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Week Ahead Blog Post May 26-June 1

This Week at Movement Research…

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Movement Research Festival Spring 2014: fallow time

May 27-June 2

Curated by Elliott Maltby, Jennifer Monson, Alicia Ohs, Tatyana Tenenbaum

More info here

Visit the fallow time blog

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PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

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Tuesday, May 27. Open Performance

Moderated by Stanley Love
Performances by Minna Harri Experience Set, Douglas LeCours, Nicole Wolcott

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MORNING CLASS:

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Kayvon Pourazar. Morning Class
May 27-June 12. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.
Kayvon Pourazar is of Persian origin, and was raised in Iran, Turkey and England. He has performed in the works of Beth Gill, Levi Gonzalez, K.J. Holmes, John Jasperse, Juliana May, Jodi Melnick, Jennifer Monson, Donna Uchizono, Doug Varone, Gwen Welliver and Yasuko Yokoshi. He received a 2010 “Bessie” Award for Performance. He has been a guest artist teacher at Tsekh Moscow, Bennington College, University of Nebraska and Sacramento State University. He currently performs with Juliana May.
Read Kayvon’s class description here

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luciana achugar. Morning Class
May 28-June 13. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14 
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
luciana achugar is a Brooklyn-based choreographer from Uruguay who grew as an artist in close dialogue with the NY and Montevideo contemporary dance communities. She began making work collaboratively with Levi Gonzalez in 1999, and in 2002 she started working independently. Her work is concerned with the post-colonial world, searching for an undoing of current power structures from the inside out. She is a two-time “Bessie” recipient, a Guggenheim Fellow and Creative Capital Grantee
Read luciana’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

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

Kayvon Pourazar. Morning Class 
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.

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

Margaret Paek. Contact Improvisation
Last Week. Wednesday 6-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Jen Rosenblit. Improvisational Forms
Hilary Clark will sub May 31. 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

 

The Week Ahead. April 22-28.

This Week at Movement Research… Check out Morning Class with Asli Bulbul and buy your tickets for the MR Gala now!

Monday April 22. 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: Brittany Bailey, Moriah Evans*, Stacy Grossfield, Rebecca Patek*

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

MOVEMENT RESEARCH GALA 2013

May 13, 2013
Honoring Cathy Edwards, Sam Miller, and Jennifer Monson

Including Performances by Eiko & Koma, Wally Cardona, Maria Hassabi, Monsoon Orchestra (revisited), and Donna Uchizono

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY

6:30pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner
8:30pm Performance, followed by Dance Party

RSVP and PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/gala/buytickets.php

Upcoming Workshops and Studies Projects.

The May 1-3 Workshop with Lance Gries has unfortunately been CANCELLED.

Sunday May 5. Studies Project: Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice: A conversation in two parts
2:30-4:30pm
Center for Performance Research

Conceived by Amanda Loulaki and Susan Mar Landau
A Roundtable discussion with Thomas F. DeFrantz, Susan Mar Landau, Andre Lepecki and Katherine Profeta

FREE

The dramaturg as an active participant in the conceiving and making of movement based works is a relatively new and evolving phenomenon, as well as one that can be both mysterious and suspect. Conceived as a two-part event, Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice will explore both the ontology and the workings of dance dramaturgy today. Precluded by a short history on the topic, the first event will bring together a diverse group of working dramaturges to discuss their experiences and the possible implications of their role in the choreographic process. The second event, to take place in the fall, will open the conversation to include choreographers in an in depth discussion on the practice of dramaturgy.

Thursday-Sunday May 15-19. Workshop with Claudia La Rocco: Why I am not a painter.
THU, FRI, SUN 2-5pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

$90
Register Now!

Why I am not a painter
This is a writing workshop. It is open to anyone who wants to play with words, to see what they can do, and how. But it is made with dance-artists in mind. How do words live in time and space, whether on the stage, the page or in the mind? Critical writing, creative writing, performance texts… are they really such different creatures? Does a dancer have a particular way of approaching language? What about a writer who spends so much of her time watching dancers? So many questions. We’ll spend our time looking for answers, individually and as a group.

