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Week Ahead September 29 – October 5

This Week at Movement Research…


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



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Luis Lara Malvacías
September 22-October 3 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Luis Lara Malvacías (Venezuela) has presented work in NY at DTW, PS122, Danspace Project and The Kitchen. His latest work will be presented at Danspace Project October 16-18, 2014. He has taught and created work at several institutions in the U.S. and regularly teaches and presents work in Europe, South America and Asia. Luis was a 1998-99 and 2002-03 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and a 2006 DNA Artist in Residence. He is the recipient of a 2006 NYFA Fellowship for Choreography.
Read Luis’ 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.





Monday, September 29
8pm Free (Doors open at 7:45pm)

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South

Featuring works by: Laurel Atwell & Tess Dworman, Marsi Burns and Alice Teirstein (aka Marsi & Alice), Kensaku Shinohara


Movement Research Open Performance
Tuesday, September 30
7pm Free
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Featuring performances by: Lydia Chrisman, Tuva Hildebrand, Lillian Stamey
Moderated by: Joanna Kotze

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

Luis Lara Malvacías. Morning Class
September 8-October 3
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

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

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

Sunday Process Lab with Mariana Valencia
Sunday, October 5th
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

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

Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway 4th Floor

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.

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.

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:


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.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 1.7.2013

Featuring works by Mariana Valencia, Kelsey Berry, Emily Wexler and Burr Johnson.

Guadalupe Zulema Victoria Susana
Choreographer: Mariana Valencia
Performed by: Lydia Adler Okrent, Lauren Bakst, Tess Dworman, Mariana Valencia
Music: Julia Read
Costumes: Mariana Valencia

Mariana Valencia makes dances, installations, fashion, and is editor of her quarterly Rhinoceros Event. She lives in Brooklyn where she enjoys making art with her friends. So far, this is Mariana’s fattest dance where she includes four dancers and a musician. She has made this work through an adjustable dance syllabus created to format, deconstruct, obscure, mash and isolate imagery and sentiments that four bodies can expose. Thank you all for seeing it. Love to Lydia, Lauren, Tess, Julia for our friendship that keeps you trusting me. To my password, Jen.

Choreographer/director: Kelsey Berry
Performers: Catherine DeAngelis, Hanaah Frechette,  Kathryn Hibbard, Adam Hyndman, Julia Jurgilewicz, Sally Kreimendahl, Chloe Markewich, Chelsea Rodriguez, Sydney Schiff, Ana Sollitto, Megan Thornburg, Thinh Vu
Music: Fjogur Piano by Sigur Ros, Pendulum Music by Steve Reich, Sail by Awolnation performed by Ryan Knott
Costume: Kelsey Berry & Dancers

Kelsey Berryis a graduate of Princeton University with degrees in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Dance. She is often caught answering the question of “how does all of that fit together?” by reflecting on her experiments mixing the subjects – from aesthetic philosophy and bioethics to studying movement patterning and creating choreography informed by theories of freedom. Originally from Massachusetts, Kelsey trained with the Gold School and has since performed works by Susan Marshall, Rebecca Lazier, Ze’eva Cohen and Zvi Gotheiner. Kelsey worked as a resident young choreographer at the White Mountain Summer Dance Festival and has presented works at the Berlind and Intime theaters in Princeton. She currently dances with Summation Dance Company and is creating new work in Manhattan.

Ring of Fire
Choreographed by Emily Wexler
Performed by Courtney Cooke, Gillian Walsh, and Emily Wexler
Sound by Fever Ray
Special thanks to Bianca Grimshaw for to the sound and Nijinsky/Bausch for the moves.

Emily Wexler has worked as an artist based in Brooklyn since 2004. She has had the opportunity to create and perform alongside many incredible artists including Rebecca Brooks, Kim Brandt, Karinne Keithley Syers, and Yvonne Meier, among others. Her work has been seen in venues and settings throughout the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, she was honored with a Bessie nomination for her performance in Yvonne Meier’s Mad Heidi and also honored with the Department of Cultural Affair’s SPARC Program Grant in partnership with the Brooklyn Arts Council, to make a new work with the Senior Citizens of the Grace Agard Harewood Center. Currently she is teaching Dance History/Theory/Criticism at The University of the Arts.

The Map of the Known Universe Towards the End of Your Reign
Cast: Evvie Allison, Andrew Champlin, Maggie Cloud, Courtney Cook, Hannah Darrah, Tendayi Kuumba, Jeremy Neal, Brandon Washington
Music: Eric Prydz

Burr Johnsonis a dancer and choreographer living in Brooklyn. He holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Burr dances for numerous choreographers including John Jasperse, Helen Simoneau, Christopher Williams, and Shen Wei. He also performed in two reconstructions of Laura Dean’s dances: Tympani (1980/2008) and Infinity (1990/2009). His choreographic work has been presented through Movement Research at the Judson Church, Underexposed at Dixon Place, OneArmRed, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Location One Gallery, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, and Danspace Project. He is in the middle of a NYLA Studio Series residency and will show on 10-11 May  2013. In his spare moments away from dance, Burr is either gardening or feeding stray cats in Bushwick.

