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Movement Research at the Judson Church – January 12, 2015

 Featuring works by Joanna Kotze, Neil Greenberg, Jen McGinn, Burr Johnson, and Yasuko Yokoshi

 

 

FIND YOURSELF HERE (excerpt)
Choreography: Joanna Kotze in collaboration with the performers
Performers: Jonathan Allen, Zachary Fabri, Joanna Kotze, Andria Morales, Stuart Singer, Netta Yerushalmy
Visual design: Jonathan Allen, Zachary Fabri, Asuka Goto
Composer/Sound designer: Ryan Seaton

FIND YOURSELF HERE, a collaboration between three dancers and three visual artists, is being presented by American Dance Institute (ADI) in April and will have its New York premiere in September.

FIND YOURSELF HERE is made possible in part by a 2014 Jerome Foundation general grant during the foundation’s 50th Anniversary year. FIND YOURSELF HERE is also made possible in part by a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts BUILD grant, a 2014 LMCC Process Space artist residency (LMCC.net), and by The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund. Various stages of investigative movement research and showings of three trios that form the informational foundation of FIND YOURSELF HERE were supported by residencies at the Bogliasco Foundation, Djerassi and Baryshnikov Arts Center (with additional support from the Martha Duffy Award), a Yellow House Educational Stipend, and in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). This work also continues to be supported my many individual contributions.

 

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Choreographed and performed by: Neil Greenberg
Music by: Steve Roden
Costume by: James Kidd Studio

this solo was made as preliminary research toward the evening-length quartet This, which premiered at New York Live Arts in December.

Thanks to Andrew Dinwiddie, Caleb Hammons and Jeff Larson, curators of Catch, the multidisciplinary performance series in which a draft of “this solo” was first performed.

 

The Malady at Sea: 15 poses for 15 minutes
Choreography: Jen McGinn
Performance: Kristen Bernier, Ana Fiore, Emma Geisdorf, Megan Kendzior, Cassidy Samelian
Music: ISTD Cecchetti Ballet Syllabus Exercises

This work was created, in part, with a space grant from BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

material for a sextet
Choreographed and performed by Burr Johnson

 

ZERO ONE (in development)
Creation: Yasuko Yokoshi
Choreography: Yasuko Yokoshi with Manami Fukuoka, Sawami Fukuoka
Performance: Manami Fukuoka, Sawami Fukuoka
Technical Direction: Ichiro Awazu and So Ozaki
Lighting Design: Masakazu Ito (RYU)
Costume Design: Akiko Iwasaki
Production Management: MAPP International Productions (USA) and Yoko Kawasaki (Japan)

 

Week Ahead Jan.11-17

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Morning Class with Juliette Mapp
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm

Qi Gong with Melanie Maar
Monday, Friday 10am-12pm

Ballet for Contemporary Dancers with Janet Panetta
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-2pm

Klein Technique with Barbara Mahler
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

COREMOTION with Daria Faïn
Tuesday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 4-6pm

Morning Class with Hristoula Harakas
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with The Swan Pilates
Tuesday 2-3:15pm

Alexander Technique with Clare Maxwell
Wednesday 2-4pm

Contact Improvisation with Charles Mosey
Wednesday 6-8:30pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with K.J. Holmes
Thursday 6-8pm

Athletics of Intimacy with K.J. Holmes
Saturday 11am-1pm
 Workshops

To Whom It May Concern with Claudia La Rocco
January 19 & 23

MELT Week 2: Jennifer Nugent, DD Dorvillier, Ishmael Houston-Jones

Performances

January 12 8PM
MR at Judson Church
Neil Greenberg, Burr Johnson, Joanna Kotze**, Jen McGinn*, Yasuko Yokoshi
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South 

January 13 7PM
Open Performance
Moderated by Stanley Love**
Kelly Bond & Melissa Krodman, Lindsay L Benedict, Brittany Elizabeth Sylwestra
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

The Week Ahead: April 21st-27th

This Week at Movement Research…

WORKSHOPS:

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Registration for Summer MELT 2014 is open!
July 7 – August 8
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.

For more information and to register, click here.

PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

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Monday, April 21. 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 My Lindblad & Ursula Eagly, Melanie Maar, RISK, Antonio Ramos

 

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Tuesday, April 22. Open Performance
7pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
FREE
Featuring works by future death toll, Monica Hogan Danceworks, Naomi Elena Ramirez
Moderated by Ivy Baldwin

MORNING CLASSES:

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Ori Flomin. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Ori Flomin’s work has been seen in NYC at DTW, Movement Research at the Judson Church, P.S. 122, Dance New Amsterdam and internationally in Austria, Japan and Israel. He teaches for many companies and schools such as P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), Sasha Waltz Company (Berlin), ImpulsTanz (Vienna), The Place (London), SUNY Purchase (NY) and many more. Ori performed with Stephen Petronio Company, Neil Greenberg, Molissa Fenley, Maria Hassabi and Michael Clark, among others.
Read Ori’s class description here

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Gwen Welliver. Morning Class
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street
Gwen Welliver is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Welliver performed with Doug Varone and Dancers (’90-’00), was a recipient of a “Bessie” for Sustained Achievement (’00), and served as Rehearsal Director for the Trisha Brown Dance Company (’00-’07). Welliver is a 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Choreography. She has been a Movement Research faculty member since 1997 and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
Read Gwen’s class description here.

 

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

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

Gwen Welliver. Morning Class
Tuesday, Thursday, 10am-12pm. $14
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street

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

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

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

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing
Wednesday 6-9pm. $14
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F

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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-2pm. $17
Movement Research at Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway

Underscore
Sunday, April 27 5-8pm. $5-10
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

The Week Ahead: March 31 – April 6

This Week at Movement Research…

WORKSHOPS:

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WORKSHOP with STEPANIE SKURA
Open Source Forms: Freedom + Rigor + Courage
April 2-4 WED-FRI 2:30-5:30pm $100
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Cross-fertilizations and deep commonalities of releasing technique and creative process, with an ultimate goal of individual creative empowerment. Tools to navigate the subconscious, open the voice — literally and figuratively — trust our inner world, access technique as resource and find courage to transcend it. Skura instigated Open Source Forms in 2009, drawing from decades of research and practice in radical composition techniques, and 12 years as core Skinner Releasing teacher. [Bring paper & pens for writing & drawing.]

Register Now

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SUNDAY PROCESS LAB with JOANNA KOTZE AND SHELLEY SENTER
March 30 SUN 5-8pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway

 SUNDAY PROCESS LAB with LARISSA VELEZ-JACKSON
April 6 SUN 230-530pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
This Sunday Process Lab is concerned with my working methodologies that identify, multiply, and disrupt meaning in the moment. Using whatever faculties most readily available to the practitioner in real time–movement, speech, vocal toning, song, writing–we will research the ways in which forms can be in dialogue, competition, and support of one another. MULTIPLY YOUR MAKING CAPACITY OUT OF THIN AIR BY STAYING INSIDE THE EXPERIENCE AND SQUAWKING! Using my (non) fictional improvisation methodology, the Star Crap Method, we will place perception, action and meta-commentary on a horizontal plane and then bust out some hot material on that plane, like it’s a stage, tailored to the practitioner’s exact specifications.

 

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES:

 

DEADLINE THIS WEEK: Movement Research at the Judson Church
Due online by 11:59pm on March 31, 2014
Click here to view application guidelines, eligibility requirements, and to apply.

 

PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

 

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STUDIES PROJECT: THE CONDITIONS OF MAKING WORK NOW 
Tuesday April 1 6pm 
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway, 5th Floor
Catch the Live Stream here.
Panelists confirmed to date: Yve Laris Cohen, Walter Dundervill and Larissa Velez-Jackson
Conceived by MR in partnership with 2012 AIRs Michelle Boulé and Larissa Velez-Jackson
In an environment where resources and opportunities to show fully produced work are limited, many artists are adapting to alternative formats for the creation and presentation of their work. How do these often short-form, multidisciplinary, low tech and/or multiple iteration structures affect both how artists make work and how that work is received?… Read more

 

Monday, March 31. 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 Gabrielle D’Angelo, Bob Eisen, Lindsay Reuter

 

 

 

MORNING CLASSES:

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Joanna Kotze. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-12:oopm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Joanna Kotze’s work has been presented at Danspace Project, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, NYLA Studio Series, Movement Research at Judson, DNA and others. She received the 2013 “Bessie” for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer, is a 2013 Movement Research AIR with recent residencies at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Djerassi and Bogliasco. Joanna danced with Wally Cardona for ten years and currently dances for Kimberly Bartosik. She has studied Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler since 2003 and has a BA in Architecture.
Read Joanna’s’ class description here

