Posts Tagged ‘RoseAnne Spradlin’

Podcast: Studies Project 11/10/2015 – what we talk about when we talk somatics

Movement Research Studies Project, “what we talk about when we talk somatics: a sharing of practices leading into conversation” – November 10, 2015
With Justine Lynch, Antonio Ramos, Shelley Senter and RoseAnne Spradlin
Moderated by Levi Gonzalez

Listen to the Podcast here:
Studies Project 11/10/15: what we talk about when we talk somatics

What does the term “somatics” even mean? Can we arrive at consensus around this as an idea, a value, a practice? This event brought together artists/practitioners of various backgrounds and areas of study to lead the group in experiential practices which evolved into a collective discussion on the term “somatics” and the impact and resonance of this way of learning and being in the world.

November 10: Studies Project LIVE STREAM

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what we talk about when we talk about somatics: a sharing of practices leading into conversation

With Justine Lynch, Antonio Ramos, Shelley Senter and RoseAnne Spradlin

Tuesday, November 10, 6:15pm
Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
FREE

Click here to RSVP 

What does the term “somatics” even mean? Can we arrive at consensus around this as an idea, a value, a practice? This event will bring together artists/practitioners of various backgrounds and areas of study to lead the group in experiential practices which will evolve into a collective discussion on the term “somatics” and the impact and resonance of this way of learning and being in the world.

Live stream will begin at 6:15pm.

Click here for live stream

Jan. 20th Studies Project: The Role of Class in Current Dance Practices

Organized by MR in collaboration with Beth Gill, Lance Gries, Eva Karczag and Gwen Welliver

What role does “class” play in current dance practices? As contemporary teaching artists attempt to articulate new methods of transmitting knowledge through the body, so too are performers of contemporary dance and performance work drifting away from relying exclusively on traditional and codifiable techniques. How can we get the most out of the structures that exist and/or create new ones as we relate these models to the way people make work now? This conversation with teaching artists and practitioners will engage these seemingly intangible questions with concrete practices and proposals.

Participating speakers include:
Julian Barnett
Michelle Boulé
Wendell Cooper
Barbara Forbes
Zvi Gotheiner
K.J. Holmes
John Jasperse
Joanne Kotze
Nia Love
Juliette Mapp
Cori Olinghouse
Janet Panetta
Shelley Senter
Vicky Shick
RoseAnne Spradlin
Karinne Keithley Syers
Jesse Zarrit

Watch the Live-Stream here:https://plus.google.com/events/cnanv10u9s5umm45cbc888u9glk1536496_10152512696810216_4721892960043332164_n 10940416_10152512686335216_1114205404729462362_n

Week Ahead Blog Post July 7-13

This Week at Movement Research…

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MELT “Movie Night” with Dean Moss
Tuesday July 8. 7pm.
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway.
Free and open to all.

 

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MELT Reading Group with Biba Bell
Thursday July 10. 7pm.
Jimmy’s No. 43
43 East 7th Street
Free and open to all. $5 suggested donation.
RSVP Here.

 

Movement Research Summer MELT Intensives 2014

Week 1. July 7-11

RoseAnne Spradlin. Deepening Technique, Explorations in Body-Mind Centering®) 10:00 am-12:00 pm $120

Hristoula Harakas.  Technique 1:00 pm-3:00 pm $120

Dean Moss. rituals and experience 3:30 pm-6:00 pm $140

Joe Levasseur. Lighting Design for Dance 6:30 pm-10:00 pm (M,T,W). 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (Th,F) Register here

Summer MELT 2014 will run from July 7 – August 8, 2014. All workshops take place at Danspace Project (131 10th Street), except where noted.

