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Movement Research at the Judson Church – December 15, 2014

Featuring works by Miriam Wolf, Lisa Parra, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Effie Bowen 


The Sensationalist
Created and performed by Miriam Wolf
Original score: Noah J. Wolf
Additional music: Alt J
Costumes: Celeste Wilson


Choreography: Lisa Parra (in collaboration with dancers)
Dancers: Martita Abril and Carmen Caceres
Text: Lisa Parra and Nery Lady Lora
Sound: Nery Lady Lora


everything that’s happening now is happening now
Choreographer/Performer – Bessie McDonough-Thayer


COORDINATES// or boyish tee shirt makes feel like a girl
Performance/choreography: Effie Bowen
Music consultation and construction: Isabel Barnes with Holly Waxwing

The Week Ahead. November 4-11.

This Week at Movement Research…

Sunday November 4. Judson @ 50: MR in Residence at the New Museum.
“Talking about my generation”:
Jill Johnston and the Critic as Subject

3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.

POSTPONED! We will do our best to reschedule as soon as possible.

Mondays, November 5-26. Workshops with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St.
$20 per class, or $70 for the 4-Class Series
Click here to Register Online

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.

Tuesday November 6. Judson @ 50: Judson Through the Eyes of Filmmakers.
6:45pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members
JDT was not exclusively a dance movement. Artists of various disciplines participated in the movement that came to be known as JDT, including filmmakers. This screening highlights some of the many collaborations between Judson artists and film artists who were pushing at the boundaries of both forms.
Films will include:
Jonas Mekas CUP/SAUCER/TWO DANCERS/RADIO (1965/83, 23 min, 16mm)
With Kenneth King & Phoebe Neville.
Simone Forti CLOTHS (fragment) (1967, 5 min, 16mm-to-video)
Camera: Hollis Frampton.
Simone Forti & Anne Tardos STATUES(1977/99, 14 min, video)
Babette Mangolte WATER MOTOR (1978, 7 min, 16mm, b&w

Tuesday November 6. Judson @ 50: George Manupelli’s CRY DR. CHICAGO
9pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members
Cry Dr. Chicago. 1971, 90 minutes, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Lab work by Cineric, Inc., and Trackwise.
In Manupelli’s wonderfully cracked feature, which had fallen almost entirely into oblivion when Anthology was able to revive and preserve it in 2008, Dr. Chicago (played by venerable composer Alvin Lucier) is a sex-change surgeon on the run from the law, forever on his way to Sweden and always out to make a buck. Along for the ride are his faithful companions Sheila Marie (the delightfully zonked-out Mary Ashley) and Steve (brilliantly, and silently, portrayed by the great dancer Steve Paxton, a founding member of Judson Dance Theater). By far one of the most enjoyable feature films to come out of the 1960s underground era.

Wednesday November 7. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.

Featuring works by Emily Alpren, Brendan Drake. white road Dance Media, and Hadar Ahuvia.
Moderated by Cristiane Bouger *
*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Wednesday November 7. Mårten Spångberg, and the Judson Imprint in Europe: Performance and Discussion.
7-10pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
ALL TICKETS Now $12 (New Museum Member Price)

Co-presented with Goethe-Institut New York with support from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
7pm Performance by Mårten Spångberg
In Powered by Emotion MÃ¥rten SpÃ¥ngberg reconstructs the Goldberg Variations, the fantastic dance improvisations by the American dance legend Steve Paxton, and several songs from the Buena Vista Social Club.Paxton himself said, SpÃ¥ngberg’s piece actually stands alone, more than being a reconstruction of anything particular. Can one reconstruct an improvisation? This question is not so interesting as the result of SpÃ¥ngberg’s ‘translation process’ itself.
Discussion to follow immediately after the performance: In the second part of the evening, moderated by Claude Wampler, Spångberg will be joined by artists including DD Dorvillier, and will address the following question: How does the imprint of Judson Dance Theater function within the contexts of European and American performance respectively?

Thursday-Friday November 8-9. Chez Bushwick Presents Movement Research Artists-in-Residence at CPR.
8pm. Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Avenue.

$12 tickets available in advance online; $15 tickets (cash only) at the door
November 8:
Anna Azrieli, Laurie Berg and Walter Dundervill
November 9:
Maximilian Balduzzi, Rebecca Davis, Ben Spatz and Miriam Wolf

Sunday November 11. Workshop with Simone Forti.
1-5pm. Douglas Dunn Studio.
$50 Click Here to Register Online
Body Mind World, Movement & Language Improvisation
Sometimes our words don’t have access to what we know in our bones, while our dancing doesn’t have access to what’s on our minds. In this workshop we will explore the synergy between movement and language to engage with subject matter that interests us. The class will include warm-ups to awaken our kinetic juices, and focused stream of consciousness writing to put us in touch with our wild thoughts and observations. We will divide our class time between purely improvising with movement, talking together about whatever has been on our minds, and improvising combining moving and speaking.

