Posts Tagged ‘Larissa Velez-Jackson’

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.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 1.21.13

Featuring works by Jin Ju Song-Begin/Da-On Dance, Barbara Mahler, Nadia Tykulsker/Spark(edit) Arts and Larissa Velez-Jackson

THIRST (excerpt from an evening length work-in-progress)
Choreographer/Director: Jin Ju Song-Begin
Dancers: Esmé Boyce, Giulia Carotenuto, Kevin Fay, David Gonsier, Breanna Gribble, Karen Harvey, Tim KJ Lee, Elliott Reiland, Jin Ju Song-Begin
Music composed by Jerome Begin
Yu-Yu Liu, cello
Jerome Begin, electronics

Jin Ju Song-Begin is the artistic director of the newly formed Da-On Dance company in NYC. She is a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher from Seoul, Korea, whose work has been presented internationally in Korea, Japan and the U.S. Jin Ju holds a Masters Degree in Choreography from Kookmin University and an Undergraduate Degree from Chung Ang University in Seoul, Korea, where she achieved numerous awards and scholarships. Jin Ju moved to the USA in 2010, and she currently dances with Sean Curran Dance Company, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, DanceTactics, B3W, Ana Keilson. www.daondance.com

Running Time
Directed by: Nadia Tykulsker/Spark(edit) Arts
Performed by: Katie Dean, Sophie Torok, Tara Sheena, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes, Aya Wilson
Music performed by: Austin Vaughn, samples from Broadcast and the Focus Group and Ryan Adams
This piece was made possible by a Space Grant from Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

A native Brooklynite, Nadia Tykulsker is a mover/maker/manager/mayhem causer. She has been fortunate enough to work with the genius of Faye Driscoll, Amy Chavasse, Jessica Fogel, Xan Burley, Alex Springer, Jesse Philips-Fein, Abby Bender, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes, Katie Dean, Lindsey Dietz-Marchant, Shannon Hummel, Steve May and Kyli Kleven. Moving back to Brooklyn in the summer of 2010 Nadia started Spark(edit) Arts. Spark(edit) Arts was created as a forum to bring dancers and artists of different mediums together to make collaborative works of dance-theater. Through different mediums and forums of presenting movement we redefine the boundaries of dance making by ignoring conventional ideas of how, where and by whom dance can be witnessed and enjoyed.

As she Stumbles
Excerpted new dances by Barbara Mahler with Jamie Graham and Alissa Horowitz.

Barbara Mahler is a widely respected choreographer/performer/movement educator. She travels extensively, teaching and creating at many festivals and venues across the nation, as well as in Canada and Europe. Barbara is a master teacher of Klein Technique. She taught at the Susan Klein School of Dance 1983-2004. She is currently an ongoing faculty member with Movement Research and the Theater School/Dance Division in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her studies in the field of movement span a huge spectrum of forms, aesthetics and ideas. She received a BA in dance from Hunter College, NYC and an MFA from the Univeersity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her choreographic vision and passion is the small and intimate dance. Barbara has been a recipient of the Sage Cowles Grant, Meet the Composer and was a 2000-01 and 2006-07 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence. Barbara is a faculty and practitioner of Zero Balancing, maintaining a private practice in bodywork. Barbaramahler.net

Star Crap Method
Larissa Velez-Jackson presents the first sketches from her latest full-evening work.
Performed by Tyler James Ashley, Talya Epstein and Larissa Velez-Jackson
Performers: Jodi Bender and Megan Madorin
This work was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund.

Larissa Velez-Jackson is a Brooklyn-based choreographer/ dance-artist and vocalist. She has shown work at numerous NYC venues: Danspace Project Platform 2010, American Realness ’11 at Abrons Arts Center, New Museum of Contemporary Art. Velez-Jackson was a Fresh Tracks resident with Hilary Clark and a Studio Series resident at the former DTW in 2009. In 2011, she launched a new song and dance collaboration with her husband Jon Velez-Jackson called Yackez. They currently perform throughout NYC and self-produce/distribute albums. In 2012, Velez-Jackson attended the danceWEB scholarship program at ImPulsTanz Festival (Vienna, Austria). She is currently a Movement Research Artist in Residence ’12-’13 and a SPARC Resident ’13 with the LMCC.

The Week Ahead. January 20-26.

