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The Week Ahead. May 29 – Jun 3, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… No class on Memorial Day. The office will be closed to the public on Monday as well. but then….

Movement Research Festival
Spring 2012

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May 29 – June 3, 2012
Curated by Eleanor Hullihan, Neal Medlyn, Marissa Perel, Enrico Wey

Location.
The Center at West Park (except where otherwise noted)
165 W. 86th St. (West Park Presbyterian Church, corner of Amsterdam Ave.)
1 train to 86th
B, C trains to 86th
Tickets.
$5, except where otherwise noted or
$8 DAY PASS available for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday gets you into all the day’s events, excluding workshops.

Tuesday May 29th.

Notebook Exhibition and Opening Reception
6:00 pm FREE

A diverse collection of notebooks, pages, epistles from the processes and reflections of choreographers, dancers and performers across a spectrum of approaches and forms. Join us for drinks and a viewing of the installation.

Performance Event
8:00PM $5
Featuring Miguel Gutierrez, Katy Pyle, and Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments

Wednesday May 30th.

Body Language Reading and Performance
7:00pm $5
Featuring Andrew Blackley, C.A. Conrad, H.R. Hegnauer, Yvonne Meier, Eileen Myles, Kristen Prevallet. Hosted by Jamie Townsend

Performance Event: stillness-action-sweat-effort
10:00pm $5
Featuring Aretha Aoki, devynn emory, Niall Jones, Jennifer Monson

Thursday May 31st.

Real. Good. Music. A concert. In the sanctuary.
7:00pm $5
Featuring Chris Forsyth, Tatsuya Nakatani, Mike Pride & Mick Barr, Jesske Hume & Ryan Ferreira

Mixed Tape
Curated by Niv Acosta
10:00PM $5
Six performers hijack, change, distort or magnify a performance with “that ubiquitous deus ex machina, the ironically intended pop song.” (BS)
Friday June 1st.

Let’s Talk About Sex
6:00pm $5
Moderated by Jillian Peña, Dean of the School of Sex Research at Movement Research and Erin Markey, Diana Cage, Aimee Herman, John Jasperse, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Antonio Ramos, Lucy Sexton

Performance Event
8:00pm $5
Featuring Anna Azrieli, Neal Beasley, Justin Cabrillos, Carmine Covelli, Jesske Hume

Saturday June 2nd.

Central Park Sensory Walk
Led by Jennifer Monson
11am-1pm FREE
Meet at the entrance on W. 81 St. & Central Park West

Child Support!
Hosted by Anna Sperber
Central Park, 2PM – 4PM.
Meet at the entrance on W. 81 St. & Central Park West
FREE
A kid friendly hang-out pot-luck picnic. An opportunity for play between parents and non-parents alike! Bring snacks, games, blankets as well as questions and experiences of parenting in New York City. A space for dialogue and sharing resources.
WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY DANCE & WHERE IS IT GOING?
Hosted by The BUREAU FOR THE FUTURE OF CHOREOGRAPHY

3PM- 6PM FREE
Participate! Taking inspiration from the first director of MoMA, Alfred Barr’s infamous Flowchart of Modernism and various responses to his gesture, what might a flowchart for the past fifty years of experimental dance look like?

Performance Event: Tarek Halaby, Dynasty Handbag, and Adrienne Truscott
8:00PM $5

Sunday June 3rd.

Ridin Dirty Wrap Up Party
Meet at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park, 12PM.
FREE
Grab your gears, join the MR Rough Riders Rebecca Wender, Barbara Bryan, and Ian Douglas, and pedal down to Jacob Riis beach for the PUSH IT Wrap Up Party. Transportation and location information will be available on the website for non-riders. BYO helmet, for real, and Bon Voyage.
For a more detailed Schedule please visit PUSH IT. REAL. GOOD.

