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MRX/Latvia in partnership with The Suitcase Fund


MRX/Latvia in partnership with The Suitcase Fund
Studio showing by Latvian artists Dmitrijs Gaitjukevics & Kristīne Vismane
Wednesday, Jan 22 at 7:30pm
New York Live Arts studios
More info and RSVP with New York Live Arts here
Please join us this Wednesday, January 22nd, at the New York Live Arts studios for an informal studio showing of the work of two Latvian-based artists who are here in New York through the MRX program. Each artist will present their own work, followed by a short discussion of their work with the audience, moderated by Levi Gonzalez. This event is free and open to the public.

Dmitrijs Gaitjukevich graduated from the Riga Choreography School in 2003 and holds a BA degree from the Latvian Academy of Culture’s Department of Contemporary Dance Choreography (graduation work: Melkij). Dmitrij has danced for the Latvian National Opera and drama theatres. Since 2005, Dmitrijs has been a dancer in Olga Zhitluhina Dance Company, Dmitrijs also danced for Russian dance company Provincialjnie Tanci (2007/2008 Ekaterinburg). He has worked with Branko Potochan (Slovenia) in Mannersache and has collaborated with Stellaris Dance Theatre and choreographer Solveig Leinan Hermo, in Norway,Hammerfest. In 2011 he created the dance performance Inside at the Latvian National Theatre. In 2013 he received a theatre award for achievements of contemporary dance. As a choreographer and dancer Dmitrijs has participated in many international festivals in various countries.

Kristine Vismane (choreographer, dancer, performer) graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture, specializing in contemporary dance and choreography. She is working as a freelance choreographer and dancer in different kinds of dance projects in Latvia as well as teaching contemporary dance practices. Kristine represented Latvia at the 2013 Baltic Bubble festival with a performance Hours (in collaboration with dancers Evita Birule and Eva Vancane) and Good Enough (in collaboration with director Andrejs Jarovojs). The performances Hours and Good Enough were nominated for the Latvian Theatre Award “Spelmanu nakts” as a “Contemporary dance achievement of the year”.

The Week Ahead. November 12-18.

This Week at Movement Research… Come check out Moriah Evans and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography for a very exciting residency at the New Museum!

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.

Monday November 12. Workshop with Stina Nyberg (MRX/Sweden Resident Artist)*.
1:30-2:30pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway.

With Emotional Anatomy, you create a new anatomic system based on the features of your emotions. Is your love swaying like jelly in the belly, or is it a sticky point in your mouth? Is the envy pulsating somewhere in between your disappointment and optimism? Come and materialize your emotions in a free class at Eden’s Expressway on Monday, November 12, 3:30-4:30pm. Emotional Anatomy was developed in Sweden through methods of imaginative and experiential techniques and is for the first time presented in the US. The practice ignores scientific and anatomic facts in favor of speculation, and functions as a system for the materialisation of emotions through the drawing of a new anatomic map.

*MRX is a vehicle to spur interaction and exchange among independent choreographers and their peers from within and outside the US. MRX enables Artists-in-Residence and faculty to travel outside their home environment for residency activities, informal showings, discussions and teaching opportunities.

Monday November 12. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Liana Conyers, Tina Croll, Gina Graham, and Marissa Perel.

Wednesday November 14. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.

Featuring works by Allison Hurd, NilsSprung Dance Project, Benn Rasmussen, and Christiana Axelson.
Moderated by Courtney Krantz*

Wednesday November 14-Thursday November 15.
Moriah Evans and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography in Residence at the New Museum.
Visiting Hours Open to the Public:
Wednesday November 14 11am-6pm
Thursday November 15 11am-3pm (Discussion at 1pm)
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.

Moriah Evans and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography will address the proposal: What does it mean to work collectively (cross disciplines or not)? Has the individual become the forefront of present day work? Is the idea of the individual author a myth? Is the idea of working collectively a myth?

