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Movement Research Studies Project Podcast Published: Symposium on Masculinity and Embodied Practice.

Excerpts and documentation of Making Men, a series of videos and installations presented by Susan Mar Landau as part of the Movement Research Studies Project: Symposium on Masculinity and Embodied Practice

http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/Susan_MarLandau_-_Making_Men_FINAL.mp3


Moderated by Ben Spatz
July 29, 2010
Medicine Show Theatre

The symposium included several paper presentations, speakers, and performances. Excerpts and documentation of Making Men, a series of videos and installations was presented by Susan Mar Landau.

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.

To view program from the symposium visit:

http://www.urbanresearchtheater.com/pdf/m&ep_pgm.pdf

Scholar’s Corner: YOGA BODY

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Today’s book is Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice by Mark Singleton (Oxford University Press, 2010). This is one of the first scholarly works on yoga in its modern “postural” form, as distinct from studies of Hindu religions and yoga more broadly conceived. In coining the phrase “modern postural yoga,” Singleton points to the current focus on asanas that dominates discussions of yoga in the United States. He traces the development of this focus to the early twentieth century and shows how the what is now called “yoga” may owe as much to modern European physical culture as it does to ancient Indian religious practice.

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Scholar’s Corner: POLITICS OF PIETY

As a doctoral student at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, I am currently preparing to take the long-awaited “Second Examination” in August. This consists of a rigorous set of written and oral exams on three scholarly fields that I myself have defined. In this way it is unlike the much broader “First Examination,” which covered all of theatre history and theory in the widest possible scope.

My three fields are as follows:

1) “Approaches to Embodied Practice” (30 books)

2) “Actor Training in the U.S. since 1930” (25 books)

3) “Affect, Politics, and Performance” (25 books)

With the idea that these topics could be of interest to the Movement Research community, I will be posting brief discussions of some of my favorite books here throughout the month of July. Each of the books I will address was published in the past ten years, and each is excellent overall. They are all scholarly works, although some are more accessible in tone and language than others. I hope that these blog entries will point theory-minded practitioners towards some new ideas in emerging scholarship — and perhaps tempt some scholars to the website of Movement Research.

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The Week Ahead. April 4-April 10, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research…

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The Week Ahead. March 7-March 13, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research…

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Monday March 7. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. 55 Washington Square South.
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Video Clips from Movement Research at The Judson Church 2.21.2011

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, February  21, 2011. Featuring work by Marýa Wethers, Shannon Gillen, Ben Spatz*, Justine Lynch

* Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2010

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The Week Ahead. February 21-27, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research…

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The Week Ahead. November 8-14, 2010.

This week at Movement Research: Movement Research at the Judson Church, Open Performance, classes and more! Also, Fall Festival is approaching! See info below.

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The Week Ahead. July 26-August 1, 2010

Vanessa Anspaugh, Photo by Ian Douglas

Vanessa Anspaugh, Photo by Ian Douglas

This Week at Movement Research…Studies Project, classes, schedule changes, performances, and more!

Thursday, July 29. Studies Project.
10 am. Medicine Show Theater, 549 West 52nd St., 3rd Floor.
Symposium on Masculinity and Embodied Practice
Hosted by Urban Research Theater*, in association with the Movement Research Studies Project Series.
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Genesis Project Artist Interview #4: Fergus Byrne

The following interview took place on August 21st, 2009, between Fergus Byrne (2009 Genesis Project Artist-in-Residence) and Arturo Vidich and Aki Sasamoto (Culture Push co-directors). We conducted the interview via Skype chat, which we found to be an interesting medium, somewhere between a recording and email correspondence. We sat at the same table.

Fergus ByrneAki Sasamoto: What are you working on right now in the residency?

Fergus Byrne: I’m working on various collaborative projects with Saul [Melman] and Meghan [Flanigan]. They can be related to work I have been doing recently back in Ireland. Embroidery with Saul. Dance work and drawing with Meghan.

Arturo Vidich: How has the work you came with to this residency been influenced or added to by the other artists? I’m thinking in particular about the skipping. What strikes me is that you decided not to skip after the first 2 weeks of the residency because it was a hold-over from the work you were doing before you came to Philly. How does, or does it play in to what you’re doing now with drawing, in the last few days?
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