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Judson @ 50: ‘Judson: Second Generation and Beyond’

Check out Movement Research in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives for JUDSON: SECOND GENERATION AND BEYOND, a special screening celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Judson Dance Theater!

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

suzushi-hanayagi

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.

CHANNEL Z (live performance excerpt, P.S. 122, 1986)
1986, 20 min, video.
Channel Z (1982-1990) was a collaborative improvisation group that initially formed out of a series of dance sessions organized by Robin Feld for people who were teaching Contact Improvisation in New York City. Featuring: Paul Langland, Daniel Lepkoff, Diane Madden, Nina Martin, Randy Warshaw.

Steve Paxton
FALL AFTER NEWTON
1987, 23 min, video.
A sweeping look at 11 years of practice of Contact Improvisation by Nancy Stark Smith and Steve Paxton. The progression from its beginnings in 1972 through successive years of performances up to 1983 shows one strand of the development of this multifaceted duet dance form.

Plus: additional surprises!

The Week Ahead. October 15-21.

This Week at Movement Research… Join us for Open Performance and another special Judson @ 50 event in partnership with Anthology Film Archives – JUDSON: SECOND GENERATION AND BEYOND!

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.

CHANNEL Z (live performance excerpt, P.S. 122, 1986)
1986, 20 min, video
Channel Z (1982-1990) was a collaborative improvisation group that initially formed out of a series of dance sessions organized by Robin Feld for people who were teaching Contact Improvisation in New York City. Featuring: Paul Langland, Daniel Lepkoff, Diane Madden, Nina Martin, Randy Warshaw.

Steve Paxton
FALL AFTER NEWTON
1987, 23 min, video.
A sweeping look at 11 years of practice of Contact Improvisation by Nancy Stark Smith and Steve Paxton. The progression from its beginnings in 1972 through successive years of performances up to 1983 shows one strand of the development of this multifaceted duet dance form.

Wednesday October 17. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Molly Poerstel-Taylor, Andary Dance, and Lia Bonfilio.
Moderated by Strauss Bourque-Lafrance. **

Classes this Week with: Asli Bulbul, Barbara Mahler, David Thomson, Irene Dowd, Clare Maxwell, Karl Anderson, Jen Rosenblit, and Bradley Teal Ellis.

** 2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming.

Monday October 22. 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: Grace Courvousier, Gina Graham, Aaron Mattocks, and Gabriel Forestieri.

Sunday October 28. Judson @ 50:
MR in Residence at the New Museum

A Pluralistic View of the Judson Dance Theater Legacy:
Yvonne Rainer & Aileen Passloff with Wendy Perron
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
$6 New Museum members, $8 General Public

The divergences between the work of Yvonne Rainer and Aileen Passloff highlight the vastness of the imprint of Judson Dance Theater (1962-64; JDT) while dismantling the myth of a singular Judson aesthetic. Rainer, along with dance artists Steve Paxton, Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, David Gordon, and others, broke with the conventions of modern dance by exploring task dances and the Dadaist idea of radical juxtaposition. Passloff, along with Jimmy Waring, Fred Herko, Arlene Rothlein, and others, reveled in the full-out dancing and whimsy of modern dance. In this talk, moderated by Wendy Perron, Rainer and Passloff consider the legacy of Judson Dance Theater from the perspectives of their divergent practices.

Some questions that Rainer and Passloff will address: What were you saying “No” to, and what were you saying “Yes” to? In what ways did the ’60s affect Judson Dance Theater? How did others in the JDT collective influence your work? What artistic values do you feel JDT has handed down to later generations?

Monday-Friday October 29-November 2.
Workshop with Azusa Seyama Prioville.

2pm-4pm. Gibney Dance Center, Studio 6.
Full Workshop $75, Drop-in $18.50
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 where movement starts and push the limits of where it can go.

The Week Ahead: November 28-December 4, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research…
The Movement Research Festival Fall 2011:
DEVOTION/RIGOR/SUSTAINABILITY!

