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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.

Studies Project: Movement Research Festival Fall 2013: Performing Vulnerability

Movement Research Festival Fall 2013 Studies Project: Performing Vulnerability

Adrienne Truscott with panelists: niv Acosta, Ben Asriel, Hilary Clark, Miguel Gutierrez and Juliana May

Jimmy’s 43, December 4, 2013 as part of Movement Research’s Festival Fall 2013 “Le Song, Ya?!” curated by Adrienne Truscott and Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag)

Listen to the Podcast here:

This Studies Project revolved around the questions: What does it mean to be vulnerable in performance? Is vulnerability a state or can it be “done?”

Note: At about 53 minutes into the conversation there is a short missing section due to technical difficulties.

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.
Register Here:

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.

Video Clips from DEVOTION, MR Festival Fall 2011, November 28 2011

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church “About Town”, Fall Festival at Danspace Project, November 28, 2011

Featuring works by Leigh Evans and Raïna von Waldenburg

The 20th Year Celebration
Curated by Sondra Loring and K.J. Holmes

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The Week Ahead: November 28-December 4, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research…
The Movement Research Festival Fall 2011:

The 20th Year Celebration
Curated by Sondra Loring and K.J. Holmes
November 28- December 4 2011

workshops with Leigh Evans, Miguel Gutierrez, Raïna von Waldenburg, JH, K.J. Holmes… see below for registration info!


Monday November 28. DEVOTION.
8 PM. Danspace Project.
Leigh Evans
Raïna von Waldenburg

*please note that this event is happening in place of Movement Research at the Judson Church

Wednesday November 30. STUDIES PROJECT: When the Creation Changes Its Creator
7 PM. Jimmy’s No. 43.
Moderated by Sondra Loring and K.J. Holmes
Panelists include Julie Carr, Danielle Goldman, JH, Miguel Gutierrez, and Jodi Melnick.

Wednesday November 30. Open performance.
8 PM. A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.
Featuring work by Megan Bascom, Stacy Grossfield, Kristan Clifford, and Julieta Valera.
Moderated by Judith Sanchéz Ruíz.

**Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2010

Thursday December 1. DEVOTION/RIGOR/SUSTAINABILITY: Mixing it Up
Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones
8 PM. Danspace Project.
$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members

Margaret Paek
Lindsey Drury
Javier Baca

Friday December 2. RIGOR
8 PM. Danspace Project.
$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members

luciana achugar, Levi Gonzalez, Emily Roysdon and David Watson

Saturday December 3. SUSTAINABILITY
8 PM. Danspace Project.
$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members

Pooh Kaye & Sally Silvers
Channel Z: Paul Langland, Daniel Lepkoff, Diane Madden, & Nina Martin

Tickets for all performances at Danspace Project can be purchased at

Fall Festival Workshops…
register  at

Miguel Gutierrez: What is this Class
Monday November 28.
10 AM-1 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

JH: Three Days in Space
Thesday November 29 and Thursday December 1
10 AM-1 PM
Danspace Project
Saturday December 3
10 AM-1 PM
Gibney Dance Center, Studio 6
$90 for full 3-day workshop. $35 per drop-in.

Raïna von Waldenburg: I Am One Who
Tuesday November 29
12:30-2:30 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Friday December 2
10 AM-12 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$40 for full 2-day workshop. $25 per drop-in.

Leigh Evans: Anatomy of Presence
Wednesday November 30
10 AM-12:30 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

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Classes this Week.
Please note that due to the Movement Research Festival there will be changes to regularly scheduled classes. Please check the website, for full details.

Join us for classes with faculty: Barbara Mahler, Margaret Paek, Irene Dowd, Daria Fain, and Karl Anderson

Schedule Change for December: Jimena Paz will be teaching for Judith Sanchéz Ruíz from December 5- December 16, and Jennifer Monson will be subbing class on December 19 and 21.


winter MELT!
with amazing faculty: Juliette Mapp, Trajal Harrell, Irene Dowd, Shelley Senter, DD Dorvillier, Yvonne Meier, Chris Aiken, Keith Hennessy, Miguel Gutierrez.

