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Movement Research at the Judson Church – April 20, 2015


Featuring works by Sarah White-Ayón, [ce n’est pas nous], Suzan D. Polat, Jessica Posner 


Untitled work-in-progress
Conceived and directed by Sarah White-Ayón
Performed by Rebecca Wender, Kate Martel, Layla Childs and Sarah White-Ayón
Sound by Nancy Garcia with Music by Fugazi
Costumes by the performers with selections by Claire Fleury Atelier
Text written by Sarah White-Ayón and read by Sarah Heller


Sculpture and Performance: Ferrán Martín
Performance: Priscilla Marrero
Sound: Adam Sipe

Ferrán Martín and Priscilla Marrero continue their research on the relationship between the body and the elements of architecture.


Talisman dance no. 4
Score, performance, and text by Suzan D. Polat
Music by Eliane Radigue


Butter Body Politic Presents: As the World Churns (Shake, Shake, Agitate)
Direction, Concept, and Objects: Jessica Posner
Performers: David Geer, Jessica Posner, Sahar Sephardi-Dalai
Technical Designer: Joanna Spitzner

Jessica Posner’s new work-in-progress, Butter Body Politic: As The World Churns (Shake, Shake, Agitate), presents three women agitating for a more delicious future. From teet to the tummy, they separate butter from whey with everything they’ve got, sculpting bodies present past future. Eat what she’s serving because it is good.


Movement Research at the Judson Church – April 13, 2015

Featuring works by Erin Ellen Kelly, Elisa Osborne, Johanna Meyer, Jeanine Durning 


Concept and Performance: Erin Ellen Kelly
Soundscape with field recordings: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, and Max Richter

The starting point: the elemental qualities of landscapes. This improvisation explores water, frozen to steam. What characters emerge?

Thanks Juan Merchan, Ophra Wolf, Geoff Kuffner, Baptiste Ex, for lending an outside eye and feedback.


Gilded Kant
A Vinyl Thinking Tank
Choreography by Elisa Osborne
Performed by: Elisa Osborne and Benjamin Bohnsack
Drawings: Benjamin Bohnsack
Coaching and Dramaturgy advice by: Karen Boesser
Raincoat: a loan from the Vandenburgh family.

Special thanks to: Janet Panetta, Karen Boesser, Sonia Lopes Soares, Irene Dowd, Patricia Hoffbauer and Jörg Sommer at, and Christian Steinmetz at


By Johanna S. Meyer

Tonight’s performance is a work in progress started in the Liftoff Residency. This solo was made bringing different artists into the studio to direct my material. Later I will direct this material on performers and make a group piece. Currently Angelica Soledad, Paola Lopez and Nibia Pastrana Santiago have participated.


Jeanine Durning, with Julian Barnett and Molly Poerstel
“The pleasure is to our purpose, but the object is purposeless.” Immanuel Kant
“Keep on with the force don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.” Michael Jackson
“Unfortunately I am afraid, as always, of going on.” Samuel Beckett

From Jeanine: In the summer of 2013, I began a research into the practice of what I bluntly call nonstop moving. For the purposes of Judson tonight, Molly, Julian and I will be sharing and framing some of the tools and strategies of this practice, which normally lasts up to about an hour. Nonstop moving is in direct continuity to the practice of nonstop speaking that I began in 2008 and then started to publicly perform in 2010 as the work I call inging. The term nonstop is a decidedly chosen one, as opposed to perpetual or continual, because it points to the critical nature of what it takes to keep going in the midst of questions, doubts, and inevitable failures and limitations.Nonstopping accepts, as a practice, our multiplicity, our foibles, our repetitions, our desires, our potentialities, our perceptions, our paradoxes – all sitting up against each other, colliding and combining, tracing and erasing, creating and cleaving meaning.

