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Podcast: Studies Project 4/29/15: Dance and Labor

Movement Research Studies Project, “Dance and Labor”
Organized in dialogue with Movement Research, luciana achugar, Abigail Levine and Kathy Westwater.
With panelists David Thomson and Yve Laris Cohen


Listen to the Podcast here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/2015.4.29_Dance_and_Labor.mp3

How is dance labor valued? How has it been valued? How might it be? And how can we affect the value assigned to this labor? These questions were considered across a spectrum of contexts, including individual and institutional, organized and spontaneous, and historical and anecdotal to explore how performance and dance function within our current artistic, economic and labor realities.

Movement Research Studies Project – March 4 2014

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Studies Project: Evolving Dance Pedagogies

Movement Research Studies Project
Tuesday, March 4 at 6pm
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway, New York, NY

Evolving Dance Pedagogies
Hosted by Critical Correspondence

Moderated by Nicole Daunic and Abigail Levine

With panelists:
Maura Donohue (Hunter College)
Simon Dove (formerly of Arizona State University)
Neil Greenberg (New School)
Patricia Hoffbauer (Hunter College, Princeton University)
Mariah Maloney (SUNY Brockport)

This conversation between professors from a variety of university dance departments will address the changing relationship between their programs and the field of dance. Panelists will discuss the emergence of dance studies and the model of the artist/scholar; issues of access, privilege, and the shifting economic structures of professional dance. Maura Donohue (Hunter College), Simon Dove (formerly of Arizona State University), Neil Greenberg (New School), Patricia Hoffbauer (Hunter College, Princeton University) and Mariah Maloney (SUNY Brockport) consider how these conditions affect their students and the way they structure their curricula. Critical Correspondence invites you to join us for a conversation about this critical alliance between academia and the field of dance.

ABOUT STUDIES PROJECT:
A series of artist-instigated panel discussions, roundtables, performances and/or other formats that engage issues of aesthetics, philosophy and social politics relevant to the dance and performance community.

 

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.

The Week Ahead. March 18-24.

This Week at Movement Research… Join us for what should be a really interesting Studies Project Event this Tuesday at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, featuring panelists luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith!

Monday March 18. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
NO RESERVATIONS and ADMISSION IS FREE

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Quartet Collective: Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar, Taylor Ho Bynum & Abraham Gomez-Delgado; Tayla Epstein; Marilyn Maywald; Preeti Vasudevan

Wednesday March 20. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Falon Baltzell, Lorene Bouboushian, Thea Little, Shannon Stewart
Moderated by Larissa Velez-Jackson*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Studies Project This Week.

Tuesday March 19. Studies Project: Performing the Changing City: Public space, transformative events and creative action in New York.
7pm
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Organized by Abigail Levine and Paloma McGregor
With panelists luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith
FREE

“…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.

Classes this week with…

Michelle Boulé. Morning Class.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

We’ll look at different ways of approaching ‘dance technique’… energy systems, physical systems, architectural-object-spatial relationships, contact and non-contact partner and solo improvisations. I take my current somatic, dance, and performance interests and apply them to a movement practice. A maximally informed approach to dancing. A space of respectful, creative permission for everyone’s body. A time to really let things move in all senses of the word… in relationship within and beyond oneself. Structure = warm-up leads to choreographed phrase work.

John Jasperse. Morning Class.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Movement Practice
The class will begin with an anatomy focused warm-up, drawn from both traditional and recent techniques, aiming to align and re-pattern the energy flow in the body in order to find support from the floor and our connection into space. We will begin with simple movements, improvisation scores, exercises, and sequences gradually building in complexity. We will learn movement material, some from Jasperse’s work and some created for these explorations. Our goal will be to integrate energetic patterning explored in the first portion of class and to play with different manners of experiencing and embodying the choreographic material.

As well as our Ongoing Classes (click here for full descriptions)

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
Tuesday, 6:15pm-7:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Irene Dowd.
Tuesday. 3:00 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Rebecca Brooks. Alexander Technique.
Wednesday. 12:30-2:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Margaret Paek. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique (Ongoing Level).
Saturday. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

Jen Rosenblit. look at me don’t look at me.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

The Week Ahead. March 11-17.

This Week at Movement Research… Another busy week! Come check out what should be an amazing Studies Project event on Monday, and a week-long I.D.D. Workshop with Elizabeth Corbett!

Monday March 11. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
NO RESERVATIONS and ADMISSION IS FREE

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Rebecca Bryant, Kate Martel, Michal Samama*, Ann Sofie Clemmensen & Tamara Carrasaco**

Wednesday March 13. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Cynthia Berkshire, Irene Siegel, Cindy Stevens, Yuka Takahashi
Moderated by K.J. Holmes***

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
**MFA Candidates, The Ohio State University; a Movement Research Exchange/OSU project, supported in part by Ohio State University
***2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Workshops and Events this Week.

March 11-15. International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Elizabeth Corbett.
MON-FRI 2-4pm
Gibney Dance Center
$75 for full workshop, $18 drop-in
REGISTER NOW

Forsythe Improv and Phrase Workshop
Long time Forsythe dancer Elizabeth Corbett guides an exploration into the working methodologies inspired by the creative processes of William Forsythe. In this workshop dancers explore and develop improvisation approaches and deconstruction of Forsythe’s phrase work toward accessing the inner logic and unfolding mechanisms in the work.

Monday March 11.
Studies Project: Overlapping Circles (Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Performance, Practice, Human Collaboration).

