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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 2.11.2013

Featuring works by Lance Gries, devynn emory, Toussaint Jeanlouis, and Nina Martin.

Immanent Field
Created by: Lance Gries with Juliette Mapp and Jimena Paz
We are showing an excerpt from a work in progress, to be shown in further progress at the NYLA Studio Series May 31st & June 1st.

Lance Gries is an independent dancer, choreographer and teacher. His early work with the Trisha Brown Company has been honored with a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award and a Princess Grace Foundation Award. Since 1990, he has created and presented solo and group choreography. His most recent solo performance, Etudes for an Astronaut was nominated for a 2011 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award. Lance is also currently working on The FIFTY Project. In celebration of his upcoming fiftieth birthday, he has invited fifty dancers from around the world to meet him in a fifty minute open dance, a video installation of these meetings will first be presented at La MaMa La Galleria, March 27 – 31st, 2013.

directed and conceived by: devynn emory/beastproductions with contributions from Margot Bassett
performed by: Margot Bassett and devynn emory
covering a song by: Perfume Genius

devynn emory is a dancer/choreographer currently living in NY. In addition to running their company devynnemory/beastproductions that umbrella’s choreography, sound, vocals, text, materials, music videos, drag and curated themed shows, emory also dances for Headlong Dance Theater, and Tere O’Connor Dance. emory recently concluded a studio-residency at NYLA for the development of the full version of This Horse is not a Home, and looks forward to focusing on video, sound and text work this year in residency at Issue Project Room.

American Nostalgia
Created by Toussaint Jeanlouis.
Performed by Adam Wile, Amanda McNussen, Mersiha Mesihovic, Toussaint Jeanlouis, and Victoria Sendra.
Audio by Toussaint Jeanlouis.
American Nostalgia tackles what America was, is today, is becoming, and who We are within it. Created with a perspective of a twenty-something, American Nostalgia attempts to explain and question the so-called “apathy” of the generation. Without answers, this is the beginning of our physical journey and the first part to this story.
Special thanks to niv Acosta.

Toussaint Jeanlouis is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts (MFA Acting) and Arizona State University (BA Theater). He moved to New York City from Los Angeles in May of 2012 as a trainee with the Blue Man Group and has since then continued to work and be a part of interdisciplinary collaborations. His interests in Grotowski, Bill T. Jones, and Robert Wilson have led to his exploration of the body and performance. He is excited and honored to be participating in this series Movement Research at the Judson Church.

Blue * Sail * Fish * Take * Two
Film, Choreography: Nina Martin
Camera: Regan Wilder
Editing: Nina Martin and Regan Wilder
Performers: Roberta Kirn, Dorothy Smith, Frances Becker
Sound Design: Roma Flowers
Technical Support: Shelley Senter
Thanks to National Endowment of the Arts for the Choreography Fellowship that supported the making of the film.

Nina Martin’s choreography and master teaching have been presented in New York City, across the US, and in Europe, South America, and Asia. Performance credits include David Gordon Pick-Up Company, Mary Overlie, Deborah Hay, Simone Forti, Marth Clarke, and PBS Dance in America Beyond the Mainstream program with Steve Paxton and others. She was a founding member of Channel Z performance collective, New York Dance Intensive School, and Lower Left Performance Collective ( and presently is board president of Marfa Live Arts. Martin is an assistant professor at TCU School for Classical & Contemporary Dance. Her solo, Blue Sail Fish Take Two was presented in Budapest in 2012. Martin completes her Ph.D. degree in 2013 with research centered in spontaneous ensemble dance in performance.

The Week Ahead. December 3-9.

This week at Movement Research… The Movement Research Fall Festival 2012 is here! Join us for all the great events scheduled during back to basic!

Fall Festival Events.

Monday December 3-Saturday December 8. Movement Research Fall Festival 2012: back to basic WORKSHOPS.

