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Movement Research at the Judson Church – September 28, 2015

Featuring works by Launch Movement Experiment, Rosalind Goldberg, Jasmine Hearn and Marc Arthur


Launch Movement Experiment
Movement: Rachel Mckinstry
Lighting: Andy Dickerson
Sound: Layton Weedeman


Research presentation – Jump with me!
With Rosalind Goldberg

The last couple of weeks I have started research on jumping. I have been structuring a practice through which I will investigate relations through the action of jumping. It is a preparation for the upcoming production ‘Jump with me!’ a work that will be made for 4 dancers.
Tonight I am alone and I will jump a collection of poems for you.


claudette [an excerpt from memory keep(h)er]
Choreography and performance: Jasmine Hearn
Story: Claudette Johnson
Music: Debussy, Nina Simone and jhon stronks


Color After Language
Choreographed and directed by Marc Arthur
Dancers: Ryan Lawrence and Charles P. Way

Movement Research at the Judson Church – September 21, 2015

Featuring works by Taja Lindley, Sari Nordman, Jen Rosenblit and Venus

Tough, mysterious, sensitive
Choreography & Performance by Sari Nordman
Music: Es project
Made possible at rehearsal residencies at Bearnstow and Loimaan Taidetalo, Finland


Clap Hands
A new project by Jen Rosenblit with Addys Gonzalez, Effie Bowen, Andy Kobilka aka Dj Snoggybox.
Tonight’s research is performed by Effie Bowen with a script read by Emma Hedditch and directed by Jen Rosenblit.


see yourself when
Performed by Venus


Love Me Good
Performed and Choreographed by Taja Lindley
Music: “Be My Husband” by Nina Simone
Sound Design: Lolo Haha

This piece is dedicated to Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby – two young Black lesbian women in a romantic relationship who were brutally murdered. In March 2014 their bodies were found bludgeoned behind a dumpster in Port Bolivar, Texas. James Larry Cosby, Brittney Cosby’s father, is the suspect of their murders.

Movement Research at the Judson Church – September 14, 2015

Featuring works by Barbie Diewald, Alina Ruiz Folini, Kensaku Shinohara and Angela Goh


Chair, table, miracle, ecstasy (work in progress)
Choreographed and Performed by Barbie Diewald


Performers: Alina Ruiz Folini – José Corral
Voice: Phoebe Osborne / Kathryn Trigg
Music: Pablo Verón
Concept: Alina Ruiz Folini
‘Map’ was created in collaboration with José Corral.

Togetherness is a performative practice that seeks to investigate how to be with others.
It is based in the potency of the movement as a language, using repetition as a provocation to discover what is new.

This iteration was made possible by Dance OMI 2015 – Omi International Arts Center and AIR Chez Bushwick.
Thank you Salvatore Cataldo and Christopher K. Morgan.


Choreography/performance: Kensaku Shinohara


Predictable Dances
Choreographed and Performed by Angela Goh

Movement Research at the Judson Church – June 1, 2015

Featuring works by Melinda Ring*, Sam Kim*, Alex Escalante* and Melanie Maar, Nami Yamamoto


A Black Cloud, Walks into a Room
Choreography/Video: Melinda Ring
Collaborators/Performers: Talya Epstein, Maggie Jones, Molly Lieber, Kayvon Pourazar
Dramaturgical Astrologer: Leslie Galbraith

This project was made possible, in part, through The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund. Additional funding provided by the Friends of Special Projects.


Fear in Porcelain
Choreography, Performance and Costume by Sam Kim


(video unpublished)
Alex Escalante/Melanie Maar
Choreographed/Performed: Alex Escalante and Melanie Maar


Headless Wolf (work in progress)
Directed by Nami Yamamoto
Created and performed by Matt Acheson and Idol

Headless Wolf was created, in part, with a space grant from BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange with support from the Dance Rehearsal Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Headless Wolf was also made possible, in part, throughout The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund.

