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Week Ahead Feb. 1-7

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Morning Class with luciana achugar
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

Body, Image and Image with Karinne Keithley Syers
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 Karinne Keithley Syers
Saturday 11am-1pm
 

Workshops

Sunday Process Lab with Marjani Forté February 1

The Underscore February 8

Performances

February 9 8PM
MR at Judson Church
Tyler Ashley, Asimina Chremos (dance) & Jonathan Pfeffer (sound), Anthony Romero, Lauren Slone
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South 

February 10 7PM
Open Performance
Moderated by Margaret Paek
Dance To The People, Sarah Weber Gallo, Marsha Parrilla/Danza Orgánica
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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…
rotator_MRTownHall
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.

 

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 5.20.2013

Featuring works by John Jasperse, Marjani Forte**, K.J. Holmes*, and Jen Rosenblit.

New Material

Choreography: John Jasperse
Performers: Maggie Cloud, Simon Courchel, Burr Johnson, Malcolm Low, Stuart Singer
Music: TBD
We will be showing material developed over the last few weeks during a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space residency at Building 110: LMCC’s Art Center on Governor’s Island towards a new work to premiere at New York Live Arts in May 2014.

John Jasperse is a dance artist. He has been living and working in NYC since graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1985. He has created 15 evening-length works, several short works and commissions for other companies including Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Batsheva Dance Company, and Lyon Opera Ballet. His work has been presented by various venues in New York City and on tour throughout the U.S. and Europe, as well as in Brazil, Chile, Israel, Japan and Panama. Jasperse was awarded a 2011 U.S. Artist Brooks Hopkins Fellow and a Bessie Award in recognition of his body of work.

SHE WHO; An Idea
Choreographed & Performed by Marjani Forte
Music: Paloma Negra by Chavela Vargas (interpreted by Adalhi Armendariz)
Costume: Johann Mittnacht & Marjani Forte
This project was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

HIC SVNT DRACONES (an excerpt of a piece in development)
Created and directed by K.J. Holmes
Performed in collaboration with dancers Luke George, Devika Wickremesinghe, and cellist Lori Goldston
Many thanks to Movement Research, my fellow AIRs, Hanna Barn on Vashon Island, Karen Nelson, Keith Biesack, and my helpers above.
This project was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

K.J. Holmes, Brooklyn, thanks Luke George of Melbourne, Lori Goldston of Seattle and Devika Wickremesinghe of Brooklyn, for embarking on her newest journey of dance and research after 3 decades of teaching, performing and traveling the inner and outer worlds to discover what is left to discover. She is a 2012-14 Artist-In-Residence at Movement Research, teaches at NYU/ETW and Lang/New School, and is a lifetime member of Movement Research.

a Natural dance
Choreography and sound by Jen Rosenblit
Performance by Justin Cabrillos, Jen Rosenblit, and Addys Gonzalez
This work has been supported in part by a residency at Mount Tremper Arts as well as the money that Jen makes from her hourly work.

Jen Rosenblit has been working on making dances in NYC since 2005. Rosenblit is from rural Maine, which feels important in regards to understanding time passing. In NYC she teaches improvisation and performance independently, through CLASSCLASSCLASS and through Movement Research. Jen has been a teaching artist at Bowdoin College, Hampshire College, Hollins University and University of Massachusetts Amherst and has done lecture demonstrations at both Yale and Harvard on the improvisational and performative body. Rosenblit has worked extensively with performer Addys Gonzalez over the past ten years, was a 2009 Fresh Tracks Artist and a recipient of the 2012 Grant to Artists from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts. Her recent works, That Sick Sound, Everlast and So Badly, When Them, and In Mouth have located a space for being with audience in a contemplative theatricality. Rosenblit is currently interested in an improvisational approach to choreographic thought and ways of structuring bodies as they fall out of relation aesthetically and spiritually, locating more potent ways of being together. www.bottomheavies.blogspot.com

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

The Week Ahead. May 20-26.

