Movement Research Spring Festival 2010: HARDCORPS June 2 – 7 2010

Curatorial Team:
Walter Dundervill, Melanie Maar, Aki Sasimoto, and A.L. Steiner

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CALL IT DANCE, PERFORMANCE, ART, CHOREOGRAPHY, MOVEMENT, PHYSICAL EXPLORATION. THESE FORMS ARE VEHICLES TO BRING OUR BODIES CLOSER. TO INFUSE THEORY WITH PRACTICE. TO EXTRICATE THE POWER OF RIGOROUS DISCIPLINES AND VIGOROUS IDEAS. TO PASS ON AND CYCLE THROUGH VITAL INFORMATION. THIS 6-DAY FESTIVAL WILL INCORPORATE PERFORMANCE, WORKSHOPS, HANGOUTS, EVENTS, TALKS AND CIRCUMSTANCES. IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF RECESS AND RESISTANCE, WE CONGREGATE AND MOVE. JOIN US PEOPLE.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WORKSHOPS
Posts to the Future
A Studies Project on teaching, learning and practicing in the context of contemporary dance & performance. Janet Panetta and RoseAnne Spradlin will offer their master classes in a 2-day intensive. Discussion to follow on Monday, June 7 at Judson Memorial Church Gym, 6-8pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 THURSDAY, JUNE 3
Deconstructing Ballet for Contemporary Dancers with Janet Panetta
TIME: 12:30-3:30 pm
LOCATION: Panetta Movement Center
COST: $40 for the 2-day workshop
RSVP RECOMMENDED: HardcorpsReserve@gmail.com
http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/index.php
This workshop focuses on the deconstruction of movement into technical basics that dancers from varied backgrounds can understand. Everyone learns. We work from the bottom up, from foundation to anatomically sound, honest movement. We work on the specifics of how one learns. It is the investigation of working from the inside out, from placing the bones where the muscles are allowed to function effortlessly and efficiently, thus discouraging muscular overuse. We remove artificial affections, leaving just the core technique, the pure physical architecture of the body. The ultimate goal of this study is to appreciate function as beauty. Everything discussed gets reconstructed back into movement and can easily be applied to other forms of dance.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 THURSDAY, JUNE 3
Presence and Performance with RoseAnne Spradlin
TIME: 2:30-5:30pm
LOCATION: Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
COST: $40 for the 2-day workshop
RSVP RECOMMENDED: HardcorpsReserve@gmail.com
http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/index.php
Over the last two decades, choreographer RoseAnne Spradlin has been synthesizing studies in BodyMind Centering® and Chinese Medicine to arrive at strategies for internal cultivation and training for contemporary dance/performance artists. These two classes offered as part of the 2010 MR Festival will explore how the performer’s body/mind state contributes to the creation of tone and meaning in performance. Beginning with explorations of the cellular-level of movement, the classes will use guided somatizations and personal and group improvisations to explore key concepts in embodiment. No previous knowledge of BMC® or CM is necessary, however, an open mind is essential!

FRIDAY, JUNE 4
Brain Theater with Professor Wendy Suzuki
TIME: 3:30-5:30pm
LOCATION: Center for Performance Research
COST: $15
RSVP RECOMMENDED: (limited to 30 participants) HardcorpsReserve@gmail.com
http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/index.php
“Cognitive Benefits of Aerobic Exercise on the Brain”, a lecture, live dissection of the brain and open talk with Professor Suzuki from the Center for Neural Science at New York University.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5
Body as Metaphor and Medium in Performance Art with Mary Coble
TIME
: 2-5pm
LOCATION: Silver Shed
COST: $20
RSVP RECOMMENDED: (limited to 20 participants) HardcorpsReserve@gmail.com
http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/index.php
Introduction to the work of Mary Coble focusing on the process and preparation before, during and after her performance-based works. Discussion and workshop will follow regarding preparation for endurance/time-based performances, maintaining mental and physical focus, body as experience for both the artist and the viewer, intuitive and research based processes, listening to your body, using yourself as a conduit for sincere emotion and experience, and translating a larger issue into gesture or action.

