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Movement Research at the Judson Church – November 24, 2014

Featuring works by Cristiane Bouger, Nico Brown, Eleanor Bauer, Sacha Yanow


On the Process- Phloem (Study on Hilst)
Performance Lecture and Diagram by Cristiane Bouger
Music: Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: I. Toccata by J.S. Bach, performed by Helmut Walcha
Cinematography by Johann Stollmeier, Editing by Bruna Michelin
Soundtrack: Composition No.2 “Dies Irae” (Ludus Gravis/Marino Formenti), by Galina Ustvolskaya. Voice record of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, from Trilogy I: Live Not By Lies, by Sergei Miroshnichenko.
This performance lecture is influenced by the poetry and life of Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst (1930-2004). By crafting an open structure inspired by Poems for the Men of Our Time (1974), I share the strategies, doubts and concerns around the construction of this work-in-progress.
Special thanks to Larissa Brandão, Ivan Deyoung-Dominguez, Olga Bilenky, and Instituto Hilda Hilst – IHH.
This work-in-progress was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Choreographed and Performed by Nico Brown
MOUNTAIN was made with support from the Makehouse Sponsored Artist Program


Untitled Untempered Untamed
Created and performed by Eleanor Bauer


A historical Phantasy (Excerpt from a work-in-progress)
Written and Performed by Sacha Yanow
Dramaturge: Cassie Peterson

Studies Project 5/6/2014 – Vulnerable Bodies and the Embodiment of Resistance

Tribo de Atuadores Oi Nois Aqui Traveiz (Brazil)​

Tribo de Atuadores Oi Nois Aqui Traveiz (Brazil)​


Tuesday May 6, 2014 6-8pm 

free admission

Gibney Dance Center 

890 Broadway, 5th floor  New York, NY



Conceived by 2012 Movement Research Artist-in-R Cristiane Bouger

Panelists: Dominika Laster (Poland/USA), ​Mariangela Lopez (Venezuela/USA), Marcos Steuernagel (Brazil/USA), and Tan Temel (Turkey)

Moderator: Cristiane Bouger (Brazil/USA)

Drawing from artistic practices that reveal or subvert the strenuous adversity of social control, this panel aims to address a myriad of perspectives on the embodiment of political resistance.

Artists and scholars will address works and practices that were informed or influenced by the experience of undergoing the restrictions imposed by dictatorial regimes in the Middle East, South America, and Eastern Europe. By approaching culturally diverse and unrelated geopolitical contexts, the event aims to give visibility to the bodies and interstices of experience that are not immediately seen by the foreign gaze.

About Studies Project

A series of artist-instigated panel discussions, roundtables, performances and/or other formats that focus on relevant issues of aesthetics and philosophy at the intersection of dance and social politics in an effort to confront and engage the dance and performance community.


Panelists’ Bios

​Dominika Laster is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Lecturer in the Theater Studies Program at Yale University.​ She is the Book Review Co-Editor of The Drama Review (TDR). Her books A Bridge Made of Memory: Embodied Memory, Witnessing and Transmission in the Grotowski Work and Loose Screws: Nine New Plays from Poland (Editor) are forthcoming from Seagull Press, distributed globally by the University of Chicago Press. Her areas of research include: 20th century theatre, Eastern European theatre, intercultural performance, nonwestern theatre, postcolonial studies, immigration, memory and trauma studies, abjection, and the politics of performance.

Mariangela Lopez is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and performer, born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her pieces have been presented in Venezuela, Mexico, France, and the United States, including Boston and multiple venues in New York City, such as Danspace Project, P.S 122, Monkeytown, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Dance New Amsterdam, and Saint Ann’s Warehouse, among others. Mariangela was a 09-11 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and a 11-13 Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) Artist-in-Residence. Mariangela holds a BFA from the Boston Conservatory (1999) and is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies.

Marcos Steuernagel is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Performance Studies, Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Drama, and Program Coordinator for Digital Books at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University. His work explores ways in which the centrality of the body in contemporary Brazilian theater and dance allows for a privileged understanding of the relationship between politics, philosophy, and performance. Marcos holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU and a Certificate in Cinema and Video and a BA in Theater Directing from Faculdade de Artes do Paraná, in his native Brazil.

