The Week Ahead: November 25 – December 1

This Week at Movement Research…

There will be NO CLASS November 28 – 29. Regularly scheduled classes resume on November 30.

Performances and Events:

Open Performance
Tuesday, November 26 at 7pm FREE.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway, 4th Floor 
Featuring works by Jamie Boyle, Ann Van Kuren, Artistic Director of VanDance Inc., Jesse Fort White
Moderated by Mina Nishimura*

*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming Workshops and Events…
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Movement Research Town Hall Meeting
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
FREE 
Speakers include: Walter Dundervill, Marjani Forté, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Melinda Ring 
Movement Research exists, and is known, as a theoretical model of openness and experimentation. It doesn’t dictate but rather creates a space in which to follow one’s own intention or aesthetic. Over time, what shifts have occurred in the role MR plays for us as dance artists and in the culture at large? Is there a tension between the individuality and the collectivity that exists in the MR community of practice, thought and doing, and the making/marketing of our identity(ies)? What role does the dancer/dance-maker play in an age that valorizes and fetishizes making?

Robert Davidson. Skinner Releasing Master Class 
Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio
115 Wooster St., #2F.
Master teacher, musician, aerial dance performer and choreographer—has been Head of Movement at the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver since 1997. Prior to that he was director of his own aerial dance company, touring nationally and internationally, and receiving numerous grants and creative fellowships. Throughout his career he has collaborated with many diverse theatre directors and acting teachers on hundreds of classical and experimental projects. His expertise lies in teaching Skinner Releasing Technique, movement improvisation, and aerial dance on low-flying trapezes. A member of Who’s Who for life, he gardens passionately in Denver whenever the weather allows.

Classes this week with…
Nia Love. Morning Class 
Monday, Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Class starts with across the floor rhythmic gaits that investigate independence in the body. Stacking sequential rhythmic patterns build on cardio and core work that emphasizes a feminine-derived energy where conical movement attaches to the base of the spine and radiates up through the core and out to the extremities. Center floor exercises focus on skeletal-muscular motion; rotations, isolations, and weight shifts explore a more grounded approach. The incorporation of a more crisp sensibility to an urban approach that partners up with African, postmodern, Butoh, funk and blues sensibilities. The goal: to break down inhibitions, fine tune modern techniques, yet approach dance with a sense of abandonment!

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class.
Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Using the morning technique class structure as a model, this class will focus on dance as a physical, conceptual, and experiential practice, with an emphasis on cultivating presence inside of the forms. Class often begins with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various body-based somatic modalities that access our awareness of the organs, the skeleton, gravity, and energetic pathways through the architecture of the body and into the space. Class may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations, and performance constructs, taking our time to engage with these materials with precision, imagination, and a thorough and informed sense of embodiment.

As well as our Ongoing Classes (click here for full descriptions)

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler – for movers of all kinds.
Tuesday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Irene Dowd. Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance. 
Tuesday 3:00pm – 4:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy.
Saturday. 11:00pm – 1:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

 

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