Company (*Untitled Feminist Show*), and with Luke George (*Not About Face)* and Jen Rosenblit. She danced with Tere O’Connor (2004-2011) and has also performed in works by Jon Kinzel, Larissa Velez Jackson with whom she shared 10 years of a shared performance practice. Clark was honored with a 2008 New York Dance and Performance Award, a Bessie, for her body of work, and in in 2012 received the Silver Star Alumni Award from University of the Arts. Her work as been seen at Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, AUNTS and CATCH.

Iréne Hultman is a native of Sweden and a New York based choreographer, dancer and teacher. Between 1983-1988 she was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company and served as the rehearsal director from 2006 to 2009. From 1988 to 2001, Hultman was the Artistic Director of Iréne Hultman Dance that toured nationally and internationally. She is co-founder of Firework and Järna-Brooklyn, a Swedish-American cultural entity. She is a recipient of grants and awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Award. Ms. Hultman currently serves on The
Bessie Committee and on Danspace Project’s Artist Advisory Board and she has been a Movement Research faculty since 1989.

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 currently teaches at The Eugene Lang College at the New School in New York and at PARTS in Brussels. She has been on the faculty of The George Washington University, Hunter College and Fordham University. Juliette received two “Bessies,” the first in 2002 for her dancing and the second in 2008 for choreography. Juliette is a 2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence.

Cecilia Roos is a dancer, a Professor of Interpretation and Head of the Dance Department at University of Dance and Circus (DOCH) in Stockholm. She has worked as a dancer and rehearsal director with choreographers and companies such as Per Jonsson, Mats Ek, Ina Christel Johannessen, John Caird, Margaretha Åsberg, Cristina Caprioli, Kenneth Kvarnström, Reich/Szyber, Tim Rushton, Twyla Tharp, The Royal Swedish Ballet, Carte Blanche, Cirkus Cirkör, Cullberg Ballet. Roos has been honored with several scholarships and distinctions, from The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Academy, Swedish Theatre Critics, among others. Her research focuses on the dancer’s practice and the role it plays in performative processes and her current project is exploring communication linked to learning in dance.

 

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.

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