Register now!

well, well…

I interviewed brilliant improviser Lisa Nelson via skype yesterday.  First skype experience for me.  I loved the weird delay and sudden stops of Lisa’s video image as we were talking.  Reminds me now of the work I have done with her, the Tuning Score.  Measuring time in a single image, how long can we look at one thing without wanting it to stay the same, to change, to transform, to watch it die or find a verbal call to reconstitute it.  We do this again and again.  As we improvise in our work, in our lives.  The sense that time is not linear, but spirallic.  My computer tells me that spirallic is not a word.  We dancers make up our own words to describe a process of animating the physical language we are.  Did language not come from what we do, what are actions were? Creating our desires or desiring to create. To survive beyond desire, the desire to speak, to do more than survive.  To do it well?  Is being comfortable a sign of wellness?  Does surviving well mean we lose the edge to our curiosities?  Well, deep down, passing through layers of silt and stone, to find clean water.  Pull it up.  Drink it.

Two weeks until the first class of the Movement Research Fall Festival.  It’s already started…

K.J. Holmes, Co-Curator MRFF, among other things…


Driving through the rain last night, heading right smack into a rainbow on I90, like he was the treasure I was headed toward.  No doubt about that.  I was excited, nervous, and slightly lost, on my way to Earthdance.  And then there it was, all lit up at the top of the hill, just like the last time I saw it.  God, I love that place.  I scrambled out of my car, left the dog in the front seat, and ran up the stairs.  Steve was just coming out of the main house, and we hopped in his truck to go up to the B&B of sorts, to have some quiet.  So stay tuned, you’ll hear the interview right here at MR, ‘cause I got it, the recorder worked and everything! And he WAS everything; charming, thoughtful, dismissive, honest and very moving.  Very, very moving.

Sondra Loring, co-curator of the MR Fall Festival 2011

Rigor Sustainability Devotion

In the Meriam Webster definition of Rigor – “2. is short for rigor mortis…  From Latin, to stiffen.”

In beginning this blog posting, I have passed through a bit of this. A kind of holding.  And to write  requires me to have the first part of the definition of rigor – “1. the quality of being extremely thorough, exhaustive or accurate; severity or strictness.”

Rigor added to a process engages a ceasing of other activities, a channeling of focus on a singular attention.  It is more than discipline; it is having some kind of fortitude to use all that usually distracts one towards a particular frame, fulfilling it.  In a commitment or promise or agreement to undertake something with another or others with an independent mental engagement, I have to honor that commitment, that promise, that agreement.  I cannot just go bake more muffins (although I did this morning, hence eating while typing – a blur of my rigor or sustenance for it?)

So, o.k. then there is Sustainability. Read the rest of this entry »

The Week Ahead: October 17-23, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… Studies Project and class changes.

Please note that the deadline for applications for the Spring 2012 Movement Research at the Judson Church has been extended. See below for details.

Monday October 17. NO Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Movement Research at the Judson Church will resume in two weeks on Monday October 31, featuring work by Judith Sanchez Ruiz/JSR Company, Kota Yamazaki, SKOTE, and Megan Mazarick.

Wednesday October 19. NO Open Performance.
Open Performance will resume in weeks on Wednesday October 26, featuring work by Janice Lancaster, Stephanie Fungsang, and Ben Spatz**

**Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2010

Saturday, October 22. STUDIES PROJECT: Integrating Parenthood and Art Practice
Conceived of and Organized by Anna Azrieli and Rebecca Davis
3 PM. A.R.T. New York, South Oxford Space. 138 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Please join us for a discussion on the topic of parenting and its influence on one’s creative life. How can the journey of parenthood inspire and be additive to an artist’s lifestyle? Are there parenting challenges specific to the dance community? Is there anything we can do as a community to better support one another? We will share tips on how to find balance between our professional and private lives. Participants include new and veteran parents as well as those contemplating parenthood or simply interested in this topic. On-site childcare will be provided.

