Posts Tagged ‘Fall 2015’

Movement Research at the Judson Church – January 25, 2016

Featuring works by Angie Pittman, Sofie Burgoyne, Shua Group, Liz McAuliffe, and Angélica Angulo Soledad


Ballads
Choreographed and Performed by Angie Pittman
Music: Extracts from Thelma Houston “Don’t Leave Me This Way”, David Ruffin/The Temptations “I Wish It Would Rain”, and The Four Tops “The Same Old Song”

 


Dancing together apart / Dancing apart together
Choreography: Sofie Burgoyne
Music: Daniel Potter
Creative Collaboration: Bryan Woltjen

The development of Dancing together apart / Dancing apart together has been kindly supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Dance4 and Greenwich Dance.

 


Each Other
By Shua Group
Performers: Laura Quattrocchi and Joshua Bisset
Music: Michael Pisaro

 

Winter Formal
Created and performed by Lizz McAuliffe

 


María
Choreographer, Performer, Costume, Voice and Translation: Angélica Angulo Soledad
Music: Andy Miller
Sound: Leonardo Girón
Fighting sound and script from “Maldita Peluquera” in youtube

Movement Research at the Judson Church – January 18, 2016

Featuring works by Netta Yerushalmy, Christine Bonansea, Melinda Ring, and Kathy Westwater


Untitled
Netta Yerushalmy

 


Asteria
Artistic Director: Christine Bonansea
Dancers: Christine Bonansea, Amy Gernux, Beth Graczyk, and Phoebe Osborne
Sound Composition & Performance: Jorge Bachmann, Danishta Rivero

 


Anywhere (excerpt of a work-in-process)
Choreography by Kathy Westwater
Performance by Hadar Ahuvia, Ilona Bito, Amanda Hunt, and Alex Romania
Music by Henryk Górecki, Symphony No. 3, Opus 36
Art Direction by Seung Jae Lee
Audio Integration Design by Seung Jae Lee
Performance Clothes by Fufu

 

Excerpts from cLOUD
Choreography by Melinda Ring in collaborations with the dancers: Talya Epstein, Maggie Jones, and Molly Lieber
Costumes: Melinda Ring

cLOUD was researched during residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts and Yaddo. The work was made possible, in part through the Movement Research 2014-2106 Artist-In-Residence program, which is funded, in part, by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund. Additional funding provided by the Friends of Special Projects through the fiscal sponsorship of New York Live Arts.

 

Movement Research at the Judson Church – January 4, 2016

Featuring works by juri nishio, Victoria Arakcheyeva, and Lariza.

Excerpt “Heart Sutra”
Choreographer: juri nishio
Performer: juri nishio
Music: Sawako, Nag family benefit choir

 


Rhymes with Legs
Choreographer: Victoria Arakcheyeva
Performers: Massima Selene Desire, Lucas Rollins-Page, Victoria Arakcheyeva
Music: Julia Child

 


Anna and the scarred ghost (Mirrors Project)
Created and performed by Lariza
Collaborators: Osvaldo Costa (Counsellor), Ainé Adriana Martelli (Director), Miguel Hernández (Musical edition)
Original music from Martyrs Sound Track, Seppuku Paradigm

Podcast: Fall Festival Studies Project 12/1/15 – An Artist Conversation between Nelisiwe Xaba and David Thomson

Movement Research Studies Project, “An Artist Conversation between Nelisiwe Xaba and David Thomson” – December 1, 2015
Part of the Movement Research Festival Fall 2015, vanishing points, curated by Beth Gill and Cori Olinghouse

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Studies Project 12/1/15: An Artist Conversation between Nelisiwe Xaba and David Thomson

This event was an informal introduction to choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba who is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and was a participating artist in the festival. David Thomson led a live interview and discussion with Xaba around the political and aesthetic resonances in her work.

Movement Research at the Judson Church Fall Festival November 30, 2015


a dialectic of dark and light
Brenda Dixon-Gottschild, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste and invited guests and audience

What is the historical data, aesthetic memory laid within a particular site? How do we both claim and shed this skin as an act of radical acceptance? How do we simultaneously lift and lean into the weight of history?

