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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 6.18.2012

Video Clips from Movement Research 20th Year Anniversary at the Judson Church, 6.18. 2012

Featuring Works by: Linda Austin, Sophia Ribeiro, David Thomson*, Layard Thompson and Scott Heron including a special MR season finale performance by MR staff & friends*

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence


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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 4.9.2012

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 4.9.2012

Featuring Works by Lauren Bakst, Miriam Wolf**, Rebeca Medina, Jung-eun Kim (aka j.e.)
**Movement Research Artist-In-Residence 2010

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Morning Class with Joanna Kotze Cancelled January 23

Unfortunately the ice and fog have stuck Joanna in another state. Believe us, and her, that she would much rather be here teaching! She’ll definitely be here to teach on Wednesday morning. We will be canceling class on Monday morning, but hope to see you tomorrow night at Judson, and in class every other day this week!

Holiday Updates and Schedule

Holiday Office Hours

The Movement Research offices will be closed for the holidays on December 23rd at 2:30pm, and will reopen January 2nd at 12:30pm. In addition, the office will close at 5pm on Wednesday, December 21st.

Holiday Class Schedule

Classes are happening as usual through Thursday, December 22nd. All classes, except Janet Panetta’s IDD class, will be on break from Dec. 23rd – Jan. 1st. Janet will not teach December 23rd, but will resume teaching her regular schedule on December 26th.

January classes at a glance:

Winter MELT–January 2-20, 2012 (register here)

Barbara Mahler: Tuesday evenings ONLY resume on January 3rd. Morning classes resume January 24th. Classes continue into the summer.

K.J. Holmes: Saturday class resumes January 7th, and continues through mid-May.

Contact Improv: Resumes January 8th and continues through July

Morning Class: Resumes January 23rd with Joanna Kotze, Mon/Wed/Fri, at Eden’s Expressway and Michelle Boule, Tues/Thurs, at Danspace Project.

Thomas Hauert teaches an IDD workshop January 24-27 (register here)

Janet Panetta resumes classes December 26, teaching through January and beyond!

Click here to see the full class calendar.

The Week Ahead: December 12-18, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… Movement Research at the Judson Church, Workshop, and classes.

Monday December 12. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8 PM. 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring work by The Movement Party- Zena Bibler & Katie Schetlick, Makiko Tamura/small apple co. , idiosynCrazy productions, and Rebecca Patek*

Wednesday December 14. NO Open performance.
Open Performance will resume on January 4, 2012 featuring work by Shawna Emerick, Kelly Bond & Melissa Krodman, Rebekah Windmiller, and Katherine Kiefer Stark. Moderated by Pele Bauch.

*Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2011

Sunday December 18. Workshop with Daria Fain and Robert Kocik.
2-6 PM. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway.
for non-choir member: $120 for 6 sessions, $25 per drop-in
for choir members : $75 for 6 sessions, $15 per drop-in

PROSODIC BODY Workshop: Choreoprosodia (the fusion of movement and prosody)
These six workshops focus on the sonic properties of language exploring the correspondences between energy centers, hormonal secretion, seed movements, sonic harmony, and emotional and neurological impact. Spending time with each of the different phoneme-harmonic-compositions developed for the Phoneme Choir, we will use a ‘scientific methodology’ to differentiate and name how each affects individuals and inform us of their healing and performative properties.

Classes this Week.
Join us for classes with faculty: Barbara Mahler, Margaret Paek, Irene Dowd, Daria Fain, K.J. Holmes, Jimena Paz, and Jennifer Nugent.

Schedule Change for December: Jimena Paz will be teaching for Judith Sanchéz Ruíz from December 5- December 16, and Jennifer Monson will be subbing class on December 19 and 21.

Upcoming.

Workshop with Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik
Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 19
SUN 2-6pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
for non-choir member: $120 for 6 sessions, $25 per drop-in
for choir members : $75 for 6 sessions, $15 per drop-in

PROSODIC BODY Workshop: Choreoprosodia (the fusion of movement and prosody)
These six workshops focus on the sonic properties of language exploring the correspondences between energy centers, hormonal secretion, seed movements, sonic harmony, and emotional and neurological impact. Spending time with each of the different phoneme-harmonic-compositions developed for the Phoneme Choir, we will use a ‘scientific methodology’ to differentiate and name how each affects individuals and inform us of their healing and performative properties.

