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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 1.28.13

Featuring works by Sari Nordman, Stephanie Fungsan & Jeremy Finch, and Thea Patterson.

A Dadaesque Collage of Chauvinist Wisdom (An excerpt)
Choreography: Sari Nordman
Performers: Kristin Hatleberg and Sari Nordman

Sari Nordman has performed her work for AUNTS, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Columbia University, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, and Movement Research at the Judson Church. She will premiere A Dadaesque Collage of Chauvinist Wisdom at the FLICfest at the Irondale Center on February 1st, 2013 at 9pm. She currently works as a dancer with Dean Moss/Gametophyte, Inc. and most recently performed in his work Voluntaries at the Museum of Modern Art. She has also worked as a dancer with choreographers Douglas Dunn, Naomi Goldberg Haas, Steve Paxton, Robin Rapoport, Susan Rethorst, and Melinda Ring, among others, with visual artist Ming Wong and with Avanti! Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. She holds an M.F.A. degree in modern dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

same time and place?
Created by Stephanie Fungsang and Jeremy Finch
Music: Kaki King, Four Tet

Stephanie Fungsang and Jeremy Finch graduated from Wesleyan University and have collaborated since then to create art and movement, sharing works in NYC, CT, and MA. Stephanie began studying movement improv/performance in Ohio; has worked with Alison Chase/Performance, Pilobolus Creative Services, Agua Dulce Dance, among others; teaches at Ishta Yoga. Gratitude to Mom; to JAF for helping make this long-distance work happen (the dance & the partnership). She’s thrilled to be participating in MR at Judson. Jeremy became interested in dance in college because it combined his artistic and athletic interests. He lived in NYC from 2009-2011 and felt grateful to work with Benjamin Ford Asriel, Arthur Aviles, Tatyana Tenenbaum, and Brandin Steffensen (among others). He lives in Boston and still loves circus arts and contact improv. You can check out his comics and a self-produced dance film he made (Sketchbook) at He’s happy to perform again with Stephanie.

the dance that i cannot do (Excerpt, Work-in-progress)
Created and performed by Thea Patterson
Creative team: Peter Trosztmer, Lois Brown, and Katie Ward
Music: Tchaikovsky, Puccini
Supported by The Margie Gillis Foundation, Playwrights Workshop Montreal, and the Centre Chorégraphique Circuit East

Thea Patterson is a Montreal-based choreographer and performer. This excerpt looks at, among other things, (re)finding the dance in a “non-dancing body” or a body that holds the memory of dance but, due to a slow deterioration of physical abilities, is not able to DO that dance anymore. Situated within a performance practice aimed not at the achievement of great acts of physical prowess but in researching how to dance through an accumulation of behaviors and tasks, I attempt to reconcile with a new definition my dancing body.

The Week Ahead. January 28-February 3.

This Week at Movement Research… Morning Classes are back, with John Jasperse and Juliette Mapp! Thanks to everyone who came out for Winter MELT 2013!

Monday January 28. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.

Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Featuring works by: Stephanie Fungsang, Sari Nordman, Thea Patterson, and Molly Poerstel.

Classes This Week With…

John Jasperse. Movement Practice.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
MON and FRI at Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
TUES and THURS at Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

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.

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

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, Tuesday, Thurday 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.

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.

Charles Mosey. Contact Improvisation.
Sunday. 2:30 pm-4:45 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

The Week Ahead: October 24-30, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… Studies Project, Open Performance and classes. Please note that the deadline for applications for the Spring 2012 Movement Research at the Judson Church has been extended. See below for details.

Monday October 24. NO Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Movement Research at the Judson Church will resume in two weeks on Monday October 31, featuring work by Judith Sanchez Ruiz/JSR Company, Kota Yamazaki, SKOTE, and Megan Mazarick.

The Application for Movement Research at the Judson Church Spring 2012 season is due this Friday, October 28, 2011. The deadline was extended due to scheduling changes with the venue. Please postmark by this date or hand-deliver to our office at 55 Avenue C No later than 6:00 PM on the aforementioned date.

Wednesday October 26. Open Performance.
8 PM. ART/NY South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Featuring work by Janice Lancaster, Stephanie Fungsang, and Ben Spatz**
Moderated by Walter Dundervill

**Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2010

Saturday, October 22. STUDIES PROJECT: Integrating Parenthood and Art Practice

Conceived of and Organized by Anna Azrieli and Rebecca Davis
3 PM. A.R.T. New York, South Oxford Space. 138 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Please join us for a discussion on the topic of parenting and its influence on one’s creative life. How can the journey of parenthood inspire and be additive to an artist’s lifestyle? Are there parenting challenges specific to the dance community? Is there anything we can do as a community to better support one another? We will share tips on how to find balance between our professional and private lives. Participants include new and veteran parents as well as those contemplating parenthood or simply interested in this topic. On-site childcare will be provided.

Classes this Week.
Please note that John Kinzel will be teaching in place of Stacy Spence M W F from now until October 28th.
Join us for classes with faculty: Barbara Mahler, Irene Dowd, Gabriel Forestieri, K.J. Holmes, Shelley Senter, John Kinzel, Gwen Welliver.


Town Hall Meeting
November 15
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Moderated by Kyle deCamp
Panelists include: Michelle Boulé, Becky Hilton, and others

Last year’s revival of the Movement Research Town Hall meeting dove into the nature and manner of movement research being conducted by our present-day artists community. Join Movement Research and its Artist Advisory Council for a follow-up discussion regarding sustainability as it relates to research, career, value and time.

Workshop with Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik
Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 19
SUN 2-6pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

for non-choir member: $120 for 6 sessions, $25 per drop-in
for choir members : $75 for 6 sessions, $15 per drop-in
PROSODIC BODY Workshop: Choreoprosodia (the fusion of movement and prosody)
These six workshops focus on the sonic properties of language exploring the correspondences between energy centers, hormonal secretion, seed movements, sonic harmony, and emotional and neurological impact. Spending time with each of the different phoneme-harmonic-compositions developed for the Phoneme Choir, we will use a ‘scientific methodology’ to differentiate and name how each affects individuals and inform us of their healing and performative properties.
Workshop with Jonathan Burrows
October 31 – November 2, MON – WED, 12-3pm
Avenue C Studio
$75/$30 drop-in

Writing dance
Choreographer Jonathan Burrows leads a three day workshop investigating choreographic and compositional process, performance and philosophies, questioning how a dance or performance might be made and what it could communicate to somebody watching. Practical work will concentrate on short task-based exercises looking at how to define material and work with time, to hold the attention of an audience and invite them to care what happens next. Sessions will be punctuated also with discussion and viewpoints on other mediums and ways of working, asking all the time what dance can do and what it can’t.

Workshop with Jane Gabriels
November 5
SAT 5-8pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

The Lost, The Found and The Fantasy: Urban Meditation
Through an interdisciplinary approach, participants will work with excavating found images, phrases overheard on the bus, movement studies from the street and found sounds and texts to develop their own response to the city and its current dialogue with us. These found materials are things that pulled you towards them, attracted your attention, even if you are not completely sure why. From this fieldwork material, participants will work in the studio with further writing, movement and installation experiments to explore re-enlivening our city-life. Informal, “instant” showings link what has been found with a larger vision of what could be possible. Participants are asked to come to the studio with a scrap of conversation overheard publicly, a picture of a specific place or person in the city, a gesture or series of gestures that they observed in their everyday walks, a torn piece of text found on the street.

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