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The Week Ahead: January 27 – February 2

This Week at Movement Research…

Performances and Events:


Monday, January 27. Movement Research at the Judson Church
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
Seating is limited, so arrive early
Featuring works by Liana Conyers, Pamela Díaz-Lobos (Teatro Urbano PAT Chile) / Marcela Rendic Parera (LIMO), Pepper Fajans, Mina Nishimura
Tuesday, January 28. Open Performance
7pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Featuring works by Daniel Flores/Rebecca Bruno, KitchenSink Collective, Florence Nasar
Moderated by Tara O’Con

Feb 2 SUN 5-8pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
I have been workshopping methods that allow practices of the voice and body to exist as the same organism. I will share specific exercises that have helped me to access a more densely layered and articulate singing body. We will wake up the internal space that unites all perceptual facets, and open our ears as well as our skin, muscle, and bone to sound. Come prepared to touch and be touched, to move and be moved, as well as listen. It will be energizing and rigorous. No prior experience with the voice is required…read more


Juliette Mapp. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-12:oopm. $14 
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Juliette Mapp is a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in NYC. Juliette has taught and performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the United States. She has been on the faculty of The George Washington University, Hunter College and Fordham University and currently teaches at The New School. Juliette is a 2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. She received a “Bessie” in 2002 for her dancing and one in 2008 for choreography.
Read Juliette’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

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

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

Charles Mosey. 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


Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 11.12.2012

Featuring works by Gina Graham, Marissa Perel, Tina Croll and Liana Conyers.

This evening’s premiere of Videotape will be performed by Janelle Barry and choreographer Gina Graham, who invite you, the viewer, to become the photographer and videographer. Please get up close to the dancers, walk around and take pictures or short video clips (one minute maximum) of the dance-in-the-making. The media you capture will eventually become a larger part of future reiterations of Videotape and your name will be credited with your images. Graham will pick her favorite video or photo, retweet it, and feature the artist’s work across other social channels. It will also become part of the promotional material to represent the work going forward. Please upload your footage to Twitter using hashtag #essedance, or upload to the esseaficionado Facebook page. While you’re there, kindly follow Graham on Twitter @esse_gina, “like” her on Facebook or go to to learn more about her company.

To learn more about Gina Graham and her company please visit

Yentl, Lesson 5

Written and performed by Marissa Perel
Papa Can You Hear Me, written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, composed by Michel Legrand

Marissa Perel is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn. She is interested in the body’s relationship to desire and power within and against socio-political constructs. Her work explores these dynamics through performance, video, installation and text. She is the columnist on performance for the Art21 blog, and co-editor of Critical Correspondence. Perel was co-curator of the Movement Research Festival Spring 2012. She has performed previous Yentl “Lessons” at Ontological Theater, Secret Works Loft, for the exhibition, The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, and for the video series One-Shot. For more visit

Choreography: Tina Croll
Music: John Cage
Dancers: Michelle Durante, Dale Harris

She Rides a Tiger
Choreography: Tina Croll
Music: Arvo Part
Dancers: Victoria Dombroski, Michelle Durante, Michelle Gilligan, Erin Pellecchia, Julia Sabangan, Emily Wong

Tina Croll, founding member of Dance Theater Workshop, studied with Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins, Nina Fonoroff; performed in the companies of Jeff Duncan, Jack Moore, Jamie Cunningham, Judith Dunn; established Tina Croll + Company. After a quest that took her to India and Europe, Croll returned to NYC in 1993, performing her work at The Duke on 42, Danspace, DTW, P.S. 122, The Kitchen. Evening-length works produced by Danspace Project include Ancient Springs with a cast of 20 and Balkan Dreams, a collaboration with Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band with 38 dancers and musicians. Formed an improvisation group, “the Gang of Four,” with Wendy Perron, Douglas Dunn, and Kenneth King. Ms. Croll and Jamie Cunningham continue their production, From the Horse’s Mouth, performed for the past 14 years in major cities around the United States and Canada.

