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The Week Ahead. September 30th – October 6th… And More!

This Week at Movement Research… Applications are Due September 30th for Movement Research at Judson Church, click here for more information!

Monday September 30. 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: Ephrat Asherie, Diana Crum, Stanley Love* Performance Group, Elizabeth Ward

*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Studies Project. Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice.
Moderated by Cassie Peterson and featuring panelists Vanessa Anspaugh, Susan Mar Landau, Katherine Profeta, David Thomson and Talvin Wilks.

October 1 Tuesday 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway.
FREE
RSVP here
Join us for the first Studies Project of the season at Gibney Dance Center at 6:00pm. Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice will bring together dramaturgs, choreographers and dancers to engage in an in-depth conversation on the experience, effect and possible implications of the presence of the dramaturg in the choreographic process.

Move to Heal with Jaime Ortega.
October 5 & 12 Saturday 12:00pm-1:00 pm.
First Street Green.
FREE
This class is for those struggling with health issues of their own or that of a loved one. We use movement and somatic practices to support healing processes. Sourcing from both western and eastern traditions, we will play with movement, breath, sound and imagery to encourage self-empowerment as it relates to our health and well-being.

Sunday Process Lab with Anna Sperber.
Sunday October 6 5:00pm-8:00pm.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
$5
Beginning with a practice of solo improvisations, of seeing and allowing ourselves to be seen; letting the internal logic of the body come to the forefront; dancing for and with each other as a method towards the development of an intimate understanding of each other’s physicality and imaginative identity, while asking how the material interfaces with the space as a compositional container. how do we respond to it? how do we fill it? We will make material and then make decisions that react to what has surfaced. We will repeat a focused cycle of action and reaction, watching for an identity to emerge.

Upcoming Workshop.

Authentic Movement with David Hurwith.
October 8-10 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  7-9pm. 
October 12 Saturday 12-4pm.
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway.
$75 Full workshop, $40 Saturday, $14 per class (Tue-Wed-Thu).
Authentic Movement
A witness and a mover agree to enter a mystery. The mover, with eyes closed, self-directed, explores impulses in the present moment. The witness with eyes open watches the movement and holds the intention to support the mover’s experience. Personal imagery, sensation, emotion and the ineffable emerge to consciousness with movement as the source. Authentic Movement provides a powerful context to discover meaning or non-meaning from experience and to retrieve seminal material for the artist. After moving and witnessing, a process of speaking, moving, drawing or writing recalls the experiences. The ritual has the intention of maintaining the internal efficacy of what just happened.
REGISTER NOW.

Classes this week with…

Joanna Kotze. Morning Class.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Edens Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Beauty, awkwardness, form, strength, weakness. Intended to be both laboratory and class, the sessions will be time for us to delve into the design of the body and its potential within a given moment. Through stretch and placement, technique studies, movement phrases and open practices, habits will be discovered, challenged, and seen through a new lens. A concentration on the forces through the legs will lead to finding more range in separate body parts and ways to use weight into the floor. My hope is for you to feel present and challenged and to leave class with a few answers and more questions.

Vicky Shick. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Class will begin with systematically readying an alert body and mind for full-out and detailed dancing which we will do in the second part of class. The goal is to help each dancer increase awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility and focus. The warm up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and space for sensation and feedback from our bodies as we work collaboratively to arrive at dancing. Through the practice of doing phrase work with a wide range of physicality and co-ordinations, we hone our skills and apply our training. And with repetition and exploration we educate ourselves and deepen the understanding of the intelligence in our bodies.

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

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler – for movers of all kinds.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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

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

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

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique™ (Introductory level). 
Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

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!

HARDCORPS Spring Festival: Here’s what’s happening Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6!

For Full Festival Details, Visit: http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/festival/Katy Pyle, Photo by Alex Escalante

Katy Pyle, Photo by Alex Escalante

SATURDAY, JUNE 5

PERFORMANCE , TALK+ EXHIBITION:
Prosody and Commoning on Governor’s Island exhibition and performance by Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik

11AM: door opens Exhibition (on display all day): drawings and documentation concerning commoning and the Prosodic Body

1PM-3PM: Talks and Discussion with feminist activist, teacher, communalist historian Silvia Federici and the visionary socialist, writer, composer, bandleader, baritone saxophonist Fred Ho, moderated by Robert Kocik. Fred Ho: FUTURE’S END: COMMUNISM AND ECOLOGY, REVOLUTION IS THE ONLY SOLUTION AND IT MUST BE LUDDITE! In this talk Fred Ho will ask: what is revolutionary socialist ludditism? Why is it the only solution? Why is it matriarchal (matri-centric) and indigenous-centric and why must these features be the foundation for a truly effectively revolutionary movement? More on Sylvia Federici: (the nature of her talk will be announced in a subsequent email).

3PM-4PM: Performance of the Commons Choir (conceived and directed by Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik). This piece is called Re-English-a re-tuning, an atoning for the fact that our current economic, climate and security crises are consequents of the sonic and connotative qualities of the English language-by means of phonemes as cosmogony; sound sequences as specific biochemical signaling, a reparation narrative, poetry as protection, and full recovery of the lost optative mood. With Aretha Aoki, Margot Basset, Chung-chen Chang , Stephen Cooper, Levi Gonzalez, Hazuki Homma, Masumi Kishimota, Dora Koimtzi, Athena Kokoronis, Martin Lanz, Mina Nishimura, Peter Sciscioli, Kensaku Shinohara and Samita Sinha.

4PM-5PM: Screening of Collecting Collective Phase I: Filmic interpretations of commoning directed by Iki Nakagawa with contributions from Caterina Verde and Douglas Manson.

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

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