Posts Tagged ‘Spring 2015’

Movement Research at the Judson Church – June 1, 2015

Featuring works by Melinda Ring*, Sam Kim*, Alex Escalante* and Melanie Maar, Nami Yamamoto


A Black Cloud, Walks into a Room
Choreography/Video: Melinda Ring
Collaborators/Performers: Talya Epstein, Maggie Jones, Molly Lieber, Kayvon Pourazar
Dramaturgical Astrologer: Leslie Galbraith

This project was made possible, in part, through The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund. Additional funding provided by the Friends of Special Projects.


Fear in Porcelain
Choreography, Performance and Costume by Sam Kim


(video unpublished)
Alex Escalante/Melanie Maar
Choreographed/Performed: Alex Escalante and Melanie Maar


Headless Wolf (work in progress)
Directed by Nami Yamamoto
Created and performed by Matt Acheson and Idol

Headless Wolf was created, in part, with a space grant from BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange with support from the Dance Rehearsal Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Headless Wolf was also made possible, in part, throughout The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund.

* 2014 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Movement Research at the Judson Church – May 18, 2015

Featuring works by Macklin Kowal, Anna Conner + CO, Yanghee Lee / The Limbo Project,* Juliette Mapp**


Stand by Your Plan
Choreography: Macklin Kowal
Performance: Andrew Champlin, Honey Jernquist, Millie Kapp, Macklin Kowal, Mercedes Searer
Music: Mikis Theodorakis, Carlos Mena
Shout Out: Setareh Fatehi Irani, Karin Verbruggen, Lisa Vereertbrugghen


Exercises for the unrested: the kingmaker
Director/Choreographer: Anna Conner
Collaborators: Patrick Kilbane and Calie Swedberg
Original Sound Score: Bret Gardin

Exercises for the unrested: the kingmaker, is an excerpt of an ongoing project that has been commissioned and will be performed October 9-11, 2015 as part of Velocity Dance Center’s Made in Seattle New Dance Development Program (Seattle, WA). Learn more at: and


UNLEARN: (Work in Progress)
A process of learning to unlearn: forms and habitual movements
Conceived by Yanghee Lee
Created and Performed in collaboration with Barney O’Hanlon (SITI Company) and Yanghee Lee (Limbo Project)
Music by Nils Frahm

This work was made possible, in part, through The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund.


The context of no context
Performers: Levi Gonzalez, Kayvon Pourazar, Juliette Mapp


* 2014 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
** 2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Movement Research Spring Festival at the Judson Church – May 11, 2015

Featuring works by Sunny Jain, Patricia Noworol Dance Theater, okwui okpokwasili


Performance by Sunny Jain on the dhol


Concept/Direction/Choreography: Patrica Noworol
Performance created in collaboration with: Nick Bruder, AJ “The Animal” Jonez, Troy Ogilvie, Chris Lancaster
Music Composition: Chris Lancaster
Costume: Vita Tzykun


future study #3
body/generator: okwui okpokwasili
mylar/lights: peter born
music/song: peter and okwui

Movement Research at the Judson Church – May 4, 2015

Featuring works by Vanessa Justice, Mina Nishimura*, Vicky Shick**, Yve Laris Cohen


The Relational Body Project, Part Three (excerpt/work-in-progress)
Choreography: Vanessa Justice
Performers: Vanessa Justice, Lily Ockwell and Kendra Portier
Text: Verbatim from conversation overheard on the trains and sidewalks of NYC

The Relational Body Project is a series of works performed in close proximity to the audience that explores the body as a relational entity. (Part One occurred as a Studio Series at New York Live Arts, Part Two was a multi-channel video installed at The New Museum/auntsforcamera, Part Three will occur on NYC sidewalks and train platforms in summer/fall 2015, and Part Four will be a culminating, staged performance in 2017.)
(Please note: Vanessa is currently seeking advanced dancers okay with singing/vocalization and performing in pedestrian, public spaces. Please email her if interested. Also, please email Vanessa if you would like to receive notices about when/where her public interaction-performances will occur:


Title: Sketch 2 (of unknown landscape)
Created and Performed by Mina Nishimura
Music: Canon in Major D by Johann Pachelbel, Suite for Orchestra No. 3 in D Major by J.S. Bach


Snippets: In Process
By Vicky Shick with Dancers: Donna Costello, Olsi Gjeci, Lily Gold, Omagbitse Omagbemi, Jimena Paz, Wendy Perron, and Marilyn Maywald Yahel
Sound: Jean Derome, Elise Kermani and B.B. King

This is a series of snippets, most of which were made one-on-one. Today will be the first time we are together in the same place at the same time sharing them with you and with each other. This is truly a work-in-process.


