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Podcast: Studies Project 11/10/2015 – what we talk about when we talk somatics

Movement Research Studies Project, “what we talk about when we talk somatics: a sharing of practices leading into conversation” – November 10, 2015
With Justine Lynch, Antonio Ramos, Shelley Senter and RoseAnne Spradlin
Moderated by Levi Gonzalez

Listen to the Podcast here:
Studies Project 11/10/15: what we talk about when we talk somatics

What does the term “somatics” even mean? Can we arrive at consensus around this as an idea, a value, a practice? This event brought together artists/practitioners of various backgrounds and areas of study to lead the group in experiential practices which evolved into a collective discussion on the term “somatics” and the impact and resonance of this way of learning and being in the world.

Week Ahead Mar. 22-28

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Morning Class with Levi Gonzalez
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm

Qi Gong with Melanie Maar
Monday, Friday 10am-12pm

Ballet for Contemporary Dancers with Janet Panetta
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-2pm

Klein Technique with Barbara Mahler
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

COREMOTION with Daria Faïn
Tuesday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 4-6pm

Morning Class with Hristoula Harakas
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with Johanna S. Meyer
Tuesday 2-3:15pm

Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance with Irene Dowd
Tuesday 3-4:45pm

Body, Mind and Image with K.J. Holmes
Wednesday 10am-12pm

Feldenkrais with Jimena Paz
Wednesday 12:30-2pm

Alexander Technique with Emily Faulkner
Wednesday 2-4pm

Contact Improvisation with Charles Mosey
Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Skinner Releasing with Karl Anderson
Wednesday 6-9pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with Bradley Teal Ellis
Thursday 6-8pm

Athletics of Intimacy with K.J. Holmes
Saturday 11am-1pm
 

Workshops

Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad March 21-22

Sunday Process Lab with Stanley Love March 29

Susan Rethorst April 4, 11, 18, 25

Melinda Ring May 2

Performances

March 23 8PM
MR at Judson Church
Caitlin Cook, Noopur Singha, Betty Skeen, WKcollective / Wanjiru Kamuyu
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South 

March 24 7PM
Open Performance
Moderated by Alex Escalante*
Martita Abril, Liz Charky, JT Lotus Dance Company
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Week Ahead Mar. 1-7

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Morning Class with Levi Gonzalez
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm

Qi Gong with Melanie Maar
Monday, Friday 10am-12pm

Ballet for Contemporary Dancers with Janet Panetta
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-2pm

Klein Technique with Barbara Mahler
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

COREMOTION with Daria Faïn
Tuesday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 4-6pm

Morning Class with Michelle Boulé
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with Johanna S. Meyer
Tuesday 2-3:15pm

Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance with Irene Dowd
Tuesday 3-4:45pm
*Anastasi Siotas teaching for Irene March 3. 

Body, Mind and Image with K.J. Holmes
Wednesday 10am-12pm

Feldenkrais with Jimena Paz
Wednesday 12:20-2pm

Alexander Technique with Emily Faulkner
Wednesday 2-4pm

Contact Improvisation with Charles Mosey
Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Skinner Releasing with Karl Anderson
Wednesday 6-9pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with Bradley Teal Ellis
Thursday 6-8pm

Athletics of Intimacy with K.J. Holmes
Saturday 11am-1pm
 

Workshops

Sunday Process Lab with Will Rawls March 1

Sunday Process Lab with Kim Brandt March 15

Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad March 21-22

Performances

March 9 8PM
MR at Judson Church
Yve Laris Cohen, GodoyPradera Projects, Heidi Henderson, Lisa Kusanagi – Dance Expressionist
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South 

March 10 7PM
Open Performance
Moderated by  Nami Yamamoto*
Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, Marissa Rae Niederhauser, Sandra Wieser, Luciani’s Absolute Theater
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Week Ahead Feb. 15-21

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Morning Class with Jon Kinzel
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm

Qi Gong with Melanie Maar
Monday, Friday 10am-12pm

Ballet for Contemporary Dancers with Janet Panetta
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-2pm

Klein Technique with Barbara Mahler
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

COREMOTION with Daria Faïn
Tuesday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 4-6pm

Morning Class with John Jasperse
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with Johanna S. Meyer
Tuesday 2-3:15pm

Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance with Irene Dowd
Tuesday 3-4:45pm