Also this week…

Wednesday May 30. Open Performance.
8PM. A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.
Featuring works by Jordan Gehley, Rachel Wynne / expan dance, Jamie Chandler, Rachel I. Berman
Moderated by Mariana Valencia

Classes this Week with: Miguel Gutierrez, Emily Faulkner, Nia Love, Barbara Mahler, Karl Anderson, Jen Abrams
Upcoming:
MELT Summer 2012
July 9 – August 10
MON – FRI 10am – 6pm Daily
Melt Faculty includes: Irene Dowd, Levi Gonzalez, Neil Greenberg, Lance Gries, K.J. Holmes, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jen Joy, Eva Karczag, Pooh Kaye, Jennifer Lacey, Joe Levasseur, Barbara Mahler, Tere O’Connor, Jimena Paz, Lisa Race, Vicky Shick, RoseAnneSpradlin, David Thomson.
Register HERE!

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 1.10.2011

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, January, 2011.
Featuring work by HeJin Jang**, Maggie Bennett**, Martín Lanz Landázuri**, Renée Archibald**, Jillian Peña**

** Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2009

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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 10.25.2010.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange.
October 25, 2010.
Featuring works by Mihaela Dancs•, Jillian Peña**, Paul Dunca•, and Maggie Bennett**

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The Week Ahead. October 25-31, 2010.

This Week at Movement Research…Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange. Presented by Movement Research, Romanian Cultural Institute New York, National Dance Center Bucharest, Dance Theater Workshop and Gabriela Tudor Foundation.

Moving Dialogue is an exchange taking place October 2010-June 2011 fostering engagement and interaction between both emerging and established American and Romanian dance artists. The project will focus on dialogue, networking, artistic process and professional development through studio research and residencies, classes and workshops, group practice sessions, panel discussions, and informal performances. Moving Dialogue is a project conceived by the partners and initiated with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute and the National Dance Center Bucharest. It is facilitated by the artists Cosmin Manolescu (RO) and Levi Gonzalez (USA), and dedicated to Gabriela Tudor. For more information and details about all Moving Dialogue events please visit www.movementresearch.org or www.icrny.org. All events are free and open to the public.

Vava Stefanescu

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The Week Ahead. October 18-24, 2010

This Week at Movement Research…Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange. Presented by Movement Research, Romanian Cultural Institute New York, National Dance Center Bucharest, Dance Theater Workshop and Gabriela Tudor Foundation.

Moving Dialogue is an exchange taking place October 2010-June 2011 fostering engagement and interaction between both emerging and established American and Romanian dance artists. The project will focus on dialogue, networking, artistic process and professional development through studio research and residencies, classes and workshops, group practice sessions, panel discussions, and informal performances. Moving Dialogue is a project conceived by the partners and initiated with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute and the National Dance Center Bucharest. It is facilitated by the artists Cosmin Manolescu (RO) and Levi Gonzalez (USA), and dedicated to Gabriela Tudor. For more information and details about all Moving Dialogue events please visit www.movementresearch.org or www.icrny.org. All events are free and open to the public. Read the rest of this entry »

Movement Research Studies Project: Panel Discussion. Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange

Come check out the Movement Research’s next Studies Project Panel Discussion, part of  Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange

Wednesday October 20. 7-9pm. Romanian Cultural Institute New York. FREE and open to the public!
Panelists introduce the Romanian contemporary dance scene and discuss making work in the USA and Romania.  Reception to follow.

Panelists include Madalina Dan, Mihaela Dancs, Paul Dunca, Cosmin Manolescu, Vava Stefanescu, Gina Serbanescu (RO), Maggie Bennett, Levi Gonzalez, HeJin Jang, Jon Kinzel, and Jillian Peña (USA).

photo: Vava Stefansescu

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HARDCORPS Spring Festival: Here’s what’s happening Friday, June 4!

Shana Moulton

Shana Moulton

WORKSHOPS:

Brain Theater with Professor Wendy Suzuki
TIME: 3:30-5:30pm
LOCATION: Center for Performance Research
COST: $15
RSVP RECOMMENDED: (limited to 30 participants) HardcorpsReserve@gmail.com
“Cognitive Benefits of Aerobic Exercise on the Brain”, a lecture, live dissection of the brain and open talk with Professor Suzuki from the Center for Neural Science at New York University.