Movement Research at the Judson Church – April 6, 2015


Featuring works by Carlo Antonio Villanueva, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo, InTW 


How to Dinkle, Bibbler, Shako, and Plume
Director: Carlo Antonio Villanueva
Performers: Juliana Ventimiglia, Miriam Gabriel, Carlo Antonio Villanueva
Music: John Luther Adams


leaves from a loose-leaf war diary
Choreographer and performer: Shayla-Vie Jenkins
Music: Sam Crawford
*Excerpt from the poem The Anniad, by Gwendolyn Brooks
**Thank you for lending me your voices: Shantelle, LaMont, Rena, Wendell, and Rachael.


When Water Dries the Mouth/New World Excerpt
Choreographer/Director: Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo with collaboration from the performers
Performers: The NWA Project – Kirsten Flores-Davis, Carrissa Matsushima, Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo
Music: “I Got the New World in My View”, Sister Gertrude Morgan and “Zion Zodu”, Nia Witherspoon


52 Hertz
Choreographer: Hsiao-Wei Hsieh, Hsiao-Ting Hsieh
Performers: Yuriko Hiroura, Marion Helfenstein, Yasmin LeBron-Savard, Shannon Elizabeth O’Brien, Zoe Warshaw,
Hsiao-Wei Hsieh.
Music: Waltz No.2 From Jazz Suite No.2 by Dimitri Shostakovich, Eternal Pulse by Hanan Townshend


Movement Research at the Judson Church – March 30, 2015


Featuring works by Jumatatu Poe (idiosynCrazy productions), Rebecca Brooks, Karin Verbruggen, Stanley Love Performance Group 


Creation and Performance: Jumatatu Poe
Metronome designed by: EUMLab
Plastic by RiteAid HOME


By: Rebecca Brooks
Performance by Jodi Bender & Kate Martel
With musical score written and performed by Hart of Gold (Elizabeth Hare & Jessie Gold)
Special thanks to Rebecca Wender & Jennifer Lafferty


By Karin Verbruggen
Soundscape by: Calmsound
Once I met an 8 year old who gave everything in the world around her the same importance. Describing a photo she said: “This is my garden, this is my brother, this is the airplane, this is the house, there is the cat.” The question, now, is simple: what happens when you place objects and human bodies on the same level?
With the support of Bureau Internationale Jeunesse and De School van Gaasbeek.


Choreographed: Stanley Love
Costumes: David Quinn
Music: Barry White and The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Midnight Groove
Dancers: Julie Ramirez, Gia Mele, Tracy Mendez, Leonel Valle, Anthony Ernest Kierien, Stanley Love, and Kei Ota


Movement Research at the Judson Church – March 23, 2015


Featuring works by Caitlin Cook, Betty Skeen, WKcollective/Wanjiru Kamuyu, and Noopur Singha 


Health Dance/pt. 2, Sunne
Choreographer: Caitlin Cook
Performers: Jessie Gold, Parker Lutz, Paige Martin, Greg Zuccolo
Sound: Tranquil Birdsong, Lewellyn
Set/Costumes: Caitlin Cook


The Evening is Wearing, Darling
Choreography, text, and costume design: Betty Skeen
Dancers: Bethany Disque, Allie Harris
Music and Sound: Lauren Burke, Eric Carmen – “Sunrise”


At the moment of encounter
Choreographer and performer Wanjiru Kamuyu
Music (original composition and arrangement): Jean Philippe Barrios, alias lacrymoboy
Album available on iTunes and Bandcamp, artiste lacrymoboy

This work’s development began during a Blank Canvas artist residency at The Firkin Crane in Cork, Ireland, August 2014. While serving as a Guest Artist at Mills College (Oakland CA), I continue to explore and develop At the moment of encounter. A Production Residency is scheduled for May 11-17, 2015 at Mills College’s Lisser Theater.

