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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 2.11.2013

Featuring works by Lance Gries, devynn emory, Toussaint Jeanlouis, and Nina Martin.

Immanent Field
Created by: Lance Gries with Juliette Mapp and Jimena Paz
We are showing an excerpt from a work in progress, to be shown in further progress at the NYLA Studio Series May 31st & June 1st.

Lance Gries is an independent dancer, choreographer and teacher. His early work with the Trisha Brown Company has been honored with a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award and a Princess Grace Foundation Award. Since 1990, he has created and presented solo and group choreography. His most recent solo performance, Etudes for an Astronaut was nominated for a 2011 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award. Lance is also currently working on The FIFTY Project. In celebration of his upcoming fiftieth birthday, he has invited fifty dancers from around the world to meet him in a fifty minute open dance, a video installation of these meetings will first be presented at La MaMa La Galleria, March 27 – 31st, 2013.

baby
directed and conceived by: devynn emory/beastproductions with contributions from Margot Bassett
performed by: Margot Bassett and devynn emory
covering a song by: Perfume Genius

devynn emory is a dancer/choreographer currently living in NY. In addition to running their company devynnemory/beastproductions that umbrella’s choreography, sound, vocals, text, materials, music videos, drag and curated themed shows, emory also dances for Headlong Dance Theater, and Tere O’Connor Dance. emory recently concluded a studio-residency at NYLA for the development of the full version of This Horse is not a Home, and looks forward to focusing on video, sound and text work this year in residency at Issue Project Room. www.devynnemorybeastproductions.com

American Nostalgia
Created by Toussaint Jeanlouis.
Performed by Adam Wile, Amanda McNussen, Mersiha Mesihovic, Toussaint Jeanlouis, and Victoria Sendra.
Audio by Toussaint Jeanlouis.
American Nostalgia tackles what America was, is today, is becoming, and who We are within it. Created with a perspective of a twenty-something, American Nostalgia attempts to explain and question the so-called “apathy” of the generation. Without answers, this is the beginning of our physical journey and the first part to this story.
Special thanks to niv Acosta.

Toussaint Jeanlouis is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts (MFA Acting) and Arizona State University (BA Theater). He moved to New York City from Los Angeles in May of 2012 as a trainee with the Blue Man Group and has since then continued to work and be a part of interdisciplinary collaborations. His interests in Grotowski, Bill T. Jones, and Robert Wilson have led to his exploration of the body and performance. He is excited and honored to be participating in this series Movement Research at the Judson Church. www.toussaintjeanlouis.com

Blue * Sail * Fish * Take * Two
Film, Choreography: Nina Martin
Camera: Regan Wilder
Editing: Nina Martin and Regan Wilder
Performers: Roberta Kirn, Dorothy Smith, Frances Becker
Sound Design: Roma Flowers
Technical Support: Shelley Senter
Thanks to National Endowment of the Arts for the Choreography Fellowship that supported the making of the film.

Nina Martin’s choreography and master teaching have been presented in New York City, across the US, and in Europe, South America, and Asia. Performance credits include David Gordon Pick-Up Company, Mary Overlie, Deborah Hay, Simone Forti, Marth Clarke, and PBS Dance in America Beyond the Mainstream program with Steve Paxton and others. She was a founding member of Channel Z performance collective, New York Dance Intensive School, and Lower Left Performance Collective (www.lowerleft.org) and presently is board president of Marfa Live Arts. Martin is an assistant professor at TCU School for Classical & Contemporary Dance. Her solo, Blue Sail Fish Take Two was presented in Budapest in 2012. Martin completes her Ph.D. degree in 2013 with research centered in spontaneous ensemble dance in performance.

Judson @ 50: ‘Judson: Second Generation and Beyond’

Check out Movement Research in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives for JUDSON: SECOND GENERATION AND BEYOND, a special screening celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Judson Dance Theater!

Tuesday October 16.
JUDSON: SECOND GENERATION AND BEYOND
6:45pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members

suzushi-hanayagi

Judson had an impact much larger than its three year existence would suggest. Many artists were deeply influenced by the ground broken by JDT, either directly or indirectly. This screening looks at work that bears the imprint of Judson but moves beyond the boundaries of that seminal period.

Richard Rutkowski
THE SPACE IN BACK OF YOU
2011, 65 min, digital video.
This highly visual and visceral documentary investigates the creative life of Suzushi Hanayagi, a powerful, innovative, even radical Japanese dancer and choreographer. For over 20 years she was a close collaborator with and major influence on theater legend Robert Wilson, who referred to her simply as “my teacher”. When Wilson discovers Hanayagi living in an old-age home and suffering from Alzheimer’s, Wilson resolves to work with her once again. Poignant witness to the transition of a life from vibrancy to legacy, this film becomes the final collaboration between a great teacher and her most renowned student.

