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The Week Ahead. November 4-11.

This Week at Movement Research…

Sunday November 4. Judson @ 50: MR in Residence at the New Museum.
“Talking about my generation”:
Jill Johnston and the Critic as Subject

3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.

POSTPONED! We will do our best to reschedule as soon as possible.

Mondays, November 5-26. Workshops with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St.
$20 per class, or $70 for the 4-Class Series
Click here to Register Online

June Ekman’s Monday Morning Class
The workshop will be based on the Alexander Technique. There will be floor work with rubber balls, some “hands on,” as well as exploration of standing and walking.

Tuesday November 6. Judson @ 50: Judson Through the Eyes of Filmmakers.
6:45pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members
JDT was not exclusively a dance movement. Artists of various disciplines participated in the movement that came to be known as JDT, including filmmakers. This screening highlights some of the many collaborations between Judson artists and film artists who were pushing at the boundaries of both forms.
Films will include:
Jonas Mekas CUP/SAUCER/TWO DANCERS/RADIO (1965/83, 23 min, 16mm)
With Kenneth King & Phoebe Neville.
Simone Forti CLOTHS (fragment) (1967, 5 min, 16mm-to-video)
Camera: Hollis Frampton.
Simone Forti & Anne Tardos STATUES(1977/99, 14 min, video)
Babette Mangolte WATER MOTOR (1978, 7 min, 16mm, b&w

Tuesday November 6. Judson @ 50: George Manupelli’s CRY DR. CHICAGO
9pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members
Cry Dr. Chicago. 1971, 90 minutes, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Lab work by Cineric, Inc., and Trackwise.
In Manupelli’s wonderfully cracked feature, which had fallen almost entirely into oblivion when Anthology was able to revive and preserve it in 2008, Dr. Chicago (played by venerable composer Alvin Lucier) is a sex-change surgeon on the run from the law, forever on his way to Sweden and always out to make a buck. Along for the ride are his faithful companions Sheila Marie (the delightfully zonked-out Mary Ashley) and Steve (brilliantly, and silently, portrayed by the great dancer Steve Paxton, a founding member of Judson Dance Theater). By far one of the most enjoyable feature films to come out of the 1960s underground era.

Wednesday November 7. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Emily Alpren, Brendan Drake. white road Dance Media, and Hadar Ahuvia.
Moderated by Cristiane Bouger *
*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Wednesday November 7. Mårten Spångberg, and the Judson Imprint in Europe: Performance and Discussion.
7-10pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
ALL TICKETS Now $12 (New Museum Member Price)

Co-presented with Goethe-Institut New York with support from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
7pm Performance by Mårten Spångberg
In Powered by Emotion MÃ¥rten SpÃ¥ngberg reconstructs the Goldberg Variations, the fantastic dance improvisations by the American dance legend Steve Paxton, and several songs from the Buena Vista Social Club.Paxton himself said, SpÃ¥ngberg’s piece actually stands alone, more than being a reconstruction of anything particular. Can one reconstruct an improvisation? This question is not so interesting as the result of SpÃ¥ngberg’s ‘translation process’ itself.
Discussion to follow immediately after the performance: In the second part of the evening, moderated by Claude Wampler, Spångberg will be joined by artists including DD Dorvillier, and will address the following question: How does the imprint of Judson Dance Theater function within the contexts of European and American performance respectively?

Thursday-Friday November 8-9. Chez Bushwick Presents Movement Research Artists-in-Residence at CPR.
8pm. Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Avenue.

$12 tickets available in advance online; $15 tickets (cash only) at the door
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS
November 8:
Anna Azrieli, Laurie Berg and Walter Dundervill
November 9:
Maximilian Balduzzi, Rebecca Davis, Ben Spatz and Miriam Wolf

Sunday November 11. Workshop with Simone Forti.
1-5pm. Douglas Dunn Studio.
$50 Click Here to Register Online
Body Mind World, Movement & Language Improvisation
Sometimes our words don’t have access to what we know in our bones, while our dancing doesn’t have access to what’s on our minds. In this workshop we will explore the synergy between movement and language to engage with subject matter that interests us. The class will include warm-ups to awaken our kinetic juices, and focused stream of consciousness writing to put us in touch with our wild thoughts and observations. We will divide our class time between purely improvising with movement, talking together about whatever has been on our minds, and improvising combining moving and speaking.

Classes this week with: Levi Gonzalez, Janet Panetta, Barbara Mahler, Jennifer Nugent, Irene Dowd, Rebecca Brooks, Karl Anderson, Jen Rosenblit, Shakti Smith, Rebecca Bone, Jesse Johnson, Mark Messer, Brandin Steffensen.