* 2014 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Movement Research at the Judson Church – May 18, 2015

Featuring works by Macklin Kowal, Anna Conner + CO, Yanghee Lee / The Limbo Project,* Juliette Mapp**


Stand by Your Plan
Choreography: Macklin Kowal
Performance: Andrew Champlin, Honey Jernquist, Millie Kapp, Macklin Kowal, Mercedes Searer
Music: Mikis Theodorakis, Carlos Mena
Shout Out: Setareh Fatehi Irani, Karin Verbruggen, Lisa Vereertbrugghen


Exercises for the unrested: the kingmaker
Director/Choreographer: Anna Conner
Collaborators: Patrick Kilbane and Calie Swedberg
Original Sound Score: Bret Gardin

Exercises for the unrested: the kingmaker, is an excerpt of an ongoing project that has been commissioned and will be performed October 9-11, 2015 as part of Velocity Dance Center’s Made in Seattle New Dance Development Program (Seattle, WA). Learn more at: and


UNLEARN: (Work in Progress)
A process of learning to unlearn: forms and habitual movements
Conceived by Yanghee Lee
Created and Performed in collaboration with Barney O’Hanlon (SITI Company) and Yanghee Lee (Limbo Project)
Music by Nils Frahm

This work was made possible, in part, through The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund.


The context of no context
Performers: Levi Gonzalez, Kayvon Pourazar, Juliette Mapp


* 2014 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
** 2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Movement Research Spring Festival at the Judson Church – May 11, 2015

Featuring works by Sunny Jain, Patricia Noworol Dance Theater, okwui okpokwasili


Performance by Sunny Jain on the dhol


Concept/Direction/Choreography: Patrica Noworol
Performance created in collaboration with: Nick Bruder, AJ “The Animal” Jonez, Troy Ogilvie, Chris Lancaster
Music Composition: Chris Lancaster
Costume: Vita Tzykun


future study #3
body/generator: okwui okpokwasili
mylar/lights: peter born
music/song: peter and okwui

Movement Research at the Judson Church – May 4, 2015

Featuring works by Vanessa Justice, Mina Nishimura*, Vicky Shick**, Yve Laris Cohen


The Relational Body Project, Part Three (excerpt/work-in-progress)
Choreography: Vanessa Justice
Performers: Vanessa Justice, Lily Ockwell and Kendra Portier
Text: Verbatim from conversation overheard on the trains and sidewalks of NYC

The Relational Body Project is a series of works performed in close proximity to the audience that explores the body as a relational entity. (Part One occurred as a Studio Series at New York Live Arts, Part Two was a multi-channel video installed at The New Museum/auntsforcamera, Part Three will occur on NYC sidewalks and train platforms in summer/fall 2015, and Part Four will be a culminating, staged performance in 2017.)
(Please note: Vanessa is currently seeking advanced dancers okay with singing/vocalization and performing in pedestrian, public spaces. Please email her if interested. Also, please email Vanessa if you would like to receive notices about when/where her public interaction-performances will occur:


Title: Sketch 2 (of unknown landscape)
Created and Performed by Mina Nishimura
Music: Canon in Major D by Johann Pachelbel, Suite for Orchestra No. 3 in D Major by J.S. Bach


Snippets: In Process
By Vicky Shick with Dancers: Donna Costello, Olsi Gjeci, Lily Gold, Omagbitse Omagbemi, Jimena Paz, Wendy Perron, and Marilyn Maywald Yahel
Sound: Jean Derome, Elise Kermani and B.B. King

This is a series of snippets, most of which were made one-on-one. Today will be the first time we are together in the same place at the same time sharing them with you and with each other. This is truly a work-in-process.


April 19, 2015
by Yve Laris Cohen
with Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper


* 2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
** 2015 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Movement Research at the Judson Church – April 20, 2015


Featuring works by Sarah White-Ayón, [ce n’est pas nous], Suzan D. Polat, Jessica Posner 


Untitled work-in-progress
Conceived and directed by Sarah White-Ayón
Performed by Rebecca Wender, Kate Martel, Layla Childs and Sarah White-Ayón
Sound by Nancy Garcia with Music by Fugazi
Costumes by the performers with selections by Claire Fleury Atelier
Text written by Sarah White-Ayón and read by Sarah Heller


Sculpture and Performance: Ferrán Martín
Performance: Priscilla Marrero
Sound: Adam Sipe

Ferrán Martín and Priscilla Marrero continue their research on the relationship between the body and the elements of architecture.