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Jon Kinzel. Morning Class
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street
Jon Kinzel is a choreographer who has created more than 30 pieces, including numerous commissions and solo shows, which have been presented in a variety of national and international venues since 1988. He co-curated the Movement Research Festival Fall 2010 and recently collaborated with Tillett Lighting Design and OHNY. He has taught at the Merce Cunningham Trust, Barnard College, New York University, Yale University, George Washington University, DanceHouse in Dublin, and TsEKh in Moscow.
Read Jon’s class description here

 

ONGOING CLASSES (Click here for full descriptions):

 

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

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

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

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

K.J. Holmes. Contact Improvisation
Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing
No Class April 2
Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm. $14
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F

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

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

The Week Ahead: March 23 – 30

This Week at Movement Research…

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APPLY: Movement Research at the Judson Church
Due online by 11:59pm on March 31, 2014
Click here to view application guidelines, eligibility requirements, and to apply.

 

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SUNDAY PROCESS LAB with JOANNA KOTZE AND SHELLEY SENTER
March 30 SUN 5-8pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Joanna Kotze and Shelley Senter will come together to share their ideas, practices and processes in this collaborative lab. Joanna delves into the design of the body and its potential within any given moment, looking at the forces through the legs to access a wide range of movement, challenging habits and discovering new performance possibilities. Shelley’s interests include critiquing sensation, spatial support, looking at movement as behavior as well as architecture, and addressing un/sub/consciousness, particularly in “the use of the eyes (notice I did not say ‘gaze.’)” Through both movement and dialogue, Joanna and Shelley will exchange information with you and each other about how movement, specificity and potential in the body play important roles in their teaching and creative process.

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WORKSHOP with STEPANIE SKURA
Open Source Forms: Freedom + Rigor + Courage
April 2-4 WED-FRI 2:30-5:30pm $100
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Cross-fertilizations and deep commonalities of releasing technique and creative process, with an ultimate goal of individual creative empowerment. Tools to navigate the subconscious, open the voice — literally and figuratively — trust our inner world, access technique as resource and find courage to transcend it. Skura instigated Open Source Forms in 2009, drawing from decades of research and practice in radical composition techniques, and 12 years as core Skinner Releasing teacher. [Bring paper & pens for writing & drawing.]

Performances and Events:
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Monday, March 24. 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 Tara O’Con, Lizzie Feidelson, Alexis Zaccarello, Sari Nordman
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Tuesday, March 18. Open Performance
7pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
FREE
Featuring works by Laurel Atwell, Teresa Fellion, Lena Lauer
Moderated by K.J. Holmes

Morning Classes:

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Luis Lara Malvacías. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-12:oopm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Luis Lara Malvacías is originally from Venezuela and has presented work in New York at DTW, PS122, Danspace Project and The Kitchen. His newest work will be presented at Danspace Project October 16-18, 2014. He has taught and created work at institutions in the U.S. and internationally and regularly teaches and presents work in Europe, South America and Asia. Malvacías was a 1998-1999 and 2002-2003 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and a 2006 Dance New Amsterdam Artist in Residence. He is the recipient of a 2006 NYFA Fellowship for Choreography.
Read Luis’ class description here

 

Hristoula Harakas

Hristoula Harakas. Morning Class
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street
Hristoula Harakas is a performer, movement teacher and a Senior Pilates instructor based in New York. She is a 2006 “Bessie” recipient who has had the pleasure of working with such inspiring artists as: Maria Hassabi, Donna Uchizono Co, Jodi Melnick, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Judith Sánchez Ruíz, Chamecki/Lerner, Levi Gonzalez, Amanda Loulaki, Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacías. She was a regular faculty member of the Merce Cunningham Studio (2002-12).
Read Hrisoula’s class description here

Ongoing Classes (Click here for full descriptions):

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Joanna Kotze Subs on 3/27
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Luis Lara Malvacías. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-12:oopm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

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

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

Paul Singh. Contact Improvisation
Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing
Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm. $14
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F

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

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

Underscore
Sunday, March 23 5:00-8:00pm. $5-10
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

The Week Ahead: December 16 – 22

This Week at Movement Research…

Performances and Events:

Monday, December 16. 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 Sophia Cleary, Zack Fuller, Joanna Kotze*, Gillian Walsh

Tuesday, December 17. Open Performance
7pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
FREE
Featuring works by alex|xan: the Median Movement, Emie Hughes, Erin Carlisle Norton/The Moving Architects
Moderated by Mariah Maloney

*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming Workshops and Events:

Register Today for Winter MELT 2014!
Winter MELT 2014
January 6-24, Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway
week one: january 6-10
Gwen Welliver Movement Class 10am-12pm
Chris Aiken An Eco-poetic Approach to Dance Improvisation and Performance 1-3pm
Miguel Gutierrez Queer Choreographies: Whatever the F?ck That Means 3:30-6pm
week two: january 13-17
Lance Gries Your Dance – Your Technique 10am-12pm
Irene Dowd Horizons 1-3pm
Jeanine Durning What we do when we do the thing we do before we know what we are doing: Approaches to Creative Practice, Choreography and Performance 3:30-6pm
week three: january 20-24
John Jasperse Movement Practice 10am-12pm
Eva Karczag Moving from Touch 1-3pm
Ishmael Houston-Jones Doing it 3:30-6pm
REGISTER TODAY

Ongoing Classes (Click here for full descriptions):

Luis Lara Malvacías. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway

Hristoula Harakas. Morning Class
Tuesday Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler – for movers of all kinds
Tuesday, 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

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

Ted Johnson. Contact Improvisation
Wednesday 6pm – 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

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

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

The Underscore
Alternately Facilitated by Zena Bibler, Sara Genoves-Sylvan, Chisa Hidaka, Emma Hoette, Elise Knudson, Lucy Mahler
Sunday 5:00-8:00pm. $5
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.

The Week Ahead. September 30th – October 6th… And More!

This Week at Movement Research… Applications are Due September 30th for Movement Research at Judson Church, click here for more information!

Monday September 30. 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: Ephrat Asherie, Diana Crum, Stanley Love* Performance Group, Elizabeth Ward

*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Studies Project. Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice.
Moderated by Cassie Peterson and featuring panelists Vanessa Anspaugh, Susan Mar Landau, Katherine Profeta, David Thomson and Talvin Wilks.

October 1 Tuesday 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway.
FREE
RSVP here
Join us for the first Studies Project of the season at Gibney Dance Center at 6:00pm. Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice will bring together dramaturgs, choreographers and dancers to engage in an in-depth conversation on the experience, effect and possible implications of the presence of the dramaturg in the choreographic process.

Move to Heal with Jaime Ortega.
October 5 & 12 Saturday 12:00pm-1:00 pm.
First Street Green.
FREE
This class is for those struggling with health issues of their own or that of a loved one. We use movement and somatic practices to support healing processes. Sourcing from both western and eastern traditions, we will play with movement, breath, sound and imagery to encourage self-empowerment as it relates to our health and well-being.

Sunday Process Lab with Anna Sperber.
Sunday October 6 5:00pm-8:00pm.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
$5
Beginning with a practice of solo improvisations, of seeing and allowing ourselves to be seen; letting the internal logic of the body come to the forefront; dancing for and with each other as a method towards the development of an intimate understanding of each other’s physicality and imaginative identity, while asking how the material interfaces with the space as a compositional container. how do we respond to it? how do we fill it? We will make material and then make decisions that react to what has surfaced. We will repeat a focused cycle of action and reaction, watching for an identity to emerge.

Upcoming Workshop.

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.

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.

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

Class will begin with systematically readying an alert body and mind for full-out and detailed dancing which we will do in the second part of class. The goal is to help each dancer increase awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility and focus. The warm up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and space for sensation and feedback from our bodies as we work collaboratively to arrive at dancing. Through the practice of doing phrase work with a wide range of physicality and co-ordinations, we hone our skills and apply our training. And with repetition and exploration we educate ourselves and deepen the understanding of the intelligence in our bodies.

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.

The Week Ahead. March 4-10.

This Week at Movement Research… It’s a busy week! We have an incredible workshop opportunity with Nancy Stark Smith, AND an IDD Workshop with Alice Chauchat!

Monday March 4. 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: Yve Laris Cohen, Elena Demyanenko, Papa Sy: Choreographer at Pasytef Dance Company

Wednesday March 6. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Emily Faulkner & Morgelyn Tenbeth-Ward, The Todd Henry Movement, Rebecca Medina, project.ile.imagery
Moderated by David Thomson*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Workshops this Week.

