Posts Tagged ‘Melinda Ring’

Movement Research at the Judson Church – January 18, 2016

Featuring works by Netta Yerushalmy, Christine Bonansea, Melinda Ring, and Kathy Westwater


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Netta Yerushalmy

 


Asteria
Artistic Director: Christine Bonansea
Dancers: Christine Bonansea, Amy Gernux, Beth Graczyk, and Phoebe Osborne
Sound Composition & Performance: Jorge Bachmann, Danishta Rivero

 


Anywhere (excerpt of a work-in-process)
Choreography by Kathy Westwater
Performance by Hadar Ahuvia, Ilona Bito, Amanda Hunt, and Alex Romania
Music by Henryk Górecki, Symphony No. 3, Opus 36
Art Direction by Seung Jae Lee
Audio Integration Design by Seung Jae Lee
Performance Clothes by Fufu

 

Excerpts from cLOUD
Choreography by Melinda Ring in collaborations with the dancers: Talya Epstein, Maggie Jones, and Molly Lieber
Costumes: Melinda Ring

cLOUD was researched during residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts and Yaddo. The work was made possible, in part through the Movement Research 2014-2106 Artist-In-Residence program, which is funded, in part, by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund. Additional funding provided by the Friends of Special Projects through the fiscal sponsorship of New York Live Arts.

 

Podcast: Studies Project 10/6/2015 – What I’ve Learned about Choreography from Watching Movies, Films (and TV)

Movement Research Studies Project, “What I’ve Learned about Choreography from Watching Movies, Films (and TV)” – October 6, 2015
Conceived by Melinda Ring
Moderated by Ryan Hill
With panelists Layla Childs, Tere O’Connor, Melinda Ring, Sonya Robbins and Larissa Velez-Jackson


Listen to the Podcast here:
Studies Project 10/6/15: What I’ve Learned about Choreography from Watching Movies, Films (and TV)

How do the things we watch inform our dance making? What have our (guilty) pleasures, high and low, taught us about form, timing, structure, etc? Does our connection to TV, film and movies keep us attuned to this moment’s mind-image zeitgeist, and conversely, does a lack of attention to these mediums create a gap in relevance of this art form to contemporary culture? Panelists discussed their perspective on these questions followed by a group conversation with everyone present.

October 6: Studies Project LIVE STREAM

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What I’ve Learned about Choreography from Watching Movies, Films (and TV)

with panelists Layla Childs, Tere O’Connor, Melinda Ring, Sonya Robbins and Larissa Velez-Jackson
Moderated by Ryan Hill
Conceived by Melinda Ring

October 6
Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway, 6:15 pm
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
FREE

Click here to RSVP 

How do the things we watch inform our dance making? What have our (guilty) pleasures, high and low, taught us about form, timing, structure, etc? Does our connection to TV, film and movies keep us attuned to this moment’s mind-image zeitgeist, and conversely, does a lack of attention to these mediums create a gap in relevance of this art form to contemporary culture? Panelists will discuss their perspective on these questions followed by a group conversation with everyone present.

Live stream will begin at 6:15pm.

Click here for live stream

Photo collage by Larissa Velez-Jackson

Movement Research at the Judson Church – June 1, 2015

Featuring works by Melinda Ring*, Sam Kim*, Alex Escalante* and Melanie Maar, Nami Yamamoto

 


A Black Cloud, Walks into a Room
Choreography/Video: Melinda Ring
Collaborators/Performers: Talya Epstein, Maggie Jones, Molly Lieber, Kayvon Pourazar
Dramaturgical Astrologer: Leslie Galbraith

This project was made possible, in part, through The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund. Additional funding provided by the Friends of Special Projects.

 


Fear in Porcelain
Choreography, Performance and Costume by Sam Kim

 

(video unpublished)
Alex Escalante/Melanie Maar
Choreographed/Performed: Alex Escalante and Melanie Maar

 


Headless Wolf (work in progress)
Directed by Nami Yamamoto
Created and performed by Matt Acheson and Idol

Headless Wolf was created, in part, with a space grant from BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange with support from the Dance Rehearsal Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Headless Wolf was also made possible, in part, throughout The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund.