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ONGOING CLASSES:

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Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™.
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Barbara Mahler is a widely respected performer, choreographer, movement educator, bodyworker, and a recipient of a 2013 BAX Arts Educator Award. She travels extensively as a guest artist to many festivals and colleges across the U.S, Canada, and Europe, and as a master teacher of and major contributor in the development and outreach of Klein Technique™. Her choreographic vision and passion is the small and intimate dance. An alumni of Hunter College, NYC, she holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Barbara has been a recipient of the Sage Cowles Land Grant, Meet the Composer, and has been a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, a recipient of CAVE residency, and a member of LEAP, 2011-12. She is part of EMERGE 2014, a collaborative residency event at EarthDance. She is senior faculty and certified practitioner of ZeroBalancing. www.barbaramahler.net
Read Barbara’s class description here
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Contact Improvisation with Bradley Teal Ellis.
July 2-July 30. Wednesday 6-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Fl.
Bradley Teal Ellis is a Brooklyn based improviser. Bradley has practiced Contact Improvisation for 15 years. He has performed improvisation at Dance Theater Workshop, MoMA PS1, Joyce Soho, 92nd Street Y, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Performa and other institutions. Bradley has been a guest teacher at UNC-Greensboro, University of the Arts, Temple University, Dance New Amsterdam (DNA), 100 Grand Studio, Gibney Dance, The New School for Dance and NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing.
Read Bradley’s class description here

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
July 7-18 M T Th F 12-2pm $17
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway 5th Floor

The Underscore. Underscore Facilitators.
2nd and 4th Sundays. 5-8pm. $5
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway 4th Floor

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 4.8.2013

Featuring works by Anna Marie Shogren, Ashley Byler, Katie Workum, Abby Zbikowski, and RoseAnne Spradlin.

Dong
Created by Anna Marie Shogren, with Eloise DeLuca
Joined by musicians, Jacqui Cornetta, Heather Garland, Lillie Jayne, Lisa Loew, and Katie Rose Sardelli
Music from Daktaris, Val Bennett, and Machine

Anna Marie Shogren is a native Minneapolitan, and U of MN grad, come to Brooklyn, based artist. Her choreography has been seen at DNA, Gowanus Ballroom, Flux Factory, AUNTS, Catch!, The Walker, Southern Theater, Bryant Lake Bowl, and Pieter. She is currently dancing with the Body Cartography Project and Faye Driscoll, and previously with Morgan Thorson, Karen Sherman, Justin Jones, Laurie Van Wieren, Chris Schlichting. She works with the Brooklyn based art collective, Non Solo. annamarieshogren.tumblr.com

4 Studies (to be performed in any order):
Ashley Byler and Jeremy Pheiffer with help from Hadar Ahuvia and Aston McCullough
Performers: Ashley Byler and Jeremy Pheiffer
Music: Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce
1. Accumulation: Variation Bey
Trisha Brown’s 1971 work re-imagined with Beyonce Knowles as inspiration for “pedestrian”
2. Retro-bey
A phrase combining various Beyonce movements danced forward and backward (structurally based on the “Main” phrase of Trisha Brown’s Sololos)
3. Coordination Score
Based on imagined rules for bodily coordination used in Trisha Brown’s Water Motor
4. Tofo Motor
Moving between the steps of dance group Tofo Tofo and movements inspired by Water Motor

Ashley Byler, B.A. Music/Psychology, University of Alabama in Huntsville, MFA Dance Sarah Lawrence College, has shown work at DTW Studio Series, The Field’s Uptown/Downtown, Judson Church, and Ketchikan Theatre Ballet. She is an early childhood arts educator and dances with Sara Rudner. She is reclaiming “pedestrian” from post-modern dance, using popular dance and rigorous composition. Sources cited for tonight’s work (as seen on YouTube): Trisha Brown; Water Motor, Accumulation, Sololos (“Main” phrase), Beyonce; Run the World (Girls), Single Ladies, Bad Girl from Usher concert circa 2006

Black Lakes (in progress)
With: Weena Pauly, Eleanor Smith and Katie Workum
Not here tonight, but part of the work: Katy Pyle

Katie Workum is a choreographer working in New York. Most recently she premiered Fruitlands at The Chocolate Factory. In addition to making dances, she has also worked for Ivy Baldwin, Young Jean Lee, Will Rawls, David Neumann, Stacy Dawson and others. katieworkum.org

