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The Week Ahead. November 19-25.

This Week at Movement Research… We’re excited for workshops with luciana achugar and open rehearsals with Ximena Garnica as part of their New Museum Residency this week and next!

Monday November 19. Workshop with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St.
$20
Click here to Register Online

June Ekman’s Monday Morning Class
The workshop will be based on the Alexander Technique. There will be floor work with rubber balls, some “hands on,” as well as exploration of standing and walking.

Monday November 19. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
NO RESERVATIONS and ADMISSION IS FREE

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Aretha Aoki, Julian Barnett, Luke George, Joey Kipp and Stina Nyberg*

*MRX/Sweden Resident Artist

Tuesday-Wednesday November 20-21 . Workshop with Deborah Hay.
10am-1pm. Avenue C Studio.
$75 SOLD OUT! Email info@movementresearch.org with your name, phone number, and email address to join the wait-list.
What if our attention is not on what we do onstage but how we can be continuously enlarging our experience of dance as we dance?

Wednesday November 21. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Lauren Withhart, Kitchen Sink Collective, Sarah Dahnke, and Richard Olson.
Moderated by Michal Samama**

**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Wednesday November 21-Wednesday December 5.
luciana achugar and Ximena in Residence at the New Museum.
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Workshops with luciana achugar.
feeling is believing
FREE with New Museum Admission and RSVP to info@movementresearch.org

See our Facebook Page for full schedule.


Sunday December 2.Workshop followed by Discussion
with luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica.

12:30am-2:30pm (Workshop), 2:30-3:30pm (Discussion)
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission and RSVP to info@movementresearch.org

luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica will address the proposal:
Where have we taken the neutral/pedestrian body, the ordinary vs. extraordinary body? What are we interested in presenting ‘via the body’ currently and into the future? Imagine a future body.

Part of New Museum’s RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series
In Partnership with Movement Research

The RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series is curated by Travis Chamberlain, Public Programs Coordinator at the New Museum.

Upcoming 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.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Sunday December 16. Final Presentations for Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later.
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
$10 New Museum Members; $12 General Public

On September 16, Movement Research (MR) solicited questions from the greater MR community with regards to the imprint that Judson Dance Theater (1962–64) continues to make on contemporary performance. Four questions were selected by attendees as focus topics for further investigation by artists nominated to lead a series of week-long performance laboratories and open rehearsals at the New Museum. On this program, those artists share the results of their investigations for further consideration in an evening filled with performance, experimentation, and lively debate.

Classes This Week With…

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class.
Monday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Using the morning technique class structure as a model, this class will focus on dance as a physical, conceptual and experiential practice, with an emphasis on the cultivation of presence inside of the forms. Class will begin with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various bodywork modalities that access our awareness of the organs, the skeleton, gravity and energetic pathways through the architecture of the body and into the space. Class will expand into technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations and performance constructs, exploring ways to engage with the material through precise and imaginative means.

Jennifer Nugent. Morning Class.
Tuesday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Using improvisational and set warm-ups we will focus on the volume and weight inside the body and its relationship to the floor. Exercises that bring awareness to the feet, spine, and pelvic floor encourage the feeling of release in the limbs, allowing us to fall and suspend off-center, simultaneously finding a grounded flexible base of support. Using these physical tools we will explore sensation, instinct, and the inherent musicality inside the body, phrasing. All the while dancing we will work toward a more grounded and direct approach to movement.

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

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
AND
Tuesday, 6:15pm-7:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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

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.

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

The Week Ahead. November 12-18.

This Week at Movement Research… Come check out Moriah Evans and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography for a very exciting residency at the New Museum!

Mondays, November 5-26. Workshops with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St.
$20 per class, or $70 for the 4-Class Series
Click here to Register Online

June Ekman’s Monday Morning Class
The workshop will be based on the Alexander Technique. There will be floor work with rubber balls, some “hands on,” as well as exploration of standing and walking.