Talisman dance no. 4
Score, performance, and text by Suzan D. Polat
Music by Eliane Radigue


Butter Body Politic Presents: As the World Churns (Shake, Shake, Agitate)
Direction, Concept, and Objects: Jessica Posner
Performers: David Geer, Jessica Posner, Sahar Sephardi-Dalai
Technical Designer: Joanna Spitzner

Jessica Posner’s new work-in-progress, Butter Body Politic: As The World Churns (Shake, Shake, Agitate), presents three women agitating for a more delicious future. From teet to the tummy, they separate butter from whey with everything they’ve got, sculpting bodies present past future. Eat what she’s serving because it is good.


Movement Research at the Judson Church – April 13, 2015

Featuring works by Erin Ellen Kelly, Elisa Osborne, Johanna Meyer, Jeanine Durning 


Concept and Performance: Erin Ellen Kelly
Soundscape with field recordings: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, and Max Richter

The starting point: the elemental qualities of landscapes. This improvisation explores water, frozen to steam. What characters emerge?

Thanks Juan Merchan, Ophra Wolf, Geoff Kuffner, Baptiste Ex, for lending an outside eye and feedback.


Gilded Kant
A Vinyl Thinking Tank
Choreography by Elisa Osborne
Performed by: Elisa Osborne and Benjamin Bohnsack
Drawings: Benjamin Bohnsack
Coaching and Dramaturgy advice by: Karen Boesser
Raincoat: a loan from the Vandenburgh family.

Special thanks to: Janet Panetta, Karen Boesser, Sonia Lopes Soares, Irene Dowd, Patricia Hoffbauer and Jörg Sommer at, and Christian Steinmetz at


By Johanna S. Meyer

Tonight’s performance is a work in progress started in the Liftoff Residency. This solo was made bringing different artists into the studio to direct my material. Later I will direct this material on performers and make a group piece. Currently Angelica Soledad, Paola Lopez and Nibia Pastrana Santiago have participated.


Jeanine Durning, with Julian Barnett and Molly Poerstel
“The pleasure is to our purpose, but the object is purposeless.” Immanuel Kant
“Keep on with the force don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.” Michael Jackson
“Unfortunately I am afraid, as always, of going on.” Samuel Beckett

From Jeanine: In the summer of 2013, I began a research into the practice of what I bluntly call nonstop moving. For the purposes of Judson tonight, Molly, Julian and I will be sharing and framing some of the tools and strategies of this practice, which normally lasts up to about an hour. Nonstop moving is in direct continuity to the practice of nonstop speaking that I began in 2008 and then started to publicly perform in 2010 as the work I call inging. The term nonstop is a decidedly chosen one, as opposed to perpetual or continual, because it points to the critical nature of what it takes to keep going in the midst of questions, doubts, and inevitable failures and limitations.Nonstopping accepts, as a practice, our multiplicity, our foibles, our repetitions, our desires, our potentialities, our perceptions, our paradoxes – all sitting up against each other, colliding and combining, tracing and erasing, creating and cleaving meaning.

Movement Research at the Judson Church – April 6, 2015


Featuring works by Carlo Antonio Villanueva, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo, InTW 


How to Dinkle, Bibbler, Shako, and Plume
Director: Carlo Antonio Villanueva
Performers: Juliana Ventimiglia, Miriam Gabriel, Carlo Antonio Villanueva
Music: John Luther Adams


leaves from a loose-leaf war diary
Choreographer and performer: Shayla-Vie Jenkins
Music: Sam Crawford
*Excerpt from the poem The Anniad, by Gwendolyn Brooks
**Thank you for lending me your voices: Shantelle, LaMont, Rena, Wendell, and Rachael.


When Water Dries the Mouth/New World Excerpt
Choreographer/Director: Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo with collaboration from the performers
Performers: The NWA Project – Kirsten Flores-Davis, Carrissa Matsushima, Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo
Music: “I Got the New World in My View”, Sister Gertrude Morgan and “Zion Zodu”, Nia Witherspoon


52 Hertz
Choreographer: Hsiao-Wei Hsieh, Hsiao-Ting Hsieh
Performers: Yuriko Hiroura, Marion Helfenstein, Yasmin LeBron-Savard, Shannon Elizabeth O’Brien, Zoe Warshaw,
Hsiao-Wei Hsieh.
Music: Waltz No.2 From Jazz Suite No.2 by Dimitri Shostakovich, Eternal Pulse by Hanan Townshend


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