Posts Tagged ‘John Jasperse’

Movement Research at the Judson Church – March 16, 2015

Featuring works by Dana Bell, Martita Abril, Zena Bibler, and John Jasperse

 


Join Forces With
Choreography and costume: Dana Bell
Performers: Meg Clixby, Liza Corsillo and Kerry Davis
Music: “The Gateless Gate” by Man Forever
Played by John Colpitts, Phil Manley and Warren Heugel

 


Bifur/cación
Choreographed and performed by Martita Abril
Sound score created by Martita Abril

 


Rote
Performers: Anne Zuerner and Zena Bibler
Rote is a series of performance scores that explore remembering as a generative act. This evening’s performance score has been organized for the time and space of its performance.
“I am my remembering self, and the experiencing self, who does my living, is like a stranger to me.” — Daniel Kahneman

 


Something new with Stuart (and/or John) that might include some music
Choreography: John Jasperse
Performed by Stuart Singer (with possible appearance by John Jasperse)

 

Week Ahead Feb. 15-21

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Morning Class with Jon Kinzel
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 John Jasperse
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with Johanna S. Meyer
Tuesday 2-3:15pm

Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance with Irene Dowd
Tuesday 3-4:45pm

Body, Mind and Image with K.J. Holmes
Wednesday 10am-12pm

Feldenkrais with Jimena Paz
Wednesday 12:20-2pm

Alexander Technique with Emily Faulkner
Wednesday 2-4pm

Contact Improvisation with Elise Knudson
Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Skinner Releasing with Karl Anderson
Wednesday 6-9pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with Margaret Paek
Thursday 6-8pm

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

Workshops

Sunday Process Lab with Will Rawls March 1

Sunday Process Lab with Kim Brandt March 15

Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad March 21-22

Performances

February 16 8PM
MR at Judson Church
Martita Abril, I AM A BOYS CHOIR, Cesar Reyes Lopez, Elina Lutce•, The Lovelies
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South 

February 17 7PM
Open Performance
Moderated by Ni’Ja Whitson
Mckenzie arose, LJ Leach Movement Arts, maria urrutia
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Jan. 20th Studies Project: The Role of Class in Current Dance Practices

Organized by MR in collaboration with Beth Gill, Lance Gries, Eva Karczag and Gwen Welliver

What role does “class” play in current dance practices? As contemporary teaching artists attempt to articulate new methods of transmitting knowledge through the body, so too are performers of contemporary dance and performance work drifting away from relying exclusively on traditional and codifiable techniques. How can we get the most out of the structures that exist and/or create new ones as we relate these models to the way people make work now? This conversation with teaching artists and practitioners will engage these seemingly intangible questions with concrete practices and proposals.

Participating speakers include:
Julian Barnett
Michelle Boulé
Wendell Cooper
Barbara Forbes
Zvi Gotheiner
K.J. Holmes
John Jasperse
Joanne Kotze
Nia Love
Juliette Mapp
Cori Olinghouse
Janet Panetta
Shelley Senter
Vicky Shick
RoseAnne Spradlin
Karinne Keithley Syers
Jesse Zarrit

Watch the Live-Stream here:https://plus.google.com/events/cnanv10u9s5umm45cbc888u9glk1536496_10152512696810216_4721892960043332164_n 10940416_10152512686335216_1114205404729462362_n

The Week Ahead: March 2 – 9

This Week at Movement Research…

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SUNDAY PROCESS LAB with MAXIMILIAN BALDUZZI
March 2 SUN 5-8pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
How to learn rigorous physical and vocal actions while practicing presence? How to be present during the breaks and the breaths between those actions? We will work with exercises developed in almost 20 years of Balduzzi’s practice that focus on impulse and stop, rhythm, opposition. This training allows participants to become more deeply connected to their own intuitions and impulses and better able to respond to them truthfully, fearlessly, and joyfully. read more

Performances and Events:

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Tuesday, March 2. Studies Project: Evolving Dance Pedagogies
6pm. Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway, 5th Floor
FREE
Panelists: Maura Donohue, Simon Dove, Neil Greenberg, Patricia Hoffbauer and Mariah Maloney
Hosted by Critical Correspondence
This conversation between professors from a variety of university dance departments will address the changing relationship between their programs and the field of dance. Panelists will discuss the emergence of dance studies and the model of the artist/scholar; issues of access, privilege, and the shifting economic structures of professional dance… read more.
Morning Classes:

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John Jasperse. Morning Class
Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-12:oopm. $14 
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Levi Gonzalez will teach on Monday March 3
John Jasperse is a dance artist living and working in New York City since 1985. His work has been presented by festivals and presenting organizations in Brazil, Chile, Israel, Japan, and throughout the US and Europe. Jasperse is the recipient of a 2011 United States Artists Brooks Hopkins Fellowship and fellowships from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Lambent Foundation. He received a “Bessie” recognizing his body of work. Jasperse has created commissioned works for several companies including Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project, Batsheva Dance Company, and the Lyon Opera Ballet, among others.
Read John’s 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™
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

John Jasperse. 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

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

Jen Rosenblit. look at me don’t look at me
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, February 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

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 5.20.2013

Featuring works by John Jasperse, Marjani Forte**, K.J. Holmes*, and Jen Rosenblit.