Classes this week with: Levi Gonzalez, Janet Panetta, Barbara Mahler, Jennifer Nugent, Irene Dowd, Rebecca Brooks, Karl Anderson, Jen Rosenblit, Shakti Smith, Rebecca Bone, Jesse Johnson, Mark Messer, Brandin Steffensen.


Tuesday-Wednesday November 20-21 . Workshop with Deborah Hay.
10am-1pm. Avenue C Studio.
$75 SOLD OUT! Email with your name, phone number, and email address to join the waitlist.
What if our attention is not on what we do onstage but how we can be continuously enlarging our experience of dance as we dance?

The Week Ahead. April 16-20th, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research…

Monday April 16. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Featuring works by Jessica Ray, PearsonWidrig DanceTheater, Megan Byrne, Rebecca Davis**

Wednesday April 4. Open Performance.
Featuring works by Tara Lee Burns & Kellie Ann Lynch, Rebecca McArthur, Tatyana & Ezra Tenenbaum, Kaitlin Hines,
Moderated by Miriam Wolf**

** 2010 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes this Week with: Lindsey Dietz Marchant, David Zambrano, Juliette Mapp, Irene Dowd, Barbara Mahler, Rebecca Brooks, K.J Holmes and Bradley Ellis.
Note: Kayvon Pourazar subs for Juliette Mapp on April 19.


Workshop with Kathy Westwater
April 30, May 2, May 4. $60
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

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Taking two everyday forms of movement, we will allow these forms to disorganize within, and to be disorganizing of, our bodies. This process will lead us into understandings of function and form and also into expressive potentials that arise within experimental states of disorder. As we explore in solo, duet, and ensemble improvisations, moving periodically in contact and/or with eyes closed, the lines between states of order and disorder will be at times stark and at others blurred. The sensations that arise within this unstable and unbound matrix range from relaxing to energizing, from disorienting to freeing.

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

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

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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
6pm, Cocktails
6:30pm, Seated Dinner
8pm, Performance and Party
Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 4.9.2012

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 4.9.2012

Featuring Works by Lauren Bakst, Miriam Wolf**, Rebeca Medina, Jung-eun Kim (aka j.e.)
**Movement Research Artist-In-Residence 2010

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haiku time (or Something new is created, the body animates, and embraces the impact)

in search of a truth

she clamps her mouth down on it

foaming lips, and waits.

miriam wolf is a 2010/2011 Movement Research AIR currently on exchange at PARTS, Brussels.

When I was Quiet and Let the World Speak

Over this past weekend, I was for the most part without social or even verbal interaction with other humans.  It was my first weekend in Brussels, I had freedom from classes, 70 degree days, my friends here were out of the city, so I was on my own.  I found myself at sea amidst a bustling urban landscape of voices that, because of the language differences (and there are many here) carried me along like a wave of noise without comprehension.  I allowed myself the freedom to get lost and  to have no destination.   Luckily I was free of time constraints or social duties, and as my brain quieted and began to release its normal anxieties, I was finally able to see out of the corners of my eyes, absorb the world with the pores of my hands, smell the currents of love and fear that eddied around me.

Some things I saw:

Paternal Affection: the amount of public love/physical affection that Fathers show  for their sons is incomparable to the States, because I NEVER see it here.  I never see a father kiss his son’s head in NYC, or, after playing a game of football, lie down with him on a blanket in the park and look up at the sky.

Something else I saw, sitting in the park-a group of tourists, wearing bright blue and pink T-shirts (French I believe) this huge group all packed together, walking by me-there must have been like 50 or 60 of them…and it took me a moment for it to strike me, what was so odd about them: they were completely quiet.  And then, of course, I realized that it was a group of deaf people, speaking only with their hands.  And there was this switch in my brain where suddenly the whole image shifted for me.  This big silent group was like a walking flower garden in their bright blues and pinks, and their hands fluttered and expressed amongst them like pale long butterflies alighting from one blossom to the next.

I highly recommend finding a moment-an hour, 10 minutes, to exist inside yet separately from this world that is a constant inarticulate clamouring for your attention.  After all it is these moments that confirm for me that I am, in fact, alive.

miriam wolf is a 2010/2011 Movement Research AIR currently on exchange at PARTS in Brussels

The Week Ahead. April 4-April 10, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research…


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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 11.15.2010

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 15, 2010. Featuring work by Miriam Wolf*, Mari Meade Dance Collective, and Ronja Ver.

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