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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 4.15.2013

Featuring works by Strauss Bourque-LaFrance*, Lizzie Feidelson, Julie Mayo, and the A.O. Movement Collective.

Rebecca
2013
variable dimensions
Strauss Bourque-LaFrance with Lydia Okrent, Tess Dworman, tape, acrylic paint, brushes, plexi boxes, rag, plastic nose, ping pong balls, cups, audio track with birds, text, and Summer Camp song, plastic bag, sox, macbook pro, plastic tube, swimsuits, pants.
This project was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Strauss Bourque-LaFrance is a New York-based artist who yearns to be LA based. Bourque-LaFrance is a current Artist-In-Residence at Movement Research. His work has been presented at KANSAS, New York; SculptureCenter, LIC, NY; Dixon Place, New York; Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY; Bodega, Philadelphia; AMOA Arthouse, Austin, among others. A huge thanks to MR, Lydia, Tess, and of course, Becky.

Dry Run (work in progress)
Choreographed by Lizzie Feidelson and dancers
Dancers: Annie Malcolm, Hadley Smith, Meg Weeks, Rosalie Elkinton and Sophie Schapiro
Sound by Zooash and Robyn, with special thanks to Frances Harlow

Lizzie Feidelson received her BA from Brown University and is now a Brooklyn-based dancer and writer. She has performed at Triskelion Arts, Center for Performance Research, Gibney Dance Center, and MoMA PS1. She is an editor at the magazine Triple Canopy, and has written about dance for Critical Correspondence and n+1. The next iteration of this piece will be performed at Gowanus Arts in July 2013.

Buoys for Escapees
Conceived and performed by Julie Mayo
Sound by Boards of Canada and The O’Jays

Julie Mayo is a performance-maker and teacher relocated to Brooklyn after completing her MFA at the University of California at Riverside in 2011. She has been a teaching artist at many colleges in the U.S., most recently at Dickinson College and Ohio University. Here in the city she has taught at Dance New Amsterdam as part of their Modern Guest Artist Series and in May she will be teaching as part of ClassClassClass. Julie has shown her work locally at New York Live Arts, Green Space (Queens), and nationally at NOHspace and Dance Mission (San Francisco), Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles), Links Hall and Outerspace (Chicago) and in numerous spaces in Richmond, VA., where she is originally from. Julie has been an artist-in-residence at the Ucross Foundation (WY) and Djerrassi Ranch (CA). juliemayo.com

ETLE_in process
Trigger warning: this excerpt contains descriptions of violence
Choreographed by Sarah A.O. Rosner + the performers
Performers: Anna Adams Stark, Leah Ives, Emily Skillings, Keith Carlon, and Matt Romein
Additional research by Lillie De
The AOMC will continue to develop the ETLE Project (including the ETLE Universe and ETLE and the Anders) through Fall 2014. More info: #theAOMC, #ETLE_and_the_Anders

Sarah A.O. Rosner is a choreographer, arts businessman, and aspiring postmodern pornographer making work out of Brooklyn, NY. She founded the A.O. Movement Collective in 2006, and has been at their helm creating Anti-Ephemeral PoMo Humanist work and ideology ever since. Brooklyn-based since 2008, the AOMC has performed at the RAW festival, THROW, Open Perform, WAXworks, Green Space, AUNTS, the Center for Performance Research, Dance New Amsterdam, the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, La MaMa Etc., Joyce SoHo, HERE, Dance Place, Hi Art and Exit Art Galleries, as well as stairwells, rooftops, and other non-traditional spaces in Philly, MD, DC, and NY. Rosner is also the founder of A.O. PRO(+ductions), and has been featured as a panelist, speaker, and educator by Dance Theater Workshop, the Field, Dance NYC, CLASSCLASSCLASS, Bard College, and New York Live Arts. She pioneers radical business, champions sustainability, and loves to yell about art. #theAOMC, www.theAOMC.org

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

The Week Ahead. April 15-21.

This Week at Movement Research… There are two days left of Larissa Velez-Jackson’s workshop at Eden’s Expressway – come drop in for just $18 a class!

Monday April 15. 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: Strauss Bourque-LaFrance*, Lizzie Feidelson, Julie Mayo, the A.O. Movement Collective

Wednesday April 17. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Karen Harvey, Kate Kernochan & Lindsey Reuter, Mersiha Mesihovic & circuitdebris, Aya Shibahara
Moderated by Margaret Paek

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Workshops and Studies Projects This Week.

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?

April 12-20. Workshop with Larissa Velez-Jackson.
April 19 FRI 2:30-5:30pm
April 20 SAT 4:30-7:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$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-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…

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

Working from the body’s innate intelligence, class will start with simple awareness and coordination exercises influenced by different somatic disciplines to organize the body and prepare us for more technical movement. We will work on remembering and re-wiring organic pathways and explore alternative solutions to our habitual patterns. Class will build in physical intensity, culminating in a chance to put our experiments to the test. Sometimes this will mean phrase work and other times class will stay in a more lab/workshop-like format.

