Posts Tagged ‘Maria Hassabi’

The Week Ahead. May 13-19.

This Week at Movement Research… It’s a big week! We’re excited for the MR Gala this Monday, Claudia La Rocco’s Workshop this weekend, a workshop for kids with Yvonne Meier at First Street Green, and more!

Wednesday May 1. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Racy Brand, Elissaveta Iordanova/ELEA GORANA DANCE COLLECTIVE, Sharon Montella, Alexander Romania
Moderated by
Michelle Boulé*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday May 18. Workshop with Yvonne Meier: Kid’s class with Yvonne Meier (geared towards children ages 4-6).
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
We will warm up with the principals of straight, round and curvy. Then we will engage in an extraordinary freeze dance using fancy scores. Class will end with locomotion like walking like a spider across the floor.

MOVEMENT RESEARCH GALA 2013

May 13, 2013
Honoring Cathy Edwards, Sam Miller, and Jennifer Monson

Including Performances by Eiko & Koma, Wally Cardona, Maria Hassabi, Monsoon Orchestra (revisited), and Donna Uchizono

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY

6:30pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner
8:30pm Performance, followed by Dance Party

RSVP and PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/gala/buytickets.php


Workshops and Studies Projects.

Thursday-Sunday May 15-19. Workshop with Claudia La Rocco: Why I am not a painter.
THU, FRI, SUN 2-5pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

$90
Register Now!

Why I am not a painter
This is a writing workshop. It is open to anyone who wants to play with words, to see what they can do, and how. But it is made with dance-artists in mind. How do words live in time and space, whether on the stage, the page or in the mind? Critical writing, creative writing, performance texts… are they really such different creatures? Does a dancer have a particular way of approaching language? What about a writer who spends so much of her time watching dancers? So many questions. We’ll spend our time looking for answers, individually and as a group.

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.

Class will be taught by Vicky Shick on May 17
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.

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.

The Week Ahead. May 6-12.

This Week at Movement Research… Gala is coming up next Monday, get your tickets soon! Also, check out some exciting new programming (for kids!) at First Street Green!

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: Cristiane Bouger*, Jody Oberfelder, Diana Sherwood

Wednesday May 1. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Mary Ellen Beaudreau; Jaki Bradley, Jenny Reed, and Sam Sheppard; Ashley Handel & Yuliya Romanskaya; Sara Zimmerman
Moderated by
Courtney Krantz*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday May 11. Workshop with Mariangela Lopez: Low, Middle, High (geared towards children ages 5-10).
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
Mariangela will share with children how to make small dances by combing simple body actions. Children will explore the levels in which the body can move through the space and find infinite possibilities. Mainly this class will be an opportunity to have fun outside while dancing and sharing with friends.

Saturday May 18. Workshop with Yvonne Meier: Kid’s class with Yvonne Meier (geared towards children ages 4-6).
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
We will warm up with the principals of straight, round and curvy. Then we will engage in an extraordinary freeze dance using fancy scores. Class will end with locomotion like walking like a spider across the floor.

MOVEMENT RESEARCH GALA 2013

May 13, 2013
Honoring Cathy Edwards, Sam Miller, and Jennifer Monson

Including Performances by Eiko & Koma, Wally Cardona, Maria Hassabi, Monsoon Orchestra (revisited), and Donna Uchizono

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY

6:30pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner
8:30pm Performance, followed by Dance Party

RSVP and PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/gala/buytickets.php


Upcoming Workshops and Studies Projects.

Thursday-Sunday May 15-19. Workshop with Claudia La Rocco: Why I am not a painter.
THU, FRI, SUN 2-5pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

$90
Register Now!

Why I am not a painter
This is a writing workshop. It is open to anyone who wants to play with words, to see what they can do, and how. But it is made with dance-artists in mind. How do words live in time and space, whether on the stage, the page or in the mind? Critical writing, creative writing, performance texts… are they really such different creatures? Does a dancer have a particular way of approaching language? What about a writer who spends so much of her time watching dancers? So many questions. We’ll spend our time looking for answers, individually and as a group.