CHANNEL Z (live performance excerpt, P.S. 122, 1986)
1986, 20 min, video.
Channel Z (1982-1990) was a collaborative improvisation group that initially formed out of a series of dance sessions organized by Robin Feld for people who were teaching Contact Improvisation in New York City. Featuring: Paul Langland, Daniel Lepkoff, Diane Madden, Nina Martin, Randy Warshaw.

Steve Paxton
FALL AFTER NEWTON
1987, 23 min, video.
A sweeping look at 11 years of practice of Contact Improvisation by Nancy Stark Smith and Steve Paxton. The progression from its beginnings in 1972 through successive years of performances up to 1983 shows one strand of the development of this multifaceted duet dance form.

Plus: additional surprises!

The Week Ahead. October 15-21.

This Week at Movement Research… Join us for Open Performance and another special Judson @ 50 event in partnership with Anthology Film Archives – JUDSON: SECOND GENERATION AND BEYOND!

Tuesday October 16. Judson @ 50:
MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives

JUDSON: SECOND GENERATION AND BEYOND
6:45pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members

Judson had an impact much larger than its three year existence would suggest. Many artists were deeply influenced by the ground broken by JDT, either directly or indirectly. This screening looks at work that bears the imprint of Judson but moves beyond the boundaries of that seminal period:

Richard Rutkowski
THE SPACE IN BACK OF YOU
2011, 65 min, digital video.
This highly visual and visceral documentary investigates the creative life of Suzushi Hanayagi, a powerful, innovative, even radical Japanese dancer and choreographer. For over 20 years she was a close collaborator with and major influence on theater legend Robert Wilson, who referred to her simply as “my teacher”. When Wilson discovers Hanayagi living in an old-age home and suffering from Alzheimer’s, Wilson resolves to work with her once again. Poignant witness to the transition of a life from vibrancy to legacy, this film becomes the final collaboration between a great teacher and her most renowned student.

CHANNEL Z (live performance excerpt, P.S. 122, 1986)
1986, 20 min, video
Channel Z (1982-1990) was a collaborative improvisation group that initially formed out of a series of dance sessions organized by Robin Feld for people who were teaching Contact Improvisation in New York City. Featuring: Paul Langland, Daniel Lepkoff, Diane Madden, Nina Martin, Randy Warshaw.

Steve Paxton
FALL AFTER NEWTON
1987, 23 min, video.
A sweeping look at 11 years of practice of Contact Improvisation by Nancy Stark Smith and Steve Paxton. The progression from its beginnings in 1972 through successive years of performances up to 1983 shows one strand of the development of this multifaceted duet dance form.

Wednesday October 17. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Molly Poerstel-Taylor, Andary Dance, and Lia Bonfilio.
Moderated by Strauss Bourque-Lafrance. **

Classes this Week with: Asli Bulbul, Barbara Mahler, David Thomson, Irene Dowd, Clare Maxwell, Karl Anderson, Jen Rosenblit, and Bradley Teal Ellis.

** 2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming.

Monday October 22. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
NO RESERVATIONS and ADMISSION IS FREE

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Grace Courvousier, Gina Graham, Aaron Mattocks, and Gabriel Forestieri.

Sunday October 28. Judson @ 50:
MR in Residence at the New Museum

A Pluralistic View of the Judson Dance Theater Legacy:
Yvonne Rainer & Aileen Passloff with Wendy Perron
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
$6 New Museum members, $8 General Public

The divergences between the work of Yvonne Rainer and Aileen Passloff highlight the vastness of the imprint of Judson Dance Theater (1962-64; JDT) while dismantling the myth of a singular Judson aesthetic. Rainer, along with dance artists Steve Paxton, Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, David Gordon, and others, broke with the conventions of modern dance by exploring task dances and the Dadaist idea of radical juxtaposition. Passloff, along with Jimmy Waring, Fred Herko, Arlene Rothlein, and others, reveled in the full-out dancing and whimsy of modern dance. In this talk, moderated by Wendy Perron, Rainer and Passloff consider the legacy of Judson Dance Theater from the perspectives of their divergent practices.

Some questions that Rainer and Passloff will address: What were you saying “No” to, and what were you saying “Yes” to? In what ways did the ’60s affect Judson Dance Theater? How did others in the JDT collective influence your work? What artistic values do you feel JDT has handed down to later generations?

Monday-Friday October 29-November 2.
Workshop with Azusa Seyama Prioville.

2pm-4pm. Gibney Dance Center, Studio 6.
Full Workshop $75, Drop-in $18.50
Register Online: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops

Creating Character Through Movement
By raising awareness of the physical possibilities in the body this workshop will encourage finding richer and more meaningful personal movement. Employing various processes used in dance theater practices we will search where movement starts and push the limits of where it can go.

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