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Alan Calpe, Maggie Cloud, Evelyn Donnelly, Moriah Evans, Kyli Kleven, Stephen May, Stina Nyberg, Sarah Beth Percival, Will Rawls, and Ondrej Vidlar.

Part of New Museum’s RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series
Co-presented with Movement Research

The RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series is curated by Travis Chamberlain, Public Programs Coordinator at the New Museum.

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming Events.

New Museum Residences.
FREE with New Museum Admission. 235 Bowery.
Open Rehearsals, Discussions and Workshops with…

luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica.
RSVP to:
Open Rehearsals:
Wednesday November 21 11am-6pm
Wednesday November 28 11am-6pm
Thursday November 29 12pm-9pm
Wednesday December 5 11am-3pm
Workshop and Discussion:
Sunday Decemeber 2
Workshop: 11:30am-2:30pm
Discussion: 3:30-4:30pm


Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill.
Open Rehearsals:

Wednesday December 5 3pm-6pm
Wednesday November 12 11am-6pm
Thursday November 13 12pm-4pm (Discussion at 1pm)

Sunday December 16. Final Presentations for Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later.
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
$10 New Museum Members; $12 General Public

On September 16, Movement Research (MR) solicited questions from the greater MR community with regards to the imprint that Judson Dance Theater (1962–64) continues to make on contemporary performance. Four questions were 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. On this program, those artists share the results of their investigations for further consideration in an evening filled with performance, experimentation, and lively debate.

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.

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.

Jennifer Nugent. Morning Class.
Tuesday and 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, 6:15pm-7:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Irene Dowd.
Tuesday. 3:00 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Rebecca Brooks. Alexander Technique.
Wednesday. 12:30 pm-2:00 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.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique (Ongoing Level).
Saturday. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

Shakti Smith. Contact Improvisation.
Sunday. 2:30 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Movement Research Studies Project: Panel Discussion. Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange

Come check out the Movement Research’s next Studies Project Panel Discussion, part of  Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange

Wednesday October 20. 7-9pm. Romanian Cultural Institute New York. FREE and open to the public!
Panelists introduce the Romanian contemporary dance scene and discuss making work in the USA and Romania.  Reception to follow.

Panelists include Madalina Dan, Mihaela Dancs, Paul Dunca, Cosmin Manolescu, Vava Stefanescu, Gina Serbanescu (RO), Maggie Bennett, Levi Gonzalez, HeJin Jang, Jon Kinzel, and Jillian Peña (USA).

photo: Vava Stefansescu


The Week Ahead. September 13-19, 2010.

This Week at Movement Research…Judson is back, classes, upcoming events and more!


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Video Clips From Movement Research at the Judson Church, 3.15.10

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, March 15, 2010.

Featuring works by Milka Djordjevich and Dragana Bulut, Vanessa Justice, and Dana Salisbury and the No-See-Ums

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Two Events at Baryshnikov Arts Center. Movement Research & UC Irvive, Baryshnikov Arts Center & Performa.

Friday, Oct. 23rd, 8pm: Film Screening;  Saturday, Oct. 24th, 10am-2pm: Workshop. Active Space Technology workshop. FREE. Baryshnikov Arts Center, Howard Gilman Performance Space at 450 W 37 Street.
John Crawford, Jodi Gates, and Lisa Naugle

photo: Meg Stuart, Auf den Tisch, 2009 copyrigh Nato, courtesy of Performa

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Upcoming Workshops, Fall 2009/Winter 2010

Check out our Fall 2009/Winter 2010 Worskhops.

These are mostly FREE. For more info on workshop registration visit or email

Mariangela Lopez . Accidental Movement. FREE.
Saturdays October 3 – November 22. 5:00 pm-7:30 pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway.
*This workshop is filling fast. If you plan to attend you can register by emailing

As part of her residency, Mariangela Lopez, a Movement Research 2009 Artist-in-Residence, offers this free workshop open to everyone -no prior movement experience is necessary. The workshop space will become a platform to share

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