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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 11.19.2012

Featuring works by Julian Barnett, Luke George, Joey Kipp and Stina Nyberg*.

*MRX Sweden, in collaboration with Konstnärsnämnden/The International Dance Programme, Sweden

Concept and Choreography by Julian Barnett
Performance and research by Jocelyn Tobias and Julian Barnett
Dramaturgical support by Diego Gil
Co-production by K3-Hamburg (DE), ArtEZ (NL) and Dance Ireland (IR)

Bridge (The Union Piece) is a performance of unfolding communication. Examining how vocalization acts as an agent of choreography, the work probes a philosophical thread offered by Barthes, the ‘grain’ of the voice, or the body within the voice as it sings. Using the dramaturgical platform of two solos enacting adjacent dialogues to form a duet, the performance explores the unique connection-point to the listener/viewer and the links necessary to build a bridge across communicative and and performative barriers.

Julian Barnett is a choreographer, performer, musician, and teacher. his works pull inspiration from a multiplicity of colorful juxtapositions including philosophy, visual arts, cinema and popular music which explores forms of movement that intensify subjectivity, space, and time. This collaborative lens is always in play with new modes of sound perception, where live musical components are often created from the performers themselves. Born in Japan, Julian grew up in California, lives in New York, and works regularly in Europe. He studied dance, music, and film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, was a danceWEB scholar in Vienna, and completed the ArtEZ master of choreography program (formerly EDDC) in Amhem, Netherlands.

Not About Face
Created and performed by Luke George
Developed in collaboration with Nick Roux
Dramaturgy by Martyn Coutts

Luke George is a Melbourne based dance artist who grew up in Tasmania and currently finds himself living and working a lot in New York. His practice as a performer, choreographer and collaborator takes him throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and North America. He has performed with Phillip Adams BalletLab, Jo Lloyd, Chunky Move and Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. Choreographies include LIFESIZE, HOME and NOW NOW NOW which he recently toured to the Netherlands and Norway. In NYC he has performed short works at AUNTS and Abrons Arts Center. George was artistic director of youth dance company Stompin 2002-2008 and currently co-facilitates First Run at Lucy Guerin Inc. George is interested in presence, consciousness and the relationships between performer and audience.

Overture: an excerpt from THE SISTER JEAN RA HORROR SHOW
Joey Kipp as Sister Jean Ra Horror

Joey Kipp was born in Brazil and raised in California. After receiving a BA in Biology and Dance from Marymount Manhattan College he has performed works by Merce Cunningham, Melinda Ring, Peter Kyle, Stacy Grossfield, niv Acosta, and Ann Liv Young. He is excited to be working with the Sean Curran Company and embark on a trick or treat tour. He has shown work at AUNTS, Dancewave, B.A.A.D, and burlesque stages all over Brooklyn, and NYC. Contact Kenneth at to book Sister Jean Ra Horror.

Hockey & Compassion
Choreographer: Stina Nyberg
Performer: Stina Nyberg
Set design: Jens Strandberg

Stina Nyberg comes from Sweden where she makes and performs choreography. She graduated with her MA in choreography in Stockholm in January 2012. She has worked as a dancer with, among others, Andros Zins-Browne, Mårten Spångberg and Sidney Leoni and has been part of several collaborative projects, most recently with The Bureau for the Future of Choreography during their residency at the New Museum. Stina is interested in work methods and the notion of practice, and co-curated a Practice Symposium in Stockholm this autumn. She is currently visiting NYC within a residency at Movement Research.

The Week Ahead. November 19-25.

This Week at Movement Research… We’re excited for workshops with luciana achugar and open rehearsals with Ximena Garnica as part of their New Museum Residency this week and next!

Monday November 19. Workshop with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St.
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 19. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Aretha Aoki, Julian Barnett, Luke George, Joey Kipp and Stina Nyberg*

*MRX/Sweden Resident Artist

Tuesday-Wednesday November 20-21 . Workshop with Deborah Hay.
10am-1pm. Avenue C Studio.
$75 SOLD OUT! Email with your name, phone number, and email address to join the wait-list.
What if our attention is not on what we do onstage but how we can be continuously enlarging our experience of dance as we dance?

Wednesday November 21. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.

Featuring works by Lauren Withhart, Kitchen Sink Collective, Sarah Dahnke, and Richard Olson.
Moderated by Michal Samama**

**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Wednesday November 21-Wednesday December 5.
luciana achugar and Ximena in Residence at the New Museum.
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Workshops with luciana achugar.
feeling is believing
FREE with New Museum Admission and RSVP to

See our Facebook Page for full schedule.

Sunday December 2.Workshop followed by Discussion
with luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica.

12:30am-2:30pm (Workshop), 2:30-3:30pm (Discussion)
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission and RSVP to

luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica will address the proposal:
Where have we taken the neutral/pedestrian body, the ordinary vs. extraordinary body? What are we interested in presenting ‘via the body’ currently and into the future? Imagine a future body.

Part of New Museum’s RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series
In Partnership with Movement Research

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

Upcoming Events.

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

New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.
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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. 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. 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.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, 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.

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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