Tan Temel is an Istanbul-based artist. He holds an MA from Yildiz Technical University Art and Design Faculty and an MFA from Case Western Reserve University Theater and Dance Department. Temel was a guest dance artist at the Matthew Hawkins Dance Company in London (2003) and an artistic director of L’O.fficina Dance Company Florence, Italy (2011- 2014). He worked with CRR Dance Theater Company (2003–2005) and Istanbul Dance Theater Company (2005–2011) as dancer and assistant director. He was the recipient of the “International Choreographer Award” from International Dance Chicago Festival (2007) and was awarded a grant from the New York Merce Cunningham Dance School (2001). In 2011 Tan Temel founded his company TORK, which performs movement researches over risk-bearing dynamics that are unpredictable and intuitive. His works have been presented in Europe, China, Japan and in the USA.

Moderator’s Bio

Cristiane Bouger​ is a Brooklyn-based artist and writer. She explores the intersection of performance, theater, philosophy, poetry, do-­it-­yourself practices, and post-­punk influences. Her work reveals existential examinations reflecting upon the female body, desire, cultural conducts, behavior and symbols, biography and fiction. Her articles, essays, and interviews have been published extensively in Brazil, the USA, England, and Portugal. She is a 2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and a 2013 Performa Magazine Writer-in-Residence.

Movement Research will live stream this event.  To watch it on Tuesday May 6, 6-8pm, connect here.


Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 5.6.2013

Featuring works by Cristiane Bouger*, Diana Sherwood, and Jody Oberfelder.

Accumulation – Influx 32
Conceived and performed by Cristiane Bouger
Costume Design by Babatunde Ajiboye
Video Photography by Flemming Fynsk
Sound Design by Cristiane Bouger and Steve Fontaine (songs excerpts by Leonard Cohen, Gal Costa (Jards Macalé and Waly Salomão), Patti Smith (Allen Ginsberg), Nico, Nick Cave (Lennon-McCartney), Cartola and Ludwig van Beethoven)
In this study I investigate ways to give visibility to the intangible accumulation of memories and information processed by my body. Understanding how presence and intimacy unveil along the performance is part of my research.
32 is the number of days since I started crafting the structure shared with you tonight.
Thank you to Larissa Brandão, K.J. Holmes and Kávé Expresso Bar and Event Space (Bushwick).
This project was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund.

Cristiane Bouger is a 2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and a 2012-2013 Performa Magazine Writer-in-Residence. Her interdisciplinary work reveals existential examinations reflecting upon the female body, desire, cultural conducts, behavior and symbols, biography and fiction. Her live and video performances have been presented in numerous independent and institutional circuits in Brazil; at the Anthology Film Archives, ACE Film Festival, Dixon Place and chashama 461 Gallery (New York); 9̬me Festival des Cin̩mas Diff̩rents (Paris), In-Presentable 08 (Madrid), Montage Video Dance Festival (Johannesburg) and at the Centrul National al Dansului РBucuresti (CNDB)/Atelierul de Productie (Bucharest). Her critical writing work has been published in Brazil, the United States, England and Portugal. and

These fragments
Staging/dance: Diana Sherwood, Music (if used): Sigur Ros.
Over the last several years, I have begun to explore and embody the works of the early German Expressionist dancers as well as 20th Century dancers from the U.S. as seen on film. I have done this not to reconstruct historical dances, but to learn the earlier dancers’ interpretation and translation of the world in physical language and to then re-translate this into a contemporary context. This exploration has made me more acutely aware of partnering space and the architectural elements in movement and visual images these may create, than before. My work tonight explores these ideas.

Diana Sherwood has been a member of the Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble and currently divides her time between NY and LA.

4Chambers (performance installation in-progress)
Choreography: Jody Oberfelder created in collaboration with dancers:
Zachary Denison, Michelle Jongeneel, Joey Kipp, Mary Madsen, Mercedes Searer, and Jake Szczypek.
Music: Richard Einhorn, Jonathan Melville Pratt
4Chambers will be sited on Governors Island this summer. The piece takes place in four discreet rooms referencing the heart. Tonight we give a taste of two of these chambers blended together for Judson.