Continuing his 2014 exploration of Black Male Revisited: Experimental Representation through the Ephemeral Form, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko in collaboration with scholar Brenda Dixon-Gottschild and sonic artist Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste will craft an evening length opening performance, improvisational jam and celebration at Judson Church that blurs the line between audience and performer. In an attempt to honor and trouble the historical site of Judson Church as a location of worship and experimentation (while allowing limited access to artists who exist on the fringe of the Judson dance experience), all are invited to explore movement, style, heritage, sound, and light in a safe, non-judgmental open environment.

A Note from the Curators of VANISHING POINTS

Co-curated by Beth Gill and Cori Olinghouse
December 3-5, 2015

THURSDAY December 3, 2015, 8 pm
Nelisiwe Xaba Fremde Tänze [Foreign Dances]

Fremde Tänze
Created and performed by Nelisiwe Xaba

Nelisiwe Xaba was an early catalyst in our conversations on plasticity in art making. Watching her solo work and discussing what drew us to it helped us to articulate a shared space of interest for the festival. What we saw and were captivated by was a calculated shifting of sculptural portraiture and the visual puzzling of materials: costume, objects, light and the body.

Her work Fremde Tänze was created during a project in Freiburg, Germany in which she was asked to consider and respond to early German choreographers such as Mary Wigman who were influenced by exotic dance. These pioneers of modern dance in the 1910s and 1920s often presented a series of short, exoticist pieces accompanied by music.  In her evening of “Foreign Dances”, Nelisiwe Xaba turns around the perspective and exoticizes the Black Forest.

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FRIDAY December 4, 2015, 8pm
Gwen Welliver What a Horse!
Abby Zbikowski double nickels on the dime

What a Horse!

For the festival, we invited Gwen Welliver to share What a Horse! inspired by Paul Klee’s image of the same name (Was für ein Pferd! 1929). In her piece, Welliver embraces “formalism and fantasy” as she uses the lines of the body to conjure and summon imaginative representations that hint at character, fantasy, and metaphor. The raucous, relentless, and poetic suggestions emerging from the physical body offer imaginative resonances that moves beyond abstraction.

“Lines in the body, between people and things—as pathway, intersection, collision, mark and cut—help me to understand what is happening in movement. These lines aren’t abstract or geometric; rather, they are common forms of human communication.”
– Gwen Welliver

double nickels on the dime

Abby Zbikowski will present double nickels on the dime. Zbikowski’s choreography is radical through the extreme use of labor in the body. Visual rhythms emerge in a brutish, demanding fashion. In post-modern dance, authenticity is often connected to ideas of easefulness and non-doing in the body. Zbikowski offers a new perspective—subverting the idea of an easeful or non-effortful body.

“This work interrogates effort in the body and its potential to manifest in multiple aesthetic worlds.  This explosive effort in the body sustained across multiple movement worlds deliberately renders my political perspective on dance.  I would call it a hybrid approach to moving rather than a hybrid movement vocabulary.”
– Abby Zbikowski

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SATURDAY December 5, 2015, 8pm
Impossible Dances: Past and Future
Melinda Ring and Kai Kleinbard

Impossible Dance #2 (still life)
Original concept and improvisational structure by Melinda Ring from 1999
Gift interpretation and improvisation by Kai Kleinbard

cLOUD (2016)
Choreography by Melinda Ring in collaboration with the performers, Talya Epstein, Maggie Jones and Molly Lieber, along with Kayvon Pourazar

“She’s just impossible; I don’t know what to do with her!

Dance is impossible like an unruly teenager needing just enough freedom balanced with just the right guidance to flourish. I love her. She can be so beautiful, so full of energy and potential. Her desires, my desires for her, can be frightening. How can I be ultimately responsible for this unpredictable creature? It’s maddening.”
–Melinda Ring

We originally approached Melinda Ring about her 1999 work Impossible Dances, inquiring if this was a work she could imagine ‘gifting’ to another artist. Gifting is a proposal we dreamed up as a possibility to redirect the typical exchange of artists appropriating other artists’ ideas and work. We see this process of gifting as a mentoring process; Kai Kleinbard will work closely with Ring to reimagine Impossible Dance #2 (still life) in his own aesthetic style. Our interest is to allow the exchange of information to remain dynamic through keeping the gift in motion. In this instance, the gift moves in an orbit between Melinda, Kai, and the audience. Impossible Dances: Past and Future imaginatively explores these spaces of remembering, gifting, and interpretation asking how ephemeral forms are transmitted, reconstructed, and exchanged.