5:30-7:30pm
Gibney Dance Center
RSVP encouraged to info@movementresearch.org
A conversation with Nancy Stark Smith, K.J. Holmes, Jennifer Monson & Jen Rosenblit

Improvisation as a practice, and particularly the rich history of Contact Improvisation, 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?

Upcoming Workshops and Events.

Tuesday March 19. Studies Project: Performing the Changing City: Public space, transformative events and creative action in New York.
7pm
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Organized by Abigail Levine and Paloma McGregor
With panelists luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith
FREE

“…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.

April 12-20.  
Workshop with Larissa Velez-Jackson: What is My Work? A workshop based on the format of a peer panel review.

Friday April 12, 2:30-5:30pm
Saturday April 13 4:30-7:30pm
Friday April 19 2:30-5:30pm
Saturday April 20 4:30-7:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$70
Register Now: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops

This workshop addresses the necessity for a practice that generates language to support one’s work and the work of others. We will find ways to create that language in a peer setting through sharing, seeing, dialoguing, and creative writing exercises. In this workshop, 4-5 students show up to 20 min. of work (live or video), and the class discusses the work and investigates the process of discussion as well. Be prepared with a segment of your artist statement or some language about your excerpt, along with a pen.

Classes this week with…

Michelle Boulé. Morning Class.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

We’ll look at different ways of approaching ‘dance technique’… energy systems, physical systems, architectural-object-spatial relationships, contact and non-contact partner and solo improvisations. I take my current somatic, dance, and performance interests and apply them to a movement practice. A maximally informed approach to dancing. A space of respectful, creative permission for everyone’s body. A time to really let things move in all senses of the word… in relationship within and beyond oneself. Structure = warm-up leads to choreographed phrase work.

John Jasperse. Morning Class.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Movement Practice
The class will begin with an anatomy focused warm-up, drawn from both traditional and recent techniques, aiming to align and re-pattern the energy flow in the body in order to find support from the floor and our connection into space. We will begin with simple movements, improvisation scores, exercises, and sequences gradually building in complexity. We will learn movement material, some from Jasperse’s work and some created for these explorations. Our goal will be to integrate energetic patterning explored in the first portion of class and to play with different manners of experiencing and embodying the choreographic material.

As well as our Ongoing Classes (click here for full descriptions)

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
Tuesday, 6:15pm-7:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Irene Dowd.
Tuesday. 3:00 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Rebecca Brooks. Alexander Technique.
Wednesday. 12:30-2:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Margaret Paek. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique (Ongoing Level).
Saturday. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

K.J. Holmes. The Athletics of Intimacy, Improvisations.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 6.4.2012

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 6.4. 2012

Featuring Works by Abigail Levine, Kai Kleinbard, Jessica Bravo Peña, Cori Olinghouse

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The Week Ahead. June 4-10, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research…
Monday June 4. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8 PM. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.

Featuring works by Cori Olinghouse, Kai Kleinbard, Abigail Levine, Jessica Bravo Peña



Wednesday June 6. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.

Featuring works by Irene Siegel, Ben Van Buren, Carmella Ollero, Rebeca Medina
Moderated by Jodi Bender



Classes this Week with: Miguel Gutierrez, Vicky Shick, Jen Abrams, Barbara Mahler, Shelley Senter, Karl Anderson

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Upcoming.

MELT Summer 2012
July 9 – August 10
MON – FRI 10am – 6pm Daily

www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/
Five weeks of intensive workshops with internationally acclaimed faculty. Melt Faculty includes: Irene Dowd, Levi Gonzalez, Neil Greenberg, Lance Gries, K.J. Holmes, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jen Joy, Eva Karczag, Pooh Kaye, Jennifer Lacey, Joe Levasseur, Barbara Mahler, Tere O’Connor, Jimena Paz, Lisa Race, Vicky Shick, RoseAnne Spradlin, David Thomson.

Movement Research Studies Project: Podcast for “Dance and the Occupy Movement,” January 25, 2012.

The podcast for the Movement Research Studies Project titled “Dance and the Occupy Movement” is now available to listen to online at http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/2012.1.25_dance_and_OWS_FINAL.mp3. You can also subscribe to Movement Research podcasts on iTunes.

Dance and the Occupy Movement
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
January 25, 2012.

Organized by: Abigail Levine
Panelists: Barbara Browning, Paloma McGregor, Clarinda Mac Low, Edisa Weeks, and Daniel Lang-Levitsky

“Exploring an expanded notion of choreography and how it is related to our social and political organization and discovery of ourselves as individuals working within a temporary collective… circling and questioning around ideas of a moving community.” –Movement Research Festival Spring 2011 brochure

“Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.” –Declaration of the Occupation, NYC General Assembly

Participants in this Movement Research Studies Project discussed the following questions in an open conversation about the Occupy Wall Street political movement. What are the points of contact between experimental, contemporary dance and the Occupy Movement? As spatial and embodied practice? As social investigation and organization? As improvisation and movement? As agents of change? How do and might these moving communities interact? How do we approach (public and private) space in New York City?

Studies Project is an artist-curated series of panel discussions, performances, and/or other formats that focus on provocative and timely issues of aesthetics and philosophy in the intersection of dance and social politics, confronting and instigated by the dance and performance community.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 2.22.2010

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, February 22, 2010.
Featuring works by Abigail Levine, Jung Woong Kim, and Maggie Bennett.

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The Week Ahead. February 22-28, 2010.

This Week at Movement Research… Judson, Open Performance, and classes!!!  Application for Movement Research at the Judson Church has been posted!   Information on SOLD OUT Anna Halprin workshop below!
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