* 2014 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Week Ahead Apr 19-25

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Morning Class with Juliette Mapp
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
**No Class through May 4**

Klein Technique with Barbara Mahler
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

Morning Class with Gwen Welliver
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

COREMOTION with Daria Faïn
Tuesday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 4-6pm

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, Mind and Image with K.J. Holmes
Wednesday 10am-12pm

Feldenkrais with Jimena Paz
Wednesday 12:30-2pm

Alexander Technique with Sarah White-Ayón
Wednesday 2-4pm

Skinner Releasing with Karl Anderson
Wednesday 6-9pm

Contact Improvisation with K.J. Holmes
Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with Anthony Phillips
Thursday 6-8pm

Athletics of Intimacy with K.J. Holmes
Saturday 11am-1pm
 

Workshops

Susan Rethorst April 25

Melinda Ring May 2

Sunday Process Lab with Aretha Aoki May 3

Performances

April 20 8PM
MR at Judson Church
[ce n’est pas nous], Suzan D. Polat, Jessica Posner, Sarah White-Ayón
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South 

April 21 7PM
 Open Performance
Moderated by Antonio Ramos*
Naoko Maeshiba, Morinika, Jennifer Pommiss
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Week Ahead Apr. 5-11

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Morning Class with Juliette Mapp
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

Morning Class with Gwen Welliver
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

COREMOTION with Daria Faïn
Tuesday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 4-6pm

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, Mind and Image with K.J. Holmes
Wednesday 10am-12pm

Feldenkrais with Jimena Paz
Wednesday 12:30-2pm

Alexander Technique with Sarah White-Ayón
Wednesday 2-4pm

Skinner Releasing with Karl Anderson
Wednesday 6-9pm

Contact Improvisation with K.J. Holmes
Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with Anthony Phillips
Thursday 6-8pm

Athletics of Intimacy with K.J. Holmes
Saturday 11am-1pm
 

Workshops

Susan Rethorst April 4, 11, 18, 25

Melinda Ring May 2

Sunday Process Lab with Aretha Aoki May 3

Performances

April 6 8PM
MR at Judson Church
Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo**, InTW, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Carlo Antonio Villanueva
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South 

 No Open Performance this week. 

Week Ahead Mar. 29-Apr.4

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Morning Class with Juliette Mapp
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

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, Mind and Image with K.J. Holmes
Wednesday 10am-12pm

Feldenkrais with Jimena Paz
Wednesday 12:30-2pm

Alexander Technique with Sarah White-Ayón
Wednesday 2-4pm

Contact Improvisation with K.J. Holmes
Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with Anthony Phillips
Thursday 6-8pm

Athletics of Intimacy with K.J. Holmes
Saturday 11am-1pm
 

Workshops

Sunday Process Lab with Stanley Love March 29

Susan Rethorst April 4, 11, 18, 25

Melinda Ring May 2

Performances

March 30 8PM
MR at Judson Church
Rebecca Brooks, Stanley Love Performance Group**, Jumatatu Poe of idiosynCrazy productions, Karin Verbruggen
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South 

March 31 7PM
Open Performance
Moderated by Jenn McGinn*
Sarah Lass, Launch Movement Experiment, Polyphony Co
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Week Ahead Mar. 22-28

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Morning Class with Levi Gonzalez
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 Hristoula Harakas
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, Mind and Image with K.J. Holmes
Wednesday 10am-12pm

Feldenkrais with Jimena Paz
Wednesday 12:30-2pm

Alexander Technique with Emily Faulkner
Wednesday 2-4pm

Contact Improvisation with Charles Mosey
Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Skinner Releasing with Karl Anderson
Wednesday 6-9pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with Bradley Teal Ellis
Thursday 6-8pm

Athletics of Intimacy with K.J. Holmes
Saturday 11am-1pm
 

Workshops

Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad March 21-22

Sunday Process Lab with Stanley Love March 29

Susan Rethorst April 4, 11, 18, 25

Melinda Ring May 2

Performances

March 23 8PM
MR at Judson Church
Caitlin Cook, Noopur Singha, Betty Skeen, WKcollective / Wanjiru Kamuyu
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South 

March 24 7PM
Open Performance
Moderated by Alex Escalante*
Martita Abril, Liz Charky, JT Lotus Dance Company
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Week Ahead Mar. 15-21

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Morning Class with Levi Gonzalez
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 Hristoula Harakas
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, Mind and Image with Karinne Keithley Syers
Wednesday 10am-12pm

Feldenkrais with Jimena Paz
Wednesday 12:30-2pm

Alexander Technique with Emily Faulkner
Wednesday 2-4pm

Contact Improvisation with Charles Mosey
Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Skinner Releasing with Karl Anderson
Wednesday 6-9pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with Bradley Teal Ellis
Thursday 6-8pm

Athletics of Intimacy with Karinne Keithley Syers
Saturday 11am-1pm
 

Workshops

Sunday Process Lab with Kim Brandt March 15

Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad March 21-22

Sunday Process Lab with Stanley Love March 29

Susan Rethorst April 4, 11, 18, 25

Melinda Ring May 2

Performances

March 16 8PM
MR at Judson Church
Martita Abril, Ana Alanís, Dana Bell, Zena Bibler, John Jasperse
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South 

March 17 7PM
Open Performance
Moderated by Juliette Mapp**
Liz McAuliffe, Jacob Slominski, Dan Van Note
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…
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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.

 

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