Monday November 12. Workshop with Stina Nyberg (MRX/Sweden Resident Artist)*.
1:30-2:30pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway.
FREE

With Emotional Anatomy, you create a new anatomic system based on the features of your emotions. Is your love swaying like jelly in the belly, or is it a sticky point in your mouth? Is the envy pulsating somewhere in between your disappointment and optimism? Come and materialize your emotions in a free class at Eden’s Expressway on Monday, November 12, 3:30-4:30pm. Emotional Anatomy was developed in Sweden through methods of imaginative and experiential techniques and is for the first time presented in the US. The practice ignores scientific and anatomic facts in favor of speculation, and functions as a system for the materialisation of emotions through the drawing of a new anatomic map.

*MRX is a vehicle to spur interaction and exchange among independent choreographers and their peers from within and outside the US. MRX enables Artists-in-Residence and faculty to travel outside their home environment for residency activities, informal showings, discussions and teaching opportunities.

Monday November 12. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
NO RESERVATIONS and ADMISSION IS FREE

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Liana Conyers, Tina Croll, Gina Graham, and Marissa Perel.

Wednesday November 14. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Allison Hurd, NilsSprung Dance Project, Benn Rasmussen, and Christiana Axelson.
Moderated by Courtney Krantz*

Wednesday November 14-Thursday November 15.
Moriah Evans and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography in Residence at the New Museum.
Visiting Hours Open to the Public:
Wednesday November 14 11am-6pm
Thursday November 15 11am-3pm (Discussion at 1pm)
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.

Moriah Evans and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography will address the proposal: What does it mean to work collectively (cross disciplines or not)? Has the individual become the forefront of present day work? Is the idea of the individual author a myth? Is the idea of working collectively a myth?

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Alan Calpe, Maggie Cloud, Evelyn Donnelly, Moriah Evans, Kyli Kleven, Stephen May, Stina Nyberg, Sarah Beth Percival, Will Rawls, and Ondrej Vidlar.

Part of New Museum’s RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series
Co-presented with Movement Research

The RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series is curated by Travis Chamberlain, Public Programs Coordinator at the New Museum.

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming Events.

New Museum Residences.
FREE with New Museum Admission. 235 Bowery.
Open Rehearsals, Discussions and Workshops with…

luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica.
RSVP to: info@movementresearch.org
Open Rehearsals:
Wednesday November 21 11am-6pm
Wednesday November 28 11am-6pm
Thursday November 29 12pm-9pm
Wednesday December 5 11am-3pm
Workshop and Discussion:
Sunday Decemeber 2
Workshop: 11:30am-2:30pm
Discussion: 3:30-4:30pm

AND

Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill.
Open Rehearsals:

Wednesday December 5 3pm-6pm
Wednesday November 12 11am-6pm
Thursday November 13 12pm-4pm (Discussion at 1pm)

Sunday December 16. Final Presentations for Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later.
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
$10 New Museum Members; $12 General Public

On September 16, Movement Research (MR) solicited questions from the greater MR community with regards to the imprint that Judson Dance Theater (1962–64) continues to make on contemporary performance. Four questions were selected by attendees as focus topics for further investigation by artists nominated to lead a series of week-long performance laboratories and open rehearsals at the New Museum. On this program, those artists share the results of their investigations for further consideration in an evening filled with performance, experimentation, and lively debate.

Classes This Week With…

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Using the morning technique class structure as a model, this class will focus on dance as a physical, conceptual and experiential practice, with an emphasis on the cultivation of presence inside of the forms. Class will begin with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various bodywork modalities that access our awareness of the organs, the skeleton, gravity and energetic pathways through the architecture of the body and into the space. Class will expand into technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations and performance constructs, exploring ways to engage with the material through precise and imaginative means.

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

Using improvisational and set warm-ups we will focus on the volume and weight inside the body and its relationship to the floor. Exercises that bring awareness to the feet, spine, and pelvic floor encourage the feeling of release in the limbs, allowing us to fall and suspend off-center, simultaneously finding a grounded flexible base of support. Using these physical tools we will explore sensation, instinct, and the inherent musicality inside the body, phrasing. All the while dancing we will work toward a more grounded and direct approach to movement.

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

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
AND
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.