Winter MELT 2012.

MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 weeks) and winter (3 weeks). Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today.

Juliette Mapp
January 2 – January 6
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Technique
Using the luxury of five continuous days of dancing together, we will take the time to investigate different states of awareness. Each class will be three-fold, beginning with a guided improvisation to inspire the imagination to expand into the unique life of different parts of the body, followed by dancing within technical forms to support our range and work as dancers, and concluding with a phrase that integrates concepts of weight, lightness, initiation and intention. The technical forms and phrase will be specifically structured to build our knowledge of individual physical patterns that may be blocking us from deepening the use of ourselves as artists. In the process of learning a phrase, we can observe how we retain “set” material. The merging of the unconscious life of movement through improvisation and conscious attention to the physical imagination is part of the energizing practice we will explore in each class.

Irene Dowd
January 2 – January 6
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1:00 pm-3:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Horizons
Learn a warm-up choreography designed to enhance visual focus, hand-eye coordination, articulation of hands and feet, freedom of the spine, and the dancer’s own phrasing. In addition this sequence can be used as a physical and mental preparation for performance.

Trajal Harrell
January 2 – January 6
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3:30 pm-6:00 pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
There Are No Stepbrothers in Dance
I think the statement “there are no stepbrothers in dance” is a paraphrase of something Balanchine said. His point was that one could only say so much in a dance, and yet what a dance can convey is particular and specific to the medium. In this workshop, we will look at the limitations and strengths of the medium in order to become more exact in our choreographic choices and in order to elicit more clarity from the contexts of meaning we create. Bring 3-10 minutes of a complete choreographic work to be presented live either with you as a solo performer or invite your performers. We will also work on developing some specific tools through compositional exercises. Be prepared to also read, talk, debate, listen, and imagine aloud.

Chris Aiken
January 9 – January 13
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
An Eco-poetic Approach to Dance Improvisation and Performance
In this movement workshop we will explore awareness and intention through the development of perceptual acuity in relationship to our inner and outer landscapes. We will examine the delicate relationships between our poetic imagination and our sensory systems. The basis of my approach is that composition and performance are ecologically rooted acts. Our imagination grows from where and how we exist. Movement, story, image and gesture are imbedded in the relationships that are evolving all around us. Come ready to dance, perceive, perform and imagine.

Keith Hennessy
January 9 – January 13
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1:00 pm-3:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Improvisation as Potential Shamanism
Five days of contemplative embodiment, intensive breathwork, fake healing, endurance shaking, post-contact, disco and séance, all in the attempt to invigorate improvisation practice for dancers, choreographers, and performance makers. Shamanism, in a general usage, refers to the ritual/spiritual practices of working with forces and energies, unseen and poetic, of transforming space and time to shift meaning and perspective, of communicating with the dead or not-human. Contemporary improvisation and performance practices often engages the same intentions. Let’s dance in the borderlands of anti-systemic knowledge, magic, real and fiction, contagion and exchange, and various states of presence. Dance class is a ritual, potentially.

DD Dorvillier
January 9 – January 13
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3:30 pm-6:00 pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Touch Move Talk Write: open studio practices
This workshop focuses on generating new practices through touching, moving, talking, and writing. We will shape each practice with simple rules and apply different sequences and durations, giving equal time to all four aspects. By pushing the notion of practice to extremes, one begins to understand assumptions about style, body, self, technique, unspoken rules, expertise, etc. etc… The aim is to proliferate unexpected results, to try many things quickly, and to foment revolution. Please don’t come without a notebook and a pen.