Monday-Tuesday December 3-4. Jon Kinzel and Robert Swinston.
Improvisation/Field Dances
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street
$50 Both Days/$30 Drop-in

Thursday-Friday December 6-7. Melanie Maar.
Situational Choreography and Composition
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street
$25 Both Days/$15 Drop-in

Thursday-Friday December 6-7. Stephanie Skura.
Courage + Rigor + Freedom
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
$50 Both Days/$30 Drop-in

Saturday December 8. Neil Greenberg.
About Teaching/A Case Study

PMT Studio, 69 West 14th Street

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Thursday December 6-Saturday December 8. Movement Research Fall Festival 2012: back to basic PERFORMANCES.
8pm. Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.
$12; $8 Danspace Project Members
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December 6, 2012 [Thu] at 8PM
Aretha Aoki
John Jasperse and Zeena Parkins (Historical Pairings)
Will Rawls

December 7, 2012 [Fri] at 8PM
luciana achugar and Levi Gonzalez (Historical Pairings)
Getting Along with Sophia Cleary and Friends
Jon Kinzel

December 8, 2012 [Sat] at 8PM
devynn emory
Niall Jones
Stephanie Skura

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Monday December 3. Movement Research Fall Festival 2012 Studies Project:
Let Me In Let Me In Or I’ll Blow This House Down.

Curators on Process and the Matter of Inclusion.
Part of the Movement Research Fall Festival 2012: back to basic.
7pm. Josie’s, 520 East 6th Street (between Avenues A and B).
Moderated by Juliette Mapp and Jen Rosenblit

To feel a part of something. Communal, to have community. To be asked, invited in, to ask to be invited in. Access, entry. While the role of curator and the process of curation holds as much artistry as the making of dance and performance, we hone in on an equally important need for a touch of transparency surrounding the presentation of dance and the body. What issues and concerns arise inside of a shifting community where representation is crucial for belonging and sustainable support? What are we doing to reach out to more artists? Where are those artists? Who are those artists? What are the complexities that arise while supporting the sustainability of an artist? What responsibility do we have to an idea of cultivating and supporting “newness?” Where is the body inside all of this? How do we digest being on the inside or outside of something spiritually, aesthetically, emotionally and academically?

Participants include:
Ben Pryor/American Realness
Laurie Berg, Liliana Dirks-Goodman/AUNTS
Rebecca Brooks
Barbara Bryan
Matthew Lyons/The Kitchen

Judson @ 50 Events.

Wednesday December 5-Thursday December 13.
Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill
in Residence at the New Museum.

New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.
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Wednesday December 5.
luciana achugar in Residence at the New Museum.
Workshop: feeling is believing
11am-12pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission

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Wednesday December 5.
Ximena Garnica – LEIMAY in Residence at the New Museum.
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission

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IDD Workshop.

Monday-Friday December 3-7. Workshop with Sandy Williams.
2-4pm. DANY Studios, 305 West 38th Street.
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We are holograms where each part is a whole. We are quadratic when we answer questions with neither a yes nor a no. We are organized when we drop $200 on the complete Kvissle desk organizer set from Ikea including cable management casket, letter tray and ubiquitous box with cork lid, set of 4. Drawing on my extensive work with Anne Teresa deKeersmaeker’s Rosas as well as a host of others, this workshop will take a look what we’re doing with all of our dancing stuff. What’s my material? What’s a tool? Am I building something? Where can i put it? Does that make me a craftsman? Can all of it be laser rendered holographically, smudged in to so many shades of gray or finely dismembered and stored in sleek interlocking cork boxes, set of 4?

Classes This Week With…

DD Dorvillier. A Morning Thing .
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Some daily practice in the morning, to wake up, or feel up, or tender up, or just get into your day, or your week, or your/our entire future. A little different every day, warming up with some SRT-based, fake MB-based, semi-aerobics, ballet, and mofongo yoga. Depends on us. Then an hour devoted to serious moving with eyes closed in partners, with brief exchanges of talking about our experience.

Stacy Matthew Spence. Morning Class.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

This technique class begins with explorations of the body that allow us to discover and notice the use of weight and momentum, clear alignment, clarity of initiation, and direction of energy. From there the class will build upon itself to more complex coordinations that lead to an opening of the body and an expansion of possibilities as we move through movement material.

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

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

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.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique (Ongoing Level).
Saturday. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

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.

Margaret Paek. Contact Improvisation.
Sunday. 2:30 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

The Week Ahead. May 29 – Jun 3, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… No class on Memorial Day. The office will be closed to the public on Monday as well. but then….

