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The Week Ahead. June 24-30.

This Week at Movement Research… Chrysa Parkinson’s Performers and Authorship workshop starts on Monday!

This is your last week to check out our FREE Saturday workshops at First Street Green!

Saturday June 29. Workshop with Kathy Westwater
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
SHAKE/WALK Workshop
Taking two everyday forms of movement, we will allow these forms to disorganize within, and to be disorganizing of, our bodies. The sensations that arise within this unstable and unbound matrix range from relaxing to energizing, from disorienting to freeing. Speculating on the physical and perceptual states that occur amidst the contingencies of environmental trauma and the precarities of economic collapse, this workshop iteration explores locating this improvisational practice in an outdoor urban environment, beyond the four walls of the studio. Open to movers of all backgrounds; wear comfortable street or dance clothes.

Upcoming Workshops and Events THIS WEEK.

International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson.
Monday-Wednesday June 24-26 10am-3pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C (at E 4th St)
$105 Full Workshop, $40 Single Days
REGISTER ONLINE
Performers and Authorship
A performer’s authorship is an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. Anything you as a performer represent or produce is temporary, but part of a contained continuity. This continuity is not necessarily progressive, doesn’t necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It’s a continuity that both accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skillful perception by engaging with submerged fictions through physical performance practices. Language will be useful for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

Movement Research Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion: Alternative Economies.
Tuesday June 25 6:15-7:45pm
Josie’s Bar, 520 E 6th St (between Avenues A and B)
Moderated by Kathy Westwater
With panelists Tamara Greenfield, Ilona Bito and more
FREE

2012 MR Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion
We’re not done yet! In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, we will look deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Join panelists, who have been involved in splinter conversations that began after the November 5 Town Hall meeting, as they share some of their groups’ discussions. We will peek into the different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making.

Classes this week with…

luciana achugar. Feeling is Believing.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Class will be taught by Melanie Maar June 17 & 19.
I like to think of dance class as a chance to grow a new body. I am in a process of developing the language that gives me access to a more sensual, animal, connected, bloody, fleshy, fatty, bony, magical, deeper than even the marrow of the bone, vibrational body, and I’d like to share it with you. Using our imagination a lot, using our breath and our voice, using touch, and also sometimes discussing and learning tools for strengthening connections and for letting go of patterns of use of ourselves. Always moving towards pleasure…

Lance Gries (subbing for Vicky Shick). Embodying and Exchanging Energy.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

This class will explore how individuals and groups embody and exchange “energy.” We will keep an open mind about how energy is present, sensed, and a source in us: inspiration, creativity, motivation, connection, collaboration, presence, emotion, spirituality – energy forms that exist in our physical and non physical experience, shaping our interactions. Guided experiences and improvisational forms bring our heightened awareness and dimensional bodies into a potent energetic state to create a supportive and collaborative environment, leading us to shared dancing, creativity, and discourse.

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.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday and Tuesday. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

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

Charles Mosey. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Levi Gonzalez (subbing for 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.

The Week Ahead. June 17-23.

This Week at Movement Research… Register now for Chrysa Parkinson’s Performers and Authorship workshop coming up NEXT WEEK! It should be amazing.

Just two more weeks to check out our FREE Saturday workshops at First Street Green!

Saturday June 22. Workshop with Jennifor Monson
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
A Workshop on Navigation From the Point of View of the Body
The workshop will begin with a heightening of our own navigational strategies through the senses of sight, sound, smell and touch. This will include exercises that cultivate our ability to localize sounds, sensitize our responses to light and our perception of shape, touch and direction. Once our perceptions are tuned and our desires are activated we will begin moving in response to our environment, navigating into and from our physical imaginations as we integrate dancing into the landscape.

Read about more upcoming FREE Saturday workshops at FSG here!

Upcoming Workshops and Events NEXT WEEK.

International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson.
Monday-Wednesday June 24-26 10am-3pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C (at E 4th St)
$105 Full Workshop, $40 Single Days
REGISTER ONLINE
Performers and Authorship
A performer’s authorship is an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. Anything you as a performer represent or produce is temporary, but part of a contained continuity. This continuity is not necessarily progressive, doesn’t necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It’s a continuity that both accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skillful perception by engaging with submerged fictions through physical performance practices. Language will be useful for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

Movement Research Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion: Alternative Economies.
Tuesday June 25 6:15-7:45pm
Josie’s Bar, 520 E 6th St (between Avenues A and B)
Moderated by Kathy Westwater
With panelists Tamara Greenfield, Ilona Bito and more
FREE

2012 MR Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion
We’re not done yet! In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, we will look deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Join panelists, who have been involved in splinter conversations that began after the November 5 Town Hall meeting, as they share some of their groups’ discussions. We will peek into the different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making.

Classes this week with…

luciana achugar. Feeling is Believing.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Class will be taught by Melanie Maar June 17 & 19.
I like to think of dance class as a chance to grow a new body. I am in a process of developing the language that gives me access to a more sensual, animal, connected, bloody, fleshy, fatty, bony, magical, deeper than even the marrow of the bone, vibrational body, and I’d like to share it with you. Using our imagination a lot, using our breath and our voice, using touch, and also sometimes discussing and learning tools for strengthening connections and for letting go of patterns of use of ourselves. Always moving towards pleasure…

Vicky Shick. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Class will be taught by Lance Gries June 25 & 27
Class will begin with systematically readying an alert body and mind for full-out and detailed dancing which we will do in the second part of class. The goal is to help each dancer increase self and body awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility, and almost most importantly, focus. The warm up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and also leaving space for sensation and feedback from our bodies as we work collaboratively to arrive at dancing. Through the practice of doing phrase work with a wide range of physicality and co-ordinations, we hone our skills and apply our training. And with repetition and exploration we educate ourselves and deepen the understanding of the intelligence in our bodies.