Upcoming

Tuesday-Wednesday November 20-21 . Workshop with Deborah Hay.
10am-1pm. Avenue C Studio.
$75 SOLD OUT! Email info@movementresearch.org with your name, phone number, and email address to join the waitlist.
What if our attention is not on what we do onstage but how we can be continuously enlarging our experience of dance as we dance?

The Week Ahead. May 29 – Jun 3, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… No class on Memorial Day. The office will be closed to the public on Monday as well. but then….

Movement Research Festival
Spring 2012

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May 29 – June 3, 2012
Curated by Eleanor Hullihan, Neal Medlyn, Marissa Perel, Enrico Wey

Location.
The Center at West Park (except where otherwise noted)
165 W. 86th St. (West Park Presbyterian Church, corner of Amsterdam Ave.)
1 train to 86th
B, C trains to 86th
Tickets.
$5, except where otherwise noted or
$8 DAY PASS available for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday gets you into all the day’s events, excluding workshops.

Tuesday May 29th.

Notebook Exhibition and Opening Reception
6:00 pm FREE

A diverse collection of notebooks, pages, epistles from the processes and reflections of choreographers, dancers and performers across a spectrum of approaches and forms. Join us for drinks and a viewing of the installation.

Performance Event
8:00PM $5
Featuring Miguel Gutierrez, Katy Pyle, and Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments

Wednesday May 30th.

Body Language Reading and Performance
7:00pm $5
Featuring Andrew Blackley, C.A. Conrad, H.R. Hegnauer, Yvonne Meier, Eileen Myles, Kristen Prevallet. Hosted by Jamie Townsend

Performance Event: stillness-action-sweat-effort
10:00pm $5
Featuring Aretha Aoki, devynn emory, Niall Jones, Jennifer Monson

Thursday May 31st.

Real. Good. Music. A concert. In the sanctuary.
7:00pm $5
Featuring Chris Forsyth, Tatsuya Nakatani, Mike Pride & Mick Barr, Jesske Hume & Ryan Ferreira

Mixed Tape
Curated by Niv Acosta
10:00PM $5
Six performers hijack, change, distort or magnify a performance with “that ubiquitous deus ex machina, the ironically intended pop song.” (BS)
Friday June 1st.

Let’s Talk About Sex
6:00pm $5
Moderated by Jillian Peña, Dean of the School of Sex Research at Movement Research and Erin Markey, Diana Cage, Aimee Herman, John Jasperse, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Antonio Ramos, Lucy Sexton

Performance Event
8:00pm $5
Featuring Anna Azrieli, Neal Beasley, Justin Cabrillos, Carmine Covelli, Jesske Hume

Saturday June 2nd.

Central Park Sensory Walk
Led by Jennifer Monson
11am-1pm FREE
Meet at the entrance on W. 81 St. & Central Park West

Child Support!
Hosted by Anna Sperber
Central Park, 2PM – 4PM.
Meet at the entrance on W. 81 St. & Central Park West
FREE
A kid friendly hang-out pot-luck picnic. An opportunity for play between parents and non-parents alike! Bring snacks, games, blankets as well as questions and experiences of parenting in New York City. A space for dialogue and sharing resources.
WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY DANCE & WHERE IS IT GOING?
Hosted by The BUREAU FOR THE FUTURE OF CHOREOGRAPHY

3PM- 6PM FREE
Participate! Taking inspiration from the first director of MoMA, Alfred Barr’s infamous Flowchart of Modernism and various responses to his gesture, what might a flowchart for the past fifty years of experimental dance look like?

Performance Event: Tarek Halaby, Dynasty Handbag, and Adrienne Truscott
8:00PM $5

Sunday June 3rd.

Ridin Dirty Wrap Up Party
Meet at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park, 12PM.
FREE
Grab your gears, join the MR Rough Riders Rebecca Wender, Barbara Bryan, and Ian Douglas, and pedal down to Jacob Riis beach for the PUSH IT Wrap Up Party. Transportation and location information will be available on the website for non-riders. BYO helmet, for real, and Bon Voyage.
For a more detailed Schedule please visit PUSH IT. REAL. GOOD.

Also this week…

Wednesday May 30. Open Performance.
8PM. A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.
Featuring works by Jordan Gehley, Rachel Wynne / expan dance, Jamie Chandler, Rachel I. Berman
Moderated by Mariana Valencia

Classes this Week with: Miguel Gutierrez, Emily Faulkner, Nia Love, Barbara Mahler, Karl Anderson, Jen Abrams
Upcoming:
MELT Summer 2012
July 9 – August 10
MON – FRI 10am – 6pm Daily
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, RoseAnneSpradlin, David Thomson.
Register HERE!