March 6-10, WED-SUN. Workshop with Nancy Stark Smith.
WED-FRI 10am-6pm, Eden’s Expressway
SAT 10:30am-5:30pm, Gibney Dance Center
SAT 6-7:45pm, Underscore talk-thru, Gibney Dance Center
SUN 12-4pm, Underscore practice, New York City Center
$300
REGISTER NOW

EXPRESS TRAIN TO STATES OF GRACE: CI, contemplation, and composition
Like scaling Mt Everest, States of Grace is a pinnacle — elusive, ever-present, dangerous, fantasized, in our minds. And our bodies. “States of Grace” is what can happen when all the balls are in the air at once: solo dancing, contact improvisation, non-CI improvisation, contemplation, composition, listening, performance/art, mystery, and humanity. Many questions. Embodied research. Can we move easily between solo, contact improvisation, group work, somatic sources and impulses, and compositional awareness? What does this make? Only way to discover is to do it and find out. The Underscore on Sunday is the culminating vehicle for our discoveries. Participants should have previous experience with Contact Improvisation.

UNDERSCORE EVENTS BELOW on March 9 and 10 are included in the STATES OF GRACE Workshop. Unfortunately, THE OPTION TO ATTEND THE UNDERSCORE EVENTS ONLY IS NOW SOLD OUT. TO ATTEND THE FULL STATES OF GRACE WORKSHOP, SEE ABOVE.
March 9-10, SAT-SUN.
THE UNDERSCORE: a talk and a practice with Nancy Stark Smith and Mike Vargas (music)
March 9 SAT 6-7:45pm, Underscore talk-thru, Gibney Dance Center
March 10 SUN 12-4pm, Underscore practice, New York City Center
$40
(Included in Nancy’s States of Grace workshop. There will be some places open for others to join just for the Underscore talk and practice.)
The Underscore is a long jamming/contact/improvisation/composition score that Nancy has been developing since the early 1990s as a framework for dance improvisation research. It guides dancers through a series of “changing states” — from solo relaxation and sensitizing to gravity and support, through group circulation and interaction, contact improvisation engagements, opening out to full group improvisation, and back to rest and reflection. Previous experience with Contact Improvisation and attendance at the talk is required for participation in the Underscore practice.

March 4-8. International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Alice Chauchat.
MON-FRI 12:15-2:45pm
Avenue C Studio
$75 for full workshop, $18 drop-in
REGISTER NOW

Taking the following as an ambitious base, we’ll try out various configurations in which we might think-act together what a community choreography could be, understanding the idea of community not in terms of difference from other groups but in terms of a specific way of being together.
Ten statements on collective practice*
1. members of the group participate with their entire bodies, experiences and thoughts
2. each member is responsible for what she shares within the group
3. each member is responsible for the way she processes what is shared within the group
4. short-cut negotiations
5. general agreement is not desirable
6. create a common that is based on individual experience
7. practitioners should focus on their own activity rather than on the general composition
8. only the practitioners themselves can evaluate their own activity
9. leave space for individuals to resist the group dynamics
10. don’t direct each other
* ten statements is a game from everybody’s toolbox

Upcoming Events.

March 11-15. International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Elizabeth Corbett.
MON-FRI 2-4pm
Gibney Dance Center
$75 for full workshop, $18 drop-in
REGISTER NOW

Forsythe Improv and Phrase Workshop
Long time Forsythe dancer Elizabeth Corbett guides an exploration into the working methodologies inspired by the creative processes of William Forsythe. In this workshop dancers explore and develop improvisation approaches and deconstruction of Forsythe’s phrase work toward accessing the inner logic and unfolding mechanisms in the work.

Monday March 11.
Studies Project: Overlapping Circles (Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Performance, Practice, Human Collaboration).

5:30-7:30pm
Gibney Dance Center
RSVP encouraged to info@movementresearch.org
A conversation with Nancy Stark Smith, K.J. Holmes, Jennifer Monson & Jen Rosenblit

Improvisation as a practice, and particularly the rich history of Contact Improvisation, has spread throughout the world in various permutations and with multiple offshoots, evolutions, hybrids, specializations, etc. With improvisation in some form or another as a now ubiquitous presence in much of contemporary dance, how are people grappling with the various practices of improvisation in the context of contemporary performance?
How do we situate our dancing in the larger world? Is it performance? Practice? Who is it for and how does it serve and/or inspire us and others? What tools and materials are we using — and toward what ends?

Classes this week with…

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

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

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

Movement Practice
The class will begin with an anatomy focused warm-up, drawn from both traditional and recent techniques, aiming to align and re-pattern the energy flow in the body in order to find support from the floor and our connection into space. We will begin with simple movements, improvisation scores, exercises, and sequences gradually building in complexity. We will learn movement material, some from Jasperse’s work and some created for these explorations. Our goal will be to integrate energetic patterning explored in the first portion of class and to play with different manners of experiencing and embodying the choreographic material.

