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Week Ahead Blog Post-August 4-10

This Week at Movement Research…

 

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MELT “Movie Night” with Jennifer Monson

Tuesday August 5. 7pm.
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway.
Free and open to all.

Jennifer Monson will be showing documentation from the Movement Research Festival, Spring 2014 fallow time.

If you came to the festival please come to discuss what has been generated from the fallow time experience and share your own documentation. If you weren’t able to attend the festival, come to the movie night to joint the conversation around the themes and concepts of the festival. We will be showing video, photos and written documents generated during and after fallow time. We will also distribute a zine that came out of the festival experience.

Hosted by a different MELT teaching artist each week, the MELT “Movie Night” series features work that inspires, influences, engages and/or represents that artist’s current creative process and artistic concerns. The screenings provide an opportunity for a more in-depth dialogue between students and teachers beyond the workshop setting, as well as a chance to connect in a more social environment.

 

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MELT Reading Group with Susan Mar Landau

THU August 7 7pm
Jimmy’s No. 43
43 East 7th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Open to all, Suggested donation $5

between us/the space/between us:
speculations on spectatorship

Placing Rancière’s “Emancipated Spectator” center stage, in tonight’s discussion we will move back and forth through time and texts to reflect on the “theater” and political philosophy’s parallel and, at times, collaborative exploration of spectatorship. Revisiting the territory both theorists and artists alike have mapped, we will cast our gaze and our conversation both from and towards the space of the spectator.

ABOUT SUSAN MAR LANDAU
Susan Mar Landau is a New York City based dramaturg and interdisciplinary artist. As a dramaturg she has collaborated with choreographers Vanessa Anspaugh, Aretha Aoki, Maximilian Balduzzi, Daria Faïn, Levi Gonzalez, Emily Johnson and Carlos Maria Romero. Landau holds a BA from Hampshire College, a M.A. in Performance Design and Practice from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of London, and a Graduate Certificate in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from CUNY.

 

Last Week of Movement Research Summer MELT Intensives 2014

Week 5. August 4-8

10am-12pm $120 Jeremy Nelson

1-3pm $120 Yvonne Meier

3:30-6pm $140 Jennifer Monson

Register here

Summer MELT 2014 will run from July 7 – August 8, 2014. All workshops take place at Danspace Project (131 10th Street), except where noted.

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ONGOING CLASSES:

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

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
July 28-August 8
M T Th F 12-2pm 

W 10am-12pm 
$17
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway 5th Floor

The Underscore. Underscore Facilitators.
2nd and 4th Sundays. 5-8pm. $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway 4th Floor

The Week Ahead. October 14th – October 20th… And More!

This Week at Movement Research… 

NO JUDSON TONIGHT! Stay tuned for next week

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Afternoon Classes with Jeremy Nelson.
October 14-18 Monday – Friday 12:30pm-2:30pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C
$14 per class, Movement Research Class Cards applicable
The workshop will draw on Nelson’s 25 years of continuing study in the work of Barbara Mahler and Susan Klein, and by more recent studies in other techniques such as Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method® and Body-Mind Centering®. We will begin with simple exercises and stretches that encourage mobility and suppleness in the superficial muscles, establish clear connections and directions through the bones, and create a dynamic and weighted relationship with the floor. The class will also incorporate a variety of approaches including some improvisation and hands-on work in partners that help deepen our awareness and give us the opportunity to really experience some of these ideas in a physical way. We will then take our work into very simple activities and movements in order to try and integrate this new awareness into our body’s movement patterns, and then build up to phrases of movement that involve moving more fully and dynamically.

Open Performance
Tuesday, October 15 at 7pm FREE.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway, 4th Floor 
Featuring works by Martita Abril, Allison Hurd, Amanda Kmett’Pendry & Marc Crousillat
Moderated by Stanley Love
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*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

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Sunday Process Lab with Antonia Baehr
Sunday, October 20  5-8pm
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
$5
In this workshop, Antonia Baehr proposes to share an artistic practice around the performance LAUGH. It is for all public. LAUGH is a piece about laughing as laughing. For the length of the piece Antonia Baehr explores this expression as a sovereign entity, in separation from causal baggage; jokes, tickles, narrative, humor, joy, looking at the thing itself: the sound and shape, the music, choreography and drama, the rhythm and the gesture of laughter. Comedy is not her goal, but contamination is an unavoidable by-product that sometimes contagiously trades sides of the ‘fourth wall’.

Upcoming Workshop.

Tuning Scores with Lisa Nelson
October 22-26 Tuesday – Friday  10am-2pm
Cathy Weis Studio, 537 Broadway
$180 Full Workshop
TUNING SCORES Laboratory – Composition, communication, and the sense of imagination
A multi-sensorial approach to the questions: what do we ‘see’ when we look at dance? what do we ‘see’ from within the dance?’ The scores offer inner and outer communication tools and practices that make apparent the ways each of us sense and make sense of movement. A playful and rigorous dialogue-in-action about space, time, movement, and the innate desire to compose our experience. Creators/Performers in any discipline (dance, music, visual art, theater, science, engineering, farming) are welcome.