Jody Oberfelder has been making work in New York for several decades. She has sung in a rock band, choreographed an array of boldly physical dances including ‘Approaching Climax’, ‘Throb’, and ‘The Story Thus Far’, ‘The Title Comes Last’, and directed theater and opera, most recently, Stravinsky’s ‘A Soldier’s Tale’ and Purcell’s ‘Dido & Aeneas’. With a keen eye for the visual, she has also created eight dance films. 4Chambers is her first installation piece. It will premiere this summer on Governors Island for three weekends in July. Transforming Officers House #15 into a four chambered heart with arteries and veins, participants will monitor their own heart while traversing through it. As we’re still working on the piece–any feedback would be greatly appreciated ( We’re also looking for volunteers to be part of our Governors Island performances.

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

The Week Ahead. May 6-12.

This Week at Movement Research… Gala is coming up next Monday, get your tickets soon! Also, check out some exciting new programming (for kids!) at First Street Green!

Monday April 29. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Cristiane Bouger*, Jody Oberfelder, Diana Sherwood

Wednesday May 1. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.

Featuring works by Mary Ellen Beaudreau; Jaki Bradley, Jenny Reed, and Sam Sheppard; Ashley Handel & Yuliya Romanskaya; Sara Zimmerman
Moderated by
Courtney Krantz*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday May 11. Workshop with Mariangela Lopez: Low, Middle, High (geared towards children ages 5-10).
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

Mariangela will share with children how to make small dances by combing simple body actions. Children will explore the levels in which the body can move through the space and find infinite possibilities. Mainly this class will be an opportunity to have fun outside while dancing and sharing with friends.

Saturday May 18. Workshop with Yvonne Meier: Kid’s class with Yvonne Meier (geared towards children ages 4-6).
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

We will warm up with the principals of straight, round and curvy. Then we will engage in an extraordinary freeze dance using fancy scores. Class will end with locomotion like walking like a spider across the floor.


May 13, 2013
Honoring Cathy Edwards, Sam Miller, and Jennifer Monson

Including Performances by Eiko & Koma, Wally Cardona, Maria Hassabi, Monsoon Orchestra (revisited), and Donna Uchizono

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY

6:30pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner
8:30pm Performance, followed by Dance Party


Upcoming Workshops and Studies Projects.

Thursday-Sunday May 15-19. Workshop with Claudia La Rocco: Why I am not a painter.
THU, FRI, SUN 2-5pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Register Now!

Why I am not a painter
This is a writing workshop. It is open to anyone who wants to play with words, to see what they can do, and how. But it is made with dance-artists in mind. How do words live in time and space, whether on the stage, the page or in the mind? Critical writing, creative writing, performance texts… are they really such different creatures? Does a dancer have a particular way of approaching language? What about a writer who spends so much of her time watching dancers? So many questions. We’ll spend our time looking for answers, individually and as a group.

Classes this week with…

Asli Bulbul. Morning Class.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Working from the body’s innate intelligence, class will start with simple awareness and coordination exercises influenced by different somatic disciplines to organize the body and prepare us for more technical movement. We will work on remembering and re-wiring organic pathways and explore alternative solutions to our habitual patterns. Class will build in physical intensity, culminating in a chance to put our experiments to the test. Sometimes this will mean phrase work and other times class will stay in a more lab/workshop-like format.

Jennifer Nugent. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.
NO CLASS this Tuesday, May 7

Using improvisational and set warm-ups, we will focus on the volume and weight inside the body and its relationship to the floor. Exercises that bring awareness to the feet, spine, and pelvic floor encourage the feeling of release in the limbs, allowing us to fall and suspend off-center, simultaneously finding a grounded flexible base of support. Using these physical tools, we will explore sensation, instinct, and the inherent musicality inside the body, phrasing. All the while dancing, we will work toward a more grounded and direct approach to movement. No Class May 7.

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

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

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

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

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

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

Jen Rosenblit. look at me don’t look at me.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

The Week Ahead. November 4-11.

This Week at Movement Research…

Sunday November 4. Judson @ 50: MR in Residence at the New Museum.
“Talking about my generation”:
Jill Johnston and the Critic as Subject

3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.

POSTPONED! We will do our best to reschedule as soon as possible.

Mondays, November 5-26. Workshops with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St.
$20 per class, or $70 for the 4-Class Series
Click here to Register Online

June Ekman’s Monday Morning Class
The workshop will be based on the Alexander Technique. There will be floor work with rubber balls, some “hands on,” as well as exploration of standing and walking.