GALLERY

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 THURSDAY, JUNE 3 FRIDAY, JUNE 4
Here I stand, not waiting. by MPA
TIME: Wednesday-Thursday, 9am-9pm
Friday 12pm-12am
LOCATION: Center for Performance Research
COST: FREE
A three day occupation in CPR’s gallery. The artist MPA will live in an installation with the assignment to reduce the mass of 1000 wood items that she has installed. A calendar drawn on one wall denotes her progress, and jars against another displays the body fluids in exchange during the 72- hour commitment. Energy deficiency qualifies as a mass reduction in this project, and concentrated poses with the items is understood as the highest mode of activity in contrast to the physical gnawing, shaving, and sawing of the wood that will occur. She views all of these actions as labor and asks how this might be measured.

EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2
CLASS – 6/2/10
Everybody’s Dance Class with Larissa Velez-Jackson
TIME: 6-7pm
LOCATION: Judson Church Gym COST: Free, open to dancers and non-dancers
Explore the simple movement patterns that comprise traditional dances like the tango, lindy, samba and boogie woogie. Experience these dances’ inherent similarities and the nuance of their differences. Bring comfortable clothes for a possible communal sweat. Open to dancers and non-dancers.

PERFORMANCE – 6/2/10
The Artists and Food are Present in collaboration with Bailout Theater, with performances by Michelle Boulé, Deborah Gorman, Mariangela Lopez/Accidental Movement, Shana Moulton and Michael Portnoy
TIME: 7:30-10pm
LOCATION: Judson Memorial Church
COST: Free dinner + performances, first come-first served
Bailout Theater is a twice-monthly night of free dinner and entertainment at Judson Church. There is no catch – they provide free dinner and desserts by friendly West Village restaurants and potluck enthusiasts. HARDCORPS brings you a combo-platter of food and performance. www.bailout-theater.org

SOMETHING TO DRINK ABOUT – 6/2/10
Volatile Organic Compounds, with Ty-lör A. Boring
TIME: 10pm
LOCATION: Jimmy’s No. 43
COST: Free entrance, cash bar
The pleasure & pain of flavor: a short examination of how taste, smell, and chemistry effect our nervous system through volatile organic compounds. By rearranging these odorants and combining them we can increase our enjoyment or disgust of eating.

THURSDAY, JUNE 3
PERFORMANCE – 6/3/10
Free Radicals featuring works by choreographers Heather Kravas, Martin Lanz Landázuri, Jen Rosenblit and Enrico Wey
TIME: 7:30pm
LOCATION: Abrons Art Center, outdoor Amphitheater and Recital Hall
COST: $10

SOMETHING TO DRINK ABOUT – 6/3/10
Masks and Voice Distortion Provided: Artists in Negotiation with Institutions, with Re-performer B and Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), moderated by Lauren Cornell
TIME: 10pm
LOCATION: Jimmy’s No. 43
COST: Free entrance, cash bar
A heated discussion regarding the art institution’s role in economically supporting artists and performers. Panelists hope to be able to freely speak (without fear of blacklisting or bodily harm) to their recent personal experiences negotiating with major New York art institutions.

FRIDAY, JUNE 4

PERFORMANCE-6/4/10
Theater of Operation performances by Trisha Baga, Heather Cassils, robbinschilds, Jacolby Satterwhite and Yozmit, video by Jillian Peña & Christy Pessagno as part of CPR’s New Voices in Live Performance Series
TIME: 7:30-9:30pm
LOCATION: Center for Performance Research Gallery COST: $10
This performance/variable media art work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Stimulus funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the Lambent Foundation; and Jerome Foundation.

