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Movement Research Studies Project – March 4 2014


Studies Project: Evolving Dance Pedagogies

Movement Research Studies Project
Tuesday, March 4 at 6pm
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway, New York, NY

Evolving Dance Pedagogies
Hosted by Critical Correspondence

Moderated by Nicole Daunic and Abigail Levine

With panelists:
Maura Donohue (Hunter College)
Simon Dove (formerly of Arizona State University)
Neil Greenberg (New School)
Patricia Hoffbauer (Hunter College, Princeton University)
Mariah Maloney (SUNY Brockport)

This conversation between professors from a variety of university dance departments will address the changing relationship between their programs and the field of dance. Panelists will discuss the emergence of dance studies and the model of the artist/scholar; issues of access, privilege, and the shifting economic structures of professional dance. Maura Donohue (Hunter College), Simon Dove (formerly of Arizona State University), Neil Greenberg (New School), Patricia Hoffbauer (Hunter College, Princeton University) and Mariah Maloney (SUNY Brockport) consider how these conditions affect their students and the way they structure their curricula. Critical Correspondence invites you to join us for a conversation about this critical alliance between academia and the field of dance.

A series of artist-instigated panel discussions, roundtables, performances and/or other formats that engage issues of aesthetics, philosophy and social politics relevant to the dance and performance community.


Mårten Spångberg Workshop Presentation


Mårten Spångberg

The Nature

A dance with and by: Nicole Daunic, Susanne Grau, Madeline Hollander

Saturday March 2, 2013, 6pm

Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
RSVP required to

The Nature, real demons don’t need us to carry out their acts of ill will – in fact, it is the height of vanity to suppose that we human beings are in any way necessary for them.

Movement Research and Mårten Spångberg invites you to the workshop presentation The Nature, a dance for three women, beautiful music, objects and some phantastical movements. The workshop focused on dance that is, that exists on its own terms, that appears to express not human consciousness but dance plain and simple. The Nature is a dance organized through methods of breaking with anticipation, dramaturgy and interpretation aiming at a dance that shows up. Not really funny or mind blowing but you know just a dance.

This small society has during a few weeks channelled demons in order to become obsessed. In any particular order Linda Blair, Balanchine, Kubelka, Chakra breathing, disco, Dennis Hopper, Kraken – the giant squid, Sutter Cane, Coke Zero and others has been called in order to enter shady, out of focus landscapes, blurry color fields, cosmic minefields and the atomic swing. And those places were kind enough to lend us some dances, come and have a look.

Participant Bios:

MÃ¥rten SpÃ¥ngberg is an internationally recognized choreographer working through a wide variety of expressions investigated through choreographies and dance. Alongside dances and choreographies he has worked closely with architecture and spatial practices as well as with education, publishing, and writing. His last book Spangbergianism appeared in 2011, followed by a new volume this spring. As performance maker, his work stretches from collective non-skilled dance performances in the 90s to constipated conceptual work in the early 00’s, to large scale choreographies with Christine De Smedt, a Steve Paxton inspired solo called Powered by Emotion (in NY 2008 and 2012), from point-shoe work to a Rite of Spring that is really messy, some activist dance, and later choreographies that perhaps best could be described as dances that mind their own business but with a smile.

Nicole Daunic is a dancer, PhD candidate (ABD) in the department of Performance Studies at New York University, and co-editor of Critical Correspondence living in Brooklyn, NY.

Susanne Grau is a dancer from Cologne.

Madeline Hollander is a dancer and choreographer from Los Angeles active in New York.

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