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Movement Research at the Judson Church – January 12, 2015

 Featuring works by Joanna Kotze, Neil Greenberg, Jen McGinn, Burr Johnson, and Yasuko Yokoshi



Choreography: Joanna Kotze in collaboration with the performers
Performers: Jonathan Allen, Zachary Fabri, Joanna Kotze, Andria Morales, Stuart Singer, Netta Yerushalmy
Visual design: Jonathan Allen, Zachary Fabri, Asuka Goto
Composer/Sound designer: Ryan Seaton

FIND YOURSELF HERE, a collaboration between three dancers and three visual artists, is being presented by American Dance Institute (ADI) in April and will have its New York premiere in September.

FIND YOURSELF HERE is made possible in part by a 2014 Jerome Foundation general grant during the foundation’s 50th Anniversary year. FIND YOURSELF HERE is also made possible in part by a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts BUILD grant, a 2014 LMCC Process Space artist residency (, and by The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund. Various stages of investigative movement research and showings of three trios that form the informational foundation of FIND YOURSELF HERE were supported by residencies at the Bogliasco Foundation, Djerassi and Baryshnikov Arts Center (with additional support from the Martha Duffy Award), a Yellow House Educational Stipend, and in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). This work also continues to be supported my many individual contributions.


this solo
Choreographed and performed by: Neil Greenberg
Music by: Steve Roden
Costume by: James Kidd Studio

this solo was made as preliminary research toward the evening-length quartet This, which premiered at New York Live Arts in December.

Thanks to Andrew Dinwiddie, Caleb Hammons and Jeff Larson, curators of Catch, the multidisciplinary performance series in which a draft of “this solo” was first performed.


The Malady at Sea: 15 poses for 15 minutes
Choreography: Jen McGinn
Performance: Kristen Bernier, Ana Fiore, Emma Geisdorf, Megan Kendzior, Cassidy Samelian
Music: ISTD Cecchetti Ballet Syllabus Exercises

This work was created, in part, with a space grant from BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


material for a sextet
Choreographed and performed by Burr Johnson


ZERO ONE (in development)
Creation: Yasuko Yokoshi
Choreography: Yasuko Yokoshi with Manami Fukuoka, Sawami Fukuoka
Performance: Manami Fukuoka, Sawami Fukuoka
Technical Direction: Ichiro Awazu and So Ozaki
Lighting Design: Masakazu Ito (RYU)
Costume Design: Akiko Iwasaki
Production Management: MAPP International Productions (USA) and Yoko Kawasaki (Japan)


Week Ahead Jan.11-17

This Week at Movement Research…


Morning Class with Juliette Mapp
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm

Qi Gong with Melanie Maar
Monday, Friday 10am-12pm

Ballet for Contemporary Dancers with Janet Panetta
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-2pm

Klein Technique with Barbara Mahler
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

COREMOTION with Daria Faïn
Tuesday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 4-6pm

Morning Class with Hristoula Harakas
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with The Swan Pilates
Tuesday 2-3:15pm

Alexander Technique with Clare Maxwell
Wednesday 2-4pm

Contact Improvisation with Charles Mosey
Wednesday 6-8:30pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with K.J. Holmes
Thursday 6-8pm

Athletics of Intimacy with K.J. Holmes
Saturday 11am-1pm

To Whom It May Concern with Claudia La Rocco
January 19 & 23

MELT Week 2: Jennifer Nugent, DD Dorvillier, Ishmael Houston-Jones


January 12 8PM
MR at Judson Church
Neil Greenberg, Burr Johnson, Joanna Kotze**, Jen McGinn*, Yasuko Yokoshi
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South 

January 13 7PM
Open Performance
Moderated by Stanley Love**
Kelly Bond & Melissa Krodman, Lindsay L Benedict, Brittany Elizabeth Sylwestra
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 1.7.2013

Featuring works by Mariana Valencia, Kelsey Berry, Emily Wexler and Burr Johnson.