Body Politics: This is my body
Choreographer/Performer: Liana Conyers
Sound Designer: Liana Conyers
Music: Paper Moon Booka Shade, and Y’all Get Back Now Big Freedia
Text: Liana Conyers

Liana Conyers, B.A. Bennington College, M.F.A U of O. Liana has performed with Keith Thompson, Jhon Stronks, Wayne Smith, and CORE Performance Company. Liana has choreographed for Spelman College Dance Theatre, and has taught movement classes for Several Dancers Core, Ballethnic, DNA, and interned with the Cunningham Foundation, and Joyce Theatre. Liana was a guest instructor at the ACDFA NW Conference, where her choreography was presented. She is a regular performer and guest instructor at the Big Range Festival in TX. Her scholarly research includes investigating autobiography and identity in dance for black female choreographers. This on-going research has been presented at the U of O Annual Graduate Research Forum 2010-2012, the Juxtapose Philadelphia series 2012, and the 2013 IABD conference.

The Week Ahead. November 12-18.

This Week at Movement Research… Come check out Moriah Evans and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography for a very exciting residency at the New Museum!

Mondays, November 5-26. Workshops with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St.
$20 per class, or $70 for the 4-Class Series
Click here to Register Online

June Ekman’s Monday Morning Class
The workshop will be based on the Alexander Technique. There will be floor work with rubber balls, some “hands on,” as well as exploration of standing and walking.

Monday November 12. Workshop with Stina Nyberg (MRX/Sweden Resident Artist)*.
1:30-2:30pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway.

With Emotional Anatomy, you create a new anatomic system based on the features of your emotions. Is your love swaying like jelly in the belly, or is it a sticky point in your mouth? Is the envy pulsating somewhere in between your disappointment and optimism? Come and materialize your emotions in a free class at Eden’s Expressway on Monday, November 12, 3:30-4:30pm. Emotional Anatomy was developed in Sweden through methods of imaginative and experiential techniques and is for the first time presented in the US. The practice ignores scientific and anatomic facts in favor of speculation, and functions as a system for the materialisation of emotions through the drawing of a new anatomic map.

*MRX is a vehicle to spur interaction and exchange among independent choreographers and their peers from within and outside the US. MRX enables Artists-in-Residence and faculty to travel outside their home environment for residency activities, informal showings, discussions and teaching opportunities.

Monday November 12. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Liana Conyers, Tina Croll, Gina Graham, and Marissa Perel.

Wednesday November 14. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.

Featuring works by Allison Hurd, NilsSprung Dance Project, Benn Rasmussen, and Christiana Axelson.
Moderated by Courtney Krantz*

Wednesday November 14-Thursday November 15.
Moriah Evans and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography in Residence at the New Museum.
Visiting Hours Open to the Public:
Wednesday November 14 11am-6pm
Thursday November 15 11am-3pm (Discussion at 1pm)
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.

Moriah Evans and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography will address the proposal: What does it mean to work collectively (cross disciplines or not)? Has the individual become the forefront of present day work? Is the idea of the individual author a myth? Is the idea of working collectively a myth?

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Alan Calpe, Maggie Cloud, Evelyn Donnelly, Moriah Evans, Kyli Kleven, Stephen May, Stina Nyberg, Sarah Beth Percival, Will Rawls, and Ondrej Vidlar.

Part of New Museum’s RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series
Co-presented with Movement Research

The RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series is curated by Travis Chamberlain, Public Programs Coordinator at the New Museum.

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming Events.

New Museum Residences.
FREE with New Museum Admission. 235 Bowery.
Open Rehearsals, Discussions and Workshops with…

luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica.
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Open Rehearsals:
Wednesday November 21 11am-6pm
Wednesday November 28 11am-6pm
Thursday November 29 12pm-9pm
Wednesday December 5 11am-3pm
Workshop and Discussion:
Sunday Decemeber 2
Workshop: 11:30am-2:30pm
Discussion: 3:30-4:30pm


Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill.
Open Rehearsals:

Wednesday December 5 3pm-6pm
Wednesday November 12 11am-6pm
Thursday November 13 12pm-4pm (Discussion at 1pm)

Sunday December 16. Final Presentations for Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later.
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
$10 New Museum Members; $12 General Public

On September 16, Movement Research (MR) solicited questions from the greater MR community with regards to the imprint that Judson Dance Theater (1962–64) continues to make on contemporary performance. Four questions were selected by attendees as focus topics for further investigation by artists nominated to lead a series of week-long performance laboratories and open rehearsals at the New Museum. On this program, those artists share the results of their investigations for further consideration in an evening filled with performance, experimentation, and lively debate.

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.

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.

Jennifer Nugent. Morning Class.
Tuesday and 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, 6:15pm-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 pm-2:00 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.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique (Ongoing Level).
Saturday. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

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

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