Archive for February, 2016

Band of Outsiders: WOMEN


A Movement Research Studies Project

Organized and Moderated by Sam Kim
With Lorene Bouboushian, Moira Brennan, Sheila Lewandowski, Noopur Singha, Adrienne Truscott 

March 1
TUE 6:30pm
Gibney Dance 890 Broadway
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

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Women dominate the dance and performance field in numbers, but not in visibility, ‘success,’ or positions of power. Let’s keep the issue at the forefront and explore how to rectify this. One of the biggest untapped resources is women helping and supporting other women more vocally and consciously—as the majority, our collective efforts would have a massive impact on leveling the field. In this panel, we’ll discuss how to effect change and meaningfully support the majority of our fellow practitioners. Any gender expression is welcome and all are encouraged to participate.


Lorene Bouboushian is a performance artist and educator. She has shown work in Zagreb, Berlin, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and has taught in Beirut, Puebla, and Athens. Recent works have involved hysterical sink baths, skewering diversity narratives, asking the audience to run errands, and attempting to reach sensory thresholds in complete blindness. Influential collaborators include performance art/genius duo Panoply Performance Lab, punk singer Whitney Allen, performance artist Kaia Gilje, and musicians Valerie Kuehne and Matthew Gantt.

Moira Brennan is currently Program Director of The MAP Fund.She studied theater at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Her writing about the arts and feminism has been published in the New York Times, Ms. Magazine, American Theatre,, among other publications.

Sam Kim is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and performer who has been making work since the mid ’90s. Sam is a feminist. Her work has been presented and commissioned by The Kitchen, NYLA, Barnard College, DTW, Danspace Project, PS122 and Gibney Dance, among many other venues. She looks forward to an upcoming commission for Zenon Dance in Minneapolis and to the premiere of her latest work, Fear in Porcelain, at The Chocolate Factory in November 2016.

Sheila Lewandowski is a native NY’er, performer, activist, founder and Executive Director of The Chocolate Factory. She advocates for women, artists and small businesses in policy making on a local, regional, state and national level.

Noopur Singha teaches and performs with Gamelan Dharma Swara, Queen’s College Gamelan Yowana Sari, Kencana Mas, and Lotus Music and Dance. She has worked with Gamelan Gita Asmara, Santi Budaya, Surati Inc, Indian Dance Educators Association, Anna Sperber, Dai Jian, Faye Driscoll, Sidra Bell, Nelly van Bommel, Charlotte Gibbons, and Shizumi Manale among others. She is the two time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Award for solo dance performance.

Adrienne Truscott’s been making genre-straddling work for over 15 years as a means of creative and financial survival. She’s a choreographer, stand-up comedian, writer, one half of The Wau Wau Sisters, a boundary-busting cabaret act and a 2014 Doris Duke Impact Award Artist. She’s performed at the Sydney Opera House, CBGB’s and in muddy tents, wears many hats and is attracted to the possibility of failure as a mandate for rigor.

Image: Becca Albee, Radical Feminist Therapy, BB, 2015

  • February 23rd, 2016
  • Movement Research Staff


Dance In Frame Workshop

with chameckilerner

Taking place over two consecutive weekends: 

April 9 – April 17 

Saturday 4:30pm-8:30pm 

Sunday 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway between Prince and Spring streets


Register here:—winter-spring-2016

This is a workshop about “why, when and how” to convey a choreographic idea into video. Through hands-on exercises, we’ll explore tools available in this medium, like framing, camera movement, deconstruction of space and time. Are those tools essential to translate your idea, and is the video the best medium for your concept? These are some questions we will be examining in this workshop.

chameckilerner is a 22-year collaboration between Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner. From 1993 to 2007, chameckilerner created more than 17 works for the stage. Their piece EXIT at The Kitchen was an investigation into the possibility of extinction, and reinvention. Supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, they began exploring their interest in video. They have since produced many videos and installations, participating in festivals, winning awards and grants. In February 2016, they will show in NY at Pierogi Gallery. For more info, see

