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The Week Ahead. October 1-7, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… Check out Movement Research in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives for two special screenings, celebrating Judson @ 50!

Monday October 1. “Bessies” Discussion.
7pm. Cathy Weis Studio, 537 Broadway, 3rd Floor.
FREE
Panelists include Lucy Sexton (Director, The “Bessies”), Andrew Dinwiddie (“Bessies” Selection Committee) and more!
Come talk about the recent changes in the NY Dance and Performance Awards, The “Bessies.” Hear about the awards process, its subcommittees and categories, and its goals and aspirations; offer your questions, suggestions, thoughts and concerns. All are welcome!

Tuesday October 2. Judson @ 50:
MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives
YVONNE RAINER’S ‘LIVES OF PERFORMERS
6:30pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members

Judson artists themselves were very involved in various mediums, including film. None more so than Yvonne Rainer, who went from choreographer to filmmaker to choreographer again. This screening features her seminal film of a performance of a rehearsal, LIVES OF PERFORMERS, bridging the gap between her extensive performance work and the film work that was soon to follow.

Yvonne Rainer
LIVES OF PERFORMERS
1972, 90min, 16mm, b&w.

Plus:
Yvonne Rainer
CONNECTICUT REHEARSAL (OF CONTINUOUS PROJECT – ALTERED DAILY)
1969, 40min, 16mm-to-video, b&w. Cinematographer: Michael Fajans.


Wednesday October 3. Open Performance.
8pm. ART/NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Caitlin Marz, Alexis del Sol, Stormy Budwig, and Catherine Siller.
Moderated by K.J. Holmes.*

Saturday October 6. MR @ FSG: Workshop with Mariangela Lopez.
12-2pm. First Street Green, 33 E 1st St.
FREE

This class is open to everyone interested in sharing movement experiences. We will practice listening to our instincts as movers and disregarding all preconceived ideas of how one “should” move in space. The participants will explore their own creative movement potential by releasing personal memories and perceptions of their own environment by utilizing the power of the group to build a collective experience. This class is about experiencing the joy for moving and dancing to become totally physical and present, yet connected to our internal states.

Sunday October 7. Judson @ 50:
MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives
JUDSON RECONSTRUCTED
3pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members

In 1982, Danspace Project and Bennington College collaborated on “The Judson Project,” a series of performances dedicated to reconstructing Judson-era works with 14 Judson choreographers, including Edward Bhartonn, Remy Charlip, Lucinda Childs, Philip Corner, Brian De Palma, Judith Dunn, Simone Forti, Deborah Hay, Aileen Passloff, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Elaine Summers, and James Waring. The Bennington College Judson Project also filmed interviews with many of the artists that were central to Judson Dance Theater. Danspace Project and Movement Research present a selection of these rarely-seen reconstructions and interviews in a special afternoon screening.

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes this Week with: Asli Bulbul, Janet Panetta, Barbara Mahler, Irene Dowd, Vicky Shick, Clare Maxwell, Karl Anderson, K.J. Holmes, Mariangela Lopez and Bradley Teal Ellis.

Upcoming.

Saturday October 13. Workshop with Daria Faïn.
12-2pm. First Street Green, 33 E 1st St.
FREE

According to Chinese Energetics, in October we are transitioning between the Earth and the Metal energy. The Earth corresponds to the Digestive System (stomach/pancreas/spleen), and the Metal to the Lungs/Large Intestine. It is about the energy coming back into the Earth and the ability to transform by letting go of what we don’t need internally and externally. The session will include a warm up, and series of intuitive movement meditations to activate these energies taping into our immediate environment with our sensory apparatus and our experiential field.

Tuesday October 16. Judson @ 50:
MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives
JUDSON: SECOND GENERATION AND BEYOND
6:45pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members

Judson had an impact much larger than its three year existence would suggest. Many artists were deeply influenced by the ground broken by JDT, either directly or indirectly. This screening looks at work that bears the imprint of Judson but moves beyond the boundaries of that seminal period.

Richard Rutkowski
THE SPACE IN BACK OF YOU
2011, 65 min, digital video.
This highly visual and visceral documentary investigates the creative life of Suzushi Hanayagi, a powerful, innovative, even radical Japanese dancer and choreographer. For over 20 years she was a close collaborator with and major influence on theater legend Robert Wilson, who referred to her simply as “my teacher”. When Wilson discovers Hanayagi living in an old-age home and suffering from Alzheimer’s, Wilson resolves to work with her once again. Poignant witness to the transition of a life from vibrancy to legacy, this film becomes the final collaboration between a great teacher and her most renowned student.
Plus: additional surprises!

Monday-Friday October 28-November 2.
Workshop with Azusa Seyama Prioville.
10-12pm. Gibney Dance Center, Studio 6.
$75
Register Online: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops

Creating Character Through Movement
By raising awareness of the physical possibilities in the body this workshop will encourage finding richer and more meaningful personal movement. Employing various processes used in dance theater practices we will search for where movement starts and push the limits of where it can go.

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