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choreographer: Abby Zbikowski with performers
music: The Reatards
performers: Jennifer Meckley, Fiona Lundie
costumes: Jennifer Meckley, Fiona Lundie

Abby Zbikowski received her MFA in choreography from The Ohio State University, where she currently teaches full time in the Department of Dance, and makes work with her company, the new utility, that questions the role of movement in dance and the use of form. She holds a BFA in dance from Temple University and post-graduation worked with Philadelphia-based artists George Alley/Alley Ink Dance and Charles O. Anderson/dance theatre X, and is a current performer/collaborator with the Columbus, OH based Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project. As a choreographer, Abby’s work has been presented at DNA’s Raw Material in NYC, and the nEW Festival, Philly Fringe, Collage Festival, and New Edge Mix series in Philadelphia, among others.

Studies for disappearance
Choreography by RoseAnne Spradlin
Performed by Evvie Allison, Asli Bulbul, Siobhan Burke, Lily Gold, Juri Onuki, Rebecca Warner and Rebecca Wender
Music: Hello Stranger by Barbara Lewis
This project was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

RoseAnne Spradlin has been creating choreographic work in New York City since the early 1990s. Spradlin’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” for Choreography in 2003, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007, the three year Lambent Fellowship in Performing Arts in 2006-08, the Artist Award from the Foundation for contemporary Arts in 2007 and an Artist Grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Creative Exploration fund in 2009. RoseAnne has been an Artist-in-Residence this year with Movement Research and BAX and would like to thank both organizations for their support. Also, many thanks to the dancers!!

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 4.8.2013

Featuring works by Anna Marie Shogren, Ashley Byler, Katie Workum, Abby Zbikowski, and RoseAnne Spradlin*.

Dong
Created by Anna Marie Shogren, with Eloise DeLuca
Joined by musicians, Jacqui Cornetta, Heather Garland, Lillie Jayne, Lisa Loew, and Katie Rose Sardelli
Music from Daktaris, Val Bennett, and Machine

Anna Marie Shogren is a native Minneapolitan, and U of MN grad, come to Brooklyn, based artist. Her choreography has been seen at DNA, Gowanus Ballroom, Flux Factory, AUNTS, Catch!, The Walker, Southern Theater, Bryant Lake Bowl, and Pieter. She is currently dancing with the Body Cartography Project and Faye Driscoll, and previously with Morgan Thorson, Karen Sherman, Justin Jones, Laurie Van Wieren, Chris Schlichting. She works with the Brooklyn based art collective, Non Solo. annamarieshogren.tumblr.com

4 Studies (to be performed in any order):
Ashley Byler and Jeremy Pheiffer with help from Hadar Ahuvia and Aston McCullough
Performers: Ashley Byler and Jeremy Pheiffer
Music: Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce
1. Accumulation: Variation Bey
Trisha Brown’s 1971 work re-imagined with Beyonce Knowles as inspiration for “pedestrian”
2. Retro-bey
A phrase combining various Beyonce movements danced forward and backward (structurally based on the “Main” phrase of Trisha Brown’s Sololos)
3. Coordination Score
Based on imagined rules for bodily coordination used in Trisha Brown’s Water Motor
4. Tofo Motor
Moving between the steps of dance group Tofo Tofo and movements inspired by Water Motor

Ashley Byler, B.A. Music/Psychology, University of Alabama in Huntsville, MFA Dance Sarah Lawrence College, has shown work at DTW Studio Series, The Field’s Uptown/Downtown, Judson Church, and Ketchikan Theatre Ballet. She is an early childhood arts educator and dances with Sara Rudner. She is reclaiming “pedestrian” from post-modern dance, using popular dance and rigorous composition. Sources cited for tonight’s work (as seen on YouTube): Trisha Brown; Water Motor, Accumulation, Sololos (“Main” phrase), Beyonce; Run the World (Girls), Single Ladies, Bad Girl from Usher concert circa 2006.

