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Podcast: Studies Project 12/2/14: FOR WHAT

Movement Research Studies Project, “FOR WHAT”
Moderated by Ursula Eagly
With Panelists Morgan Bassichis, Justine Lynch, Melanie Maar, Clarinda Mac Low, Alta Starr and Marýa Wethers

Part of Movement Research Festival Fall 2014: MATTERING
Co-curated by Rebecca Brooks and Daria Faïn in conversation with Shelley Senter


Listen to the Podcast here:
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FOR WHAT was a discussion led by panelists who enjoy multi-faceted engagement with the cultural field, including healing elements, social justice aspects, performance activations, and various cultural considerations. The discussion was a response to the observation that many artists decide to be of service in some way to the culture and to others and addresses questions such as what are we doing, and what are we doing it for? What does it mean to live/work as an artist at this current time, and how do we position our work in relation to everything else in our lives and our environment? And in what way are our artistic practices necessary to a collective transformation of society?

Movement Research Studies Project – December 2, 2014

Studies Project: FOR WHAT

Part of Movement Research Fall Festival 2014: MATTERING
TUES December 2 at 6:15pm
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway between 19th and 20th streets

 

FOR WHAT
Moderated by Ursula Eagly
Panelists include Morgan Bassichis, Justine Lynch, Melanie Maar, Clarinda Mac Low, Alta Starr and Marýa Wethers.

What are we doing, and what are we doing it for? What does it mean to live/work as an artist at this current time, and how do we position our work in relation to everything else in our lives and our environment? In what way are our artistic practices necessary to a collective transformation of society? We see that many artists decide to be of service in some way to the culture and to others. We invited panelists who enjoy multi-faceted engagement with the cultural field, including healing elements, social justice aspects, performance activations, and various cultural considerations.

 

BIOS:

Morgan Bassichis is a NYC-based writer, performer, and Generative Somatics practitioner, whose plays include When the Baba Yaga Eats You Alive and The Witch House. Morgan has performed at Dixon Place, the MIX Festival, the HOT! Festival, the Wild Project, Recess, and the Garage (San Francisco), and in films by Dia Felix and Maria Breaux. Morgan’s essays have appeared in the Radical History Review, Captive Genders, and other anthologies.

Ursula Eagly is a dance-artist and -writer. Her current work deals with manipulating perception, and upcoming research will be at the Poetry Project on December 19 and at Roulette in February. Past works have premiered at The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Mount Tremper Arts, and other places around the City—and have travelled to Albania, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, and other places around the world.

Justine Lynch L.Ac. Dance artist, acupuncturist and owner of MOUNTAIN, a hybrid space for healing in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Justine performed with Dance by Neil Greenberg 1999-2005. MOUNTAIN is her most recent creative endeavor. A venture with her husband Tom McCauley L. Ac.

Melanie Maar is a dance artist and teacher originally from Austria. She is currently teaching Qi Gong with Movement Research. She approaches somatic, artistic, psychic and environmental as synergetic. Daria Faïn and Janet Panetta have deeply influenced her teaching and practice. Maar’s last piece Our Other premiered at Danspace Project in 2013. ceremony us is her present project. As a performer she has worked with luciana achugar, RoseAnne Spradlin and Luis Lara Malvacías, among others.

Clarinda Mac Low started out working in dance and molecular biology in the late 1980s and now works in performance and installation and creates participatory events of all types while simultaneously keeping up a practice of medical journalism, specializing in HIV/AIDS. Her solo and collaborative works have appeared at Projekt 722, PS122, The Kitchen, X-Initiative, and many other places and spaces around New York City and elsewhere in the world.

Alta Starr, Somatics Practitioner, Palmares Leadership Services. A former teacher, counselor, and radio news producer, Alta Starr funded social justice organizing at the New World and Ford Foundations for 25 years. A veteran movement actor, her commitment to liberation and wholeness informs her current work as a consultant, trainer and healer. Whether training, consulting, or working with individuals as a somatics practitioner and bodyworker, the heart of Alta’s approach is its attention to the fundamental interdependence of individual, collective and systemic transformation.

Marýa Wethers is a dancer and arts manager based in NYC since 1997. As a dancer, she has worked with luciana achugar, Deborah Hay, Daria Faïn, Faye Driscoll and Yanira Castro. Her own work has been supported by The Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, Movement Research, BAAD, The Yard, and Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Pittsburgh, PA). In her role as arts manager, Marýa is the Managing Director & Producer of company nora chipaumire and a Producing Consultant for international projects in Eastern/Central Europe and Africa.

 

ABOUT STUDIES PROJECT:
A series of artist-instigated panel discussions, roundtables, performances and/or other formats that engage issues of aesthetics, philosophy and social politics relevant to the dance and performance community.

Movement Research Studies Project: Podcast for “Dance and the Occupy Movement,” January 25, 2012.

The podcast for the Movement Research Studies Project titled “Dance and the Occupy Movement” is now available to listen to online at http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/2012.1.25_dance_and_OWS_FINAL.mp3. You can also subscribe to Movement Research podcasts on iTunes.

Dance and the Occupy Movement
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
January 25, 2012.

Organized by: Abigail Levine
Panelists: Barbara Browning, Paloma McGregor, Clarinda Mac Low, Edisa Weeks, and Daniel Lang-Levitsky

“Exploring an expanded notion of choreography and how it is related to our social and political organization and discovery of ourselves as individuals working within a temporary collective… circling and questioning around ideas of a moving community.” –Movement Research Festival Spring 2011 brochure

“Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.” –Declaration of the Occupation, NYC General Assembly

Participants in this Movement Research Studies Project discussed the following questions in an open conversation about the Occupy Wall Street political movement. What are the points of contact between experimental, contemporary dance and the Occupy Movement? As spatial and embodied practice? As social investigation and organization? As improvisation and movement? As agents of change? How do and might these moving communities interact? How do we approach (public and private) space in New York City?

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.

FESTIVAL!*: Call For Movement and Video Submissions

The curators of FESTIVAL!*, the Movement Research Spring Festival 2011, invite all dancers, dance professionals, dance administrators, and dance organizations to help create the:

NONPROFIT HUSTLE

a new line dance made by and for the hustling NY dance community

STEP 1: SUBMIT a written description or video of 4 dance moves of any kind to nonprofithustle@gmail.com Movement submissions will be chosen at random, now until 4/30, and then built into a killer line dance.

STEP 2: VISIT www.movementresearch.org/festival/11 (currently under construction) for the dance instructions after 5/2, offered for interpretation by everybody in the dance community.

STEP 3: CREATE your videos of the line dance and send your YouTube or Vimeo link to nonprofithustle@gmail.com Make the line dance your own (using the 70’s disco hit, The Hustle by Van McKoy, as the soundtrack) and show us what you’ve got! The curators will choose the winning video at the closing event of FESTIVAL!*

STEP 4: ATTEND Hello, My Name is…, the final event of FESTIVAL!*, a networking and dance community party. Meet and greet with games, win raffle prizes, and learn the new hustle dance! With snacks, drinks, music, dance videos, information, and more!

Hello, My Name is… will happen –
On: Monday, June 6, 2011
At: 6:30-9:30pm
Here: Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South, NYC
Cost: FREE

Don’t delay, go post your moves!!

The curators of FESTIVAL!* are Chase Granoff, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Clarinda Mac Low, and FACADE/FASAD aka Gabriel Rivera. Hello, My Name Is… is being produced by Festival Manager Kimberly Olstad.

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