Yvonne Meier
January 16 – January 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Improvisational “Scores”
In this workshop we will investigate my improvisational technique which I call “Scores.” “Scores” are essentially words, containing images, that we will learn to possess our bodies from head to toe. “Scores” can be physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual. Some “Scores” will possess different body parts. Some “Scores,” which I call “no-no scores,” explore socially-unaccepted content. We will allow these “no-no scores” to travel through the subconscious revealing to us our true opinions about them. We will utilize Releasing Technique in the warm ups revealing to us the capability to fill our “empty” bodies with images. Authentic movement, as a warm up, will guide us through powerful qualities.

Shelley Senter
January 16 – January 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1:00 pm-3:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
technique |tekˈnēk|
noun a way of carrying out a particular task, esp. the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure. • skill or ability in a particular field : he has excellent technique | [in sing. ] • a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something This class will approach “technique” by redefining notions of strength and virtuosity, valuing subtlety and utilizing mindfulness and self-observation as physical practices. We’ll awaken the brain and the body, learn by expansion rather than concentration, rigorously attend to the present and learn precise, task-oriented, simple and complex movement phrases.

Miguel Gutierrez
January 16 – January 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3:30 pm-6:00 pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
INEFFABLE INTANGIBLE SENSATIONAL
This workshop looks at some of the ways in which Miguel Gutierrez approaches a practice of movement and improvisation in his work. Working from the proposition that dance is a mode of perceptual inquiry, and working against the idea of dance as a non-verbal “language,” students will be led through a series of movement explorations that prioritize sensation, non-rational action, and that trigger automatic, unprepared physical response. Some of the questions that guide this workshop are: What does movement “do” and how does it operate as a framework for complicated, nuanced, embodied meaning?

Tuition
Registering for full weeks saves you significant amounts of money:

$825 for 3 full weeks (9 workshops, a savings of $255)
$600 for 2 full weeks (6 workshops, a savings of $120)
$310 for 1 full week (3 workshops, a savings of $50)

Individual workshops cost $115-$130.

Payment in full reserves your spot in any workshop or package enrollment. For packages, you may also make a deposit to reserve your spot. Balance of tuition is due no later than December 12, 2011.

Housing
Movement Research does not provide housing. Recommended housing options include: the Movement Research Facebook page housing discussion, www.studenthousing.org, www.craigslist.org, www.nyhabitat.com, or www.stephaniediamond.com/listings. We encourage students and those with housing available to become our friends on Facebook and post on our housing discussion board.

refund policy: Refunds will be available for individual workshops until 1 week before start of workshop minus a $50 processing fee per workshop. For week-based package enrollment, refunds will be available until 1 week before start of full enrollment, minus a $75 processing fee. Refunds cannot be given if notice is not received as stated. Credit towards future classes and workshops may be extended in the event of illness or injury. All refund and credit requests must be made in writing. Email info@movementresearch.org with any such requests.

The Week Ahead: October 24-30, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… Studies Project, Open Performance and classes. Please note that the deadline for applications for the Spring 2012 Movement Research at the Judson Church has been extended. See below for details.

Monday October 24. NO Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Movement Research at the Judson Church will resume in two weeks on Monday October 31, featuring work by Judith Sanchez Ruiz/JSR Company, Kota Yamazaki, SKOTE, and Megan Mazarick.

The Application for Movement Research at the Judson Church Spring 2012 season is due this Friday, October 28, 2011. The deadline was extended due to scheduling changes with the venue. Please postmark by this date or hand-deliver to our office at 55 Avenue C No later than 6:00 PM on the aforementioned date.

Wednesday October 26. Open Performance.
8 PM. ART/NY South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Featuring work by Janice Lancaster, Stephanie Fungsang, and Ben Spatz**
Moderated by Walter Dundervill

**Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2010


Saturday, October 22. STUDIES PROJECT: Integrating Parenthood and Art Practice

Conceived of and Organized by Anna Azrieli and Rebecca Davis
3 PM. A.R.T. New York, South Oxford Space. 138 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
FREE

Please join us for a discussion on the topic of parenting and its influence on one’s creative life. How can the journey of parenthood inspire and be additive to an artist’s lifestyle? Are there parenting challenges specific to the dance community? Is there anything we can do as a community to better support one another? We will share tips on how to find balance between our professional and private lives. Participants include new and veteran parents as well as those contemplating parenthood or simply interested in this topic. On-site childcare will be provided.