Classes this week with…

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Ori Flomin. Morning Class 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10am-12pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
The class encourages students to increase their movement possibilities and take risks in dancing by maximizing the benefits of the warmed-up body. The warm-up moves smoothly from floor to standing with a strong focus on anatomy to strengthen connections of correct alignment with an increase of fluidity in the joints.. Dancers will develop an understanding of the connections between their body and the floor, and will learn how to use momentum and breath to explore physically-full dancing with the least amount of muscular tension. During phrase work, dancers will learn how to incorporate information from the warm-up to execute more complicated sequences.

Michelle Boulé. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

We’ll look at different ways of approaching ‘dance technique’… energy systems, physical systems, architectural-object-spatial relationships, contact and non-contact partner and solo improvisations. I take my current somatic, dance, and performance interests and apply them to a movement practice. A maximally informed approach to dancing. A space of respectful, creative permission for everyone’s body. A time to really let things move in all senses of the word… in relationship with and beyond oneself.

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

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler – for movers of all kinds.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Irene Dowd. Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance. 
Tuesday 3:00pm – 4:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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

K.J. Holmes. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique™ (Introductory level). 
Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

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

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy.
Saturday. 11:00-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

The Week Ahead. October 6th – October 13th… And More!

This Week at Movement Research… 

Monday October 7. 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: Lorene Bouboushian, Epik, Whitney V. Hunter*

*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Authentic Movement with David Hurwith.
October 8-10 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  7-9pm. 
October 12 Saturday 12-4pm.
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway.
$75 Full workshop, $40 Saturday, $14 per class (Tue-Wed-Thu)
Authentic Movement
A witness and a mover agree to enter a mystery. The mover, with eyes closed, self-directed, explores impulses in the present moment. The witness with eyes open watches the movement and holds the intention to support the mover’s experience. Personal imagery, sensation, emotion and the ineffable emerge to consciousness with movement as the source. Authentic Movement provides a powerful context to discover meaning or non-meaning from experience and to retrieve seminal material for the artist. After moving and witnessing, a process of speaking, moving, drawing or writing recalls the experiences. The ritual has the intention of maintaining the internal efficacy of what just happened.
REGISTER NOW.

Chez Bushwick Presents Movement Research Artists in Residence
October 10-11 Thursday-Friday 7:30pm.
Center For Performance Research.
$15 at the door, $12 in advance www.cprnyc.org
Please join us for two evenings of work by current Movement Research Artists-in-Residence:
October 10: K.J. Holmes, Courtney Krantz, Larissa Velez-Jackson
October 11: Michelle Boulé, Tara O’Con, Saúl Ulerio

Upcoming Workshop.

Workshop with Jeremy Nelson.
October 14-18 Monday – Friday 12:30pm-2:30pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C.
$14 per class, Movement Research Class Cards applicable
The workshop will draw on Nelson’s 25 years of continuing study in the work of Barbara Mahler and Susan Klein, and by more recent studies in other techniques such as Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method® and Body-Mind Centering®. We will begin with simple exercises and stretches that encourage mobility and suppleness in the superficial muscles, establish clear connections and directions through the bones, and create a dynamic and weighted relationship with the floor. The class will also incorporate a variety of approaches including some improvisation and hands-on work in partners that help deepen our awareness and give us the opportunity to really experience some of these ideas in a physical way. We will then take our work into very simple activities and movements in order to try and integrate this new awareness into our body’s movement patterns, and then build up to phrases of movement that involve moving more fully and dynamically.

Classes this week with…

Joanna Kotze. Morning Class.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Edens Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Beauty, awkwardness, form, strength, weakness. Intended to be both laboratory and class, the sessions will be time for us to delve into the design of the body and its potential within a given moment. Through stretch and placement, technique studies, movement phrases and open practices, habits will be discovered, challenged, and seen through a new lens. A concentration on the forces through the legs will lead to finding more range in separate body parts and ways to use weight into the floor. My hope is for you to feel present and challenged and to leave class with a few answers and more questions.

Michelle Boulé. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

We’ll look at different ways of approaching ‘dance technique’… energy systems, physical systems, architectural-object-spatial relationships, contact and non-contact partner and solo improvisations. I take my current somatic, dance, and performance interests and apply them to a movement practice. A maximally informed approach to dancing. A space of respectful, creative permission for everyone’s body. A time to really let things move in all senses of the word… in relationship with and beyond oneself.

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. Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler – for movers of all kinds.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Irene Dowd. Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance. 
Tuesday 3:00pm – 4:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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

K.J. Holmes. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique™ (Introductory level). 
Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

Zena Bibler, Sara Genoves-Sylvan, Chisa Hidaka, Emma Hoette, Elise Knudson, Lucy MahlerThe Underscore.
Sunday. 5:00pm-8:00pm. $5.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Performance Journal, a Selection of Articles Available Online

View a selection of Performance Journal articles in pdf form…

5 QUESTIONS: LUIS LARA MALVACÍAS and JEREMY NELSON BY DARIA FAÏN and DVD REVIEW: DOWNTOWN DANCE BY FREDDY MANCILLA


LOVE LETTER TO JOAH LOWE BY KEITH HENNESSY


FESTIVAL: PERFORMA BY CRISTIANE BOUGER

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