Posts Tagged ‘Grace Courvoisier’

October 13-19

This Week at Movement Research…



Eleanor Bauer. Learning by Dancing
Part of: Janet Panetta’s International Dance Dialogues
October 13-17 MON-FRI 4-6pm
$75 full workshop or $18/class
Gibney Dance, 890 Broadway

As a performer, Bauer has worked for David Zambrano (Soul Project), Mette Ingvartsen (why we love action), Trisha Brown (at documenta12), Xavier Le Roy (low pieces and Retrospective), Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Rosas (The Song), Boris Charmatz (levée des conflits and enfant), Matthew Barney (River of Fundament), Emily Roysdon (by any other name), and Ictus Contemporary Music Ensemble (This Is Not A Pop Song II), among others….Read more

Physical Inquiry and Somatic Practices
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway 

Schedule at a glance:

Qi Gong with Melanie Maar (starts 10/6)
Mondays and Fridays 10am-12pm

C O R E M O T I O N with Daria Faïn (starts 10/7)
Tuesdays 10am-12pm and Wednesdays 4-6pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with Swan Pilates (starts 10/7)
Tuesdays 2-3:15pm

Alexander Technique (starts 10/8)
Wednesdays 2-4pm
Oct-Nov Rebecca Brooks, Dec-Jan Clare Maxwell

Contact Improvisation – The Basics (starts 10/2)
Thursdays 6-8pm
Oct Margaret Paek, Nov Bradley Teal Ellis, Dec-Jan K.J. Holmes

Feldenkrais Method with Jimena Paz (starts 10/3)
Fridays 4-6pm









Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class
October 6-23. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th Street

We usually begin slowly, with imagery and gentle preparation inspired by various somatic traditions to access our awareness of the senses, the organs, the skeleton, the cells, gravity, and other energetic forces. Class may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures (“phrases”), improvisations, and performance constructs, with a focus on precision, ownership, and play.
Read Levi’s class description here.

Vicky Shick. Morning Class
September 23-October 13. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th Street

Vicky Shick has been involved in the NYC dance community for 3 decades. She worked with many choreographers, is a former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company and received “Bessies” for performance and choreography. In addition to showing work at Danspace, DTW, The Kitchen, P.S. 122 and WET, she made dances for Arizona State University, Barnard College and George Washington University. Shick was a 2006 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant recipient and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow.
Read Vicky’s class description here.



Mårten Spångberg
Discussion: Wait A Second, The Mood Is Dancy, Theory Without Boox, We Will Hear
October 12, 19 SUN 2-4pm $5 each
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Mårten Spångberg is a choreographer living and working in Stockholm. His interests concern choreography in an expanded field, something approached through experimental practices and creative process in multiplicity of formats and expressions…Read more

Movement Research at the Judson Church
October 13
Grace Courvoisier, Whitney V Hunter**, Kai Kleinbard, Arielle Pina
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South

Open Performance
October 14
Moderated by Erin Ellen Kelly*
Carmen Caceres DanceAction, Ayano Elson, Krissy Harris
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor


ONGOING CLASSES (Click here for full descriptions):

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Elise Knudson. Contact Improvisation
September 3-24
Wednesday 6-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Irene Dowd. Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance.
Tuesday 3-4:45pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing
WED 6-9pm $14
Randy Warshaw Studio

Karinne Keithley Syers. (sub for K.J. Holmes Athletics of Intimacy)
Saturday 11am-1pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Janet Panetta.
Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
Monday-Friday 12-2pm. $17

Advanced Professional Ballet
Wednesday & Friday 10am-12pm. $17
Movement Research at Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway

The Underscore. Underscore Facilitators.
Sunday, October 12th.
2nd Sundays of each month. 5-8pm. $10

Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway 4th Floor


Video Clips From Movement Research at the Judson Church 10.22.2012

Featuring works by Gabriel Forestieri, Aaron Mattocks, and Grace Courvoisier

We Buried Her Standing Up
Choreographer: Grace Courvoisier
Costume: Grace Courvoisier
Text: Grace Courvoisier in collaboration with dancers
Collaboration: Klara Beyeler
Dancers: Tiana Fridley, Lane Halperin, Mindy Upin, Katherine Roarty, Brittany Sylwestrak
Notes: “…tragic romances are hidden away in the hearts that beat so quietly under the sober gowns, and even the sad, sour sisters should be kindly dealt with, because they have missed the sweetest part of life…” – Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Grace Courvoisier, a native of Las Vegas, NV, studied Graham, Horton, and Composition at LVA Performing Arts High School, and the Vaganova technique with Nevada Ballet Theatre, before going on to receive her BFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Grace was also selected to perform in the reconstruction of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s D-Man In The Waters (National Endowment for the Arts) in 2008. She created a number of works during her undergraduate, including Sister Republic, which went on to be performed in Chen Dance Center’s New Steps Choreographer’s Series in NYC 2011. Her repertory also includes Good Morning, Arcadia (2010), Night Song (2011), You Are The Opera (2012), and her brand new work We Buried Her Standing Up (2012).

on reflections, refractions & atmospheric optics
Created by: Aaron Mattocks
Performance: Aaron Mattocks and Amanda Villalobos

Aaron Mattocks, a Pennsylvania native and Sarah Lawrence College alumnus, has created roles in premiers by Big Dance Theater (dir. Annie-B Parson/Paul Lazar), David Gordon, Phantom Limb (dir. Jessica Grindstaff/Erik Sanko), Stephen Petronio, Jodi Melnick, Steven Reker, Yoshiko Chuma, Christopher Williams, Ursula Eagly, Kathy Westwater, and John Heginbotham; and also performed with Doug Elkins, John Kelly, Dean Moss, and David Parker/The Bang Group. His own work ahs been shown at THROW (The Chocolate Factory), Late-Nite Cabaret @ FLICFest (Irondale Center), for Sarah Maxfield’s One-Shot, and at 92Y Fridays at Noon. As a writer, his work has been published on Culturebot, Hyperallergic, The Performance Club, and in The Brooklyn Rail. He is also the Editor of Critical Correspondence, Movement Research’s online publication. He will next appear in Faye Driscoll’s You’re Me at ICA/Boston.

Choreographer: Gabriel Forestieri
Performers: Gabriel Forestieri, Troy Ogilvie, Paul Singh
Legacies are always stifling, Judson is no different. We are all shaped by so many unseen forces and there seem to be few escapes from the past. A lifetime of influences are inside any action just as a body is a record of every movement it has made. We practice relating and including with you, the church, and each other as a guide to move beyond what we have been and reach into what we could be.

As the Choreographer/Director of projectLIMB Gabriel Forestieri is deeply engaged with including the world in his art. ProjectLIMB has performed in Hawaii, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Washington D.C., Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Thailand, and New York City. ProjectLIMB’s work has been presented in NYC at DTW, The Tank, Teaneck Creek Conservancy, QCA Solar One, Central Park, BAX, White Wave, The Puffin Room, and Symphony Space. ProjectLIMB has been involved with numerous residences including the AIR at Earthdance, Solar One Dance Res, Art Mill in Jeffersonville NY, SEEDS at Earthdance, DTW’s Outer/Space, The Wave Rising Festival, in Hawaii at the Ulua Theatre, and at Art Omi. He was a founding company member in 2011 of the NYC mounting of Sleep No More, the Off Broadway sensation.

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