Black Lakes (in progress)
With: Weena Pauly, Eleanor Smith and Katie Workum
Not here tonight, but part of the work: Katy Pyle

Katie Workum is a choreographer working in New York. Most recently she premiered Fruitlands at The Chocolate Factory. In addition to making dances, she has also worked for Ivy Baldwin, Young Jean Lee, Will Rawls, David Neumann, Stacy Dawson and others. katieworkum.org

low slung
choreographer: Abby Zbikowski with performers
music: The Reatards
performers: Jennifer Meckley, Fiona Lundie
costumes: Jennifer Meckley, Fiona Lundie

Abby Zbikowski received her MFA in choreography from The Ohio State University, where she currently teaches full time in the Department of Dance, and makes work with her company, the new utility, that questions the role of movement in dance and the use of form. She holds a BFA in dance from Temple University and post-graduation worked with Philadelphia-based artists George Alley/Alley Ink Dance and Charles O. Anderson/dance theatre X, and is a current performer/collaborator with the Columbus, OH based Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project. As a choreographer, Abby’s work has been presented at DNA’s Raw Material in NYC, and the nEW Festival, Philly Fringe, Collage Festival, and New Edge Mix series in Philadelphia, among others.

Studies for disappearance
Choreography by RoseAnne Spradlin
Performed by Evvie Allison, Asli Bulbul, Siobhan Burke, Lily Gold, Juri Onuki, Rebecca Warner and Rebecca Wender
Music: Hello Stranger by Barbara Lewis
This project was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

RoseAnne Spradlin has been creating choreographic work in New York City since the early 1990s. Spradlin’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” for Choreography in 2003, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007, the three year Lambent Fellowship in Performing Arts in 2006-08, the Artist Award from the Foundation for contemporary Arts in 2007 and an Artist Grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Creative Exploration fund in 2009. RoseAnne has been an Artist-in-Residence this year with Movement Research and BAX and would like to thank both organizations for their support. Also, many thanks to the dancers!!

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

The Week Ahead. April 8-14.

This Week at Movement Research… Come check out what should be a great workshop with Larissa Velez-Jackson at Eden’s Expressway!

Monday April 8. 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: Ashley Byler, Anna Marie Shogren, RoseAnne Spradlin*, Katie Workum, Abigail Zbikowski

Wednesday April 10. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Kai Kleinbard, Amanda McNussen and Dancers, Alexandra Pinel, Daniela Tenhamm Tejos
Moderated by Katia Castaneda Urzua*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Workshop This Week.

April 12-20. Workshop with Larissa Velez-Jackson.
April 12 FRI 2:30-5:30pm
April 13 SAT 4:30-7:30pm
April 19 FRI 2:30-5:30pm
April 20 SAT 4:30-7:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$70 Full Workshop, $18 Drop-In

Register Now!
What is My Work? A workshop based on the format of a peer panel review
Facilitated by Larissa Velez-Jackson
Much value is placed on the idea of artwork that is at the cutting edge, with the words “pushing boundaries” emphasized in grants, applications and curating language. This conversation examines what might be meant by “pushing boundaries”? How important is it in the creative process and its outcome? Is the point of view of the artist different from the one of the audience when determining something as “pushing boundaries”? What assumptions or cultural contexts are assumed to establish these boundaries? Are there other ways to value contemporary work?

Upcoming Workshops and Studies Projects.

Wednesday April 17. Studies Project: “Pushing Boundaries.”
6:15pm
Gibney Dance Center
Conceived by Ori Flomin
With panelists Arthur Aviles, Jennifer Wright Cook, Colleen Thomas, Larissa Velez-Jackson and more
Moderated by Moira Brennan
FREE

Much value is placed on the idea of artwork that is at the cutting edge, with the words “pushing boundaries” emphasized in grants, applications and curating language. This conversation examines what might be meant by “pushing boundaries”? How important is it in the creative process and its outcome? Is the point of view of the artist different from the one of the audience when determining something as “pushing boundaries”? What assumptions or cultural contexts are assumed to establish these boundaries? Are there other ways to value contemporary work?