Rebecca Brooks. Alexander Technique.
Wednesday. 12:30 pm-2:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

K.J. Holmes. The Athletics of Intimacy, Improvisations.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 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.

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


The Week Ahead. November 4-11.

This Week at Movement Research…

Sunday November 4. Judson @ 50: MR in Residence at the New Museum.
“Talking about my generation”:
Jill Johnston and the Critic as Subject

3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.

POSTPONED! We will do our best to reschedule as soon as possible.

Mondays, November 5-26. Workshops with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St.
$20 per class, or $70 for the 4-Class Series
Click here to Register Online

June Ekman’s Monday Morning Class
The workshop will be based on the Alexander Technique. There will be floor work with rubber balls, some “hands on,” as well as exploration of standing and walking.

Tuesday November 6. Judson @ 50: Judson Through the Eyes of Filmmakers.
6:45pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members
JDT was not exclusively a dance movement. Artists of various disciplines participated in the movement that came to be known as JDT, including filmmakers. This screening highlights some of the many collaborations between Judson artists and film artists who were pushing at the boundaries of both forms.
Films will include:
Jonas Mekas CUP/SAUCER/TWO DANCERS/RADIO (1965/83, 23 min, 16mm)
With Kenneth King & Phoebe Neville.
Simone Forti CLOTHS (fragment) (1967, 5 min, 16mm-to-video)
Camera: Hollis Frampton.
Simone Forti & Anne Tardos STATUES(1977/99, 14 min, video)
Babette Mangolte WATER MOTOR (1978, 7 min, 16mm, b&w

Tuesday November 6. Judson @ 50: George Manupelli’s CRY DR. CHICAGO
9pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members
Cry Dr. Chicago. 1971, 90 minutes, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Lab work by Cineric, Inc., and Trackwise.
In Manupelli’s wonderfully cracked feature, which had fallen almost entirely into oblivion when Anthology was able to revive and preserve it in 2008, Dr. Chicago (played by venerable composer Alvin Lucier) is a sex-change surgeon on the run from the law, forever on his way to Sweden and always out to make a buck. Along for the ride are his faithful companions Sheila Marie (the delightfully zonked-out Mary Ashley) and Steve (brilliantly, and silently, portrayed by the great dancer Steve Paxton, a founding member of Judson Dance Theater). By far one of the most enjoyable feature films to come out of the 1960s underground era.

Wednesday November 7. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Emily Alpren, Brendan Drake. white road Dance Media, and Hadar Ahuvia.
Moderated by Cristiane Bouger *
*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Wednesday November 7. Mårten Spångberg, and the Judson Imprint in Europe: Performance and Discussion.
7-10pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
ALL TICKETS Now $12 (New Museum Member Price)

Co-presented with Goethe-Institut New York with support from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
7pm Performance by Mårten Spångberg
In Powered by Emotion MÃ¥rten SpÃ¥ngberg reconstructs the Goldberg Variations, the fantastic dance improvisations by the American dance legend Steve Paxton, and several songs from the Buena Vista Social Club.Paxton himself said, SpÃ¥ngberg’s piece actually stands alone, more than being a reconstruction of anything particular. Can one reconstruct an improvisation? This question is not so interesting as the result of SpÃ¥ngberg’s ‘translation process’ itself.
Discussion to follow immediately after the performance: In the second part of the evening, moderated by Claude Wampler, Spångberg will be joined by artists including DD Dorvillier, and will address the following question: How does the imprint of Judson Dance Theater function within the contexts of European and American performance respectively?

Thursday-Friday November 8-9. Chez Bushwick Presents Movement Research Artists-in-Residence at CPR.
8pm. Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Avenue.

$12 tickets available in advance online; $15 tickets (cash only) at the door
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS
November 8:
Anna Azrieli, Laurie Berg and Walter Dundervill
November 9:
Maximilian Balduzzi, Rebecca Davis, Ben Spatz and Miriam Wolf

Sunday November 11. Workshop with Simone Forti.
1-5pm. Douglas Dunn Studio.
$50 Click Here to Register Online
Body Mind World, Movement & Language Improvisation
Sometimes our words don’t have access to what we know in our bones, while our dancing doesn’t have access to what’s on our minds. In this workshop we will explore the synergy between movement and language to engage with subject matter that interests us. The class will include warm-ups to awaken our kinetic juices, and focused stream of consciousness writing to put us in touch with our wild thoughts and observations. We will divide our class time between purely improvising with movement, talking together about whatever has been on our minds, and improvising combining moving and speaking.