Classes this week with…

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

Working from the body’s innate intelligence, class will start with simple awareness and coordination exercises influenced by different somatic disciplines to organize the body and prepare us for more technical movement. We will work on remembering and re-wiring organic pathways and explore alternative solutions to our habitual patterns. Class will build in physical intensity, culminating in a chance to put our experiments to the test. Sometimes this will mean phrase work and other times class will stay in a more lab/workshop-like format.

Kayvon Pourazar subbing for David Thomson. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

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.
NO CLASS this Tuesday evening.
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.

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

Tim O’Donnell. 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. April 15-21.

This Week at Movement Research… There are two days left of Larissa Velez-Jackson’s workshop at Eden’s Expressway – come drop in for just $18 a class!

Monday April 15. 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: Strauss Bourque-LaFrance*, Lizzie Feidelson, Julie Mayo, the A.O. Movement Collective

Wednesday April 17. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Karen Harvey, Kate Kernochan & Lindsey Reuter, Mersiha Mesihovic & circuitdebris, Aya Shibahara
Moderated by Margaret Paek

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Workshops and Studies Projects This Week.

Wednesday April 17. Studies Project: “Pushing Boundaries.”
6:15pm
Gibney Dance Center
Conceived by Ori Flomin
With panelists Arthur Aviles, Jennifer Wright Cook, Colleen Thomas, Larissa Velez-Jackson and more
Moderated by Moira Brennan
FREE

Much value is placed on the idea of artwork that is at the cutting edge, with the words “pushing boundaries” emphasized in grants, applications and curating language. This conversation examines what might be meant by “pushing boundaries”? How important is it in the creative process and its outcome? Is the point of view of the artist different from the one of the audience when determining something as “pushing boundaries”? What assumptions or cultural contexts are assumed to establish these boundaries? Are there other ways to value contemporary work?

April 12-20. Workshop with Larissa Velez-Jackson.
April 19 FRI 2:30-5:30pm
April 20 SAT 4:30-7:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$18 Drop-In

Register Now!
What is My Work? A workshop based on the format of a peer panel review
Facilitated by Larissa Velez-Jackson
Much value is placed on the idea of artwork that is at the cutting edge, with the words “pushing boundaries” emphasized in grants, applications and curating language. This conversation examines what might be meant by “pushing boundaries”? How important is it in the creative process and its outcome? Is the point of view of the artist different from the one of the audience when determining something as “pushing boundaries”? What assumptions or cultural contexts are assumed to establish these boundaries? Are there other ways to value contemporary work?

Upcoming Workshops and Studies Projects.

Wednesday-Friday May 1-3. Workshop with Lance Gries.
2:30-5:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$90

Register Now!
Embodying and Exchanging Energy
This workshop will explore how individuals and groups embody and exchange “energy.” We will keep an open mind about how energy is present, sensed, and a source in us: inspiration, creativity, motivation, connection, collaboration, presence, emotion, spirituality – energy forms that exist in our physical and non physical experience, shaping our interactions. Guided experiences and improvisational forms bring our heightened awareness and dimensional bodies into a potent energetic state to create a supportive and collaborative environment, leading us to shared dancing, creativity, and discourse.

Classes this week with…

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

Working from the body’s innate intelligence, class will start with simple awareness and coordination exercises influenced by different somatic disciplines to organize the body and prepare us for more technical movement. We will work on remembering and re-wiring organic pathways and explore alternative solutions to our habitual patterns. Class will build in physical intensity, culminating in a chance to put our experiments to the test. Sometimes this will mean phrase work and other times class will stay in a more lab/workshop-like format.

Kayvon Pourazar subbing for David Thomson. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

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.
NO CLASS this Tuesday evening.
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.

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

Tim O’Donnell. 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. December 10-16.

This week at Movement Research… Judson @ 50 events at the New Museum AND Anthology Film Archives!

Monday December 10. 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: Janis Brenner, Nai-Ni Chen, Jane Gabriels, Luis Lara Malvacias.