This Week at Movement Research… It’s Festival Week! Come check out the amazing performances, workshops and events going on for Alternate/Shelter!

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: Marjani Forte**, K.J. Holmes*, John Jasperse, Jen Rosenblit, Saúl Ulerio*

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

Movement Research Festival Spring 2013: Alternate/Shelter

May 21-25, 2013

Curated by Vanessa Anspaugh, Hilary Clark, Mina Nishimura and Antonio Ramos

Check out the full schedule here and individual days below!

Day 1: Invisible Dog
Day 2: Arts@Renaissance
Day 3: Arts@Renaissance
Day 4: Roulette
Day 5: Roulette

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday May 25. Workshop with Samita Sinha and Kota Yamazaki: Still Sounding, Still Standing
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
Everyone welcome! This practice connects you to the inner and outer landscapes of your body by listening, sounding, standing and moving. The workshop will be followed by a free performance with participants of Movement Research’s “Body Sound” workshop.

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.

No class May 27
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.

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.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 5.14.2012

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 5.14.2012

Featuring Works by Marjani Forté*, Erin Ellen Kelly, Erik Abbott Main, Eleanor Goudie-Averill / Stone Depot Dance Lab

*2012 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence


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The Week Ahead. May 14 – May 20, 2012.

The Week Ahead. May 13 – May 20, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research…

Monday May 14. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8 PM.
55 Washington Square South.
Featuring works by Erin Ellen Kelly, Eleanour Goudie-Averill: Stone Depot Dance Lab, Marjani Forte*, Erik Abbott-Main
* 2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Wednesday May 16. Open Performance.
8PM.
A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.
Featuring works by Laurel Atwell, Elana Lanczi, Sarah Konner & Austin Selden, Danielle Russo
Moderated by Moriah Evans*
*
2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Thursday May 17 and Friday May 18. Workshop with Jill Sigman.
SEEING : REPEATING : RITUALTHURS FRI May 17 – May 18
2:30-5:30pm

Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$60

Register
SEEING : REPEATING : RITUAL
How do we construct our visual field and how is movement constructed by our visual field? How does perception- visual, aural, olfactory- influence movement? How can we achieve heightened perception (without mushrooms)? What is the role of repetition? And how does the connection between perception and movement relate to certain kinds of cultural rituals? This spring I will be co-teaching a course with an anthropologist at Wesleyan University. While the explorations in this workshop will be purely movement-based, they will grow out of the development of this course and the included readings and discussions about ritual, shamanism, and medical anthropology.

Classes this Week with: Margaret Paek, Emily Faulkner, Nia Love, Joanna Kotze, Barbara Mahler, Irene Dowd, K.J. Holmes, Jill Sigman, Karl Anderson


Upcoming.


Movement Research Festival Spring 2012
May 29th through June 3rd
Get all the dirty details on PUSH IT. REAL. GOOD.

MELT Summer 2012
July 9 – August 10
MON – FRI  10am – 6pm Daily

Pay and Fill out Registration
Five weeks of intensive workshops with internationally acclaimed faculty. 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, RoseAnne Spradlin, David Thomson.

Movement Research Spring Gala
May 21, 2012

Honoring Anne E. Delaney, Ishmael Houston-Jones & Yvonne Meier
Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square South New York, NY

Cocktails 6:30pm
Seated Dinner 7pm
Performance and Party 8:30pm

Only Performance Tickets available: Purchase Tickets

Reflections From The Moderator

My first:

It was a lot like my first actually.  Gentle, sincere, intentional, genuine, intrigued, celebratory, and new!  This was my first time moderating an evening of any sort, and it was a lot like my first time. That’s right, I said it, my first time. Exciting to say the least.  At last, the opportunity to enter another person’s world, their process, their intentions paired with my experience of them/their work *wink.

No seriously, getting to talk about your work, to an audience that has experienced it, like virgins, is one of the most precious and profound opportunities artists receive. It never gets old. Each time you perform it, each time you talk about it, it gets a little clearer. Both the process and the work. Seeing the audiences reaction is one thing, Read the rest of this entry »

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