Body, Mind and Image with K.J. Holmes
Wednesday 10am-12pm

Feldenkrais with Jimena Paz
Wednesday 12:20-2pm

Alexander Technique with Emily Faulkner
Wednesday 2-4pm

Contact Improvisation with Elise Knudson
Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Skinner Releasing with Karl Anderson
Wednesday 6-9pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with Margaret Paek
Thursday 6-8pm

Athletics of Intimacy with K.J. Holmes
Saturday 11am-1pm
 

Workshops

Sunday Process Lab with Will Rawls March 1

Sunday Process Lab with Kim Brandt March 15

Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad March 21-22

Performances

February 16 8PM
MR at Judson Church
Martita Abril, I AM A BOYS CHOIR, Cesar Reyes Lopez, Elina Lutce•, The Lovelies
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South 

February 17 7PM
Open Performance
Moderated by Ni’Ja Whitson
Mckenzie arose, LJ Leach Movement Arts, maria urrutia
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Week Ahead October 6-12

This Week at Movement Research…

NEW CLASS SERIES!
Physical Inquiry and Somatic Practices
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway
STARTS OCTOBER 2

Schedule at a glance:

Qi Gong with Melanie Maar (starts 10/6)
Mondays and Fridays 10am-12pm

C O R E M O T I O N with Daria Faïn (starts 10/7)
Tuesdays 10am-12pm and Wednesdays 4-6pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with Swan Pilates (starts 10/7)
Tuesdays 2-3:15pm

Alexander Technique (starts 10/8)
Wednesdays 2-4pm
Oct-Nov Rebecca Brooks, Dec-Jan Clare Maxwell

Contact Improvisation – The Basics (starts 10/2)
Thursdays 6-8pm
Oct Margaret Paek, Nov Bradley Teal Ellis, Dec-Jan K.J. Holmes

Feldenkrais Method with Jimena Paz (starts 10/3)
Fridays 4-6pm

Workshop and Discussion with Mårten Spångberg
October 4, 11, 18 SAT 5-8pm $90
Workshop: Choreography = Possibility / Dance = Potentiality
This workshop – practices and examples, thinking and more examples – zoom in on the 2014 rise of dance “detached” from choreography and signification. Read more

October 4, 12, 19 SUN 2-4pm $5 each
Discussion: Wait A Second, The Mood Is Dancy, Theory Without Boox, We Will Hear
If we do it on the floor maybe it’ll work better? Or we could, I dunno… it’s not so important but I really like if you come. Read more

Read Mårten’s Bio Here
Register Here

 

MORNING CLASS:

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class
October 6-23. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th Street

We usually begin slowly, with imagery and gentle preparation inspired by various somatic traditions to access our awareness of the senses, the organs, the skeleton, the cells, gravity, and other energetic forces. Class may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures (“phrases”), improvisations, and performance constructs, with a focus on precision, ownership, and play.
Read Levi’s class description here.

Vicky Shick. Morning Class
September 23-October 13. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th Street

Vicky Shick has been involved in the NYC dance community for 3 decades. She worked with many choreographers, is a former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company and received “Bessies” for performance and choreography. In addition to showing work at Danspace, DTW, The Kitchen, P.S. 122 and WET, she made dances for Arizona State University, Barnard College and George Washington University. Shick was a 2006 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant recipient and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow.
Read Vicky’s class description here.

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

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Movement Research Town Hall Meeting
MONDAY October 6 at 6pm
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Free RSVP here
The Movement Research Artist Advisory Council (AAC) will facilitate a public discussion by sharing excerpts and quotes of meeting minutes to spark conversation and invite the public into its ongoing conversation, including threads related to economics, politics, aesthetics and creativity. Listen in, share your ideas and/or co-opt the meeting. Either way, join us.
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Studies Project: Dance and Music Now
TUESDAY October 7 at 6:15pm
Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway
Free RSVP here
Proposed by Philip Ellis Foster
With panelists:
Douglas Dunn & Steven Taylor
Melanie Maar & Kenta Nagai
Edisa Weeks & Katie DownMusicians and dancers have a long and storied relationship with one another, from traditional forms that wed music and dance to narrative storytelling, to orchestral ballets, and on to Cage and Cunningham collaborations. This evening explores the multifaceted ways artists are addressing this relationship today… read more.

