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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

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.

 

Podcast: Movement Research Studies Project, “Performing the Changing City”

Movement Research Studies Project, “Performing the Changing City”
Organized by Abigail Levine and Paloma McGregor
With panelists luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
March 19, 2013

Listen to the Podcast here: http://movementresearch.libsyn.com/movement-research-studies-project-performing-the-changing-city-mar-19-2013

 

“…careening astronauts and bank clerks glancing at the clock before lunch; actresses cowling at light-ringed mirrors and freight elevator operators grinding a thumbful of grease on a steel handle: student riots; that dark women in bodegas shook their heads last week because in six months prices have risen outlandishly; how coffee tastes after you’ve held it in your mouth, cold, a whole minute.” –Samuel R. Delany, Dhalgren Hurricanes, transit strikes, planned and unplanned explosions, occupations… Bike lanes, bus lanes, protest pens, command centers… Pedestrian zones, redevelopment zones, disaster zones… How is the landscape of our city changing and what are the possibilities for creative response? Looking at the shifting social, economic, and literal topography of our city through the frame of transformative events and policy decisions, we ask the question: what is the role of artists, activists, and all citizens in conceiving, creating, and defending (a notion of) public space? And conversely, what is the role of public space as a partner in creative expression and action? luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith reflect on our shifting urban landscape and offer opportunities to imagine how we might enact our city in the future.

Podcast: Movement Research Studies Project “Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice,” May 5, 2013.

Movement Research Studies Project: “Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice”
Conceived by Amanda Loulaki and Susan Mar Landau
Center for Performance Research
May 5, 2013

Listen to the podcast here: http://movementresearch.libsyn.com/movement-research-studies-project-dramaturgy-as-practice-dramaturgy-in-practice-may-5-2013

A Roundtable discussion with Thomas F. DeFrantz, Susan Mar Landau, Andre Lepecki and Katherine Profeta. The dramaturg as an active participant in the conceiving and making of movement based works is a relatively new and evolving phenomenon, as well as one that can be both mysterious and suspect. Conceived as a two-part event, Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice explores both the ontology and the workings of dance dramaturgy today. Precluded by a short history of the topic, this first event brought together a diverse group of working dramaturges to discuss their experiences and the possible implications of their role in the choreographic process. The second event, coming up on October 1 at Gibney Dance Center, will open the conversation to include choreographers in an in depth discussion on the practice of dramaturgy.

Podcast: Movement Research Studies Project “Overlapping Circles,” Mar 11, 2013.

Movement Research Studies Project: “Overlapping Circles” –
a conversation with Nancy Stark Smith,
K.J. Holmes, Jennifer Monson and Jen Rosenblit
March 11, 2013, at Gibney Dance Center

Listen to the Podcast here: http://movementresearch.libsyn.com/movement-research-studies-project-overlapping-circles-mar-11-2013

Improvisation as a practice, and particularly the rich history of CI, has spread throughout the world in various permutations and with multiple offshoots, evolutions, hybrids, specializations, etc. With improvisation in some form or another as a now ubiquitous presence in much of contemporary dance, how are people grappling with the various practices of improvisation in the context of contemporary performance? How do we situate our dancing in the larger world? Is it performance? Practice? Who is it for and how does it serve and/or inspire us and others? What tools and materials are we using — and toward what ends?

Movement Research Town Hall Meeting, June 25, 2013

Movement Research Studies Project: “Town Hall Follow-Up: Alternative Economies,”
Moderated by Kathy Westwater
With panelists Ilona Bito, Liliana Dirks-Goodman, and Tamara Greenfield
Josie’s, June 25, 2013

Listen to the Podcast here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/2013.6.25_MR_Town_Hall_PODCAST.mp3

In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, this conversation looked deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Moderator Kathy Westwater, panelists and attendees reflected upon different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making.

Podcast: Movement Research Studies Project – “Let Me In, Let Me In, Or I’ll Blow This House Down” Dec 3, 2012.

Movement Research Studies Project: “Let Me In, Let Me In, Or I’ll Blow This House Down”
Moderated by Juliette Mapp and Jen Rosenblit
Laurie Berg (AUNTS), Rebecca Brooks, Barbara Bryan, Liliana Dirks-Goodman (AUNTS), Matthew Lyons (The Kitchen), Ben Pryor (American Realness)

December 3, 2012, at Jimmy’s no. 43

Listen to the Podcast here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/2012.12.3_Let_Me_In_Let_Me_In_Curators_SP_Podcast_FINAL.mp3

Curators on Process and the Matter of Inclusion. To feel a part of something. Communal, to have community. To be asked, invited in, to ask to be invited in. Access, entry. While the role of curator and the process of curation holds as much artistry as the making of dance and performance, we hone in on an equally important need for a touch of transparency surrounding the presentation of dance and the body. What issues and concerns arise inside of a shifting community where representation is crucial for belonging and sustainable support? What are we doing to reach out to more artists? Where are those artists? Who are those artists? What are the complexities that arise while supporting the sustainability of an artist? What responsibility do we have to an idea of cultivating and supporting “newness?” Where is the body inside all of this? How do we digest being on the inside or outside of something spiritually, aesthetically, emotionally and academically?