The 20th Year Celebration
Curated by Sondra Loring and K.J. Holmes
November 28- December 4 2011

workshops with Leigh Evans, Miguel Gutierrez, Raïna von Waldenburg, JH, K.J. Holmes… see below for registration info!

Performances/Events…

Monday November 28. DEVOTION.
8 PM. Danspace Project.
FREE
Leigh Evans
Raïna von Waldenburg

*please note that this event is happening in place of Movement Research at the Judson Church

Wednesday November 30. STUDIES PROJECT: When the Creation Changes Its Creator
7 PM. Jimmy’s No. 43.
FREE
Moderated by Sondra Loring and K.J. Holmes
Panelists include Julie Carr, Danielle Goldman, JH, Miguel Gutierrez, and Jodi Melnick.

Wednesday November 30. Open performance.
8 PM. A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.
Featuring work by Megan Bascom, Stacy Grossfield, Kristan Clifford, and Julieta Valera.
Moderated by Judith Sanchéz Ruíz.

**Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2010

Thursday December 1. DEVOTION/RIGOR/SUSTAINABILITY: Mixing it Up
Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones
8 PM. Danspace Project.
$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members

Margaret Paek
Lindsey Drury
Javier Baca

Friday December 2. RIGOR
8 PM. Danspace Project.
$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members

luciana achugar, Levi Gonzalez, Emily Roysdon and David Watson

Saturday December 3. SUSTAINABILITY
8 PM. Danspace Project.
$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members

JH
Pooh Kaye & Sally Silvers
Channel Z: Paul Langland, Daniel Lepkoff, Diane Madden, & Nina Martin

Tickets for all performances at Danspace Project can be purchased at www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/.

Fall Festival Workshops…
register  at http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/

Miguel Gutierrez: What is this Class
Monday November 28.
10 AM-1 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$30

JH: Three Days in Space
Thesday November 29 and Thursday December 1
10 AM-1 PM
Danspace Project
Saturday December 3
10 AM-1 PM
Gibney Dance Center, Studio 6
$90 for full 3-day workshop. $35 per drop-in.

Raïna von Waldenburg: I Am One Who
Tuesday November 29
12:30-2:30 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Friday December 2
10 AM-12 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$40 for full 2-day workshop. $25 per drop-in.

Leigh Evans: Anatomy of Presence
Wednesday November 30
10 AM-12:30 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$25

register  at http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/.

Classes this Week.
Please note that due to the Movement Research Festival there will be changes to regularly scheduled classes. Please check the website, http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/index.php for full details.

Join us for classes with faculty: Barbara Mahler, Margaret Paek, Irene Dowd, Daria Fain, and Karl Anderson

Schedule Change for December: Jimena Paz will be teaching for Judith Sanchéz Ruíz from December 5- December 16, and Jennifer Monson will be subbing class on December 19 and 21.

Upcoming…

winter MELT!
with amazing faculty: Juliette Mapp, Trajal Harrell, Irene Dowd, Shelley Senter, DD Dorvillier, Yvonne Meier, Chris Aiken, Keith Hennessy, Miguel Gutierrez.

Register now!
http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/

The Week Ahead: November 14-20, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… Movement Research at the Judson Church, Open Performance, and the Movement Research Town Hall Meeting.

Monday November 14. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8 PM. 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring work by Molly Heller, Elke Luyten & Kira Alker, Effie Bowen, and Xan Burley & Alex Springer.

Tuesday November 15. Town Hall Meeting.
7 PM. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Moderated by Kyle deCamp
Panelists include: Michelle Boulé, Becky Hilton, Matthew Rogers, and
others

Last year’s revival of the Movement Research Town Hall meeting dove into the nature and manner of movement research being conducted by our present-day artists community. Join Movement Research and its Artist Advisory Council for a follow-up discussion regarding sustainability as it relates to research, career, value and time.

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