This Week at Movement Research… Winter MELT Week Three Workshops are happening!

Monday January 21. 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: Jin Ju Song-Begin/Da-On Dance, Barbara Mahler, Nadia Tykulsker/Spark(edIt) Arts, Larissa Velez-Jackson*

Wednesday January 23. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Marielys Burgos Meléndez, Mariana Valencia, Erin Bomboy, Rachel Johnson.
Moderated by Christiane Bouger*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

January 7-25. Winter MELT 2013.

Week Three, January 21-25:
Yvonne Meier, Improvisational “Scores,” 10am-12pm, $115 [SOLD OUT]
John Jasperse, Movement Practice, 1-3pm, $115 [SOLD OUT]
Kyle deCamp, Workshop in Performance, 3:30-6pm, $130

All Winter MELT 2013 Workshops are held at Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor (between Prince & Spring St).

Workshop Descriptions and Faculty Bios available at:
http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/descriptions.php

REGISTER and PAY at:
http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/register.php

Also, join us for our Ongoing Classes… (click here for full descriptions)

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.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing.
Saturday. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio.

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

Nonprofit Hustle Video- Submit Yours Today!

Larissa Velez-Jackson dancing the NONPROFIT HUSTLE, a new dance, created by and for the hustling NYC nonprofit arts community!

NONPROFIT HUSTLE Video for FESTIVAL!* – Movement Research Spring 2011

For dance instructions, visit the FESTIVAL!* website at http://www.movementresearch.org/festival/11/event/mon-0606-social/

FESTIVAL!*: Call For Movement and Video Submissions

The curators of FESTIVAL!*, the Movement Research Spring Festival 2011, invite all dancers, dance professionals, dance administrators, and dance organizations to help create the:

NONPROFIT HUSTLE

a new line dance made by and for the hustling NY dance community

STEP 1: SUBMIT a written description or video of 4 dance moves of any kind to nonprofithustle@gmail.com Movement submissions will be chosen at random, now until 4/30, and then built into a killer line dance.

STEP 2: VISIT www.movementresearch.org/festival/11 (currently under construction) for the dance instructions after 5/2, offered for interpretation by everybody in the dance community.

STEP 3: CREATE your videos of the line dance and send your YouTube or Vimeo link to nonprofithustle@gmail.com Make the line dance your own (using the 70’s disco hit, The Hustle by Van McKoy, as the soundtrack) and show us what you’ve got! The curators will choose the winning video at the closing event of FESTIVAL!*

STEP 4: ATTEND Hello, My Name is…, the final event of FESTIVAL!*, a networking and dance community party. Meet and greet with games, win raffle prizes, and learn the new hustle dance! With snacks, drinks, music, dance videos, information, and more!

Hello, My Name is… will happen –
On: Monday, June 6, 2011
At: 6:30-9:30pm
Here: Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South, NYC
Cost: FREE

Don’t delay, go post your moves!!

The curators of FESTIVAL!* are Chase Granoff, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Clarinda Mac Low, and FACADE/FASAD aka Gabriel Rivera. Hello, My Name Is… is being produced by Festival Manager Kimberly Olstad.

Movement Research Spring Festival 2010: HARDCORPS June 2 – 7 2010

Curatorial Team:
Walter Dundervill, Melanie Maar, Aki Sasimoto, and A.L. Steiner

hardcorps-300

CALL IT DANCE, PERFORMANCE, ART, CHOREOGRAPHY, MOVEMENT, PHYSICAL EXPLORATION. THESE FORMS ARE VEHICLES TO BRING OUR BODIES CLOSER. TO INFUSE THEORY WITH PRACTICE. TO EXTRICATE THE POWER OF RIGOROUS DISCIPLINES AND VIGOROUS IDEAS. TO PASS ON AND CYCLE THROUGH VITAL INFORMATION. THIS 6-DAY FESTIVAL WILL INCORPORATE PERFORMANCE, WORKSHOPS, HANGOUTS, EVENTS, TALKS AND CIRCUMSTANCES. IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF RECESS AND RESISTANCE, WE CONGREGATE AND MOVE. JOIN US PEOPLE. Read the rest of this entry »

join our mailing list

upcoming classes & workshops

see all classes & workshops ›

upcoming performances & events

  • No Upcoming Performances or Events
see our performances & events ›

movement research feeds