Wednesday December 12. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Marissa Rae Niederhauser, Ellen Smith Ahern, Sophie Sotsky, Zehnder Dance.
Moderated by Michelle Boulé.*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Judson @ 50 Events.

Wednesday December 5-Thursday December 13.
Maggie Bennett in Residence at the New Museum.

New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Open Rehearsals with Maggie Bennett:
WED December 5 3-6pm
WED December 12 11am-4:30pm

Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill In Practice and Public Conversation:
THU December 13 1-4pm

Bennett will engage in research around aspects of her current body of work. Questions/areas of interest in her current process pertain to: visual perspective as symbolic form, tension/application of construction and ritual, a triad of the ethereal body/landscape/architecture. These activities are possibly towards a choreography, definitely existing as installation, and dependent on collaboration (with visual artist Liliana Dirks-Goodman and lighting system design with Megan Byrne).

Wednesday December 12-Thursday December 13.
Walter Dundervill in Residence at the New Museum.

New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Open Rehearsal with Walter Dundervill:
WED December 12 3:30-6pm

Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill In Practice and Public Conversation

THU December 13 1-4pm

Participating Artists:
Ben Asriel, Athena Malloy, Jennifer Kjos, Sarah Perron, Tyler Ashley, and Kevin Lovelady.

Wednesday December 12. Judson @ 50: MR @ Anthology Film Archives:
Judson Dance Theater in Context 1963-1965
A Slide Lecture by Barbara Moore.

6:30pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10/$8 students/seniors/Friends of Movement Research/$6 Anthology Members

Judson Dance Theater is renowned as the seedbed of post-modern dance. The performances and activity that transpired, however, encompassed a wide variety of creative personalities and styles. Non-dancers such as visual artists and musicians were an influential, integrated contingent and active collaborators with trained dancers and each other. Audiences in the close-knit art scene, much smaller and geographically cohesive than it is today, also represented a diverse cross-section of New York’s creative communities.

This slide lecture, composed of historic photographs by Peter Moore, mines his remarkable archive for evidence of this inter-connectedness both within Judson Dance Theater itself and in relation to various artistic practices outside of the group proper.

Classes This Week With…

Kayvon Pourazar. Morning  Class .
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway,
537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
This class will focus on allowing the inherent dynamic and organizational logic of the moving body to become more present in our dancing. We will encourage our instructive and directive intentions to succumb their influence to a listening and responding/responsible self. Our warm up will include physical situations and exercises that will help us understand and become familiar with our range of effective force, momentum, coordination, weight and balance. In turn, we will be prepared to dive into phrase material that emphasizes kinetic and energetic simplicity within more complex and multilayered forms.

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

This technique class begins with explorations of the body that allow us to discover and notice the use of weight and momentum, clear alignment, clarity of initiation, and direction of energy. From there the class will build upon itself to more complex coordinations that lead to an opening of the body and an expansion of possibilities as we move through movement 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.
AND
Tuesday, 6:15pm-7:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thurday 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.

Emily Faulkner. Alexander Technique.
Wednesday. 12:30 pm-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.

Margaret Paek. Contact Improvisation.
Sunday. 2:30 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Improvisation Jam. Open Space.
Sunday. 5-8pm. Free.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Updates from Critical Correspodence

Hello all.

Critical Correspondence has three new interviews up and running. First off we have cast members Michelle Boulé and Tarek Halaby in conversation with Abby Crain. These Powerful People talk about their experience working with Miguel Gutierrez on his most recent work Last Meadow. There is an audio format interview where Walter Dundervill speaks with Jon Kinzel about Dundervill’s world premeire of Dear Emissary,… (which opened and closed this past weekend at The Chocolate Factory). Dundervill also speaks at detail about decorative arts, his past and present experience with art-making and how he got involved with dance.

And! Yasuko Yokoshi, Julie Alexander and Kayvon Pourazar in conversation with Beth Gill and Danielle Goldman. Read the interview before heading to Dance Theater Workshop this weekend to see Yokoshi’s world premeire of Tyler Tyler.

Be well, CC

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