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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 3.11.2013

Featuring works by Rebecca Bryant, Michal Samama, Ann Sofie Clemmensen & Tamara Carrasco, and Kate Martel

Suite Female: Part IX
Choreography and Video by Rebecca Bryant
Music by Don Nichols

Coming from a visual art background, dancemaker Rebecca Bryant combines pre-determined and extemporaneous movement with text, video, sound, and objects to address current societal phenomena. In addition to solo work, she performs with Lower Left Performance Collective (dance/theater) and the Past Modern Performance Duo (dance/percussion/new media), and has danced with renowned and emerging choreographers including Nina Martin, Shelley Senter, Wally Cardona, Kim Epifano, Victoria Marks, Lionel Popkin, Liam Clancy, Marianne Kim, Randé Dorn, and Manuelito Biag. Bryant has performed across the US and in Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, with projects supported by multiple residencies. Bryant currently resides in West Lafayette, Indiana where she is Assistant Professor of Dance at Purdue University.

A Piece of Meat Stuck in My Throat
Created and Performed by Michal Samama in collaboration with Inbal Hever
This work was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation, the Davis/Dauray Family Fund, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Michal Samama is a New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks 2012-2013 Artist-in-Residence and a Movement Research 2011-2013 Artist-in-Residence. She was recently awarded a New Dance Alliance LiftOff Residency and participated in The Field Artist Residency. Since arriving to NYC in 2010, her work has been presented at Dixon Place, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Joyce SoHo, Chez Bushwick, Priska C. Juschka Gallery, First Street Green, Vaudeville Park, and the 92nd St Y. In Berlin she performed at the Home Sweet Home Festival and the Grimmuseum. In Israel her work has been shown in Suzanne Dellal Center, Tmuna Theater, Tzavta Theater, and more.

Inbal Hever is a mezzo soprano whose repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary classical music. She has performed as a soloist in Europe, Israel, and, recently, New York.

Choreography/Performer: Ann Sofie Clemmensen
Co-creator/Performer: Tammy Carrasco
Music: Sound design by Ann Sofie Clemmensen
This is the second time that Ann Sofie Clemmensen and Tammy Carrasco have collaborated together. In MODE they are revisiting movement material that they generated in their former collaboration (a group work). In reshaping the material into a duet, they are exploring how their relationship to the movements are changing, as the rearrangement of order, time, and intent solidifies the former into something new.

Ann Sofie Clemmensen is an emerging Danish choreographer. She will graduate with an MFA in Dance from Ohio State University in May 2013. Tammy Carrasco is a first year MFA student in the Ohio State University dance department of dance.

Choreography: Kate Martel with contributions from Whitney Jacobs
Performed by: Kate Martel, Whitney Jacobs
Music: Cjc, Clip
Costumes: Kate Martel

Kate Martel grew up in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, she has danced in NYC since 2002. A member of Laura Peterson Choreography since 2007, Kate has performed dances by Luis Lara Malvacias, Juliette Mapp, David Hurwith, Sarah White-Ayon, and Nora Stephens. Abandoned classrooms, rooftops, blackbox theaters, and lofts have been homes to her choreographic experiments (St. Cecilia’s, Rooftop Dance, Dixon Place, and Women in Motion). She has taught nationally, internationally, and is currently on faculty at Western Connecticut State University. Having earned her B.A. in Dance from Goucher College, Kate is pursuing her M.F.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is also participating in the Alexander Technique Teacher Training Course at Balance Arts Center. Big thanks, Whitney, for your collaboration!

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.

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.

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

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).

Gibney Dance Center
RSVP encouraged to
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.
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Organized by Abigail Levine and Paloma McGregor
With panelists luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith

“…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
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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.

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