Guadalupe Zulema Victoria Susana
Choreographer: Mariana Valencia
Performed by: Lydia Adler Okrent, Lauren Bakst, Tess Dworman, Mariana Valencia
Music: Julia Read
Costumes: Mariana Valencia

Mariana Valencia makes dances, installations, fashion, and is editor of her quarterly Rhinoceros Event. She lives in Brooklyn where she enjoys making art with her friends. So far, this is Mariana’s fattest dance where she includes four dancers and a musician. She has made this work through an adjustable dance syllabus created to format, deconstruct, obscure, mash and isolate imagery and sentiments that four bodies can expose. Thank you all for seeing it. Love to Lydia, Lauren, Tess, Julia for our friendship that keeps you trusting me. To my password, Jen.

Choreographer/director: Kelsey Berry
Performers: Catherine DeAngelis, Hanaah Frechette,  Kathryn Hibbard, Adam Hyndman, Julia Jurgilewicz, Sally Kreimendahl, Chloe Markewich, Chelsea Rodriguez, Sydney Schiff, Ana Sollitto, Megan Thornburg, Thinh Vu
Music: Fjogur Piano by Sigur Ros, Pendulum Music by Steve Reich, Sail by Awolnation performed by Ryan Knott
Costume: Kelsey Berry & Dancers

Kelsey Berryis a graduate of Princeton University with degrees in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Dance. She is often caught answering the question of “how does all of that fit together?” by reflecting on her experiments mixing the subjects – from aesthetic philosophy and bioethics to studying movement patterning and creating choreography informed by theories of freedom. Originally from Massachusetts, Kelsey trained with the Gold School and has since performed works by Susan Marshall, Rebecca Lazier, Ze’eva Cohen and Zvi Gotheiner. Kelsey worked as a resident young choreographer at the White Mountain Summer Dance Festival and has presented works at the Berlind and Intime theaters in Princeton. She currently dances with Summation Dance Company and is creating new work in Manhattan.

Ring of Fire
Choreographed by Emily Wexler
Performed by Courtney Cooke, Gillian Walsh, and Emily Wexler
Sound by Fever Ray
Special thanks to Bianca Grimshaw for to the sound and Nijinsky/Bausch for the moves.

Emily Wexler has worked as an artist based in Brooklyn since 2004. She has had the opportunity to create and perform alongside many incredible artists including Rebecca Brooks, Kim Brandt, Karinne Keithley Syers, and Yvonne Meier, among others. Her work has been seen in venues and settings throughout the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, she was honored with a Bessie nomination for her performance in Yvonne Meier’s Mad Heidi and also honored with the Department of Cultural Affair’s SPARC Program Grant in partnership with the Brooklyn Arts Council, to make a new work with the Senior Citizens of the Grace Agard Harewood Center. Currently she is teaching Dance History/Theory/Criticism at The University of the Arts.

The Map of the Known Universe Towards the End of Your Reign
Cast: Evvie Allison, Andrew Champlin, Maggie Cloud, Courtney Cook, Hannah Darrah, Tendayi Kuumba, Jeremy Neal, Brandon Washington
Music: Eric Prydz

Burr Johnsonis a dancer and choreographer living in Brooklyn. He holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Burr dances for numerous choreographers including John Jasperse, Helen Simoneau, Christopher Williams, and Shen Wei. He also performed in two reconstructions of Laura Dean’s dances: Tympani (1980/2008) and Infinity (1990/2009). His choreographic work has been presented through Movement Research at the Judson Church, Underexposed at Dixon Place, OneArmRed, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Location One Gallery, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, and Danspace Project. He is in the middle of a NYLA Studio Series residency and will show on 10-11 May  2013. In his spare moments away from dance, Burr is either gardening or feeding stray cats in Bushwick.

The Week Ahead. May 16-22, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research…


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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 4.19.2010

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, April 19, 2010.
Featuring works by Athena Malloy, Burr Johnson, and Paul Matteson.

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The Week Ahead. April 19-25, 2010

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


Monday April 19. Movement Research at the Judson Church .
8pm. Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring work by Burr Johnson, Paul Matteson, Athena Malloy

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