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The Week Ahead: March 16 – 23

This Week at Movement Research…


March 16 SUN 5-8pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Archiving the present
This workshop considers movement-based performance as a tool for broadening ones own artistic practice. Starting from “now” we will explore the myriad understandings of presence. We will look to the sensorial, relational, personal, political, seasonal, annual etc. to uncover the layers of what constitutes “this moment.” Bringing the outside in and the inside out we will make a piece together in 3 hours. We will construct, compose, dismantle and play, coating layer upon layer to investigate the idea of “dance as a document” of our time spent together.

Performances and Events:

Monday, March 17. Movement Research at the Judson Church
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
Seating is limited, so arrive early
Featuring works by Lawrence Graham-Brown, Losquequedan, Rebecca Warner, Tara Aisha Willis

Tuesday, March 18. Open Performance
7pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Featuring works by Luciani’s Absolute Theater, Maya Orchin, Gwen Rakotovao
Moderated by Larissa Velez-Jackson

Morning Classes:

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Luis Lara Malvacías. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-12:oopm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Luis Lara Malvacías is originally from Venezuela and has presented work in New York at DTW, PS122, Danspace Project and The Kitchen. His newest work will be presented at Danspace Project October 16-18, 2014. He has taught and created work at institutions in the U.S. and internationally and regularly teaches and presents work in Europe, South America and Asia. Malvacías was a 1998-1999 and 2002-2003 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and a 2006 Dance New Amsterdam Artist in Residence. He is the recipient of a 2006 NYFA Fellowship for Choreography.
Read Luis’ class description here


Hristoula Harakas

Hristoula Harakas. Morning Class
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street
Hristoula Harakas is a performer, movement teacher and a Senior Pilates instructor based in New York. She is a 2006 “Bessie” recipient who has had the pleasure of working with such inspiring artists as: Maria Hassabi, Donna Uchizono Co, Jodi Melnick, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Judith Sánchez Ruíz, Chamecki/Lerner, Levi Gonzalez, Amanda Loulaki, Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacías. She was a regular faculty member of the Merce Cunningham Studio (2002-12).
Read Hrisoula’s class description here

Ongoing Classes (Click here for full descriptions):

Fara Greenbaum. Klein Technique™
Sub for Barbara Mahler
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

Hristoula Harakas. Morning Class
Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street

Irene Dowd. Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance
New this week!
Tuesday 3-4:45pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

Paul Singh. 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

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy
New this week!
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

Sunday, March 23 5:00-8:00pm. $5-10
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

The Week Ahead. September 24-30, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… Open Performance, a FREE workshop, and more!!!

Wednesday September 26. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./New York, South Oxford Space. 138 S Oxford St, Brookyln. FREE!

Featuring works by Kirsten Schnittker, Adrianne Lee, Emily Alpren, and Maya Orchin.
Moderated by David Thomson **

Saturday September 29. MR @ FSG: Workshop with Maximilian Balduzzi.
12-2pm. First Park, 33 E 1st St

Based on essential principles of impulse, control, opposition and rhythm, the workshop engages participants through a series of exercises developed over the past fifteen years. These physical actions function like a language to enable communication between us. We search for the honest smile, the smile that can release unnecessary tension and give the body its freedom. This work was developed to train the presence of the actor, but it may be useful for other artists and for anyone who wants to find greater awareness through the body. The precision of the exercises and their range of dynamic qualities help bring density to the performer’s body, fostering lightness and the ability to be decided in-the-moment.

**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes this Week with: Asli Bulbul, Vicky Shick, Janet Panetta, Irene Dowd, Barbara Mahler, Karl Anderson, Joan Arnold, Gabriel Forestieri and Shelly Senter subbing for K.J. Holmes.


KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED! Movement Research at the Judson Church is BACK starting October 22!!!

Monday October 1. Bessies Panelists include Lucy Sexton
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with RSVP to
Moderated by Carla Peterson
, Panelists include Lucy Sexton
Prior to tonight’s program, Movement Research (MR) will solicit questions from the greater MR community regarding the imprint that Judson Dance Theater (1962-64) continues to make on contemporary performance. These questions will be shared with the audience, debated, discussed, and voted upon. Ultimately, four questions will be 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. This event is presented as part of “Movement Research in Residence at the New Museum: Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later.”

Tuesday October 2. Judson @ 50: MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives
6:30pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members

Judson artists themselves were very involved in various mediums, including film. None more so than Yvonne Rainer, who went from choreographer to filmmaker to choreographer again. This screening features her seminal film of a performance of a rehearsal, LIVES OF PERFORMERS, bridging the gap between her extensive performance work and the film work that was soon to follow.

Yvonne Rainer
1972, 90 min, 16mm, b&w.

Yvonne Rainer
1969, 40 min,16mm-to-video, b&w. Cinematographer: Michael Fajans.

Saturday October 6. MR @ FSG: Workshop with Mariangela Lopez.
12-2pm. First Park. 33 E 1st St.

This class is open to everyone interested in sharing movement experiences. We will practice listening to our instincts as movers and disregarding all preconceived ideas of how one “should” move in space. The participants will explore their own creative movement potential by releasing personal memories and perceptions of their own environment by utilizing the power of the group to build a collective experience. This class is about experiencing the joy for moving and dancing to become totally physical and present, yet connected to our internal states.

MONDAYS November 5-26
Judson @ 50: Workshop with June Ekman
10am-12pm. location: June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St
$20 per day
8-students maximum, pre-registration encouraged

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.

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