  • February 15th, 2016
  • Movement Research Staff

Somatic Fantastics for Dance – From Alexander to Zero Balancing Workshop


Somatic Fantastics for Dance – From Alexander to Zero Balancing
with Martha Eddy

February 27 SAT 5-8:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway between Prince and Spring streets

Register here:—winter-spring-2016


Dance somatics have been cooking since the 70s across the world. Now, more than 45 different somatic movement systems exist and many of them were initiated by dancers. Get a taste of at least 10 systems and learn how they contribute to your art of dancing. Eddy will share activities from her writing on Somatic Awareness and Dance and from BodyMind Dancing™. Eddy has explored Body-Mind Centering®, Laban/Bartenieff studies and Dynamic Embodiment™ for over three decades in the way that it is applied to dance phrases and improv structures. Come play, create, contextualize what’s fantastic about somatics.

Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, EdD, is a respected author and lecturer on Dance and Somatics. Her new book, Mindful Movement – the Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action, comes out in August. In the 90s, she co-taught with Robert Ellis Dunn and developed Dynamic Embodiment™, a unique blend of LMA and

  • February 5th, 2016
  • Movement Research Staff


Technology and Pop Culture in Performance: how are we feeling?

A Movement Research Studies Project
Conceived by Greer Dworman
With AUNTS, Steve May, Neal Medlyn and Ayano Elson 

February 2
TUE 6:30pm
Gibney Dance 890 Broadway
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Obviously not everything matters to all people BUT The Biebs and The Kardashian-Wests and #memes and The Apple Watch, these things are giving us information about where we are and who we are. Engaging with popular culture, as opposed to discounting it, asks us to think about our present moment more multi-dimensionally. In this conversation with invited artist speakers, let us unpack a combination of popular media trends, iconography and the #internet with live, experimental performance and the potential for true resonance in this work.


Greer Dworman is a Chicago-born now Brooklyn-based performer. Dworman’s current work embraces her deeply rooted millenial, female and queer experience through solo comedy performance, both live and in the digital space. She continues to develop Greer:Live, a one-woman comedy show, sometimes in collaboration with Tess

AUNTS was founded by James Kidd and Rebecca Brooks in 2005 and is currently organized by Laurie Berg and Liliana Dirks-Goodman. Guided by core principles of collectivity, cooperation, and sharing, AUNTS generates a constantly shifting environment where artists negotiate the simultaneous production and/or presentation of their work in relationship to one another. Often taking the form of a live event, AUNTS allows audiences to freely move about the spaces it inhabits, choosing their own path and creating their own experiences through chance encounters.

Champagne Jerry Neal Medlyn is a performance artist and musician living in New York whose most well-known work is his seven show Pop Star Series and Champagne Jerry, the subsequent iteration of his work with popular music.

Steve May is a ma’am who performs sometimes with Yackez, The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, Kim Brandt, Kyli Kleven, and does work involving performance and knitting and weaving and sound and textiles. Steve is also in the arts admin business at Roulette, as well as a band called “arts admn,” although the latter may change names before they release any material.

Ayano Elson is a choreographer and designer. She graduated from Connecticut College in 2013, with a dual major in dance and art history. In the past year, her work has been presented by AUNTS, Gibney Dance, the New Museum, and Roulette. Ayano has recently performed in works by Evvie Allison, Phoebe Berglund, Kim Brandt, Liz Charky, Glass Ghost, and Steven Reker/People Get Ready at Audio Visual Arts, BRIC, CATCH, the Invisible Dog, the Kitchen, and Lincoln Center.

Photo courtesy of Greer Dworman

  • February 2nd, 2016
  • Movement Research Staff

Upcoming Deadline: AIR Program


Upcoming Deadline: AIR Program

FEBRUARY 29, 11:59PM

Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program

Application now online

Dates: July 2016 – June 2017
with additional opportunities from July 2017 – June 2018.

A two-year residency program providing 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 artist panel. Artists must apply as individuals. Applicants must be residents of New York City.

Five (5) – Six (6) artists will be selected to participate in the 2016 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence program via this application process. Applications will be reviewed and selected by a panel of three artists. MR AIRs selected through the panel review process will receive commissioning funds supported through The Jerome Foundation.


  • February 1st, 2016
  • Movement Research Staff

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