New Material

Choreography: John Jasperse
Performers: Maggie Cloud, Simon Courchel, Burr Johnson, Malcolm Low, Stuart Singer
Music: TBD
We will be showing material developed over the last few weeks during a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space residency at Building 110: LMCC’s Art Center on Governor’s Island towards a new work to premiere at New York Live Arts in May 2014.

John Jasperse is a dance artist. He has been living and working in NYC since graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1985. He has created 15 evening-length works, several short works and commissions for other companies including Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Batsheva Dance Company, and Lyon Opera Ballet. His work has been presented by various venues in New York City and on tour throughout the U.S. and Europe, as well as in Brazil, Chile, Israel, Japan and Panama. Jasperse was awarded a 2011 U.S. Artist Brooks Hopkins Fellow and a Bessie Award in recognition of his body of work.

SHE WHO; An Idea
Choreographed & Performed by Marjani Forte
Music: Paloma Negra by Chavela Vargas (interpreted by Adalhi Armendariz)
Costume: Johann Mittnacht & Marjani Forte
This project was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

HIC SVNT DRACONES (an excerpt of a piece in development)
Created and directed by K.J. Holmes
Performed in collaboration with dancers Luke George, Devika Wickremesinghe, and cellist Lori Goldston
Many thanks to Movement Research, my fellow AIRs, Hanna Barn on Vashon Island, Karen Nelson, Keith Biesack, and my helpers above.
This project was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

K.J. Holmes, Brooklyn, thanks Luke George of Melbourne, Lori Goldston of Seattle and Devika Wickremesinghe of Brooklyn, for embarking on her newest journey of dance and research after 3 decades of teaching, performing and traveling the inner and outer worlds to discover what is left to discover. She is a 2012-14 Artist-In-Residence at Movement Research, teaches at NYU/ETW and Lang/New School, and is a lifetime member of Movement Research.

a Natural dance
Choreography and sound by Jen Rosenblit
Performance by Justin Cabrillos, Jen Rosenblit, and Addys Gonzalez
This work has been supported in part by a residency at Mount Tremper Arts as well as the money that Jen makes from her hourly work.

Jen Rosenblit has been working on making dances in NYC since 2005. Rosenblit is from rural Maine, which feels important in regards to understanding time passing. In NYC she teaches improvisation and performance independently, through CLASSCLASSCLASS and through Movement Research. Jen has been a teaching artist at Bowdoin College, Hampshire College, Hollins University and University of Massachusetts Amherst and has done lecture demonstrations at both Yale and Harvard on the improvisational and performative body. Rosenblit has worked extensively with performer Addys Gonzalez over the past ten years, was a 2009 Fresh Tracks Artist and a recipient of the 2012 Grant to Artists from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts. Her recent works, That Sick Sound, Everlast and So Badly, When Them, and In Mouth have located a space for being with audience in a contemplative theatricality. Rosenblit is currently interested in an improvisational approach to choreographic thought and ways of structuring bodies as they fall out of relation aesthetically and spiritually, locating more potent ways of being together. www.bottomheavies.blogspot.com

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

The Week Ahead. May 20-26.

This Week at Movement Research… It’s Festival Week! Come check out the amazing performances, workshops and events going on for Alternate/Shelter!

Monday April 29. 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: Marjani Forte**, K.J. Holmes*, John Jasperse, Jen Rosenblit, Saúl Ulerio*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Movement Research Festival Spring 2013: Alternate/Shelter

May 21-25, 2013

Curated by Vanessa Anspaugh, Hilary Clark, Mina Nishimura and Antonio Ramos

Check out the full schedule here and individual days below!

Day 1: Invisible Dog
Day 2: Arts@Renaissance
Day 3: Arts@Renaissance
Day 4: Roulette
Day 5: Roulette

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday May 25. Workshop with Samita Sinha and Kota Yamazaki: Still Sounding, Still Standing
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
Everyone welcome! This practice connects you to the inner and outer landscapes of your body by listening, sounding, standing and moving. The workshop will be followed by a free performance with participants of Movement Research’s “Body Sound” workshop.

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.

No class May 27
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. No class May 27.

Jennifer Nugent. Morning Class.
Tuesday & 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.
Tuesday, 6:15-7:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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.