Classes this week with: Levi Gonzalez, Janet Panetta, Barbara Mahler, Jennifer Nugent, Irene Dowd, Rebecca Brooks, Karl Anderson, Jen Rosenblit, Shakti Smith, Rebecca Bone, Jesse Johnson, Mark Messer, Brandin Steffensen.

Upcoming

Tuesday-Wednesday November 20-21 . Workshop with Deborah Hay.
10am-1pm. Avenue C Studio.
$75 SOLD OUT! Email info@movementresearch.org with your name, phone number, and email address to join the waitlist.
What if our attention is not on what we do onstage but how we can be continuously enlarging our experience of dance as we dance?

The Week Ahead: March 26-April 1, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… Come take class!

Monday March 26. NO Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Movement Research at the Judson Church will resume on April 2, 2012 featuring works by Arturo Vidich, Katie Rose Mclaughlin, Harmony Wolfe, and Michal Samama.*

Wednesday March 28. Open Performance.
Featuring works by Jennifer Neff, Billy Schultz, Christina Axelsen, and Alexa Weir. Moderated by Ben Spatz**

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
** 2010 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes this Week with: Bradley Ellis, Levi Gonzalez, Janet Panetta, Jennifer Nugent, Barbara Mahler, and K.J Holmes.

Upcoming.

Workshop with Kathy Westwater
April 30, May 2, May 4.
MON WED FRI 10 AM-12 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$60

Register online: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops
SHAKE/WALK
Taking two everyday forms of movement, we will allow these forms to disorganize within, and to be disorganizing of, our bodies. This process will lead us into understandings of function and form and also into expressive potentials that arise within experimental states of disorder. As we explore in solo, duet, and ensemble improvisations, moving periodically in contact and/or with eyes closed, the lines between states of order and disorder will be at times stark and at others blurred. The sensations that arise within this unstable and unbound matrix range from relaxing to energizing, from disorienting to freeing.

The Week Ahead: March 19-25, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… STUDIES PROJECT and Workshop with Kyle deCamp.

Monday March 19. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Featuring works by Dana Michel, Toni Renee Johnson/Maverick Dance Experience, Christine Elmo, and Samita Sinha & Julia Ulehla.

Wednesday March 21. Open Performance.

Featuring works by MashUp Contemporary Dance, and Hannah Frechette & Dancers.
Moderated by Yve Laris Cohen, 2010 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Tuesday, March 20. STUDIES PROJECT: Photography and the Performance Journal
6:15 PM. Gibney Dance Center, Studio 1.
FREE
Moderated by Ursula Eagly

Photographers Donna Ann McAdams, Anja Hitzenberger, and Miana Jun gather to discuss photography and the Movement Research Performance Journal. They will address their own publishing histories with the journal, the rold of photography in the context of the journal’s mission and presentation, and the possibilities that the journal presents in a world with increasingly fewer print publications.

Thursday, March 22-Friday, March 23. Workshop with Kyle decamp
2:30-5:30 PM. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway.
$60

Register online: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops
Workshop in Performance
What are we talking about when we focus on “performance”? Consciousness? Being, doing, enacting, responding, connecting? This workshop is designed to expand your knowledge, skills, experience, and strategies for performance. Geared for dance practitioners, the work draws on different modes of live performance, across disciplines. The two days are structured around a sequence of explorations, performance, reflective actions and discussion. Please bring in 1-3 minutes of your material for starters.

Classes this Week with: Gabriel Forestieri, Levi Gonzalez, Janet Panetta, Jennifer Nugent, Barbara Mahler, K.J Holmes, and Sabine Heubusch.

Upcoming.

