Movement Research at the Judson Church-May 19th, 2014

Featuring works by laura shapiro/quicksilverdance, Martín Lanz Landázuri, Doris Uhlich†, Rosy Simas


After All
Choreographed and performed by Laura Shapiro
Video by Andrew Gurian
Music: Vastly Shrinking Space composed by Paul Rudy for cellist Madeleine Shapiro and electronics (on Volume 18, SEAMUS-EAM-2009)
After All was created in part through The Field Artist Residency program, supported by the Lambent Foundation, in Summer of 2013, and was performed at the BAAD!Ass Women’s Festival at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance in March 2014. Special thanks: Arthur Aviles and Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Lowell Boyers and Eileen Kelly, Carolyn Lord, Pam Tanowitz; Andy, Paul and Madeleine; and Barbara, Alice, Zac, staff and crew at Movement Research.


Extract 1:
Martín Lanz Landázuri
The material that i’m sharing tonight is emerging from research that started last March. Alejandro Medina, Iván García ( and I are trying to create a space using elements such a digital sequence, color (preferably purple), and sound; In the future we will invite “new” bodies to that space and see which kind of movement/dance generates. This is an extract of that first experience, recalling memories of the state of my body after observation, sequence, sensations and pulse.


Choreography and performance: Doris Uhlich
Dramaturgy: Yoshie Maruoka, Vanja Fuchs
Sound selection: Boris Kopeinig
Opening is an abstract of a performance that will premiere in September 2014 in brut/Vienna. Doris Uhlich brings herself and the space around her to a boil. How can a solo spread? How can movement energize space, time, and bodies? Starting from an epicenter, an energetic rise starts. Doris Uhlich deals with techno and rave culture – movements that can be understood in the sense of currents that spread outward, embracing a group body. “I’m searching for the energy of starting a big movement. I think in the present there is this tendency to hold back energy because of pragmatism and efficient thinking. I don’t want to hold back my energy, I want to confront pragmatism with idealism and efficiency with opulence.” (Doris Uhlich)


We Wait In The Darkness
Created by Rosy Simas with composer François Richomme and production manager Steven Carlino.
Film by Rosy Simas with contributions by Douglas Beasley
We Wait In The Darkness is a journey of displacement and homecoming fueled by the stories of the Seneca women of Simas’ family, particularly her grandmother. It is presented in an otherworldly environment of paper, film, maps, artifacts and sound.
We Wait In The Darkness is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is underwritten by the American Composers Forum‘s Live Music for Dance Minnesota program in partnership with NewMusicUSA, with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. We Wait In The Darkness is also supported in part by First Peoples Fund and the Ford Foundation through grant from the FPF Our Nations Spaces Program.


† With support from Austrian Cultural Forum New York

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