Tuesday November 6. Judson @ 50: Judson Through the Eyes of Filmmakers.
6:45pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members
JDT was not exclusively a dance movement. Artists of various disciplines participated in the movement that came to be known as JDT, including filmmakers. This screening highlights some of the many collaborations between Judson artists and film artists who were pushing at the boundaries of both forms.
Films will include:
Jonas Mekas CUP/SAUCER/TWO DANCERS/RADIO (1965/83, 23 min, 16mm)
With Kenneth King & Phoebe Neville.
Simone Forti CLOTHS (fragment) (1967, 5 min, 16mm-to-video)
Camera: Hollis Frampton.
Simone Forti & Anne Tardos STATUES(1977/99, 14 min, video)
Babette Mangolte WATER MOTOR (1978, 7 min, 16mm, b&w

Tuesday November 6. Judson @ 50: George Manupelli’s CRY DR. CHICAGO
9pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members
Cry Dr. Chicago. 1971, 90 minutes, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Lab work by Cineric, Inc., and Trackwise.
In Manupelli’s wonderfully cracked feature, which had fallen almost entirely into oblivion when Anthology was able to revive and preserve it in 2008, Dr. Chicago (played by venerable composer Alvin Lucier) is a sex-change surgeon on the run from the law, forever on his way to Sweden and always out to make a buck. Along for the ride are his faithful companions Sheila Marie (the delightfully zonked-out Mary Ashley) and Steve (brilliantly, and silently, portrayed by the great dancer Steve Paxton, a founding member of Judson Dance Theater). By far one of the most enjoyable feature films to come out of the 1960s underground era.

Wednesday November 7. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.

Featuring works by Emily Alpren, Brendan Drake. white road Dance Media, and Hadar Ahuvia.
Moderated by Cristiane Bouger *
*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Wednesday November 7. Mårten Spångberg, and the Judson Imprint in Europe: Performance and Discussion.
7-10pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
ALL TICKETS Now $12 (New Museum Member Price)

Co-presented with Goethe-Institut New York with support from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
7pm Performance by Mårten Spångberg
In Powered by Emotion MÃ¥rten SpÃ¥ngberg reconstructs the Goldberg Variations, the fantastic dance improvisations by the American dance legend Steve Paxton, and several songs from the Buena Vista Social Club.Paxton himself said, SpÃ¥ngberg’s piece actually stands alone, more than being a reconstruction of anything particular. Can one reconstruct an improvisation? This question is not so interesting as the result of SpÃ¥ngberg’s ‘translation process’ itself.
Discussion to follow immediately after the performance: In the second part of the evening, moderated by Claude Wampler, Spångberg will be joined by artists including DD Dorvillier, and will address the following question: How does the imprint of Judson Dance Theater function within the contexts of European and American performance respectively?

Thursday-Friday November 8-9. Chez Bushwick Presents Movement Research Artists-in-Residence at CPR.
8pm. Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Avenue.

$12 tickets available in advance online; $15 tickets (cash only) at the door
November 8:
Anna Azrieli, Laurie Berg and Walter Dundervill
November 9:
Maximilian Balduzzi, Rebecca Davis, Ben Spatz and Miriam Wolf

Sunday November 11. Workshop with Simone Forti.
1-5pm. Douglas Dunn Studio.
$50 Click Here to Register Online
Body Mind World, Movement & Language Improvisation
Sometimes our words don’t have access to what we know in our bones, while our dancing doesn’t have access to what’s on our minds. In this workshop we will explore the synergy between movement and language to engage with subject matter that interests us. The class will include warm-ups to awaken our kinetic juices, and focused stream of consciousness writing to put us in touch with our wild thoughts and observations. We will divide our class time between purely improvising with movement, talking together about whatever has been on our minds, and improvising combining moving and speaking.

Classes this week with: Levi Gonzalez, Janet Panetta, Barbara Mahler, Jennifer Nugent, Irene Dowd, Rebecca Brooks, Karl Anderson, Jen Rosenblit, Shakti Smith, Rebecca Bone, Jesse Johnson, Mark Messer, Brandin Steffensen.


Tuesday-Wednesday November 20-21 . Workshop with Deborah Hay.
10am-1pm. Avenue C Studio.
$75 SOLD OUT! Email with your name, phone number, and email address to join the waitlist.
What if our attention is not on what we do onstage but how we can be continuously enlarging our experience of dance as we dance?

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