Wednesday-Friday May 1-3. Workshop with Lance Gries.
2:30-5:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$90

Register Now!
Embodying and Exchanging Energy
This workshop 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.

Classes this week with…

Jon Kinzel. Technique / EXERCISES IN COMPOSITION.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

This class is designed to access multiple threads at once such as greater range of motion and articulation, isolated and momentum-driven movement forms, rhythmic and kinesthetic intelligence, sense of scale, ascent and descent, injury prevention, alignment, personal and musical expression, and dancing that supports a balanced square orientation over a vertical axis while traversing through space, and shifting off center, in a mode that reflects a play between athleticism, performance, and a particular disposition.

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

Class will be taught by Kayvon Pourazar on April 16 & 18. This class will focus on alignment, weight, clarity of momentum, and breath. Using influences from Chi Gong, Alexander, yoga, modern and postmodern constructs to release the joints, connect to the floor, lengthen the spine, activate the senses and warm the body. We continue the exploration in the second half through a combination of improvisation, phrase material and other choreographic structures to expand the experience of dancing.

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.
NO CLASS this Tuesday evening.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Tuesday, Thursday and 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.

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

Tim O’Donnell. 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. October 22-28.

This Week at Movement Research… We’re excited to kick off the Fall 2012-Winter 2013 season of Movement Research at the Judson Church this Monday!

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, Aaron Mattocks, and Gabriel Forestieri.

Wednesday October 24. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Eliza Ladd, Drew Madland, Cornerspoon, and Rosalie Elkinton.
Moderated by RoseAnne Spradlin *

Workshop with Mårten Spångberg:
Choreography As Expanded Practice/Dance As Autonomous Medium
A series of softly, or non-causally connected seminars

Thursday October 25, 4-6pm.
Sunday October 28, 12-2pm.
Sunday November 4, 12-2pm.
MoMA PS1, Corner Gallery, Second Floor
FREE with RSVP: alex_sloane@moma.org

This seminar addresses, through open research and experimentation, the shifting contexts of choreography and dance in contemporary society. It considers dance and choreography as work engaged in specific modes of production and not primarily as expression or representation. The workshop drafts notions of choreography as expanded practice next to probing the grounds for the possibility of dance to again identify itself as an autonomous medium. The different sessions embark on excessive detours into economy, policy and politics, detecting the position of dance and choreography within the context of neo-liberalism and a society where subjectivity and time has been corporatized. It is, at the same time, an attempt to open a ground for dance and choreography in respect to composition, improvisation, expression, organization, interpretation and affect. The different seminars can be attended as a connected series to be finalized with a presentation at MoMA PS1 on November 4, 2012 but can also be attended as separate events. Participants need no dance background but should bring something nice to dance in, and a blanket is always good.

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?

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes this week with: DD Dorvillier, Barbara Mahler, David Thomson, Irene Dowd, Clare Maxwell, Karl Anderson, Jen Rosenblit and Bradley Teal Ellis

Upcoming.

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.

Sunday November 4. Judson @ 50:
MR in Residence at the New Museum.
“Talking about my generation”:
Jill Johnston and the Critic as Subject

3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
$6 New Museum members, $8 General Public
Critical Correspondence is an online publication of Movement Research. For this program, Critical Correspondence coeditors Aaron Mattocks and Marissa Perel honor the celebrated writer and critic Jill Johnston, whose experimental and personal voice communicated the culture of the interdisciplinary 1960s art scene. In light of Johnston’s innovative contributions to the form, this conversation considers contemporary criticism and the writer as subject. Speakers include frontrunners of print journalism and the blogosphere alike. Performative readings of reviews on dance and performance are included.

Mondays, November 5-26. Workshops with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio.
$20 per class
Register Online: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops
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.

The Week Ahead. October 7-14.