Classes this week with…

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

Working from the body’s innate intelligence, class will start with simple awareness and coordination exercises influenced by different somatic disciplines to organize the body and prepare us for more technical movement. We will work on remembering and re-wiring organic pathways and explore alternative solutions to our habitual patterns. Class will build in physical intensity, culminating in a chance to put our experiments to the test. Sometimes this will mean phrase work and other times class will stay in a more lab/workshop-like format.

Jennifer Nugent. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.
NO CLASS this Tuesday, May 7

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. No Class May 7.

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

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
This Tuesday 4/7 6:15pm class will be taught by Alissa Horowitz.
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.

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. April 29-May 5.

This Week at Movement Research… Check out Morning Class with Jennifer Nugent and buy your tickets for the MR Gala now!

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: Justin Cabrillos, Courtney Krantz*, Marissa Niederhauser, Karis Zidore Christensen

Wednesday May 1. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Hanaah Frechette, Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, Nellie Rainwater, Jordan Rosin/The Ume Group
Moderated by Tara O’Con**

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
**2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Sunday May 5. Studies Project: Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice: A conversation in two parts
2:30-4:30pm
Center for Performance Research

Conceived by Amanda Loulaki and Susan Mar Landau
A Roundtable discussion with Thomas F. DeFrantz, Susan Mar Landau, Andre Lepecki and Katherine Profeta

FREE

The dramaturg as an active participant in the conceiving and making of movement based works is a relatively new and evolving phenomenon, as well as one that can be both mysterious and suspect. Conceived as a two-part event, Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice will explore both the ontology and the workings of dance dramaturgy today. Precluded by a short history on the topic, the first event will bring together a diverse group of working dramaturges to discuss their experiences and the possible implications of their role in the choreographic process. The second event, to take place in the fall, will open the conversation to include choreographers in an in depth discussion on the practice of dramaturgy.

MOVEMENT RESEARCH GALA 2013

May 13, 2013
Honoring Cathy Edwards, Sam Miller, and Jennifer Monson

Including Performances by Eiko & Koma, Wally Cardona, Maria Hassabi, Monsoon Orchestra (revisited), and Donna Uchizono

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY

6:30pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner
8:30pm Performance, followed by Dance Party

RSVP and PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/gala/buytickets.php

Upcoming Workshops and Studies Projects.

The May 1-3 Workshop with Lance Gries has unfortunately been CANCELLED.

Thursday-Sunday May 15-19. Workshop with Claudia La Rocco: Why I am not a painter.
THU, FRI, SUN 2-5pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

$90
Register Now!

Why I am not a painter
This is a writing workshop. It is open to anyone who wants to play with words, to see what they can do, and how. But it is made with dance-artists in mind. How do words live in time and space, whether on the stage, the page or in the mind? Critical writing, creative writing, performance texts… are they really such different creatures? Does a dancer have a particular way of approaching language? What about a writer who spends so much of her time watching dancers? So many questions. We’ll spend our time looking for answers, individually and as a group.

Classes this week with…

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

Working from the body’s innate intelligence, class will start with simple awareness and coordination exercises influenced by different somatic disciplines to organize the body and prepare us for more technical movement. We will work on remembering and re-wiring organic pathways and explore alternative solutions to our habitual patterns. Class will build in physical intensity, culminating in a chance to put our experiments to the test. Sometimes this will mean phrase work and other times class will stay in a more lab/workshop-like format.

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. No Class May 7.

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

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
This Tuesday 4/30 10am class will be taught by Fara Greenbaum and 6:15pm class will be taught by Alissa Horowitz.
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.

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. April 22-28.

This Week at Movement Research… Check out Morning Class with Asli Bulbul and buy your tickets for the MR Gala now!

Monday April 22. 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: Brittany Bailey, Moriah Evans*, Stacy Grossfield, Rebecca Patek*

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

MOVEMENT RESEARCH GALA 2013

May 13, 2013
Honoring Cathy Edwards, Sam Miller, and Jennifer Monson

Including Performances by Eiko & Koma, Wally Cardona, Maria Hassabi, Monsoon Orchestra (revisited), and Donna Uchizono

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY

6:30pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner
8:30pm Performance, followed by Dance Party

RSVP and PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/gala/buytickets.php

Upcoming Workshops and Studies Projects.