Movement Research Festival
Spring 2012



May 29 – June 3, 2012
Curated by Eleanor Hullihan, Neal Medlyn, Marissa Perel, Enrico Wey

The Center at West Park (except where otherwise noted)
165 W. 86th St. (West Park Presbyterian Church, corner of Amsterdam Ave.)
1 train to 86th
B, C trains to 86th
$5, except where otherwise noted or
$8 DAY PASS available for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday gets you into all the day’s events, excluding workshops.

Tuesday May 29th.

Notebook Exhibition and Opening Reception
6:00 pm FREE

A diverse collection of notebooks, pages, epistles from the processes and reflections of choreographers, dancers and performers across a spectrum of approaches and forms. Join us for drinks and a viewing of the installation.

Performance Event
8:00PM $5
Featuring Miguel Gutierrez, Katy Pyle, and Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments

Wednesday May 30th.

Body Language Reading and Performance
7:00pm $5
Featuring Andrew Blackley, C.A. Conrad, H.R. Hegnauer, Yvonne Meier, Eileen Myles, Kristen Prevallet. Hosted by Jamie Townsend

Performance Event: stillness-action-sweat-effort
10:00pm $5
Featuring Aretha Aoki, devynn emory, Niall Jones, Jennifer Monson

Thursday May 31st.

Real. Good. Music. A concert. In the sanctuary.
7:00pm $5
Featuring Chris Forsyth, Tatsuya Nakatani, Mike Pride & Mick Barr, Jesske Hume & Ryan Ferreira

Mixed Tape
Curated by Niv Acosta
10:00PM $5
Six performers hijack, change, distort or magnify a performance with “that ubiquitous deus ex machina, the ironically intended pop song.” (BS)
Friday June 1st.

Let’s Talk About Sex
6:00pm $5
Moderated by Jillian Peña, Dean of the School of Sex Research at Movement Research and Erin Markey, Diana Cage, Aimee Herman, John Jasperse, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Antonio Ramos, Lucy Sexton

Performance Event
8:00pm $5
Featuring Anna Azrieli, Neal Beasley, Justin Cabrillos, Carmine Covelli, Jesske Hume

Saturday June 2nd.

Central Park Sensory Walk
Led by Jennifer Monson
11am-1pm FREE
Meet at the entrance on W. 81 St. & Central Park West

Child Support!
Hosted by Anna Sperber
Central Park, 2PM – 4PM.
Meet at the entrance on W. 81 St. & Central Park West
A kid friendly hang-out pot-luck picnic. An opportunity for play between parents and non-parents alike! Bring snacks, games, blankets as well as questions and experiences of parenting in New York City. A space for dialogue and sharing resources.

Participate! Taking inspiration from the first director of MoMA, Alfred Barr’s infamous Flowchart of Modernism and various responses to his gesture, what might a flowchart for the past fifty years of experimental dance look like?

Performance Event: Tarek Halaby, Dynasty Handbag, and Adrienne Truscott
8:00PM $5

Sunday June 3rd.

Ridin Dirty Wrap Up Party
Meet at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park, 12PM.
Grab your gears, join the MR Rough Riders Rebecca Wender, Barbara Bryan, and Ian Douglas, and pedal down to Jacob Riis beach for the PUSH IT Wrap Up Party. Transportation and location information will be available on the website for non-riders. BYO helmet, for real, and Bon Voyage.
For a more detailed Schedule please visit PUSH IT. REAL. GOOD.

Also this week…

Wednesday May 30. Open Performance.
8PM. A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.
Featuring works by Jordan Gehley, Rachel Wynne / expan dance, Jamie Chandler, Rachel I. Berman
Moderated by Mariana Valencia

Classes this Week with: Miguel Gutierrez, Emily Faulkner, Nia Love, Barbara Mahler, Karl Anderson, Jen Abrams
MELT Summer 2012
July 9 – August 10
MON – FRI 10am – 6pm Daily
Melt Faculty includes: Irene Dowd, Levi Gonzalez, Neil Greenberg, Lance Gries, K.J. Holmes, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jen Joy, Eva Karczag, Pooh Kaye, Jennifer Lacey, Joe Levasseur, Barbara Mahler, Tere O’Connor, Jimena Paz, Lisa Race, Vicky Shick, RoseAnneSpradlin, David Thomson.
Register HERE!

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