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

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and 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.

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

Margaret Paek. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 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.

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.

The Week Ahead. February 25-March 3.

This Week at Movement Research… Judson is back, and we have some AMAZING workshops coming up in March!

Monday February 25. 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: koosil-ja, Chris Aiken & Ray Chung, Katia Castaneda Urzua*, Naomi Goldberg Hass

*2012  Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming Events

March 6-10, WED-SUN. Workshop with Nancy Stark Smith.
WED-FRI 10am-6pm, Eden’s Expressway
SAT 10:30am-5:30pm, Gibney Dance Center
SAT 6-7:45pm, Underscore talk-thru, Gibney Dance Center
SUN 12-4pm, Underscore practice, New York City Center
$300
REGISTER NOW

EXPRESS TRAIN TO STATES OF GRACE: CI, contemplation, and composition
Like scaling Mt Everest, States of Grace is a pinnacle — elusive, ever-present, dangerous, fantasized, in our minds. And our bodies. “States of Grace” is what can happen when all the balls are in the air at once: solo dancing, contact improvisation, non-CI improvisation, contemplation, composition, listening, performance/art, mystery, and humanity. Many questions. Embodied research. Can we move easily between solo, contact improvisation, group work, somatic sources and impulses, and compositional awareness? What does this make? Only way to discover is to do it and find out. The Underscore on Sunday is the culminating vehicle for our discoveries. Participants should have previous experience with Contact Improvisation.

March 9-10, SAT-SUN.
THE UNDERSCORE: a talk and a practice with Nancy Stark Smith and Mike Vargas (music)
March 9 SAT 6-7:45pm, Underscore talk-thru, Gibney Dance Center
March 10 SUN 12-4pm, Underscore practice, New York City Center
$40
REGISTER NOW

(Included in Nancy’s States of Grace workshop. There will be some places open for others to join just for the Underscore talk and practice.)
The Underscore is a long jamming/contact/improvisation/composition score that Nancy has been developing since the early 1990s as a framework for dance improvisation research. It guides dancers through a series of “changing states” — from solo relaxation and sensitizing to gravity and support, through group circulation and interaction, contact improvisation engagements, opening out to full group improvisation, and back to rest and reflection. Previous experience with Contact Improvisation and attendance at the talk is required for participation in the Underscore practice.

March 4-8. International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Alice Chauchat.
MON-FRI 12:15-2:45pm
Avenue C Studio
$75 for full workshop, $18 drop-in
REGISTER NOW

Taking the following as an ambitious base, we’ll try out various configurations in which we might think-act together what a community choreography could be, understanding the idea of community not in terms of difference from other groups but in terms of a specific way of being together.
Ten statements on collective practice*
1. members of the group participate with their entire bodies, experiences and thoughts
2. each member is responsible for what she shares within the group
3. each member is responsible for the way she processes what is shared within the group
4. short-cut negotiations
5. general agreement is not desirable
6. create a common that is based on individual experience
7. practitioners should focus on their own activity rather than on the general composition
8. only the practitioners themselves can evaluate their own activity
9. leave space for individuals to resist the group dynamics
10. don’t direct each other
* ten statements is a game from everybody’s toolbox

March 11-15. International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Elizabeth Corbett.
MON-FRI 2-4pm
Gibney Dance Center
$75 for full workshop, $18 drop-in
REGISTER NOW

Forsythe Improv and Phrase Workshop
Long time Forsythe dancer Elizabeth Corbett guides an exploration into the working methodologies inspired by the creative processes of William Forsythe. In this workshop dancers explore and develop improvisation approaches and deconstruction of Forsythe’s phrase work toward accessing the inner logic and unfolding mechanisms in the work.

Classes this week with…

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

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

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

This class will dedicate itself to promoting spatial and corporeal awareness, through clarity and precision. Inviting ourselves to question, welcome, enhance, abandon and rediscover movement patterns, focal points, qualities, personal habits and preferences in order to stay alert in the present moment. Through a gentle warm up, using a series of improvisational but mostly set exercises we will transition to a pre-conceived phrase to share experiences while encouraging individuality. Let’s perceive ‘technique’ as an invaluable tool that opens doors and allows our bodies to be present in the now.

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.
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.

Sabine Heubusch. Alexander Technique.
Wednesday. 12:30-2:00 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.

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.

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