Classes this Week.
Please note that John Kinzel will be teaching in place of Stacy Spence M W F from now until October 28th.
Join us for classes with faculty: Barbara Mahler, Irene Dowd, Gabriel Forestieri, K.J. Holmes, Shelley Senter, John Kinzel, Gwen Welliver.

Upcoming.

Town Hall Meeting
November 15
TUES 7 PM
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Moderated by Kyle deCamp
Panelists include: Michelle Boulé, Becky Hilton, and others

Last year’s revival of the Movement Research Town Hall meeting dove into the nature and manner of movement research being conducted by our present-day artists community. Join Movement Research and its Artist Advisory Council for a follow-up discussion regarding sustainability as it relates to research, career, value and time.

Workshop with Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik
Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 19
SUN 2-6pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

for non-choir member: $120 for 6 sessions, $25 per drop-in
for choir members : $75 for 6 sessions, $15 per drop-in
PROSODIC BODY Workshop: Choreoprosodia (the fusion of movement and prosody)
These six workshops focus on the sonic properties of language exploring the correspondences between energy centers, hormonal secretion, seed movements, sonic harmony, and emotional and neurological impact. Spending time with each of the different phoneme-harmonic-compositions developed for the Phoneme Choir, we will use a ‘scientific methodology’ to differentiate and name how each affects individuals and inform us of their healing and performative properties.
www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops
Workshop with Jonathan Burrows
October 31 – November 2, MON – WED, 12-3pm
Avenue C Studio
$75/$30 drop-in

Writing dance
Choreographer Jonathan Burrows leads a three day workshop investigating choreographic and compositional process, performance and philosophies, questioning how a dance or performance might be made and what it could communicate to somebody watching. Practical work will concentrate on short task-based exercises looking at how to define material and work with time, to hold the attention of an audience and invite them to care what happens next. Sessions will be punctuated also with discussion and viewpoints on other mediums and ways of working, asking all the time what dance can do and what it can’t.
www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops

Workshop with Jane Gabriels
November 5
SAT 5-8pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$30

The Lost, The Found and The Fantasy: Urban Meditation
Through an interdisciplinary approach, participants will work with excavating found images, phrases overheard on the bus, movement studies from the street and found sounds and texts to develop their own response to the city and its current dialogue with us. These found materials are things that pulled you towards them, attracted your attention, even if you are not completely sure why. From this fieldwork material, participants will work in the studio with further writing, movement and installation experiments to explore re-enlivening our city-life. Informal, “instant” showings link what has been found with a larger vision of what could be possible. Participants are asked to come to the studio with a scrap of conversation overheard publicly, a picture of a specific place or person in the city, a gesture or series of gestures that they observed in their everyday walks, a torn piece of text found on the street.
www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops

Movement Research at the Judson Church application deadline changed!

Please note:

Due to scheduling changes with the venue, the application deadline for Movement Research at the Judson Church Spring 2012 season has been changed.

Applications are now due October 28, 2011 (postmark date, or hand deliver by 6pm). We apologize for any inconvenience.

http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/judsonchurch/guidelines.php

Movment Resarch this weekend!!

Movement Research will be cancelling rehearsals and closing Eden’s Expressway for Saturday and Sunday due to severe weather warnings and evacuations as MTA mass transit shut-downs beginning at noon tomorrow. Hopefully we’ll be back and up and running early next week.

  • August 26th, 2011
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Evening class with Barbara Mahler canceled on Tuesday, June 28, 2011.

Barbara Mahler’s class from 6:15 pm-7:45 pm at Eden’s Expressway will be canceled this Tuesday, June 28th.  Her morning classes will still be happening as usual.  We apologize for the inconvenience, for more information visit:
http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/index.php


Thursday May 12, Miguel Gutierrez will sub for Joanna Kotze, 10am

Tomorrow THURSDAY May 12, Miguel Gutierrez will sub for Joanna Kotze’s morning class from 10am-12pm at Danspace Project.

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