The Week Ahead. May 29 – Jun 3, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… No class on Memorial Day. The office will be closed to the public on Monday as well. but then….

Movement Research Festival
Spring 2012



May 29 – June 3, 2012
Curated by Eleanor Hullihan, Neal Medlyn, Marissa Perel, Enrico Wey

The Center at West Park (except where otherwise noted)
165 W. 86th St. (West Park Presbyterian Church, corner of Amsterdam Ave.)
1 train to 86th
B, C trains to 86th
$5, except where otherwise noted or
$8 DAY PASS available for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday gets you into all the day’s events, excluding workshops.

Tuesday May 29th.

Notebook Exhibition and Opening Reception
6:00 pm FREE

A diverse collection of notebooks, pages, epistles from the processes and reflections of choreographers, dancers and performers across a spectrum of approaches and forms. Join us for drinks and a viewing of the installation.

Performance Event
8:00PM $5
Featuring Miguel Gutierrez, Katy Pyle, and Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments

Wednesday May 30th.

Body Language Reading and Performance
7:00pm $5
Featuring Andrew Blackley, C.A. Conrad, H.R. Hegnauer, Yvonne Meier, Eileen Myles, Kristen Prevallet. Hosted by Jamie Townsend

Performance Event: stillness-action-sweat-effort
10:00pm $5
Featuring Aretha Aoki, devynn emory, Niall Jones, Jennifer Monson

Thursday May 31st.

Real. Good. Music. A concert. In the sanctuary.
7:00pm $5
Featuring Chris Forsyth, Tatsuya Nakatani, Mike Pride & Mick Barr, Jesske Hume & Ryan Ferreira

Mixed Tape
Curated by Niv Acosta
10:00PM $5
Six performers hijack, change, distort or magnify a performance with “that ubiquitous deus ex machina, the ironically intended pop song.” (BS)
Friday June 1st.

Let’s Talk About Sex
6:00pm $5
Moderated by Jillian Peña, Dean of the School of Sex Research at Movement Research and Erin Markey, Diana Cage, Aimee Herman, John Jasperse, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Antonio Ramos, Lucy Sexton

Performance Event
8:00pm $5
Featuring Anna Azrieli, Neal Beasley, Justin Cabrillos, Carmine Covelli, Jesske Hume

Saturday June 2nd.

Central Park Sensory Walk
Led by Jennifer Monson
11am-1pm FREE
Meet at the entrance on W. 81 St. & Central Park West

Child Support!
Hosted by Anna Sperber
Central Park, 2PM – 4PM.
Meet at the entrance on W. 81 St. & Central Park West
A kid friendly hang-out pot-luck picnic. An opportunity for play between parents and non-parents alike! Bring snacks, games, blankets as well as questions and experiences of parenting in New York City. A space for dialogue and sharing resources.

Participate! Taking inspiration from the first director of MoMA, Alfred Barr’s infamous Flowchart of Modernism and various responses to his gesture, what might a flowchart for the past fifty years of experimental dance look like?

Performance Event: Tarek Halaby, Dynasty Handbag, and Adrienne Truscott
8:00PM $5

Sunday June 3rd.

Ridin Dirty Wrap Up Party
Meet at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park, 12PM.
Grab your gears, join the MR Rough Riders Rebecca Wender, Barbara Bryan, and Ian Douglas, and pedal down to Jacob Riis beach for the PUSH IT Wrap Up Party. Transportation and location information will be available on the website for non-riders. BYO helmet, for real, and Bon Voyage.
For a more detailed Schedule please visit PUSH IT. REAL. GOOD.

Also this week…

Wednesday May 30. Open Performance.
8PM. A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.
Featuring works by Jordan Gehley, Rachel Wynne / expan dance, Jamie Chandler, Rachel I. Berman
Moderated by Mariana Valencia

Classes this Week with: Miguel Gutierrez, Emily Faulkner, Nia Love, Barbara Mahler, Karl Anderson, Jen Abrams
MELT Summer 2012
July 9 – August 10
MON – FRI 10am – 6pm Daily
Melt Faculty includes: Irene Dowd, Levi Gonzalez, Neil Greenberg, Lance Gries, K.J. Holmes, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jen Joy, Eva Karczag, Pooh Kaye, Jennifer Lacey, Joe Levasseur, Barbara Mahler, Tere O’Connor, Jimena Paz, Lisa Race, Vicky Shick, RoseAnneSpradlin, David Thomson.
Register HERE!

The Week Ahead. March 14-20, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research…

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