April 19, 2015
by Yve Laris Cohen
with Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper


* 2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
** 2015 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Movement Research at the Judson Church – April 13, 2015

Featuring works by Erin Ellen Kelly, Elisa Osborne, Johanna Meyer, Jeanine Durning 


Concept and Performance: Erin Ellen Kelly
Soundscape with field recordings: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, and Max Richter

The starting point: the elemental qualities of landscapes. This improvisation explores water, frozen to steam. What characters emerge?

Thanks Juan Merchan, Ophra Wolf, Geoff Kuffner, Baptiste Ex, for lending an outside eye and feedback.


Gilded Kant
A Vinyl Thinking Tank
Choreography by Elisa Osborne
Performed by: Elisa Osborne and Benjamin Bohnsack
Drawings: Benjamin Bohnsack
Coaching and Dramaturgy advice by: Karen Boesser
Raincoat: a loan from the Vandenburgh family.

Special thanks to: Janet Panetta, Karen Boesser, Sonia Lopes Soares, Irene Dowd, Patricia Hoffbauer and Jörg Sommer at, and Christian Steinmetz at


By Johanna S. Meyer

Tonight’s performance is a work in progress started in the Liftoff Residency. This solo was made bringing different artists into the studio to direct my material. Later I will direct this material on performers and make a group piece. Currently Angelica Soledad, Paola Lopez and Nibia Pastrana Santiago have participated.


Jeanine Durning, with Julian Barnett and Molly Poerstel
“The pleasure is to our purpose, but the object is purposeless.” Immanuel Kant
“Keep on with the force don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.” Michael Jackson
“Unfortunately I am afraid, as always, of going on.” Samuel Beckett

From Jeanine: In the summer of 2013, I began a research into the practice of what I bluntly call nonstop moving. For the purposes of Judson tonight, Molly, Julian and I will be sharing and framing some of the tools and strategies of this practice, which normally lasts up to about an hour. Nonstop moving is in direct continuity to the practice of nonstop speaking that I began in 2008 and then started to publicly perform in 2010 as the work I call inging. The term nonstop is a decidedly chosen one, as opposed to perpetual or continual, because it points to the critical nature of what it takes to keep going in the midst of questions, doubts, and inevitable failures and limitations.Nonstopping accepts, as a practice, our multiplicity, our foibles, our repetitions, our desires, our potentialities, our perceptions, our paradoxes – all sitting up against each other, colliding and combining, tracing and erasing, creating and cleaving meaning.

Movement Research at the Judson Church – April 6, 2015


Featuring works by Carlo Antonio Villanueva, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo, InTW 


How to Dinkle, Bibbler, Shako, and Plume
Director: Carlo Antonio Villanueva
Performers: Juliana Ventimiglia, Miriam Gabriel, Carlo Antonio Villanueva
Music: John Luther Adams


leaves from a loose-leaf war diary
Choreographer and performer: Shayla-Vie Jenkins
Music: Sam Crawford
*Excerpt from the poem The Anniad, by Gwendolyn Brooks
**Thank you for lending me your voices: Shantelle, LaMont, Rena, Wendell, and Rachael.


When Water Dries the Mouth/New World Excerpt
Choreographer/Director: Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo with collaboration from the performers
Performers: The NWA Project – Kirsten Flores-Davis, Carrissa Matsushima, Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo
Music: “I Got the New World in My View”, Sister Gertrude Morgan and “Zion Zodu”, Nia Witherspoon


52 Hertz
Choreographer: Hsiao-Wei Hsieh, Hsiao-Ting Hsieh
Performers: Yuriko Hiroura, Marion Helfenstein, Yasmin LeBron-Savard, Shannon Elizabeth O’Brien, Zoe Warshaw,
Hsiao-Wei Hsieh.
Music: Waltz No.2 From Jazz Suite No.2 by Dimitri Shostakovich, Eternal Pulse by Hanan Townshend


Movement Research at the Judson Church – March 30, 2015


Featuring works by Jumatatu Poe (idiosynCrazy productions), Rebecca Brooks, Karin Verbruggen, Stanley Love Performance Group 