 

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

Elise Knudson. Contact Improvisation
September 3-24
Wednesday 6-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Irene Dowd. Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance.
Tuesday 3-4:45pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing
WED 6-9pm $14
Randy Warshaw Studio

Karinne Keithley Syers. (sub for K.J. Holmes Athletics of Intimacy)
Saturday 11am-1pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Janet Panetta.
Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
Monday-Friday 12-2pm. $17

Advanced Professional Ballet
Wednesday & Friday 10am-12pm. $17
Movement Research at Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway

The Underscore. Underscore Facilitators.
Sunday, October 12th.
2nd Sundays of each month. 5-8pm. $10

Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway 4th Floor

 

Week Ahead Blog Post – July 28-August 3

This Week at Movement Research…

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I AM ONE WHO Workshop with Raïna von Waldenburg

July 28-30 2014
Monday-Wednesday 12-4pm
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway
$120

Developed during the past 21 years by Raïna von Waldenburg and based on the physical actor training of Jerzy Grotowski and Stephen Wangh (An Acrobat of the Heart), this innovative approach to performance teaches artists to embody the present moment with barefaced sincerity. A series of physical presence exercises trains the performer to literally bring all parts of him/herself into the work, generating impulses that are utterly alive, surprisingly truthful, and emotionally resonant. Performers learn to develop constructive vocabulary for giving and receiving critical feedback in an ensemble-based environment where peers are vital to the learning process.
Register here

 

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MELT “Movie Night” with Levi Gonzalez

Tuesday July 29. 7pm.
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway.
Free and open to all.

Levi Gonzalez is a dance artist whose work has been presented in NYC and beyond for the past 14 years. He has performed with Donna Uchizono, John Jasperse, Juliette Mapp, Daria Faïn, ChameckiLerner, and Michael Laub, and has collaborated extensively with luciana achugar. He was a 2010-12 BAX Artist-in-Residence.

Hosted by a different MELT teaching artist each week, the MELT “Movie Night” series features work that inspires, influences, engages and/or represents that artist’s current creative process and artistic concerns. The screenings provide an opportunity for a more in-depth dialogue between students and teachers beyond the workshop setting, as well as a chance to connect in a more social environment.

 

Movement Research Summer MELT Intensives 2014

Week 4. July 28-August 1

9:45-11:45am Irene Dowd*
10am-12pm Juliette Mapp
12pm-4pm Raïna von Waldenburg** (July 28-30 only)
1-3pm Barbara Mahler (Sold Out)
3:30-6pm Levi Gonzalez

*Irene Dowd’s workshop takes place at Gibney Dance Center.
**Raïna von Waldenburg’s workshop takes place at Gibney Dance Center, and is not included in full week package.

Register here

Summer MELT 2014 will run from July 7 – August 8, 2014. All workshops take place at Danspace Project (131 10th Street), except where noted.

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ONGOING CLASSES:

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Contact Improvisation with Bradley Teal Ellis.
Last class. July 30. Wednesday 6-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Fl.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
July 28-August 8 M T Th F 12-2pm $17
New Class starting July 30 – Wednesday 10am-12pm
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway 5th Floor

The Underscore. Underscore Facilitators.
2nd and 4th Sundays. 5-8pm. $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway 4th Floor

Week Ahead Blog Post: June 15-22

This Week at Movement Research…

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 Sunday Process Lab with Mina Nishimura

Sunday June 15 5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

In this laboratory, my current research around butoh scores and internal landscape as well as some of my somatic practices around nuanced forms and movements will be shared and practiced with participants. After a brief introduction to butoh and butoh scores, how to use actual butoh scores in your own creation process will be explored and discussed. Drawing and writing are involved in the process of exploration.

RSVP here

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PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

Monday June 16. Movement Research at the Judson Church

Performances by Julian Barnett, Caitlin Cook, Paul Singh, Katie Workum

Judson Church, 8:00 pm
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY
FREE

 

Tuesday, June 17. Open Performance

Moderator Mina Nishimura

Performances by Richard Olson, Catarina Trota, Elena Vazintaris Dance Projects

Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY
FREE

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MORNING CLASS:

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luciana achugar. Morning Class

Monday June 16 last day10am-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.