Workshop with Kathy Westwater
April 30, May 2, May 4.
MON WED FRI 10 AM-12 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$60

Register online: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops
SHAKE/WALK
Taking two everyday forms of movement, we will allow these forms to disorganize within, and to be disorganizing of, our bodies. This process will lead us into understandings of function and form and also into expressive potentials that arise within experimental states of disorder. As we explore in solo, duet, and ensemble improvisations, moving periodically in contact and/or with eyes closed, the lines between states of order and disorder will be at times stark and at others blurred. The sensations that arise within this unstable and unbound matrix range from relaxing to energizing, from disorienting to freeing.

The Week Ahead: March 12-18, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research…Workshop with Beth Goren.

Monday March 12. NO Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Movement Research at the Judson Church will resume on March 19, 2012.

Wednesday March 14. NO Open Performance.
Open Performance will resume on March 21, 2012.

** 2010 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Wednesday, March 14- Friday, March 16. Workshop with Beth Goren.
2:30-5:30 PM. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway.
$110

Register online: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops
BODY of SOUND
Join an adventure into unmapped ground for voice-movement. Enter the cellular tonal field through vibrational rhythms. Open to sensory warm-ups and restorative presence. Liven to insightful finds that surprise and embrace your fun-loving elf. Respond authentically to stimulating image-sound-language prompts. As we dive into new skillsets, we stir the soundbody and its yearnings, stories, memories, and intentions. We explore individually, with partners, and in the circle. What unfolds? A true gathering of voice-movement vignettes, gateways to personal balance, horizon mind, and performance reach. Beth is available for individual sessions by appt. during her time in NYC. 732.778.3696

Classes this Week with: Gabriel Forestieri, Levi Gonzalez, Janet Panetta, Jennifer Nugent, Barbara Mahler, K.J Holmes, and Sabine Heubusch.


Upcoming.

Workshop with Kyle deCamp
March 22-23
THU-FRI 2:30-5:30 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$60

Register online: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops
Workshop in Performance
What are we talking about when we focus on “performance”? Consciousness? Being, doing, enacting, responding, connecting? This workshop is designed to expand your knowledge, skills, experience, and strategies for performance. Geared for dance practitioners, the work draws on different modes of live performance, across disciplines. The two days are structured around a sequence of explorations, performance, reflective actions and discussion. Please bring in 1-3 minutes of your material for starters.

STUDIES PROJECT: Photography and the Performance Journal
March 20
TUES 6:15 PM
Gibney Dance Center, Studio 1
Moderated by Ursula Eagly

Photographers Donna Ann McAdams, Anja Hitzenberger, and Miana Jun gather to discuss photography and the Movement Research Performance Journal. They will address their own publishing histories with the journal, the rold of photography in the context of the journal’s mission and presentation, and the possibilities that the journal presents in a world with increasingly fewer print publications.

The Week Ahead: December 12-18, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… Movement Research at the Judson Church, Workshop, and classes.

Monday December 12. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8 PM. 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring work by The Movement Party- Zena Bibler & Katie Schetlick, Makiko Tamura/small apple co. , idiosynCrazy productions, and Rebecca Patek*

Wednesday December 14. NO Open performance.
Open Performance will resume on January 4, 2012 featuring work by Shawna Emerick, Kelly Bond & Melissa Krodman, Rebekah Windmiller, and Katherine Kiefer Stark. Moderated by Pele Bauch.

*Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2011

Sunday December 18. Workshop with Daria Fain and Robert Kocik.
2-6 PM. 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.

Classes this Week.
Join us for classes with faculty: Barbara Mahler, Margaret Paek, Irene Dowd, Daria Fain, K.J. Holmes, Jimena Paz, and Jennifer Nugent.

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.

Upcoming.

Workshop with Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik
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.

Winter MELT 2012.

MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 weeks) and winter (3 weeks). Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today.