The May 1-3 Workshop with Lance Gries has unfortunately been CANCELLED.

Sunday May 5. Studies Project: Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice: A conversation in two parts
2:30-4:30pm
Center for Performance Research

Conceived by Amanda Loulaki and Susan Mar Landau
A Roundtable discussion with Thomas F. DeFrantz, Susan Mar Landau, Andre Lepecki and Katherine Profeta

FREE

The dramaturg as an active participant in the conceiving and making of movement based works is a relatively new and evolving phenomenon, as well as one that can be both mysterious and suspect. Conceived as a two-part event, Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice will explore both the ontology and the workings of dance dramaturgy today. Precluded by a short history on the topic, the first event will bring together a diverse group of working dramaturges to discuss their experiences and the possible implications of their role in the choreographic process. The second event, to take place in the fall, will open the conversation to include choreographers in an in depth discussion on the practice of dramaturgy.

Thursday-Sunday May 15-19. Workshop with Claudia La Rocco: Why I am not a painter.
THU, FRI, SUN 2-5pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

$90
Register Now!

Why I am not a painter
This is a writing workshop. It is open to anyone who wants to play with words, to see what they can do, and how. But it is made with dance-artists in mind. How do words live in time and space, whether on the stage, the page or in the mind? Critical writing, creative writing, performance texts… are they really such different creatures? Does a dancer have a particular way of approaching language? What about a writer who spends so much of her time watching dancers? So many questions. We’ll spend our time looking for answers, individually and as a group.

Classes this week with…

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

Working from the body’s innate intelligence, class will start with simple awareness and coordination exercises influenced by different somatic disciplines to organize the body and prepare us for more technical movement. We will work on remembering and re-wiring organic pathways and explore alternative solutions to our habitual patterns. Class will build in physical intensity, culminating in a chance to put our experiments to the test. Sometimes this will mean phrase work and other times class will stay in a more lab/workshop-like format.

Kayvon Pourazar subbing for David Thomson. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

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.
NO CLASS this Tuesday evening.
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.

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

Tim O’Donnell. 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.

Video clips from Movement Research Festival FALL 2010: TRULY MADLY DEEPLY at the Judson Church, 11.29.10

Video clips from Movement Research Festival FALL 2010: TRULY MADLY DEEPLY at the Judson Church, November 29, 2010.
Featuring work by Cathy Weis, Monique Jenkison/Fauxnique, Lisa Nelson, Stephen Petronio, Temporary Collective.


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TRULY MADLY DEEPLY, Performances at Danspace Project, THURS-SAT December 2-4

Movement Research Festival FALL 2010: TRULY MADLY DEEPLY,
co-curated by John Jesurun and Jon Kinzel, presents:

Three DIFFERENT performances at Danspace Project
Thursday December 2 – Saturday December 4

$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members
tickets: www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/

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Julieta Cervantes will be an ongoing presence documenting many aspects of the festival from a unique and internal point of view. Audiences will be able to view her continuing unedited process as the festival progresses – performance images including dress rehearsal photos will be screened before each night’s scheduled events.

Thursday December 2.
Mike Albo
Susan Rethorst

8pm. Danspace Project. 131 East 10th Street.

$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members
tickets: www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/

Friday December 3.
Brian Rogers
Temporary Collective: Hilary Clark, Alex Escalante, Maria Hassabi, Jodi Melnick, Colin Stilwell, Zack Fuller, and Matthew Rogers

8pm. Danspace Project. 131 East 10th Street.
$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members
tickets: www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/

Saturday December 4.
Emily Coates and Lacina Coulibaly
Fiona Templeton

8pm. Danspace Project. 131 East 10th Street.

$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members
tickets: www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/

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TICKETS are $12/$8 for Danspace Project Members and can be purchased at: www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/

Please do not contact Movement Research for ticket sales. All tickets are to be purchased at the door or online at www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/

Photos: Brian Rogers by Paula Court, Emily Coates by David Barreda 2009

The Week Ahead. Nov 29-Dec 5, 2010. TRULY MADLY DEEPLY

This week at Movement Research…


Movement Research Festival FALL 2010:

TRULY MADLY DEEPLY
November 29-December 4, 2010
Co-Curated by, John Jesurun and Jon Kinzel
www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/festival/

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The Week Ahead. November 22-28, 2010.