Classes this Week.
John Kinzel will be teaching in place of Stacy Spence M W F from now until October 28th.
Join us for classes with faculty: Barbara Mahler, Irene Dowd, Gabriel Forestieri, K.J. Holmes, Shelley Senter, John Kinzel, Gwen Welliver.


The Application for Movement Research at the Judson Church Spring 2012 season has been extended to October 28, 2011 due to scheduling changes with the venue. Please postmark by this date or hand-deliver to our office at 55 Avenue C No later than 6pm on the aforementioned date.

Workshop with Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik
Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 19
SUN 2-6pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
for non-choir member: $120 for 6 sessions, $25 per drop-in
for choir members : $75 for 6 sessions, $15 per drop-in

PROSODIC BODY Workshop: Choreoprosodia (the fusion of movement and prosody)
These six workshops focus on the sonic properties of language exploring the correspondences between energy centers, hormonal secretion, seed movements, sonic harmony, and emotional and neurological impact. Spending time with each of the different phoneme-harmonic-compositions developed for the Phoneme Choir, we will use a ‘scientific methodology’ to differentiate and name how each affects individuals and inform us of their healing and performative properties.

Workshop with Jonathan Burrows
October 31 – November 2, MON – WED, 12-3pm
Avenue C Studio
$75/$30 drop-in

Writing dance
Choreographer Jonathan Burrows leads a three day workshop investigating choreographic and compositional process, performance and philosophies, questioning how a dance or performance might be made and what it could communicate to somebody watching. Practical work will concentrate on short task-based exercises looking at how to define material and work with time, to hold the attention of an audience and invite them to care what happens next. Sessions will be punctuated also with discussion and viewpoints on other mediums and ways of working, asking all the time what dance can do and what it can’t.

Workshop with Jane Gabriels
November 5
SAT 5-8pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

The Lost, The Found and The Fantasy: Urban Meditation
Through an interdisciplinary approach, participants will work with excavating found images, phrases overheard on the bus, movement studies from the street and found sounds and texts to develop their own response to the city and its current dialogue with us. These found materials are things that pulled you towards them, attracted your attention, even if you are not completely sure why. From this fieldwork material, participants will work in the studio with further writing, movement and installation experiments to explore re-enlivening our city-life. Informal, “instant” showings link what has been found with a larger vision of what could be possible. Participants are asked to come to the studio with a scrap of conversation overheard publicly, a picture of a specific place or person in the city, a gesture or series of gestures that they observed in their everyday walks, a torn piece of text found on the street.

Movement Research Fall Festival 2011: The 20th Year Celebration
November 28-December 4, 2011
Curated by Sandra Loring and K.J. Holmes.
The festival will include workshops with Leigh Evans, Miguel Gutierrez, JH, and Raina von Waldenburg, as well as open improvisation jams. A STUDIES PROJECT will investigate the nature of Devotion, Sustainability, and Rigor through dance-making, performance, the heart of the artist, and their working process. Performances will take place Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the festival.

Movement Research’s Fall Season is almost here!

Movement Research is preparing to announce our Fall 2011/ Winter 2012 Season which will include classes, workshops, Studies Projects, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Open Peformance, International Dance Dialogues, the annual Fall Festival and more!!!

Stay tuned for information on workshops with Milka Djordjevich, Daria Fain, and Jane Gabriels as well as ongoing classes with Barbara Mahler, Irene Dowd, K.J. Holmes,  and Karl Anderson.  Classes in Contact Improvisation and Alexander Technique will continue with a wonderful selection of teachers as will our series of Morning Classes. In September alone you can look forward to Morning Class with Juliette Mapp, Jon Kinzel, and Gwen Welliver. Visit our website for more information and keep an eye out for our new Season Calendar with with all of our Fall programs.

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