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

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

Shakti Smith. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 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.

The Week Ahead. March 18-24.

This Week at Movement Research… Join us for what should be a really interesting Studies Project Event this Tuesday at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, featuring panelists luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith!

Monday March 18. 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: Quartet Collective: Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar, Taylor Ho Bynum & Abraham Gomez-Delgado; Tayla Epstein; Marilyn Maywald; Preeti Vasudevan

Wednesday March 20. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Falon Baltzell, Lorene Bouboushian, Thea Little, Shannon Stewart
Moderated by Larissa Velez-Jackson*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Studies Project This Week.

Tuesday March 19. Studies Project: Performing the Changing City: Public space, transformative events and creative action in New York.
7pm
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Organized by Abigail Levine and Paloma McGregor
With panelists luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith
FREE

“…careening astronauts and bank clerks glancing at the clock before lunch; actresses cowling at light-ringed mirrors and freight elevator operators grinding a thumbful of grease on a steel handle: student riots; that dark women in bodegas shook their heads last week because in six months prices have risen outlandishly; how coffee tastes after you’ve held it in your mouth, cold, a whole minute.” -Samuel R. Delany, Dhalgren

Hurricanes, transit strikes, planned and unplanned explosions, occupations… Bike lanes, bus lanes, protest pens, command centers… Pedestrian zones, redevelopment zones, disaster zones… How is the landscape of our city changing and what are the possibilities for creative response? Looking at the shifting social, economic, and literal topography of our city through the frame of transformative events and policy decisions, we ask the question: what is the role of artists, activists, and all citizens in conceiving, creating, and defending (a notion of) public space? And conversely, what is the role of public space as a partner in creative expression and action? luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith reflect on our shifting urban landscape and offer opportunities to imagine how we might enact our city in the future.

Classes this week with…

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

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 within and beyond oneself. Structure = warm-up leads to choreographed phrase work.

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)

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.

Jen Rosenblit. look at me don’t look at me.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

The Week Ahead. March 11-17.

This Week at Movement Research… Another busy week! Come check out what should be an amazing Studies Project event on Monday, and a week-long I.D.D. Workshop with Elizabeth Corbett!

Monday March 11. 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: Rebecca Bryant, Kate Martel, Michal Samama*, Ann Sofie Clemmensen & Tamara Carrasaco**

Wednesday March 13. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Cynthia Berkshire, Irene Siegel, Cindy Stevens, Yuka Takahashi
Moderated by K.J. Holmes***

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
**MFA Candidates, The Ohio State University; a Movement Research Exchange/OSU project, supported in part by Ohio State University
***2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Workshops and Events this Week.

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?

Upcoming Workshops and Events.

Tuesday March 19. Studies Project: Performing the Changing City: Public space, transformative events and creative action in New York.
7pm
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Organized by Abigail Levine and Paloma McGregor
With panelists luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith
FREE

“…careening astronauts and bank clerks glancing at the clock before lunch; actresses cowling at light-ringed mirrors and freight elevator operators grinding a thumbful of grease on a steel handle: student riots; that dark women in bodegas shook their heads last week because in six months prices have risen outlandishly; how coffee tastes after you’ve held it in your mouth, cold, a whole minute.” -Samuel R. Delany, Dhalgren

Hurricanes, transit strikes, planned and unplanned explosions, occupations… Bike lanes, bus lanes, protest pens, command centers… Pedestrian zones, redevelopment zones, disaster zones… How is the landscape of our city changing and what are the possibilities for creative response? Looking at the shifting social, economic, and literal topography of our city through the frame of transformative events and policy decisions, we ask the question: what is the role of artists, activists, and all citizens in conceiving, creating, and defending (a notion of) public space? And conversely, what is the role of public space as a partner in creative expression and action? luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith reflect on our shifting urban landscape and offer opportunities to imagine how we might enact our city in the future.

April 12-20.  
Workshop with Larissa Velez-Jackson: What is My Work? A workshop based on the format of a peer panel review.

Friday April 12, 2:30-5:30pm
Saturday April 13 4:30-7:30pm
Friday April 19 2:30-5:30pm
Saturday April 20 4:30-7:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$70
Register Now: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops

This workshop addresses the necessity for a practice that generates language to support one’s work and the work of others. We will find ways to create that language in a peer setting through sharing, seeing, dialoguing, and creative writing exercises. In this workshop, 4-5 students show up to 20 min. of work (live or video), and the class discusses the work and investigates the process of discussion as well. Be prepared with a segment of your artist statement or some language about your excerpt, along with a pen.

Classes this week with…

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

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 within and beyond oneself. Structure = warm-up leads to choreographed phrase work.

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)

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. 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.

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