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Movement Research at the Judson Church – November 23, 2015

Featuring works by Kyle Marshall Choreography, Sun ae Hwang / SUNPROJECT, THE COMMONS CHOIR


Parts of Roam
Choreographer: Kyle Marshall
Performers: Monica Gonzalez, Miriam Gabriel, Myssi Robinson, Derek Crescenti
Music: Tristan Perich

 


MY REAL STORY SERIES – the past relationship with asshole ex & the childhood
Director/Choreographer: Sun ae Hwang
Performer: Sun ae Hwang
Music: Narration / Shino Frances Rolnick
Voice / Sun ae Hwang
The past relationship with asshole ex / Why don’t you love me by Beyonce
The childhood / Creep by Radiohead
Costume: Sun ae Hwang

 


I am another yourself. You are another myself. Really? What happens to you happens to me. What happens to me happens to you. Really. A new cycle of experiments from the Commons Choir.
Martita Abril, Sylvestre Akakpo, Maximilian Balduzzi, Ilona Bito, Lydia Chrisman, Laura Colomban, Lacina Coulibaly, Daria Faïn, Shantelle Jackson, Robert Kocik, Randy Reeyes, Despina Stamos, Saúl Ulerio and Dov Tiefenbach (sound).

Podcast: Studies Project 11/10/2015 – what we talk about when we talk somatics

Movement Research Studies Project, “what we talk about when we talk somatics: a sharing of practices leading into conversation” – November 10, 2015
With Justine Lynch, Antonio Ramos, Shelley Senter and RoseAnne Spradlin
Moderated by Levi Gonzalez

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Studies Project 11/10/15: what we talk about when we talk somatics

What does the term “somatics” even mean? Can we arrive at consensus around this as an idea, a value, a practice? This event brought together artists/practitioners of various backgrounds and areas of study to lead the group in experiential practices which evolved into a collective discussion on the term “somatics” and the impact and resonance of this way of learning and being in the world.

Movement Research at the Judson Church – November 9, 2015

Featuring works by Erin Hill, Yanghee Lee / The Limbo Project, Olivia Wingerath of Bridge & Olive Dance, Kathy Westwater

 


Radio Project (version 4)
Created by Erin Hill with Tracy Valcarcel Rodriguez, Molly Shea-Hannan, Rebecca Rehder and Ariane Dubé-Lavigne
Real and shining thanks to Michaela Gerussi and Kelly Keenan.

 


Untitled
Yanghee Lee / The Limbo Project
Concept and Direction: Yanghee Lee
Performance and Creation in collaboration with: Alanna Coby, Megan Hanley and Yanghee Lee
Music: Ursula Bogner – Trabant

 


Ripped Off
Choreography and Performance by Olivia Wingerath
Music: “God Only Knows” by Cornelius, Voice samples edited by Jake Sokolov-Gonzalez, “Bye” by Elliott Smith

 


Shake/Walk Workshop Performance
Choreography by Kathy Westwater with the performers
Music by Mary Jane Leach
Performance by Karina Almeida, Karesia Batan, Ilona Bito, Marsi Burns, Philip Ellis Foster, Juliana Garber, Monica Germann, Emily Giovine, Leanna Grennan, Judah Levenson, Elena Rose Light, Sarah Locar, Andy Miyamotto, Katiana Rangel, Camila Arroyo Romero, Jim Salerno, Mercedes Searer, and Rainey White
This work is the culmination of the Movement Research Shake/Walk Workshop, November 2-9, 2015.
Special thanks to Amanda Loulaki, Barbara Bryan, and the entire staff and crew of Movement Research.

November 10: Studies Project LIVE STREAM

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what we talk about when we talk about somatics: a sharing of practices leading into conversation

With Justine Lynch, Antonio Ramos, Shelley Senter and RoseAnne Spradlin

Tuesday, November 10, 6:15pm
Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
FREE

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What does the term “somatics” even mean? Can we arrive at consensus around this as an idea, a value, a practice? This event will bring together artists/practitioners of various backgrounds and areas of study to lead the group in experiential practices which will evolve into a collective discussion on the term “somatics” and the impact and resonance of this way of learning and being in the world.

Live stream will begin at 6:15pm.

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