SOMETHING TO DRINK ABOUT – 6/4/10
Alive from the Waist Down New Sound Karaoke with Black Waterfall & Bobby Service
TIME: 10pm
LOCATION: Jimmy’s No. 43COST: Free entrance, cash bar
Come sing with us and the sonically perverted hosts of newsoundkaraoke.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 5

PERFORMANCE , TALK+ EXHIBITION -6/5/10
Prosody and Commoning on Governors Island exhibition and performance by Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik
TIME: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-7pm*
11am-12:30pm: exhibition
12:30-3:00pm: arrival and welcoming
3-4:00pm: performance
5pm: Q&A
LOCATION: The LMCC Studios on Governors Island
COST: Free
*The LMCC Studios and Gallery 110 on Governors Island will hold open studios, an exhibition opening, and performances on June 5th-6th from 10am-7pm.
Following their residencies with Movement Research and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program, Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik will present their work based on ‘Commoning’ – an ongoing discussion and direct-action group that overturns privateering and inequity. The presentation will include a performance by the Phoneme Choir, exhibition of research (history of the commons as well as current instances of commoning), a film projection by Iki Nakagawa, and talks by Commoning participants and guests.

PERFORMANCE + PARTY – 6/5/10
HARDCORPS & FACADE/FASAD present Performance Forever and PARTY/PARTaY
TIME: 6pm: artworks by Paul Mpagi Sepuya &Timothy Hull and Ellen Lesperance on view, curated by Arnold J. Kemp
8pm: Performance Forever, performances by Aki Churchman & Leidy Sasamoto, Yve Laris Cohen, Zackary Drucker, Katy Pyle, Jacob Robichaux & Daphne Fitzpatrick and Greg Zuccolo & Ede Thurell
10pm: PARTY/PARTaY, live music with Lazy BlahBlah by K8 Hardy, Alsarah, Miho Hatori, Moodswing Orchestra, with House of Ladosha and special guests
LOCATION: FACADE/FASAD COST: $10, cash bar for food & drink

SUNDAY, JUNE 6

PERFORMANCE-6/6/10
Prosody and Commoning on Governors Island exhibition + performance with Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik (SEE JUNE 5TH SCHEDULE)

TALK -6/6/10
Multiple Personalities РTalking Choreography and Performance Art, with luciana achugar, Johanna Burton, Joan Jonas, Jose Mu̱oz and Brian Rogers, moderated by Carla Peterson
TIME: 4-6pm
LOCATION: The Brecht Forum
COST: Free
An arousing conversation between a choreographer, an art critic/historian, a video & performance art pioneer, a performance studies professor, and a theater director/artist, about the crossroads of performance, dance and the visual arts.

SOMETHING TO DRINK ABOUT -6/6/10
Teaching Each Other: platforms for collaborations and exchanges with Anna Sperber from CLASSCLASSCLASS, Jennifer Monson from iLand, and Aki Sasamoto from Culture Push
TIME: 8pm
LOCATION: Jimmy’s No. 43
COST: Free entrance, cash bar
A conversation about the trend of instigating platforms for creative people to interact and exchange skills & knowledge.

MONDAY, JUNE 7

TALK-6/7/10
Posts to the Future, Studies Project talk with Janet Panetta and RoseAnne Spradlin, moderated by Melanie Maar
TIME: 6pm-8pm
LOCATION: Judson Memorial Church Gym
COST: Free

PERFORMANCE-6/7/10
HARD, performances by Lovett/Codagnone and Urban Research Theater
TIME: 8pm
LOCATION: Judson Memorial Church Meeting Hall
COST: Free

SOMETHING TO DRINK ABOUT-6/7/10
A Series of Toasts, with Chase Granoff and Alex Escalante
TIME: 10pm
LOCATION: Jimmy’s No. 43
COST: Free entrance, cash bar On the final evening of the festival this gathering offers a space for planned and unplanned toasts celebrating our various engagements with dance, performance, friends, lovers, etc.

The Movement Research Festival
An annual two-part festival that explores contemporary dance forms through performances, classes, workshops, contact jams, multimedia installations and discursive formats.

The FALL Festival is shaped by Movement Research’s programming staff in collaboration with Curatorial Advisers who bring their own interests and ideas to specific festival events.

The SPRING Festival, spearheaded by an Artist Curatorial Team, features performances, classes, workshops, and discursive formats throughout the city.

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