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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 1.21.13

Featuring works by Jin Ju Song-Begin/Da-On Dance, Barbara Mahler, Nadia Tykulsker/Spark(edit) Arts and Larissa Velez-Jackson

THIRST (excerpt from an evening length work-in-progress)
Choreographer/Director: Jin Ju Song-Begin
Dancers: Esmé Boyce, Giulia Carotenuto, Kevin Fay, David Gonsier, Breanna Gribble, Karen Harvey, Tim KJ Lee, Elliott Reiland, Jin Ju Song-Begin
Music composed by Jerome Begin
Yu-Yu Liu, cello
Jerome Begin, electronics

Jin Ju Song-Begin is the artistic director of the newly formed Da-On Dance company in NYC. She is a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher from Seoul, Korea, whose work has been presented internationally in Korea, Japan and the U.S. Jin Ju holds a Masters Degree in Choreography from Kookmin University and an Undergraduate Degree from Chung Ang University in Seoul, Korea, where she achieved numerous awards and scholarships. Jin Ju moved to the USA in 2010, and she currently dances with Sean Curran Dance Company, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, DanceTactics, B3W, Ana Keilson.

Running Time
Directed by: Nadia Tykulsker/Spark(edit) Arts
Performed by: Katie Dean, Sophie Torok, Tara Sheena, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes, Aya Wilson
Music performed by: Austin Vaughn, samples from Broadcast and the Focus Group and Ryan Adams
This piece was made possible by a Space Grant from Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

A native Brooklynite, Nadia Tykulsker is a mover/maker/manager/mayhem causer. She has been fortunate enough to work with the genius of Faye Driscoll, Amy Chavasse, Jessica Fogel, Xan Burley, Alex Springer, Jesse Philips-Fein, Abby Bender, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes, Katie Dean, Lindsey Dietz-Marchant, Shannon Hummel, Steve May and Kyli Kleven. Moving back to Brooklyn in the summer of 2010 Nadia started Spark(edit) Arts. Spark(edit) Arts was created as a forum to bring dancers and artists of different mediums together to make collaborative works of dance-theater. Through different mediums and forums of presenting movement we redefine the boundaries of dance making by ignoring conventional ideas of how, where and by whom dance can be witnessed and enjoyed.

As she Stumbles
Excerpted new dances by Barbara Mahler with Jamie Graham and Alissa Horowitz.

Barbara Mahler is a widely respected choreographer/performer/movement educator. She travels extensively, teaching and creating at many festivals and venues across the nation, as well as in Canada and Europe. Barbara is a master teacher of Klein Technique. She taught at the Susan Klein School of Dance 1983-2004. She is currently an ongoing faculty member with Movement Research and the Theater School/Dance Division in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her studies in the field of movement span a huge spectrum of forms, aesthetics and ideas. She received a BA in dance from Hunter College, NYC and an MFA from the Univeersity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her choreographic vision and passion is the small and intimate dance. Barbara has been a recipient of the Sage Cowles Grant, Meet the Composer and was a 2000-01 and 2006-07 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence. Barbara is a faculty and practitioner of Zero Balancing, maintaining a private practice in bodywork.

Star Crap Method
Larissa Velez-Jackson presents the first sketches from her latest full-evening work.
Performed by Tyler James Ashley, Talya Epstein and Larissa Velez-Jackson
Performers: Jodi Bender and Megan Madorin
This work was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund.

Larissa Velez-Jackson is a Brooklyn-based choreographer/ dance-artist and vocalist. She has shown work at numerous NYC venues: Danspace Project Platform 2010, American Realness ’11 at Abrons Arts Center, New Museum of Contemporary Art. Velez-Jackson was a Fresh Tracks resident with Hilary Clark and a Studio Series resident at the former DTW in 2009. In 2011, she launched a new song and dance collaboration with her husband Jon Velez-Jackson called Yackez. They currently perform throughout NYC and self-produce/distribute albums. In 2012, Velez-Jackson attended the danceWEB scholarship program at ImPulsTanz Festival (Vienna, Austria). She is currently a Movement Research Artist in Residence ’12-’13 and a SPARC Resident ’13 with the LMCC.

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