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 5.7.2012

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 5.7.2012

Featuring works by HeJin Jang, James Morrow, Anna Azrieli**, Anna Mendelssohn***

** 2010 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
*** in collaboration with Austrian Cultural Forum New York

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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

The Week Ahead: October 17-23, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… Studies Project and class changes.

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 17. 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.

Wednesday October 19. NO Open Performance.
Open Performance will resume in weeks on Wednesday October 26, featuring work by Janice Lancaster, Stephanie Fungsang, and Ben Spatz**

**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.
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.

The Application for Movement Research at the Judson Church Spring 2012 season has been extended to October 28, 2011 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 6pm on the aforementioned date.

Workshop with Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik
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 Fall Festival 2011: The 20th Year Celebration
DEVOTION/SUSTAINABILITY/RIGOR
November 28-December 4, 2011
Curated by Sandra Loring and K.J. Holmes.
The festival will include workshops with Leigh Evans, Miguel Gutierrez, JH, and Raina von Waldenburg, as well as open improvisation jams. A STUDIES PROJECT will investigate the nature of Devotion, Sustainability, and Rigor through dance-making, performance, the heart of the artist, and their working process. Performances will take place Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the festival.

The Week Ahead. October 3-9, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… Movement Research at the Judson Church, Studies Project, Open Performance, Classes and Workshops.

Monday October 2. Movement Research at the Judson Church
8 PM. 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring work by Milka Djordjevich, Affari Esteri/Edmond Russo-Shlomi Tuizer, Anne Zuerner

Wednesday October 5. Open Performance
8 PM. ART/NY South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Featuring work by Cleo, Double-Edge Dance , Sydney Schiff, Jeramy Zimmerman
Moderated by Anna Azrieli, 2010 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Wednesday October 5. STUDIES PROJECT: Public Criticism
Movement Research in partnership with the Not Festival
7 PM. Greenspan Center, 39 Ainslie Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
FREE

The importance of Social Media for the transformation of Criticism: How the internet has shifted the cultural authority of traditional critical opinion. This event is part of the Not Festival: On horns, hair, hens, haze and other (Orgi)anics things, Organized by Luis Lara Malvacías. Click  here for info

Thursday October 6. STUDIES PROJECT: Conversation on Dance and Consciousness
6pm. Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway, Studio 4
FREE

Conceived of and Moderated by Vanessa Justice
A conversation among choreographers, philosophers and performers on the nature of consciousness and how dance as an artistic practice acts as experiential research into this fundamentally human yet indeterminate and far-ranging territory. In addition to gathering different perspectives on the subject, some questions will be considered: How does dance affect current philosophical thinking on consciousness? How do choreographers and performers engage with theory on the subject? How have personal experiences and artistic practices contributed to private and collective understanding and development of consciousness? How can these experiences enter into broader discourse on the subject? Participants in this conversation include Alva Noë (philosopher and author of Out of Our Heads), Michelle Boulé (dance artist), Miguel Gutierrez (choreographer), RoseAnne Spradlin (choreographer), and others. Thanks to Gina Gibney Dance Center for the donation of space.
click here for info.

Classes this Week.
Join us for classes with faculty: Barbara Mahler, Irene Dowd, Gabriel Forestieri, K.J. Holmes, Shelley Senter, Stacy Spence, Gwen Welliver.

Upcoming.

Workshop with Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik
SUNDAYS Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 19
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.
Register HERE.

Workshop with Jonathan Burrows
MONDAY October 31 – WEDNESDAY November 2
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.
Register HERE.

Workshop with Jane Gabriels
SATURDAY November 5
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.
Register HERE.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, June 20, 2011.

 

if you look up

Choreographed by Anna Azrieli* in collaboration with Meghan Milam
Performed by Meghan Milam and Anna Azrieli with Jesse Hart, Katie Martin, Elyse Mlot, Kaitlin Hines, Marisa Clementi, Emily Skillings, Tiana Hemlock, Tobin Hack, Ana Romero, and Gillian Walsh.

Anna Azrieli is a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2010. She has shown her work at Danspace Project, Dixon Place, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Catch, AUNTS, and Ulla’s House. She has made collaborative work with Pascale Wettstein, Abby Crain, and Samuael Topiary. Anna is a founding member of Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. She has performed with luciana achugar, Donna Uchizono, Sam Kim, Freefall, Fred Darsow, and Wendy Perron, among others. She is grateful to Meghan for her many contributions to this process. She is deeply thankful to her partner and frequent collaborator Marin Sander-Holzman for his manifold support.