GALLERY: (LAST DAY!)

Here I stand, not waiting. by MPA
TIME: Wednesday-Thursday, 9am-9pm
Friday 12pm-12am
LOCATION: Center for Performance Research
COST: FREE
A three day occupation in CPR’s gallery. The artist MPA will live in an installation with the assignment to reduce the mass of 1000 wood items that she has installed. A calendar drawn on one wall denotes her progress, and jars against another displays the body fluids in exchange during the 72- hour commitment.

PERFORMANCE:

Theater of Operation performances by Trisha Baga, Heather Cassils, Shana Moulton (new!), robbinschilds, Jacolby Satterwhite and Yozmit, video by Jillian Peña & Christy Pessagno as part of CPR’s New Voices in Live Performance Series
TIME: 7:30-9:30pm
LOCATION: Center for Performance Research Gallery
COST: $10
This performance/variable media art work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Stimulus funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the Lambent Foundation; and Jerome Foundation

Jacolby Satterwhite

Jacolby Satterwhite

SOMETHING TO DRINK ABOUT:

Alive from the Waist Down New Sound Karaoke with Black Waterfall & Bobby Service
TIME: 10pm
LOCATION: Jimmy’s No. 43
COST: Free entrance, cash bar
Come sing with us and the sonically perverted hosts of newsoundkaraoke.com

Movement Research Spring Festival 2010: HARDCORPS June 2 – 7 2010

Curatorial Team:
Walter Dundervill, Melanie Maar, Aki Sasimoto, and A.L. Steiner

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CALL IT DANCE, PERFORMANCE, ART, CHOREOGRAPHY, MOVEMENT, PHYSICAL EXPLORATION. THESE FORMS ARE VEHICLES TO BRING OUR BODIES CLOSER. TO INFUSE THEORY WITH PRACTICE. TO EXTRICATE THE POWER OF RIGOROUS DISCIPLINES AND VIGOROUS IDEAS. TO PASS ON AND CYCLE THROUGH VITAL INFORMATION. THIS 6-DAY FESTIVAL WILL INCORPORATE PERFORMANCE, WORKSHOPS, HANGOUTS, EVENTS, TALKS AND CIRCUMSTANCES. IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF RECESS AND RESISTANCE, WE CONGREGATE AND MOVE. JOIN US PEOPLE. Read the rest of this entry »

history resonating in my body

My favorite thing about London is how easy it is to get to other places.  I decided at the last minute to hop on the 2-hour train to Brussels for the week.  Amazing.  After seeing a couple friends, I attended a rehearsal performance for the new collaboration between Jerome Bel and Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker.

I’m going to refrain from the long and critical conversation I’d like to have with you about it.

After my last post about architecture, I found myself extremely focused on the surroundings of the theater, La Monnaie, which was built more than 3 HUNDRED years ago.  It got me thinking about how no matter what, each piece presented there carries with it a heavy history.  Of course this is true at any theater, even relatively new ones in New York.  I’m curious how this affects the performance, both for viewers and performers.  My body felt different there.  I brought different attention.  It wasn’t just about expectation.  It was how my body reacts in a huge opera house filled with paintings and so much more.  This was the piece for me.

Jillian Peña, 2009 MR artist-in-residence, jillianpena.com, i love you

Architecture=Dance

I went to a talk last night by Alfredo Jaar, a Chilean artist living in New York.  He’s incredible, and if you have time: www.alfredojaar.net.  Something I really loved and felt resonated with me was that he started by saying, “I’m an architect, but I make art in the art community.”  Although I can’t claim it like he can, I might try “I’m an architect, but I make dance,” or perhaps I should go for “I’m a choreographer, but I make architecture.”

He also referenced that old idea that an artist only ever makes one work, and each of their works is the attempt to fulfill that one piece.

Jillian Peña, 2009 MR artist-in-residence, jillianpena.com, i love you

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