Juliette Mapp
January 2 – January 6
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Technique
Using the luxury of five continuous days of dancing together, we will take the time to investigate different states of awareness. Each class will be three-fold, beginning with a guided improvisation to inspire the imagination to expand into the unique life of different parts of the body, followed by dancing within technical forms to support our range and work as dancers, and concluding with a phrase that integrates concepts of weight, lightness, initiation and intention. The technical forms and phrase will be specifically structured to build our knowledge of individual physical patterns that may be blocking us from deepening the use of ourselves as artists. In the process of learning a phrase, we can observe how we retain “set” material. The merging of the unconscious life of movement through improvisation and conscious attention to the physical imagination is part of the energizing practice we will explore in each class.

Irene Dowd
January 2 – January 6
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1:00 pm-3:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Horizons
Learn a warm-up choreography designed to enhance visual focus, hand-eye coordination, articulation of hands and feet, freedom of the spine, and the dancer’s own phrasing. In addition this sequence can be used as a physical and mental preparation for performance.

Trajal Harrell
January 2 – January 6
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3:30 pm-6:00 pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
There Are No Stepbrothers in Dance
I think the statement “there are no stepbrothers in dance” is a paraphrase of something Balanchine said. His point was that one could only say so much in a dance, and yet what a dance can convey is particular and specific to the medium. In this workshop, we will look at the limitations and strengths of the medium in order to become more exact in our choreographic choices and in order to elicit more clarity from the contexts of meaning we create. Bring 3-10 minutes of a complete choreographic work to be presented live either with you as a solo performer or invite your performers. We will also work on developing some specific tools through compositional exercises. Be prepared to also read, talk, debate, listen, and imagine aloud.

Chris Aiken
January 9 – January 13
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
An Eco-poetic Approach to Dance Improvisation and Performance
In this movement workshop we will explore awareness and intention through the development of perceptual acuity in relationship to our inner and outer landscapes. We will examine the delicate relationships between our poetic imagination and our sensory systems. The basis of my approach is that composition and performance are ecologically rooted acts. Our imagination grows from where and how we exist. Movement, story, image and gesture are imbedded in the relationships that are evolving all around us. Come ready to dance, perceive, perform and imagine.

Keith Hennessy
January 9 – January 13
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1:00 pm-3:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Improvisation as Potential Shamanism
Five days of contemplative embodiment, intensive breathwork, fake healing, endurance shaking, post-contact, disco and séance, all in the attempt to invigorate improvisation practice for dancers, choreographers, and performance makers. Shamanism, in a general usage, refers to the ritual/spiritual practices of working with forces and energies, unseen and poetic, of transforming space and time to shift meaning and perspective, of communicating with the dead or not-human. Contemporary improvisation and performance practices often engages the same intentions. Let’s dance in the borderlands of anti-systemic knowledge, magic, real and fiction, contagion and exchange, and various states of presence. Dance class is a ritual, potentially.

DD Dorvillier
January 9 – January 13
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3:30 pm-6:00 pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Touch Move Talk Write: open studio practices
This workshop focuses on generating new practices through touching, moving, talking, and writing. We will shape each practice with simple rules and apply different sequences and durations, giving equal time to all four aspects. By pushing the notion of practice to extremes, one begins to understand assumptions about style, body, self, technique, unspoken rules, expertise, etc. etc… The aim is to proliferate unexpected results, to try many things quickly, and to foment revolution. Please don’t come without a notebook and a pen.

Yvonne Meier
January 16 – January 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Improvisational “Scores”
In this workshop we will investigate my improvisational technique which I call “Scores.” “Scores” are essentially words, containing images, that we will learn to possess our bodies from head to toe. “Scores” can be physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual. Some “Scores” will possess different body parts. Some “Scores,” which I call “no-no scores,” explore socially-unaccepted content. We will allow these “no-no scores” to travel through the subconscious revealing to us our true opinions about them. We will utilize Releasing Technique in the warm ups revealing to us the capability to fill our “empty” bodies with images. Authentic movement, as a warm up, will guide us through powerful qualities.

Shelley Senter
January 16 – January 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1:00 pm-3:00 pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
technique |tekˈnēk|
noun a way of carrying out a particular task, esp. the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure. • skill or ability in a particular field : he has excellent technique | [in sing. ] • a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something This class will approach “technique” by redefining notions of strength and virtuosity, valuing subtlety and utilizing mindfulness and self-observation as physical practices. We’ll awaken the brain and the body, learn by expansion rather than concentration, rigorously attend to the present and learn precise, task-oriented, simple and complex movement phrases.