Synopsis: The intrigue lies in how meditatively stillness, working from the internal through to the external, creating a progressive shift of dynamics while playing with the ideas of suspension, repetition, and variations on a movement theme can draw in both performer and witness (audience).


stigma scripture
Choreographed by: Noopur Singha
Performed by: Jessica Cook, Shoko Yamamuro, Noopur Singha
Music by: Greg Kramer, Merzbow


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


Choreographed and performed by Martita Abril
Sound score created by Martita Abril


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)


Movement Research at the Judson Church – March 9, 2015

Featuring works by GodoyPradera Projects, Lisa Kusanagi – Dance Expressionist, and Heidi Henderson 


Bare Bones
Directors/Choreographers/Performers: Lazaro Godoy & Carlota Pradera
Composer/sound artist: Juraj Kojs
Live musician/co-composer: Rainer Davies
Percussionist: Andrew Kerr


16 Day Return Policy
Choreographer/Director: Lisa Kusanagi
Performer: Lisa Kusanagi
Music: Ran Bagno
Costumes: Lisa Kusanagi


Choreography by Heidi Henderson buoyed by the dancers
Dancers: Karl Rogers, Christina Jane Robson, Edward Rice, Heidi Henderson
Music: “Beech” by Bartholomaus Traubeck, “Impromtu Number 3 in G-flat Major” by Franz Schubert, played by Seymour Lipkin, “Rock Your Body” by Timberlake, Hugo and Williams


Movement Research at the Judson Church – February 23, 2015


Featuring works by Tyler Eash, Tsveta Kasabova, Elke Luyten, and Antonio Ramos and the gang bangers 


Choreographed by Tyler Eash
Performers: Elizebeth Randall, Tyler Eash

Glossolalia: the language of the possession of the Holy Ghost.
Glossolalia combines pious grandiose imagery with opulent spectacle. Gestures of classical ballet and moments of operatic hymns are intersected with extant consciousness and contemporary clarity. Eash depicts the violence of Evangelical healing and the intimacy of baptisms as sensual and zealous moments of pleasure and prayer. Poetry, deconstructed ballet, contemporary dance, and voice translate rituals of the divine into contemporary performance.


Judson Garden
Concept: Tzveta Kassabova
Performance and Choreography: Celeste Allen, Miguel Castillo, Vanessa Dikuyama, Doud Lecours, Deborah Leedy, Emily Luan, Lorena Neira, Veronica Rodriguez, Sarae Snyder, Alan Sutton, Octavio Webster, Meredith White
Music: Aleksei Stevens
Costumes: Tzeveta Kassabova


Elke Luyten
Company: Teatro del Cuerpo
Creator/Performer: Cesar Reyes Lopez
Music: Random radio stations tuned on real time


Choreography by Antonio Ramos and the Gang bangers
Collaborators: Adele loux-Turner, Alvaro Gonzalez, Rebecca Wender, Darrin Wright, Luke Miller.
Music: Under pressure (A-Capella), Queen, and Bowie


Movement Research at the Judson Church – February 16, 2015


Featuring works by Elina Lutce, I AM A BOYS CHOIR, Cesar Reyes Lopez, and The Lovelies 


An idea from the solo performance “corpuss”
Choreographed and performed by Elina Lutce
Music by: Stromae


“or how i became an ice princess” (work in progress; excerpt)
Created by I AM A BOYS CHOIR
Performers: Adam Rigg, Kate D’Arcus Attwell, Chris DeVita
Music sourced from Tonya Harding’s routine at State America 1991 and Brittney Spears


This is not a dance (No-dance / Anti-dance)
Company: Teatro del Cuerpo
Creator/Performer: Cesar Reyes Lopez
Music: Random radio stations tuned on real time


The End Begins in the Middle
Performers: Annie Duffy, Joanna Futral, Lena Lauer, Katie Vason, Keeley Walsh
Musician: Marike van Dijk


Movement Research at the Judson Church – January 26, 2015

Featuring works by Elina Lutce and Jane Gotch



An idea from the solo performance “corpuss”
Choreographed and performed by: Elina Lutce
Music by: Stromae



Let it Fall
Choreographer: Jane Gotch in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers: Leo Gayden and Juliet Remmers
Vocalist: Juliet Remmers
Music: “Terry Riley: In C” recorded by Bang on A Can All-Stars, “O del mio dolce ardor” by Gluck
Costumes: Johanna Gee and Jane Gotch

The creation of this piece has been made possible through a space grant from The Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project, The 2014 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist Award, and an Inspiration Grant from ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council


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