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Week Ahead Blog Post: June 15-22

This Week at Movement Research…


 Sunday Process Lab with Mina Nishimura

Sunday June 15 5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

In this laboratory, my current research around butoh scores and internal landscape as well as some of my somatic practices around nuanced forms and movements will be shared and practiced with participants. After a brief introduction to butoh and butoh scores, how to use actual butoh scores in your own creation process will be explored and discussed. Drawing and writing are involved in the process of exploration.

RSVP here



Monday June 16. Movement Research at the Judson Church

Performances by Julian Barnett, Caitlin Cook, Paul Singh, Katie Workum

Judson Church, 8:00 pm
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY


Tuesday, June 17. Open Performance

Moderator Mina Nishimura

Performances by Richard Olson, Catarina Trota, Elena Vazintaris Dance Projects

Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY



luciana achugar. Morning Class

Monday June 16 last day10am-12pm. $14 
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

luciana achugar is a Brooklyn-based choreographer from Uruguay who grew as an artist in close dialogue with the NY and Montevideo contemporary dance communities. She began making work collaboratively with Levi Gonzalez in 1999, and in 2002 she started working independently. Her work is concerned with the post-colonial world, searching for an undoing of current power structures from the inside out. She is a two-time “Bessie” recipient, a Guggenheim Fellow and Creative Capital Grantee
Read luciana’s class description here.


Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class
June 18-July 2. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
Levi Gonzalez is a dance artist whose work has been presented in NYC and beyond for the past 14 years. He has performed with Donna Uchizono, John Jasperse, Juliette Mapp, Daria Faïn, ChameckiLerner, and Michael Laub, and has collaborated extensively with luciana achugar. He was most recently a 2010-12 BAX Artist-in-Residence.
Read Levi’s class description here



Vicky Shick. Morning Class
June 17-June 26. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.
Vicky Shick has been involved in the NYC dance community since the late 1970s. A member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company for 6 years, she has also worked with many other NYC-based choreographers and has made dances for over 20 years. She received “Bessies” for performance and choreography and most recently showed work in April 2013 at Danspace Project. In addition to showing her work at Danspace, DTW, The Kitchen, and P.S 122, she has made dances for Arizona State, Barnard College and George Washington University. Shick teaches regularly in Europe and the U.S, mostly for Movement Research, and for the last 12 years at Hunter College. She was a 2006 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant recipient and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow.
Read Vicky’s class description here

ONGOING CLASSES (Click here for full descriptions):

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

Kayvon Pourazar. Morning Class 
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.

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

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

Jen Rosenblit. Improvisational Forms
Saturday 11am – 1pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor



The Week Ahead. November 19-25.

This Week at Movement Research… We’re excited for workshops with luciana achugar and open rehearsals with Ximena Garnica as part of their New Museum Residency this week and next!

Monday November 19. Workshop with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St.
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 19. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Aretha Aoki, Julian Barnett, Luke George, Joey Kipp and Stina Nyberg*

*MRX/Sweden Resident Artist

Tuesday-Wednesday November 20-21 . Workshop with Deborah Hay.
10am-1pm. Avenue C Studio.
$75 SOLD OUT! Email with your name, phone number, and email address to join the wait-list.
What if our attention is not on what we do onstage but how we can be continuously enlarging our experience of dance as we dance?

Wednesday November 21. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.

Featuring works by Lauren Withhart, Kitchen Sink Collective, Sarah Dahnke, and Richard Olson.
Moderated by Michal Samama**

**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Wednesday November 21-Wednesday December 5.
luciana achugar and Ximena in Residence at the New Museum.
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Workshops with luciana achugar.
feeling is believing
FREE with New Museum Admission and RSVP to

See our Facebook Page for full schedule.

Sunday December 2.Workshop followed by Discussion
with luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica.

12:30am-2:30pm (Workshop), 2:30-3:30pm (Discussion)
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission and RSVP to

luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica will address the proposal:
Where have we taken the neutral/pedestrian body, the ordinary vs. extraordinary body? What are we interested in presenting ‘via the body’ currently and into the future? Imagine a future body.

Part of New Museum’s RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series
In Partnership with Movement Research

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

Upcoming Events.

Wednesday December 5-Thursday December 13.
Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill in Residence at the New Museum.

New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

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. 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. 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.

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

Irene Dowd.
Tuesday. 3:00 pm-4:45 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.

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