Creation and Performance: Jumatatu Poe
Metronome designed by: EUMLab
Plastic by RiteAid HOME


By: Rebecca Brooks
Performance by Jodi Bender & Kate Martel
With musical score written and performed by Hart of Gold (Elizabeth Hare & Jessie Gold)
Special thanks to Rebecca Wender & Jennifer Lafferty


By Karin Verbruggen
Soundscape by: Calmsound
Once I met an 8 year old who gave everything in the world around her the same importance. Describing a photo she said: “This is my garden, this is my brother, this is the airplane, this is the house, there is the cat.” The question, now, is simple: what happens when you place objects and human bodies on the same level?
With the support of Bureau Internationale Jeunesse and De School van Gaasbeek.


Choreographed: Stanley Love
Costumes: David Quinn
Music: Barry White and The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Midnight Groove
Dancers: Julie Ramirez, Gia Mele, Tracy Mendez, Leonel Valle, Anthony Ernest Kierien, Stanley Love, and Kei Ota


Movement Research at the Judson Church – March 23, 2015


Featuring works by Caitlin Cook, Betty Skeen, WKcollective/Wanjiru Kamuyu, and Noopur Singha 


Health Dance/pt. 2, Sunne
Choreographer: Caitlin Cook
Performers: Jessie Gold, Parker Lutz, Paige Martin, Greg Zuccolo
Sound: Tranquil Birdsong, Lewellyn
Set/Costumes: Caitlin Cook


The Evening is Wearing, Darling
Choreography, text, and costume design: Betty Skeen
Dancers: Bethany Disque, Allie Harris
Music and Sound: Lauren Burke, Eric Carmen – “Sunrise”


At the moment of encounter
Choreographer and performer Wanjiru Kamuyu
Music (original composition and arrangement): Jean Philippe Barrios, alias lacrymoboy
Album available on iTunes and Bandcamp, artiste lacrymoboy

This work’s development began during a Blank Canvas artist residency at The Firkin Crane in Cork, Ireland, August 2014. While serving as a Guest Artist at Mills College (Oakland CA), I continue to explore and develop At the moment of encounter. A Production Residency is scheduled for May 11-17, 2015 at Mills College’s Lisser Theater.

Synopsis: The intrigue lies in how meditatively stillness, working from the internal through to the external, creating a progressive shift of dynamics while playing with the ideas of suspension, repetition, and variations on a movement theme can draw in both performer and witness (audience).


stigma scripture
Choreographed by: Noopur Singha
Performed by: Jessica Cook, Shoko Yamamuro, Noopur Singha
Music by: Greg Kramer, Merzbow


Movement Research at the Judson Church – March 16, 2015

Featuring works by Dana Bell, Martita Abril, Zena Bibler, and John Jasperse


Join Forces With
Choreography and costume: Dana Bell
Performers: Meg Clixby, Liza Corsillo and Kerry Davis
Music: “The Gateless Gate” by Man Forever
Played by John Colpitts, Phil Manley and Warren Heugel


Choreographed and performed by Martita Abril
Sound score created by Martita Abril


Performers: Anne Zuerner and Zena Bibler
Rote is a series of performance scores that explore remembering as a generative act. This evening’s performance score has been organized for the time and space of its performance.
“I am my remembering self, and the experiencing self, who does my living, is like a stranger to me.” — Daniel Kahneman


Something new with Stuart (and/or John) that might include some music
Choreography: John Jasperse
Performed by Stuart Singer (with possible appearance by John Jasperse)


Movement Research at the Judson Church – March 9, 2015

Featuring works by GodoyPradera Projects, Lisa Kusanagi – Dance Expressionist, and Heidi Henderson 


Bare Bones
Directors/Choreographers/Performers: Lazaro Godoy & Carlota Pradera
Composer/sound artist: Juraj Kojs
Live musician/co-composer: Rainer Davies
Percussionist: Andrew Kerr


16 Day Return Policy
Choreographer/Director: Lisa Kusanagi
Performer: Lisa Kusanagi
Music: Ran Bagno
Costumes: Lisa Kusanagi


Choreography by Heidi Henderson buoyed by the dancers
Dancers: Karl Rogers, Christina Jane Robson, Edward Rice, Heidi Henderson
Music: “Beech” by Bartholomaus Traubeck, “Impromtu Number 3 in G-flat Major” by Franz Schubert, played by Seymour Lipkin, “Rock Your Body” by Timberlake, Hugo and Williams


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