Miguel Gutierrez
January 16 – January 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3:30 pm-6:00 pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
INEFFABLE INTANGIBLE SENSATIONAL
This workshop looks at some of the ways in which Miguel Gutierrez approaches a practice of movement and improvisation in his work. Working from the proposition that dance is a mode of perceptual inquiry, and working against the idea of dance as a non-verbal “language,” students will be led through a series of movement explorations that prioritize sensation, non-rational action, and that trigger automatic, unprepared physical response. Some of the questions that guide this workshop are: What does movement “do” and how does it operate as a framework for complicated, nuanced, embodied meaning?

Tuition
Registering for full weeks saves you significant amounts of money:

$825 for 3 full weeks (9 workshops, a savings of $255)
$600 for 2 full weeks (6 workshops, a savings of $120)
$310 for 1 full week (3 workshops, a savings of $50)

Individual workshops cost $115-$130.

Payment in full reserves your spot in any workshop or package enrollment. For packages, you may also make a deposit to reserve your spot. Balance of tuition is due no later than December 12, 2011.

Housing
Movement Research does not provide housing. Recommended housing options include: the Movement Research Facebook page housing discussion, www.studenthousing.org, www.craigslist.org, www.nyhabitat.com, or www.stephaniediamond.com/listings. We encourage students and those with housing available to become our friends on Facebook and post on our housing discussion board.

refund policy: Refunds will be available for individual workshops until 1 week before start of workshop minus a $50 processing fee per workshop. For week-based package enrollment, refunds will be available until 1 week before start of full enrollment, minus a $75 processing fee. Refunds cannot be given if notice is not received as stated. Credit towards future classes and workshops may be extended in the event of illness or injury. All refund and credit requests must be made in writing. Email info@movementresearch.org with any such requests.

The Week Ahead: December 5-11, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… Movement Research at the Judson Church, Open Performance, and classes.

Monday December 5. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8 PM. 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring work by Karen Bernard, Jo Pollitt & Rhiannon Newton, Melanie Maar, and Laurie Berg**

Wednesday December 7. Open performance.
8 PM. A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.
Featuring work by Erin Cairns, Rebecca Bryant, Melissa West, and Kathy Wasik
Moderated by Ben Spatz*

*Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2011
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Movement Research Workshops Spring 2011

Don’t miss these GREAT workshops!!

Pre-register online at:
http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/archives.php?archive=18&class=workshops

John Jasperse
April 17 SUN 2:30 pm-5:30 pm Eden’s Expressway
April 24 SUN 2:30 pm-5:30 pm Center for Performance Research
April 30 SAT 4:30 pm-8:30 pm Eden’s Expressway
$100

In this workshop we will explore what matters to us and how we might work with those concerns in creating dance and performance. In order to do this in such a short time, in advance of the workshop, I need all participants to write me an email (details provided after registration) that lists one concern which doesn’t necessarily have any direct and obvious relationship to dance and performance as well as one concern that relates more directly to dance and performance specifically. It is crucial that these concerns are genuinely of interest to each of the participants as they will form the foundation of the workshop. From this list, we will generate and execute scores to experiment with in class. Concerns are due by April 11. If there is any confusion about this, I will attempt to resolve this with the individual participants over the next days. All participants will receive a full list of all the participants’ concerns by mid-week prior to session 1. In session 1 we will discuss the list of concerns and attempt to jointly make and try some scores in a democratic group process to physically work with in the studio that abstract these concerns. Between session 1 and 2 participants will be asked to continue this process with this list of concerns on their own. In Session 2 we will physically work in the studio with the scores individual participants have generated over the week, both as solos duets and groups. In session 3 we will work trying to compositionally co-relate explorations which emerged of interest to us in the first 2 sessions. Ideally all participants will commit to attending all three sessions. If this is impossible, participants must have attended prior sessions in order to come, i.e. you can take sessions 1 and 2 and not attend session 3, but you can’t attend session 3 if you haven’t attended sessions 1 and 2. Similarly, you can’t attend session 2 if you haven’t come to session 1.