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, 6:15-7:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

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

Charles Mosey. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 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.

The Week Ahead. June 10-16.

This Week at Movement Research…  Come check out a FREE workshop at First Street Green this Saturday with our very own Diana Crum! Also, come join us for the LAST Judson of the Spring 2013 Season!

Monday June 10. 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: Colectivo AM (Hunab Ku Mata Caro, Magdalena Leite, Leonor Maldonado, Nuria Fragoso)*; Malin Elgán***; Kajsa Sandstrom; Enrico Wey

*MRX/Mexico Exchange Artists
**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
***MRX Sweden in collaboration with Konstnärsnämnden/The International Dance Programme, Sweden

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday June 15. Workshop with Diana Crum
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
Using play as a research practice, we will spontaneously move in response to the stimuli in the park. We will practice awareness through improvisation and phrase-making. We’ll also get lost in the complicated way movement teaches us about where we are. It is open to all.

Read about more upcoming FREE Saturday workshops at FSG here!

Upcoming Workshops and Events.

International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson.
Monday-Wednesday June 24-26 10am-3pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C (at E 4th St)
$105 Full Workshop, $40 Single Days
REGISTER ONLINE
Performers and Authorship
A performer’s authorship is an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. Anything you as a performer represent or produce is temporary, but part of a contained continuity. This continuity is not necessarily progressive, doesn’t necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It’s a continuity that both accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skillful perception by engaging with submerged fictions through physical performance practices. Language will be useful for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

Movement Research Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion: Alternative Economies.
Tuesday June 25 6:15-7:45pm
Josie’s Bar, 520 E 6th St (between Avenues A and B)
Moderated by Kathy Westwater
With panelists Tamara Greenfield, Ilona Bito and more
FREE

2012 MR Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion
We’re not done yet! In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, we will look deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Join panelists, who have been involved in splinter conversations that began after the November 5 Town Hall meeting, as they share some of their groups’ discussions. We will peek into the different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making.

Classes this week with…

luciana achugar. Feeling is Believing.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Class will be taught by Levi Gonzalez this Friday June 14
I like to think of dance class as a chance to grow a new body. I am in a process of developing the language that gives me access to a more sensual, animal, connected, bloody, fleshy, fatty, bony, magical, deeper than even the marrow of the bone, vibrational body, and I’d like to share it with you. Using our imagination a lot, using our breath and our voice, using touch, and also sometimes discussing and learning tools for strengthening connections and for letting go of patterns of use of ourselves. Always moving towards pleasure…

Vicky Shick. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Class will begin with systematically readying an alert body and mind for full-out and detailed dancing which we will do in the second part of class. The goal is to help each dancer increase self and body awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility, and almost most importantly, focus. The warm up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and also leaving space for sensation and feedback from our bodies as we work collaboratively to arrive at dancing. Through the practice of doing phrase work with a wide range of physicality and co-ordinations, we hone our skills and apply our training. And with repetition and exploration we educate ourselves and deepen the understanding of the intelligence in our bodies.

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, 6:15-7:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

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

Charles Mosey. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 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.

The Week Ahead. June 3-9.

This Week at Movement Research… Register now for our upcoming International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson: Performers and Authorship! It should be a good one!

No Judson or OP this week!

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday June 8. Workshop with Jaime Ortega: Move to Heal
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
This class is for those struggling with health issues of their own or that of a loved one. We use movement and somatic practices to support healing processes. Sourcing from both western and eastern traditions, we will play with movement, breath, sound and imagery to encourage self-empowerment as it relates to our health and well-being.

Read about more upcoming FREE Saturday workshops at FSG here!

Upcoming Workshops and Events.

International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson.
Monday-Wednesday June 24-26 10am-3pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C (at E 4th St)
$105 Full Workshop, $40 Single Days
REGISTER ONLINE
Performers and Authorship
A performer’s authorship is an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. Anything you as a performer represent or produce is temporary, but part of a contained continuity. This continuity is not necessarily progressive, doesn’t necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It’s a continuity that both accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skillful perception by engaging with submerged fictions through physical performance practices. Language will be useful for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

Movement Research Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion: Alternative Economies.
Tuesday June 25 6:15-7:45pm
Josie’s Bar, 520 E 6th St (between Avenues A and B)
Moderated by Kathy Westwater
With panelists Tamara Greenfield, Ilona Bito and more
FREE

2012 MR Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion
We’re not done yet! In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, we will look deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Join panelists, who have been involved in splinter conversations that began after the November 5 Town Hall meeting, as they share some of their groups’ discussions. We will peek into the different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making.

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. No class May 27.

Vicky Shick. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Class will begin with systematically readying an alert body and mind for full-out and detailed dancing which we will do in the second part of class. The goal is to help each dancer increase self and body awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility, and almost most importantly, focus. The warm up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and also leaving space for sensation and feedback from our bodies as we work collaboratively to arrive at dancing. Through the practice of doing phrase work with a wide range of physicality and co-ordinations, we hone our skills and apply our training. And with repetition and exploration we educate ourselves and deepen the understanding of the intelligence in our bodies.

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, 6:15-7:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

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

Charles Mosey. 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.

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.

The Week Ahead. June 27- July 3, 2011.

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Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 2.8.2010

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, February 8, 2010.
Featuring works by Karl Cronin, Rachel Bernsen, and Kristi Spessard.

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