 

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Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class
June 18-July 2. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
Levi Gonzalez is a dance artist whose work has been presented in NYC and beyond for the past 14 years. He has performed with Donna Uchizono, John Jasperse, Juliette Mapp, Daria Faïn, ChameckiLerner, and Michael Laub, and has collaborated extensively with luciana achugar. He was most recently a 2010-12 BAX Artist-in-Residence.
Read Levi’s class description here

 

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Vicky Shick. Morning Class
June 17-June 26. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.
Vicky Shick has been involved in the NYC dance community since the late 1970s. A member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company for 6 years, she has also worked with many other NYC-based choreographers and has made dances for over 20 years. She received “Bessies” for performance and choreography and most recently showed work in April 2013 at Danspace Project. In addition to showing her work at Danspace, DTW, The Kitchen, and P.S 122, she has made dances for Arizona State, Barnard College and George Washington University. Shick teaches regularly in Europe and the U.S, mostly for Movement Research, and for the last 12 years at Hunter College. She was a 2006 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant recipient and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow.
Read Vicky’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

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

Jen Rosenblit. Improvisational Forms
Saturday 11am – 1pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

 

 

The Week Ahead: March 2 – 9

This Week at Movement Research…

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SUNDAY PROCESS LAB with MAXIMILIAN BALDUZZI
March 2 SUN 5-8pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
How to learn rigorous physical and vocal actions while practicing presence? How to be present during the breaks and the breaths between those actions? We will work with exercises developed in almost 20 years of Balduzzi’s practice that focus on impulse and stop, rhythm, opposition. This training allows participants to become more deeply connected to their own intuitions and impulses and better able to respond to them truthfully, fearlessly, and joyfully. read more

Performances and Events:

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Tuesday, March 2. Studies Project: Evolving Dance Pedagogies
6pm. Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway, 5th Floor
FREE
Panelists: Maura Donohue, Simon Dove, Neil Greenberg, Patricia Hoffbauer and Mariah Maloney
Hosted by Critical Correspondence
This conversation between professors from a variety of university dance departments will address the changing relationship between their programs and the field of dance. Panelists will discuss the emergence of dance studies and the model of the artist/scholar; issues of access, privilege, and the shifting economic structures of professional dance… read more.
Morning Classes:

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John Jasperse. Morning Class
Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-12:oopm. $14 
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Levi Gonzalez will teach on Monday March 3
John Jasperse is a dance artist living and working in New York City since 1985. His work has been presented by festivals and presenting organizations in Brazil, Chile, Israel, Japan, and throughout the US and Europe. Jasperse is the recipient of a 2011 United States Artists Brooks Hopkins Fellowship and fellowships from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Lambent Foundation. He received a “Bessie” recognizing his body of work. Jasperse has created commissioned works for several companies including Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project, Batsheva Dance Company, and the Lyon Opera Ballet, among others.
Read John’s class description here

 

Hristoula Harakas

Hristoula Harakas. Morning Class
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street
Hristoula Harakas is a performer, movement teacher and a Senior Pilates instructor based in New York. She is a 2006 “Bessie” recipient who has had the pleasure of working with such inspiring artists as: Maria Hassabi, Donna Uchizono Co, Jodi Melnick, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Judith Sánchez Ruíz, Chamecki/Lerner, Levi Gonzalez, Amanda Loulaki, Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacías. She was a regular faculty member of the Merce Cunningham Studio (2002-12).
Read Hrisoula’s class description here

 

Ongoing Classes (Click here for full descriptions):

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

Hristoula Harakas. Morning Class
Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street

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

Paul Singh. Contact Improvisation
Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing
Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm. $14
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F

Jen Rosenblit. look at me don’t look at me
Saturday 11:00am – 1:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00-2:00pm. $17
Movement Research at Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway

Underscore
Sunday, February 23 5:00-8:00pm. $5-10
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

MRX/Latvia in partnership with The Suitcase Fund

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MRX/Latvia in partnership with The Suitcase Fund
Studio showing by Latvian artists Dmitrijs Gaitjukevics & Kristīne Vismane
Wednesday, Jan 22 at 7:30pm
New York Live Arts studios
Free
More info and RSVP with New York Live Arts here
Please join us this Wednesday, January 22nd, at the New York Live Arts studios for an informal studio showing of the work of two Latvian-based artists who are here in New York through the MRX program. Each artist will present their own work, followed by a short discussion of their work with the audience, moderated by Levi Gonzalez. This event is free and open to the public.