This week at Movement Research…

Movement Research Festival FALL 2010: TRULY MADLY DEEPLY starts November 29! See info below.

Please note that Movement Research office will be closed to the public for Thanksgiving, Wednesday November 24, Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26.

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TRULY MADLY DEEPLY. Nov 29-Dec 4.

Movement Research Festival FALL 2010: TRULY MADLY DEEPLY starts Monday November 29. Don’t miss workshops, performances, and a studies project with this AMAZING group of artists curated by Jon Kinzel and John Jesurun! www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/festival/

Movement Research Festival Fall 2010:
TRULY MADLY DEEPLY
November 29-December 4, 2010

TRULY MADLY DEEPLY are the words that compelled the gathering of this varied but deep group of truly mad artists. Together they share and continually recreate an expanding multidisciplinary landscape. We have called them each from a different corner to represent. They are contemporaneous with each other but their creative interrelationships are not obvious. Each is an uncompromising example of not quite fitting into a category. Grouped together it is a complex and multi-dimensional logic of unique signatures. We have also sought to keep continuity between performances, workshops, audiences and presentations; all these are ways to further investigate the work of the festival artists. The curation has followed the artists’ lead rather than the artists following the curation.
– Festival Co-Curators, John Jesurun and Jon Kinzel

WORKSHOPS

Susan Rethorst
November 29-30 MONDAY and TUESDAY 10am-1pm
Danspace Project

Register online at www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/
$55
CHOREOGRAPHIC MIND/ making your best work
Looking in practice at what choreography is and does, where does it come from, what is it for; looking at what it means to fuel one’s work with one’s questions; looking at the nature of movement and its communication; issues of continuance, the alchemic nature of time and sequence.

Making is an endless quest with ever shifting ground; making is thinking. I regard teaching as a conversational mode; my exercises are proposals in action. I am at the same time interested in creating a situation in which each student can locate her/his aesthetic and goals; as well in giving students the ability to access states necessary to making work; intuition, perception, cognition, interiority, emotional distance, spontaneity, pleasure, reflection, humor.

Emily Coates and Lacina Coulibaly
December 3 FRIDAY 9:30-11:40am
Danspace Project

Register online at www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/
$18
This workshop will focus on methods and implications of collaborative movement authorship in intercultural space. We consider the practice of joint-authorship to mean the actualization of individuality while at the same time respecting and attending to the ideas of others. The exercises will emphasize research into the nitty-gritty details of movement across differences of culture and dance traditions, practical strategies of collaborative choreography, and hybrid aesthetics.

STUDIES PROJECT
PANEL: Hovels, hamlets and digital sprawl: our origins.
December 4 SATURDAY 2-4pm
The Club at La MaMa

FREE
Festival artists gather for a discussion moderated by Rosemary Quinn, Experimental Theater Wing Studio Director, NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Shared experience and a sense of common space are revered by many to be indispensable tenets in the performing arts. Theatrical constructs have been created anew in the digital era. This is a group of artists that together spans the continuum from deep in the pre-digital to a future in the post digital. The moment they share now is somewhere in between. These ideas will serve as departure points, ultimately leading to an artist-generated discussion.

PERFORMANCES

Paula Court will be an ongoing presence documenting many aspects of the festival from a unique and internal point of view. Audiences will be able to view her continuing unedited process as the festival progresses- performance images including dress rehearsal photos will be screened before each night’s scheduled events.

Monique Jenkinson/Fauxnique
Lisa Nelson
Stephen Petronio
Temporary Collective
Cathy Weis

Movement Research at the Judson Church
November 29 MONDAY 8pm

FREE
No reservations. Seating is first come, first served.

Out of the core elements of drag, in this case the trappings of overblown femininity (makeup, lip-synch, wigs, spangles, high heels), Monique Jenkinson/Fauxnique creates a movement study inspired by classic drag, Anna Halprin’s Parades & Changes, Kenneth Anger’s film Puce Moment and the early work of Michael Clark.