Podcast: Movement Research in Residence at the New Museum – Final Presentations on Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater 50 Years Later

Movement Research in Residence at the New Museum:
Final Presentations on Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later
December 16, 2012, at the New Museum

Listen to the Podcast here: http://movementresearch.libsyn.com/movement-research-in-residence-at-the-new-museum-final-presentations-for-rethinking-the-imprint-of-judson-dance-theater-50-years-later

On September 16, Movement Research (MR) solicited questions from the greater MR community with regards to the imprint that Judson Dance Theater (1962–64) continues to make on contemporary performance. Four questions were selected by attendees as focus topics for further investigation by artists nominated to lead a series of week-long performance laboratories and open rehearsals at the New Museum. Tonight, those artists share the results of their investigations for further consideration in an evening filled with performance, experimentation, and lively debate.

Podcast: Movement Research Annual Town Hall Meeting, November 5, 2012

Movement Research Annual Town Hall Meeting

Monday, November 5, 2012
Joyce Soho
155 Mercer St.
New York, NY

Introduction by Kathy Westwater
Moderated by Dana Whitco
Speakers: Jen Abrams, Ilona Bito, Daria Fain, Jill Sigman, Enrico Wey

Listen to the Podcast here:
http://movementresearch.libsyn.com/movement-research-town-hall-meeting-at-joyce-so-ho

This is a recording from the third annual Movement Research Town Hall Meeting, hosted by the Movement Research Artist Advisory Council.

This year, living in the worst economic environment of most of our lifetimes, we ask ourselves: How does the current climate affect our lives and artistic work, and vice versa? What creative insights and understandings, structures and alternatives, have manifest during this time of financial challenge? We gathered to share and articulate our perspectives and personal experiences through the recession and saw that they can have material, theoretical and practical repercussions within our community and beyond.

Also, check out a great synopsis and analysis of the meeting by Eva Yaa Asantewaa on Infinite Body: http://infinitebody.blogspot.com/2012/11/how-do-we-value-dance-and-dancers.html

Podcast: A Pluralistic View of the Judson Dance Theater Legacy: Yvonne Rainer and Aileen Passloff with Wendy Perron

MR in Residence at the New Museum
Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later

A Pluralistic View of the Judson Dance Theater Legacy:
Yvonne Rainer & Aileen Passloff with Wendy Perron

Listen to the Podcast Here:
http://movementresearch.libsyn.com/judson-50-mr-the-new-museum-a-pluralistic-view-of-the-judson-dance-theater-legacy

yvonne-rainer-in-carolle-schnemanns-newspaper-event-photo-by-al-giese-for-cc

Through a series of discussions, presentations, artist residencies, and town hall meetings, Movement Research reconsiders the legacy, mythology, and permutations of influence that continue to echo from the occasion of Judson Dance Theater (1962-64).

The divergences between the work of Yvonne Rainer and Aileen Passloff highlight the vastness of the imprint of Judson Dance Theater (1962-64; JDT) while dismantling the myth of a singular Judson aesthetic. Rainer, along with dance artists Steve Paxton, Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, David Gordon, and others, broke with the conventions of modern dance by exploring task dances and the Dadaist idea of radical juxtaposition. Passloff, along with Jimmy Waring, Fred Herko, Arlene Rothlein, and others, reveled in the full-out dancing and whimsy of modern dance. In this talk, moderated by Wendy Perron, Rainer and Passloff consider the legacy of Judson Dance Theater from the perspectives of their divergent practices.

Some questions that Rainer and Passloff addressed: What were you saying “No” to, and what were you saying “Yes” to? In what ways did the ’60s affect Judson Dance Theater? How did others in the JDT collective influence your work? What artistic values do you feel JDT has handed down to later generations?

This event took place on October 28, 2012 as part of New Museum’s RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series, co-presented with Movement Research. The RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series is curated by Travis Chamberlain, Public Programs Coordinator at the New Museum.

photo: Yvonne Rainer in Carolle Schnemann’s Newspaper Event, by Al Giese

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