Dmitrijs Gaitjukevich graduated from the Riga Choreography School in 2003 and holds a BA degree from the Latvian Academy of Culture’s Department of Contemporary Dance Choreography (graduation work: Melkij). Dmitrij has danced for the Latvian National Opera and drama theatres. Since 2005, Dmitrijs has been a dancer in Olga Zhitluhina Dance Company, Dmitrijs also danced for Russian dance company Provincialjnie Tanci (2007/2008 Ekaterinburg). He has worked with Branko Potochan (Slovenia) in Mannersache and has collaborated with Stellaris Dance Theatre and choreographer Solveig Leinan Hermo, in Norway,Hammerfest. In 2011 he created the dance performance Inside at the Latvian National Theatre. In 2013 he received a theatre award for achievements of contemporary dance. As a choreographer and dancer Dmitrijs has participated in many international festivals in various countries.

Kristine Vismane (choreographer, dancer, performer) graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture, specializing in contemporary dance and choreography. She is working as a freelance choreographer and dancer in different kinds of dance projects in Latvia as well as teaching contemporary dance practices. Kristine represented Latvia at the 2013 Baltic Bubble festival with a performance Hours (in collaboration with dancers Evita Birule and Eva Vancane) and Good Enough (in collaboration with director Andrejs Jarovojs). The performances Hours and Good Enough were nominated for the Latvian Theatre Award “Spelmanu nakts” as a “Contemporary dance achievement of the year”.

The Week Ahead: November 25 – December 1

This Week at Movement Research…

There will be NO CLASS November 28 – 29. Regularly scheduled classes resume on November 30.

Performances and Events:

Open Performance
Tuesday, November 26 at 7pm FREE.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway, 4th Floor 
Featuring works by Jamie Boyle, Ann Van Kuren, Artistic Director of VanDance Inc., Jesse Fort White
Moderated by Mina Nishimura*

*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming Workshops and Events…
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Movement Research Town Hall Meeting
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
FREE 
Speakers include: Walter Dundervill, Marjani Forté, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Melinda Ring 
Movement Research exists, and is known, as a theoretical model of openness and experimentation. It doesn’t dictate but rather creates a space in which to follow one’s own intention or aesthetic. Over time, what shifts have occurred in the role MR plays for us as dance artists and in the culture at large? Is there a tension between the individuality and the collectivity that exists in the MR community of practice, thought and doing, and the making/marketing of our identity(ies)? What role does the dancer/dance-maker play in an age that valorizes and fetishizes making?

Robert Davidson. Skinner Releasing Master Class 
Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio
115 Wooster St., #2F.
Master teacher, musician, aerial dance performer and choreographer—has been Head of Movement at the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver since 1997. Prior to that he was director of his own aerial dance company, touring nationally and internationally, and receiving numerous grants and creative fellowships. Throughout his career he has collaborated with many diverse theatre directors and acting teachers on hundreds of classical and experimental projects. His expertise lies in teaching Skinner Releasing Technique, movement improvisation, and aerial dance on low-flying trapezes. A member of Who’s Who for life, he gardens passionately in Denver whenever the weather allows.

Classes this week with…
Nia Love. Morning Class 
Monday, Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Class starts with across the floor rhythmic gaits that investigate independence in the body. Stacking sequential rhythmic patterns build on cardio and core work that emphasizes a feminine-derived energy where conical movement attaches to the base of the spine and radiates up through the core and out to the extremities. Center floor exercises focus on skeletal-muscular motion; rotations, isolations, and weight shifts explore a more grounded approach. The incorporation of a more crisp sensibility to an urban approach that partners up with African, postmodern, Butoh, funk and blues sensibilities. The goal: to break down inhibitions, fine tune modern techniques, yet approach dance with a sense of abandonment!

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class.
Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

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 cultivating presence inside of the forms. Class often begins with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various body-based somatic 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 may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations, and performance constructs, taking our time to engage with these materials with precision, imagination, and a thorough and informed sense of embodiment.

As well as our Ongoing Classes (click here for full descriptions)

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler – for movers of all kinds.
Tuesday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Irene Dowd. Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance. 
Tuesday 3:00pm – 4:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy.
Saturday. 11:00pm – 1:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

 

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