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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 4.1.2013

Featuring works by Michael Freeman, Tumi Johnson, Stuart Meyers, and Catherine Galasso.

How Beautiful, these strange ways
A work-in progress (excerpts) from the Dance-Theater-Musical: The Secret to Being Young Again
Text and rap written by Michael Freeman
Movement by Michael Freeman
Original music by DJ Moskva
Song: “Send Me An Angel” by Real Life
Hera: Stacy Lynn Smith
Nurse Nose/Condom Angel: Sharon Cacciabaudo
Homeless: Denise Turkan
Rapper: Sheldon Verneil
How Beautiful, these strange ways is a new approach to musical theater that incorporates both traditional and experimental movement with body voice to create a “state” to support the text narrative.

Michael Freeman is a theater artist and writer. He is the recipient of the Richard Porter Leach Fellowship for the Arts and the Nicholas Pekearo Endowed Scholarship for Creative Writing. His work has been supported by NYFA, The Dramatists Guild of America, PEN Writers Fund, and the Authors League Fund. His first choreography/grant was in the Young Dancers in Bryant Park Series. His choreography has been shown at the Hot Festival, FUSE HERE Arts Center, HOWL Festival, Mulberry Street Theater New Steps Series, Dance Conversations at the Flea, 24 hour durational performance festival in Toronto, Toronto Festival of Clowns, the Duplex, the PIT, and many others. He has also directed for puppeteer Ralph Lee and musician Robert Jackson’s performing companies.

Irrevocable
Choreographed and performed by Tumi Johnson
Original poetry by Tumi Johnson
Music by David Bowie and Queen

Tumi Johnson was raised in Ibadan, Nigeria and Nashville, Tennessee. A former Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Tumi has since had the opportunity to work and dance with choreographers including Liz Lerman, Alexandra Beller, Fiona Alderman, Deborah Silver, and Shani Aduculesi. In the fall of 2011, Tumi moved to Paris and spent 6 months in France working on refining her ‘poem dances’: solo dance creations that are crafted from original poetry. Tumi currently lives in Brooklyn and works both as a professional dancer as well as a holistic physician. www.tumijohnson.com

On The Rocks
Creator and performer: Stuart Meyers
Music: Johto 3, Pan Sonic; Took the Night, Chelley; If I Could Incarnate This Feeling, Pan Sonic, and Keiji Haino
A full length presentation will be shown in Philadelphia as a part of Hybridge Arts Collective’s Blueprint Breakout Series at the end of June.

Stuart Meyers is a multi-disciplinary artist bridging the gaps between dance, theatre, and the visual arts. Currently based in Philadelphia, he is a recent graduate of Boston University’s School of Theatre where he earned his BFA. Studying in France, Italy, and at Connecticut College during undergrad, Stuart began to craft his provocative dance theatre pieces. This past summer, Stuart had the pleasure of apprenticing visionary theatre director Robert Wilson at The Watermill Center. Most recently, Stuart performed in Christopher William’s dance-opera Wolf-In-Skins. This showing of On The Rocks is a glimpse of a new full-length piece that will premiere in Philadelphia at the end of June as part of Hybridge Arts Collective’s Blueprint Breakout Series.

Fall of the Rebel Angels, Study 4B
Created by Catherine Galasso in collaboration with performers Edith Freyer, Alex Romania, Austin Selden, Saori Tsukada, and Buck Wanner
Sound design by Adam Bach
Fall of the Rebel Angels is supported by Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, and Dance New Amsterdam.

Catherine Galasso’s cross-disciplinary dance works have been performed at places like the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Joyce SoHo, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, Harvard University’s Carpenter Center, the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Bibliotheque National de France (Paris), and SkenaUP International Theater Festival (Kosovo). Catherine has been an Artist in Residence with the LMCC, Headlands Center for the Arts, the Watermill Center, and ODC Theater (2008-12), and her most recent work, Bring On The Lumière!, about cinema pioneers the Lumière Brothers, was nominated for a San Francisco “Izzie.” Born in NY and raised in Italy, Catherine received a BA in Film from Cornell University and is currently the Marketing/Media Associate at Movement Research. Fall of the Rebel Angels is a multi-platform collaboration with filmmaker/visual artist Brent Green that will premiere in 2015. www.fallofrebelangels.wordpress.com

The Week Ahead. April 1-7.

This Week at Movement Research… Check out our upcoming workshop with Larissa Velez-Jackson! Register now for the full workshop or drop-in any day!

Monday April 1 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: Michael Freeman, Catherine Galasso, Tumi Johnson, Stuart Meyers

Wednesday April 3. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Alicia Christof-Walshe, Ana Patricia Farfan, Priscilla Marrero, Stephanie Skier
Moderated by Saul Ulerio*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming Workshops and Studies Projects.

April 12-20. Workshop with Larissa Velez-Jackson.
April 12 FRI 2:30-5:30pm
April 13 SAT 4:30-7:30pm
April 19 FRI 2:30-5:30pm
April 20 SAT 4:30-7:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$70 Full Workshop, $18 Drop-In

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What is My Work? A workshop based on the format of a peer panel review
Facilitated by Larissa Velez-Jackson
Much value is placed on the idea of artwork that is at the cutting edge, with the words “pushing boundaries” emphasized in grants, applications and curating language. This conversation examines what might be meant by “pushing boundaries”? How important is it in the creative process and its outcome? Is the point of view of the artist different from the one of the audience when determining something as “pushing boundaries”? What assumptions or cultural contexts are assumed to establish these boundaries? Are there other ways to value contemporary work?

Wednesday April 17. Studies Project: “Pushing Boundaries.”
6:15pm
Gibney Dance Center
Conceived by Ori Flomin
With panelists Arthur Aviles, Jennifer Wright Cook, Colleen Thomas, Larissa Velez-Jackson and more
Moderated by Moira Brennan
FREE

Much value is placed on the idea of artwork that is at the cutting edge, with the words “pushing boundaries” emphasized in grants, applications and curating language. This conversation examines what might be meant by “pushing boundaries”? How important is it in the creative process and its outcome? Is the point of view of the artist different from the one of the audience when determining something as “pushing boundaries”? What assumptions or cultural contexts are assumed to establish these boundaries? Are there other ways to value contemporary work?

Classes this week with…

Jon Kinzel. Technique / EXERCISES IN COMPOSITION.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

This class is designed to access multiple threads at once such as greater range of motion and articulation, isolated and momentum-driven movement forms, rhythmic and kinesthetic intelligence, sense of scale, ascent and descent, injury prevention, alignment, personal and musical expression, and dancing that supports a balanced square orientation over a vertical axis while traversing through space, and shifting off center, in a mode that reflects a play between athleticism, performance, and a particular disposition.

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

Class will be taught by Kayvon Pourazar on April 16 & 18. This class will focus on alignment, weight, clarity of momentum, and breath. Using influences from Chi Gong, Alexander, yoga, modern and postmodern constructs to release the joints, connect to the floor, lengthen the spine, activate the senses and warm the body. We continue the exploration in the second half through a combination of improvisation, phrase material and other choreographic structures to expand the experience of dancing.

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

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
Tuesday, 6:15pm-7:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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

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

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

K.J. Holmes. The Athletics of Intimacy, Improvisations.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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