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

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.
Monday, 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.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique (Ongoing Level).
Saturday. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

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 15-21.

This Week at Movement Research… Join us for Open Performance and another special Judson @ 50 event in partnership with Anthology Film Archives – JUDSON: SECOND GENERATION AND BEYOND!

Tuesday October 16. Judson @ 50:
MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives

JUDSON: SECOND GENERATION AND BEYOND
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 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.

CHANNEL Z (live performance excerpt, P.S. 122, 1986)
1986, 20 min, video
Channel Z (1982-1990) was a collaborative improvisation group that initially formed out of a series of dance sessions organized by Robin Feld for people who were teaching Contact Improvisation in New York City. Featuring: Paul Langland, Daniel Lepkoff, Diane Madden, Nina Martin, Randy Warshaw.

Steve Paxton
FALL AFTER NEWTON
1987, 23 min, video.
A sweeping look at 11 years of practice of Contact Improvisation by Nancy Stark Smith and Steve Paxton. The progression from its beginnings in 1972 through successive years of performances up to 1983 shows one strand of the development of this multifaceted duet dance form.

Wednesday October 17. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Molly Poerstel-Taylor, Andary Dance, and Lia Bonfilio.
Moderated by Strauss Bourque-Lafrance. **

Classes this Week with: Asli Bulbul, Barbara Mahler, David Thomson, Irene Dowd, Clare Maxwell, Karl Anderson, Jen Rosenblit, and Bradley Teal Ellis.

** 2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming.

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, Gina Graham, Aaron Mattocks, and Gabriel Forestieri.

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?

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.

The Week Ahead. January 23-29, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… Workshop with Thomas Hauert and Studies Project: Dance and the Occupy Movement

Monday January 23. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church.
Featuring works by Leslie Cuyjet, Thomas Hauert, Katie Workum

Tuesday Jan 25 – Friday Jan 27. Workshop with Thomas Hauert
12:15 pm-2:45 pm. Avenue C Studio, 55 Ave C, at 4th St
Full workshop $75, Drop-in $22

register www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops
Tools for Dance Improvisation

Every joint of our body has its range of movement, there are countless possible combinations. The body contains a great practical knowledge far beyond what the mind is capable of processing, resulting in an ever-changing, fluid sense of orientation that can serve as a sensor for potential movement. Through (group) improvisation with one or more partners, exchanging information through touch, we will take advantage of this phenomenon to create forms, rhythms, movement qualities more sophisticated than our minds could invent. This event is part of International Dance Dialogues (IDD), created and curated by Janet Panetta.

Wednesday January 25. Studies Project: Dance and the Occupy Movement
7:30pm. Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor.
FREE
Organized by Abigail Levine
“Exploring an expanded notion of choreography and how it is related to our social and political organization and discovery of ourselves as individuals working within a temporary collective… circling and questioning around ideas of a moving community.” –Movement Research Festival Spring 2011 brochure “Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.”
–Declaration of the Occupation, NYC General Assembly

What are the points of contact between experimental, contemporary dance and the Occupy Movement? As spatial and embodied practice? As social investigation and organization? As improvisation and movement? As agents of change? How do and might these moving communities interact? How do we approach (public and private) space in New York City? Barbara Browning, Paloma McGregor, Clarinda Mac Low, Edisa Weeks, and Daniel Lang-Levitsky open a conversation about this creative political moment.

Wednesday January 25. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.
Featuring work by Lauren Kearns, Athena Kokoronis, Heather Doyle, Clyde Forth
Moderated by Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, MR 2011 Artist-in-Residence

Classes this Week with: Charlie Mosey, Joanna Kotze, Janet Panetta, Michelle Boule, Barbara Mahler, Thomas Hauert, K.J Holmes, Karl Anderson


Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 21, 2011.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 21, 2011.

Featuring works by Strauss Bourque-LaFrance*, Buck Wanner, DD Dorvillier, and Ximena Garnica|LEIMAY.

* 2011 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence

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The Week Ahead: November 21-27, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research… Happy Thanksgiving!

kj-holmes-by-enid-farber-and-sondra-loring-by-anja-hitzenberger

Photos: K.J. Holmes by Enid Farber and Sondra Loring-by Anja Hitzenberger

Please note that the Movement Research Office will be closed to the public Thursday November 24 and Friday November 25.

Monday November 21. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8 PM. 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring work by Buck Wanner, DD Dorvillier, Strauss Bourque-LaFrance*, and LEIMAY | Ximena Garnica

Wednesday November 23. NO Open performance.
Open performance will resume on Wednesday November 30 featuring work by Megan Bascom, Stacy Grossfield, Kristan Clifford, and Julieta Valera. Moderated by Judith Sanchéz Ruíz. Read the rest of this entry »

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