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The Week Ahead. September 23-29… and more!

Fall is full effect at Movement Research. So many FREE and low-cost events, classes and workshops!

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Tuesday September 24. Open Performance.
7pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway.  FREE.
Featuring work by Sophie Bromberg and Lindsey Weaving, Jay Carlon, Tanya Voge
Moderated by Saúl Ulerio**

Saturday September 28. MR @ FSG Workshop with Kota Yamazaki.
12-1pm. First Street Green, 33 East 1st Street. FREE.

Connecting to the Inner and Outer Landscape
Yamazaki’s practice, which is grounded in Butoh and Noguchi gymnastics, examines time and space in the body and in the environment, while sensitizing your perception and feelers to be able to accept the environment, as it is, without any physical or mental blocking. This class is open for anyone who would like to take a moment to listen to and balance your inner and outer sense of space and time.

Sunday September 29. Sunday Process Lab with Melinda Ring.
5-8pm.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway.  $5.
Each of these three-hour sessions are led by a movement-based artist. Students will engage each artist’s individual creative practices in a dynamic format that encourages a peer to peer relationship in a lab type setting.

Monday September 30. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South. FREE.
Featuring work by Ephrat Asherie Dance, Diana Crum, Stanley Love Performance Group*, Elizabeth Ward

Tuesday October 1. Studies Project: Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice
6pm. Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway, 5th Floor. FREE.
Conceived by Amanda Loulaki and Susan Mar Landau

The dramaturg as an active participant in the conceiving and making of movement-based works is a relatively new and evolving phenomenon. Conceived as a two-part event, Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice will explore both the ontology and the workings of dance dramaturgy today. This second event 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.

**2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence


Ongoing Classes This Week With…
Karl Anderson, Joan Arnold, Irene Dowd, Barbara Mahler, Juliette Mapp, Margaret Paek, Vicky Shick

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.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, October 31, 2011

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, October 31, 2011.

Featuring works by Kota Yamazaki, Judith Sanchez Ruiz/JSR Company, Megan Mazarick, SKOTE

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The Week Ahead: October 31-November 6, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… Movement Research at the Judson Church Returns! Plus Open Performance, workshops, and classes.

Monday October 31. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8 PM. 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring work by Judith Sanchez Ruiz/JSR Company, Kota Yamazaki, SKOTE, and Megan Mazarick.

Wednesday November 2. Open Performance.
8 PM. ART/NY South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Featuring work by
 Barbara Mahler, Effie Bowen, and Sophia Cleary.
Moderated by David Thomson.

Monday, October 21- Wednesday, November 2. Workshop with Jonathan Burrows.
12-3pm
Avenue C Studio: 55 Avenue C.
$75/$30 drop-in

Writing dance
Choreographer Jonathan Burrows leads a three day workshop investigating choreographic and compositional process, performance and philosophies, questioning how a dance or performance might be made and what it could communicate to somebody watching. Practical work will concentrate on short task-based exercises looking at how to define material and work with time, to hold the attention of an audience and invite them to care what happens next. Sessions will be punctuated also with discussion and viewpoints on other mediums and ways of working, asking all the time what dance can do and what it can’t.

Saturday November 5. Workshop with Jane Gabriels.
5-8pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$30
The Lost, The Found and The Fantasy: Urban Meditation
Through an interdisciplinary approach, participants will work with excavating found images, phrases overheard on the bus, movement studies from the street and found sounds and texts to develop their own response to the city and its current dialogue with us. These found materials are things that pulled you towards them, attracted your attention, even if you are not completely sure why. From this fieldwork material, participants will work in the studio with further writing, movement and installation experiments to explore re-enlivening our city-life. Informal, “instant” showings link what has been found with a larger vision of what could be possible. Participants are asked to come to the studio with a scrap of conversation overheard publicly, a picture of a specific place or person in the city, a gesture or series of gestures that they observed in their everyday walks, a torn piece of text found on the street.

Classes this Week.
Join us for classes with faculty: Barbara Mahler, Irene Dowd, Gabriel Forestieri, K.J. Holmes, Shelley Senter, Levi Gonzalez, and Vicky Shick.

Upcoming.

Danielle Stawmyre by Ryutaro Mishima

Town Hall Meeting
November 15
TUES 7 PM
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Moderated by Kyle deCamp
Panelists include: Michelle Boulé, Becky Hilton, and others
Last year’s revival of the Movement Research Town Hall meeting dove into the nature and manner of movement research being conducted by our present-day artists community. Join Movement Research and its Artist Advisory Council for a follow-up discussion regarding sustainability as it relates to research, career, value and time.

Workshop with Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik
Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 19
SUN 2-6pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
for non-choir member: $120 for 6 sessions, $25 per drop-in
for choir members : $75 for 6 sessions, $15 per drop-in

PROSODIC BODY Workshop: Choreoprosodia (the fusion of movement and prosody)
These six workshops focus on the sonic properties of language exploring the correspondences between energy centers, hormonal secretion, seed movements, sonic harmony, and emotional and neurological impact. Spending time with each of the different phoneme-harmonic-compositions developed for the Phoneme Choir, we will use a ‘scientific methodology’ to differentiate and name how each affects individuals and inform us of their healing and performative properties.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 10.11.2010.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church October 11, 2010.   Featuring works by Kota Yamazaki, Kimberly Brandt, and Diana Crum.


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