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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 3.18.2013

Featuring works by Marilyn Maywald, Preeti Vasudevan, Quartet Collective (Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar, Taylor Ho Bynum, & Abraham Gomez-Delgado), and Talya Epstein

Dance Vault – Tractor (work in progress)
Choreographed and performed by Marilyn Maywald
Song by Gillian Welch

Marilyn Maywald is a dancer based in New York City, originally from Nashville, TN (BFA Arizona State University). She dances with Vicky Shick, Melanie Maar, and Beth Gill, and has enjoyed extensive working relationships with Melinda Ring, Maggie Bennett, Steven Reker, and Yin Mei (company member Yin Mei Dance 2004-09), as well as projects with Katie Workum and Milka Djordjevich/Chris Peck. Her commercial credits include backup dancing for Reggie Watts, Naomi & Wynona Judd, and Shania Twain. Past incarnations of tonight’s solo were performed in February 2013 at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and in Februrary 2010 at Danspace Project’s Food for Thought. She is very curious about any thoughts/responses/feedback & invites emails at marilyn.maywald@gmail.com.

Rain
Choreographed & Performed by Preeti Vasudevan
Music by Ben Foskett
Rain is a developing work that explores the state of the female mind after the spirit has been crushed. Like the monsoons, the liberator of the parched earth from the heat and drought, the woman is born a free spirit full of nurture. But with the ever-increasing subjugation of her spirit and body, we force ourselves to become sky watching rain birds….Asking…Where is the rain?
Rain is in response to the rise of rape incidents in India in recent times.

Award-winning choreographer and performer, Preeti Vasudevan is a leading exponent of classical Indian dance-theater Bharatanatyam creating new provocative, contemporary theater. Original works performed by her performing arts collaborative Thresh have earned international acclaim for their fresh juxtaposition of traditional dance-theater forms from her native India with modern theories of movement and expression. Originally from Chennai, South India, Preeti now lives in New York. (www.threshdance.org)

Composition, choreography and performance by Quartet Collective (Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar, Abraham Gomez-Delgado, Taylor Ho Bynum)

Quartet Collective (featuring Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar, Abraham Gomez-Delgado, and Taylor Ho Bynum) got together to experiment with doing and undoing music and dance in performance. Performing together in various music and dance venues over the past two years, the group practices spontaneous action as a way to experience and share composition and choreography in the moment, continuously seeking a collective consciousness as well as individual presence. Scores, principles, and structures are both developed and discarded, as the search for a trans-disciplinary understanding of risk and relationship, dialogue, and intention keeps this collective on its toes and ears. Quartet Collective will give a keynote performance and talk at the Stony Brook University Philosophy and Art Conference on March 30th. Past performances include The Vision Festival, The NOT Festival, The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, Jalopy, The BIG ROOM’s Take Your Time series and internationally in Austria, Germany, and Holland.

created and performed by Talya Epstein

Talya Epstein is originally from Sharon, Massachusetts and now resides in Brooklyn. Her performance pieces have been shown at Danspace Projectʼs Draftwork series, AUNTS, Dixon Placeʼs Body Blend series, The Tank, Galapagos Art Space, Bushwick Starr, and The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, among others. She is currently engaged in creative processes with Maggie Jones, Melinda Ring, Tatyana Tenenbaum, and Larissa Velez-Jackson. Talya is a member of The Woods Cooperative in Ridgewood, Queens, where she rehearses. She holds a BFA from The Boston Conservatory and, currently, attends Janet Panetta’s ballet class whenever possible.

The Week Ahead. March 18-24.

This Week at Movement Research… Join us for what should be a really interesting Studies Project Event this Tuesday at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, featuring panelists luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith!

Monday March 18. 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: Quartet Collective: Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar, Taylor Ho Bynum & Abraham Gomez-Delgado; Tayla Epstein; Marilyn Maywald; Preeti Vasudevan

Wednesday March 20. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Falon Baltzell, Lorene Bouboushian, Thea Little, Shannon Stewart
Moderated by Larissa Velez-Jackson*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Studies Project This Week.

Tuesday March 19. Studies Project: Performing the Changing City: Public space, transformative events and creative action in New York.
7pm
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Organized by Abigail Levine and Paloma McGregor
With panelists luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith
FREE

“…careening astronauts and bank clerks glancing at the clock before lunch; actresses cowling at light-ringed mirrors and freight elevator operators grinding a thumbful of grease on a steel handle: student riots; that dark women in bodegas shook their heads last week because in six months prices have risen outlandishly; how coffee tastes after you’ve held it in your mouth, cold, a whole minute.” -Samuel R. Delany, Dhalgren

Hurricanes, transit strikes, planned and unplanned explosions, occupations… Bike lanes, bus lanes, protest pens, command centers… Pedestrian zones, redevelopment zones, disaster zones… How is the landscape of our city changing and what are the possibilities for creative response? Looking at the shifting social, economic, and literal topography of our city through the frame of transformative events and policy decisions, we ask the question: what is the role of artists, activists, and all citizens in conceiving, creating, and defending (a notion of) public space? And conversely, what is the role of public space as a partner in creative expression and action? luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith reflect on our shifting urban landscape and offer opportunities to imagine how we might enact our city in the future.

Classes this week with…

Michelle Boulé. Morning Class.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

We’ll look at different ways of approaching ‘dance technique’… energy systems, physical systems, architectural-object-spatial relationships, contact and non-contact partner and solo improvisations. I take my current somatic, dance, and performance interests and apply them to a movement practice. A maximally informed approach to dancing. A space of respectful, creative permission for everyone’s body. A time to really let things move in all senses of the word… in relationship within and beyond oneself. Structure = warm-up leads to choreographed phrase work.

John Jasperse. Morning Class.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Movement Practice
The class will begin with an anatomy focused warm-up, drawn from both traditional and recent techniques, aiming to align and re-pattern the energy flow in the body in order to find support from the floor and our connection into space. We will begin with simple movements, improvisation scores, exercises, and sequences gradually building in complexity. We will learn movement material, some from Jasperse’s work and some created for these explorations. Our goal will be to integrate energetic patterning explored in the first portion of class and to play with different manners of experiencing and embodying the choreographic material.

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. 12:30-2:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Margaret Paek. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 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.

Jen Rosenblit. look at me don’t look at me.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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