Lisa Nelson will lend her virtual presence to the festival through a video work.

Choreographer Stephen Petronio will read excerpts from his upcoming memoir Notes From A Life In Motion.

A Temporary Collective has been pulled from New York’s dance and performance scene: Hilary Clark, Erin Cornell, Alex Escalante, Zack Fuller, Maria Hassabi, Jodi Melnick, Matthew Rogers, Colin Stilwell. States of adherence to previously unexplored connections and the notion of making something from nothing will contribute to this experiment. It consists of the initial performance at Movement Research at the Judson Church, one interim rehearsal session and a final performance at Danspace Project.

In Pupa, Cathy Weis turns gravity on its head.

Mike Albo
Susan Rethorst

December 2 THURSDAY 8pm
Danspace Project

$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members
tickets: www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/

Mike Albo will be presenting part of a work in progress, directed by David Schweizer, entitled The Junket– about his adventures as a freelance writer trying to survive the death of journalism in our increasingly insipid, luxury soaked tinsel town. It involves gossip blogs, The Grey Lady, insanely expensive clothing, and his long term relationship with the most abusive boyfriend of all- New York City.

Susan Rethorst: I have been interested in the moment when one dancer approaches another- the expectations in that moment carrying such history- of pas de deux, contact, romance and showmanship. Over and over in my dance making I have found myself approaching another only to say huh?, what now…what do I want to do here? I decided this time I wanted to stay in that moment and not ‘solve’ this dilemma, but see what I could make of the hesitation I found there… this was a beginning point for a duet still in progress. This moment met some other interests/issues inherent in the duet form- persons as equals or not? in what way(s)? what relationship accumulates and by what means…

Brian Rogers
Temporary Collective

December 3 FRIDAY 8pm
Danspace Project

$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members
tickets: www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/

Brian Rogers is a video and sound artist who makes performances. His recent projects employ moving video cameras, custom built technology, and the audiovisual language of cinema to create unique performative relationships between technology, content, and the live body. Performers include Madeline Best, Shaun Irons, Lauren Petty, and Brian Rogers.

A Temporary Collective has been pulled from New York’s dance and performance scene: Hilary Clark, Erin Cornell, Alex Escalante, Zack Fuller, Maria Hassabi, Jodi Melnick, Matthew Rogers, Colin Stilwell. States of adherence to previously unexplored connections and the notion of making something from nothing will contribute to this experiment. It consists of the initial performance at Movement Research at the Judson Church, one interim rehearsal session and a final performance at Danspace Project.

Emily Coates and Lacina Coulibaly
Fiona Templeton

December 4 SATURDAY 8pm
Danspace Project

$12/$8 for Danspace Project Members
tickets: www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/

Emily Coates and Lacina Coulibaly: The duet Ici Ou Ailleurs/Here Or Anyplace Else (work-in-progress) investigates the coexistence of diversity and human connection between individuals and cultures. We understand and envision our connectedness through practical questions of weight, energy, anatomy, and performance: How do you use your feet when you dance? How do I? Where is your weight in this step? Where is mine? In what way do you and I emote? Or not? And why? The duet is part of an ongoing, multi-sited research project on intercultural collaboration. Since 2007, we have worked to create dances that honor our respective backgrounds, while simultaneously establishing new spaces of cultural hybridity. Stages of choreographic development have occurred in New Haven, CT and New York, NY, USA and in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Fiona Templeton: GOING with Coming is both a play and a game, performed by The Relationship. GOING is a precise recreation of a work by the London group The Theatre of Mistakes from 1977, a work that was seminal for much of contemporary performance but little known in the US. It has a fugue-like structure. Coming, which is woven into GOING, returns to the improvisational base out of which GOING grew. In Coming, the structure is set, but content improvised depending on the first performer to enter. The company will perform an excerpt showing both part of GOING and part of Coming. Performers include Katie Brown, Javier Cardona, Stephanie Silver, Julie Troost, Andrew Zimmerman. The Relationship is directed by Fiona Templeton, who was a founding member of the Theatre of Mistakes in the 70s. The group specializes in adventurous use of site, structure, language and relation to the audience.

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