This Week at Movement Research… a special event in partnership with Danspace Project and Anthology Film Archives, a FREE workshop with Daria Faïn and an amazing class schedule, as always!

Sunday October 7. Judson @ 50: JUDSON RECONSTRUCTED
MR in Partnership with Danspace Project and Anthology Film Archives
3pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR/Danspace Project Members; $6 Anthology Members
In 1982, Danspace Project and Bennington College collaborated on “The Judson Project,” a series of performances dedicated to reconstructing Judson-era works with 14 Judson choreographers, including Edward Bhartonn, Remy Charlip, Lucinda Childs, Philip Corner, Brian De Palma, Judith Dunn, Simone Forti, Deborah Hay, Aileen Passloff, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Elaine Summers, and James Waring. The Bennington College Judson Project also filmed interviews with many of the artists that were central to Judson Dance Theater. Danspace Project and Movement Research share a selection of these rarely-seen reconstructions and interviews in a special afternoon screening.

Saturday October 13. MR @ FSG: Workshop with Daria Faïn.
12-2pm. First Street Green, 33 E 1st St.
FREE

According to Chinese energetic, in October we are transitioning between the Earth and the Metal energy. The Earth corresponds to the Digestive System (stomach/pancreas/spleen), and the Metal to the Lungs/Large Intestine. It is about the energy coming back into the Earth and the ability to transform by letting go of what we don’t need internally and externally. The session will include a warm up, and a series of intuitive movement meditations to activate these energies, tapping into our immediate environment with our sensory apparatus and our experiential field.

Classes this Week with: Asli Bulbul, Janet Panetta, David Thomson, Barbara Mahler, Irene Dowd, Clare Maxwell, Karl Anderson, K.J. Holmes, Daria Faïn, Bradley Teal Ellis, Rebecca Bone, Jesse Johnson, Mark Messer and Brandin Steffensen.

Upcoming.

Tuesday October 16. Judson @ 50:
JUDSON: SECOND GENERATION AND BEYOND
MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives
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 a 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.

Plus additional surprises!

Monday-Friday October 28-November 2.
International Dance Dialogues: Workshop with Azusa Seyama Prioville.
10-12pm. Gibney Dance Center, Studio 6.
$75
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.

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

AND…..

Winter MELT is coming!! REGISTER NOW for workshops with Kyle deCamp, Irene Dowd, Miguel Gutierrez, John Jasperse, Yvonne Meier, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jennifer Monson, Shelley Senter, and Gwen Welliver!

The Week Ahead. July 1-7, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes this Week with: Janet Panetta, Barbara Mahler, Charlie Mosey.

and….

A VERY SPECIAL EVENT….

Movement Research celebrates the
50th Anniversary of the 1st Judson Dance Theater Performance!
Featuring:
Carolee Schneemann, Elaine Summers and more

Friday July 6
8PM Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
FREE

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Photo of Simone Forti, Sleepwalkers, by Jason Underhill

Last week to register for MELT Summer 2012!
MELT is almost completely SOLD OUT

Reserve your space now for workshops with
Lance Gries
,  K.J. Holmes,  Joe Levasseur, Barbara Mahler and David Thomson.

July 9 – August 10th 2012
MON – FRI  10am-6pm Daily

Pay and Fill out Registration!

More on MELT!

This summer you will definitely be melting in the sun, but just to make sure you melt at the perfect degree we’ve lined up five weeks of intensive workshops that will not only knock your socks off, but will also put a pep in your step!

MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 weeks) and winter (3 weeks).Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded an innovative artists in the field of dance today.

Five weeks of intensive workshops with internationally acclaimed faculty. Melt Faculty includes: Irene Dowd, Levi Gonzalez, Neil Greenberg, Lance Gries, K.J. Holmes, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jen Joy, Eva Karczag, Pooh Kaye, Jennifer Lacey, Joe Levasseur, Barbara Mahler, Tere O’Connor, Jimena Paz, Lisa Race, Vicky Shick, RoseAnne Spradlin, David Thomson

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