Barbara Mahler
April 18- April 25 MON 6-7:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$18 per drop-in session

A slow movement workshop, for all levels, this class is based on the essential principles of the body and mind which make of up the foundation of Klein Technique. Its goal is to bridge the gap between the slow and focused depth of work done in the stretch and placement classes to moving and dancing. It will utilize and explain the relationship and importance of the pelvis in relationship to efficiency and clarity of movement and then weave together the important connections in the body to better facilitate clarity, articulation, and coordination for powerful and rich moving. Each session begins with a particular warm-up, which changes each week, and ends with moving across the floor to bring all the parts of the class together as a whole. It is recommended that drop-in students have had some experience with Klein Technique.
www.barbaramahler.net, www.kleintechnique.com

Mariangela Lopez
April 24 – May 15 SUN 4-6pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$10 per session

This workshop is open to everyone interested in sharing movement experiences. We will practice listening to our instincts as movers and disregarding all preconceived ideas of how one “should” move in space. The participants will explore their own creative movement potential by releasing personal memories and perceptions of their own environment by utilizing the power of the group to build a collective experience. This workshop is about finding ways to make more visceral choices rather than intellectualizing the design of the body in the space. It is about experiencing the joy for moving and dancing to become totally physical and present, yet connected to our internal states.


Jim Clayburgh

April 26 – April 29
TUE, WED, THURS, FRI 12:15 pm-2:45 pm
Avenue C Studio
$75

How to Talk to, Deal With, and Learn to Love/Hate Designers
Master Class with Jim Clayburgh. How to talk to, deal with, and learn to love/hate designers. Jim Clayburgh, scenographer, discusses his system that helps him “speak” with choreographers. In addition to his work with The Wooster Group, Mr. Clayburgh has designed theater pieces at the Salzburg Festival, Pepsico Festival, The New York Shakespeare Festival, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Creation Company, Mabou Mines and Second Stage including work directed by Richard Foreman, David Rabe, Des McAnuff, Wilford Leach, Matthew Maguire, Hal Hartley, Isabella Soupart, and Jeffrey M. Jones. He has designed lighting for dance pieces by Rosas, Compagnie Michele Anne de Mey, Compagnie Pierre Droulers, Joji Inc, Wim Vandekeybus, the musical Ensemble, Ictus and Walpurgis all Belgian companies, and as well for the Ballet de Geneve (Suisse), EN-KNAP (Slovenia). In opera, Mr. Clayburgh ‘s work includes “Aventures Nouvelles Adventures”of Ligeti, produced by the Monnaie/Munt on Brussels for which he conceived and co-directed with Pierre Droulers and designed the decor, lighting and costumes. Mr. Clayburgh designed the lighting for “Reppresentatione di Anima et di Corpo” of Cavalieri also at the Monnaie/Munt.

Kenji Takagi

May 16 – May 20 MON, TUE, WED, THURS, FRI
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Gina Gibney Studio
$75

Motivating Dynamics
What is true motivation for movement? When does dance feel real? What qualities contribute to the dynamic momentum of a dance phrase? Contrasts between extreme spatial extension and central impacts, risky and playful handling of body weight and creating or overcoming resistance will be explored. Each class will consist of a warm up based on Laban analysis, and then I will offer ideas for creating and executing movement in an open research situation.

Barbara Dilley
May 23-26 MON-THURS 12:30-3:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$30

The Red Square: a Place marked out for Divination
To strengthen our composing muscles, our intuition, our finding of patterns, stories ~ the way home. Using large Red twine to enclose a space, letting the power generate and invoke patterns, designs, stimulating our image-in-ation/visualization. Not dancing only inside but also composing: with self/others/allies (objects)/text and sound and, possibly, dark and light.

The Week Ahead. November 1-7, 2010.

This week at Movement Research: Movement Research at the Judson Church, Open Performance, classes and more! Also, Fall Festival is approaching! See info below.

elizabeth ward by ian douglas

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