The Calculated Risk Project

Choreographed
by David Albert-Toth and Emily Gualtieri
Performed by Jody Hegel & Anna Smutny
The Calculated Risk Project fervently explores interdependence through a series of vignettes that are waveringly playful, daring, and intimate. Fueled by a non-linear narrative, two individuals race and strategize – at times against each other, and at other times together – defining themselves and their relationship in the process. They egg each other on, push each other down and help each other back up. The space is their arena, their playground, their sanctuary, their sandbox.

David Albert-Toth and Emily Gualtieri began collaborating in 2006. They have since presented their work in Montreal, Toronto, Guelph, and throughout Quebec. The duo ambitiously pursues a high level of physicality that juxtaposes tenderness and threat. The Calculated Risk Project fervently explores interdependence through a series of vignettes that are waveringly playful, daring, and intimate. Fueled by a non-linear narrative, two individuals race and strategize — at times against each other, and at other times together — defining themselves and their relationship in the process. They egg each other on, push each other down and help each other back up. The space is their arena, their playground, their sanctuary, their sandbox.
A big thank you to Jody and Anna. We wish to acknowledge the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and of the Department of Contemporary Dance, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.







Studies for Arena

Choreographed by Walter Dundervill*
Performed by Benjamin Asriel, Walter Dundervill, and Athena Malloy
Studies for Arena is a rough sketch of movement ideas and images drawn from a handful of rehearsals. This is the beginning stage of something being formed for the future.

Walter Dundervill is a 2010 Artist in Residence at Movement Research.







Wait! She Waits

Created by Heidi Carlsen
Performed by Heidi Carlsen, Annie Lok, Ming Pan, Rafael Rigotto, James Smith, Cat Tyc
Thank you to Drew Pisarra, Alison Russo, HERE, Cora Dance

“Performatively and personally I am curious about the border between the surreal and pedestrian worlds.” This curiosity, most recently, brought Heidi Carlsen to Poland on a Fulbright Scholarship. There, she conducted research and directed + — INFINITY, a dance/theater work performed in an old tram warehouse. Recent New York performing/creating credits include: Now Repeat Steinese (Under St. Marks), I KNOW in collaboration with Miranda k Hardy (Ontological-Hysteric Theater) and Wait! She Waits (HERE Arts Center). Carlsen has presented work at NYTW, REDCAT, Highways Performance Space, The New School, Metro Gallery, the World Financial Center and others. She has trained with many artists including: former members of Jerzy Grotowski’s Theatre Laboratorium, Piesn Kosla (Song of the Goat), Dah Theatre, Ruth Zaporah, Linda K Johnson and Mary Oslund. She is currently training to become a Feldenkrais practitioner. Carlsen graduated with an MFA from CalArts.




*Movement Research Artists In Residence 2010

The Week Ahead. June 20-26, 2011.

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The Week Ahead. April 11-April 17, 2011.

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Audience Membership Experience Questionnaire

Last week I saw a questionnaire about the senses by Chrysa Parkinson. I was inspired. At first to do it, but haven’t gotten around to it, then to make a list, then to write my own questionnaire based on questions I had asked (and filmed) at my high school reunion last summer.
I learned quite a bit in my classes at high school but not so much about the social experience there. When I go to see performance I learn quite a bit from the performance but have so many questions about the social experience of being in the audience. So here they are.

What is your subjective experience of being an audience member at a show in your field usually like? What is the social life of before, during intermission, and after the show like for you?

What are your fears, in an audience with people you know, of how they would characterize you and your presence there?

Is your audience membership experience, in your field, different when you don’t know people in the audience? If it is not your field, how does your experience as an audience member change?

How would you, objectively, characterize yourself in the audience?

List all the reasons you go see performance, as it relates to your audience membership.

List emotions you experience when you see someone in the audience that you know but may or may not know you.

What criteria do you use to decide to talk to or say hello to this kind of person?

What emotions do you go through if this kind of person does not acknowledge you in some way? If they do? If they do, but not to your desired degree?

If someone comes up to you while you are an audience member, that you don’t know or only know vaguely, how do you decide what level of interest you show to this kind of person? How do you decide when its time for you to move on from an interaction of this kind?

After you leave the audience completely, how do you process the totality of your audience encounters at the event?

What patterns do you notice around your thoughts, emotions, and actions when you consider yourself as an audience member socializing with other audience members?

-Anna Azrieli, Movement Research 2010 Artist in Residence

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