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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, February 27, 2012.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, February 27, 2012.

Featuring works by Maximilian Balduzzi (Urban Research Theater)**, Mustafa Kaplan & Filiz Siznaliâ–ª, Ana Isabel Keilson, Katie Dean & Heather Bregman.

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The Week Ahead: February 20-26, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… come take class with us!

Monday February 13. NO Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Movement Research at the Judson Church will resume on February 27, 2012 featuring works by Maximillian Balduzzi (Urban Research Theater)**, Katie Dean & Heather Bregam, Mustafa Kaplan & Filiz Sizanli•, and Ana Isabel Keilson.

Wednesday February 15. NO Open Performance.
Open Performance will resume on February 29.

**2010 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
• Provided through the generous support of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College

Classes this Week with: Shakti Smith, Lindsey Dietz-Marchant, Janet Panetta, Michelle Boulé, Barbara Mahler, K.J Holmes, Clare Maxwell, and Karl Anderson.

Upcoming.

Workshop with Beth Goren
March 14-16
WED-FRI 2:30-5:30 PM
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$110

Register online: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops
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Join an adventure into unmapped ground for voice-movement. Enter the cellular tonal field through vibrational rhythms. Open to sensory warm-ups and restorative presence. Liven to insightful finds that surprise and embrace your fun-loving elf. Respond authentically to stimulating image-sound-language prompts. As we dive into new skillsets, we stir the soundbody and its yearnings, stories, memories, and intentions. We explore individually, with partners, and in the circle. What unfolds? A true gathering of voice-movement vignettes, gateways to personal balance, horizon mind, and performance reach. Beth is available for individual sessions by appt. during her time in NYC. 732.778.3696

STUDIES PROJECT: Photography and the Performance Journal
March 20
TUES 6:15 PM
Gibney Dance Center, Studio 1
Moderated by Ursula Eagly

Photographers Donna Ann McAdams, Anja Hitzenberger, and Miana Jun gather to discuss photography and the Movement Research Performance Journal. They will address their own publishing histories with the journal, the rold of photography in the context of the journal’s mission and presentation, and the possibilities that the journal presents in a world with increasingly fewer print publications.

Movement Research Studies Project Podcast Published: Symposium on Masculinity and Embodied Practice.

Excerpts and documentation of Making Men, a series of videos and installations presented by Susan Mar Landau as part of the Movement Research Studies Project: Symposium on Masculinity and Embodied Practice

http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/Susan_MarLandau_-_Making_Men_FINAL.mp3


Moderated by Ben Spatz
July 29, 2010
Medicine Show Theatre

The symposium included several paper presentations, speakers, and performances. Excerpts and documentation of Making Men, a series of videos and installations was presented by Susan Mar Landau.

Studies Project is an artist-curated series of panel discussions, performances and/or other formats that focus on provocative and timely issues of aesthetics and philosophy in the intersection of dance and social politics, confronting and instigated by the dance and performance community.

To view program from the symposium visit:

http://www.urbanresearchtheater.com/pdf/m&ep_pgm.pdf

The Week Ahead. August 2-8, 2010

Yanira Castro, Photo by Ian Douglas

Yanira Castro, Photo by Ian Douglas

This Week at Movement Research… Studies Project, classes, schedule changes, performances, and more! Read the rest of this entry »

intensity & transparency

intensity
that the body on stage is a different body. that rhythm on stage is a different rhythm. basic principle of performance: that it must be of interest, it must entertain. always something more, something different. not real life. not the mundane. not boring.

transparency
that the body on stage is the performer’s body. that rhythm on stage is the rhythm of that individual in that moment. the performance is life. it may be of interest, it may entertain, it may be mundane, it may be boring. honesty. truth. performance as an embodied practice. done simply in order to do.

This is a question we are working on now in Play/War. Is there a baseline of energetic intensity or hyper-presence below which the performer onstage must not fall? Or are there moments within a virtuosic performance structure when the actual mundane body of the performer can be allowed to appear?

In the past few days we have been exploring a kind of middle zone: Avoiding both the hyper-contrast of “show mode” (almost cinematic in its cuts and edits and discontinuities) and the hypo-kinetics of “plain old Ben and Max” (not cinema, not even theater, just a kind of blink, stop, and we-are-just-a-group-of-people-in-a-room, and then, simply, “the artists are present“).

In this middle zone, a new level of genuine contact suddenly seems possible between the two of us in the act of performing. I wonder if, as time goes by, this contact may extend further into the extremes of intensity and transparency, risking boredom and overstimulation, but perhaps making possible an even more full event to be seen…

Ben Spatz
Artistic Director
Urban Research Theater
MR-AIR 2010-2012

The Week Ahead. July 26-August 1, 2010

Vanessa Anspaugh, Photo by Ian Douglas

Vanessa Anspaugh, Photo by Ian Douglas

This Week at Movement Research…Studies Project, classes, schedule changes, performances, and more!

Thursday, July 29. Studies Project.
10 am. Medicine Show Theater, 549 West 52nd St., 3rd Floor.
Symposium on Masculinity and Embodied Practice
Hosted by Urban Research Theater*, in association with the Movement Research Studies Project Series.
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The Week Ahead. July 19-25, 2010

HeJin Jang, photo by Ian Douglas

HeJin Jang, photo by Ian Douglas

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Urban Research Theater: Summer Project

We have just begun our two-month long summer project at Medicine Show. Thanks to Movement Research for giving us the opportunity to post updates about our work during this time of opening.

I have been working in NYC almost continuously since 2001 (with a two-year break when I lived in Poland), but I have never had a space to call my own. I’ve worked in classrooms, student lounges, photo studios, dance studios, small theaters, parks and plazas, but I’ve never been able to host other artists in the space where I work. Deciding to rent Medicine Show for two months is a major experiment (financial, organizational, artistic) in production.

It began with our “Grand Opening” party last week. We actually hosted eight groups (about twenty artists/performers) in that one night. Photo exhibition, site-specific mural, dance, theater, video art, musical interventions, and Read the rest of this entry »

The Week Ahead. July 12-18, 2010

Jung Woong Kim, Photo by Ian Douglas

Jung Woong Kim, Photo by Ian Douglas

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The Week Ahead. July 5-11, 2010

Jolene Bartley, Photo by Ian Douglas

Jolene Bartley, Photo by Ian Douglas

This Week at Movement Research…Studies Project, classes, schedule changes, performances, and more! Read the rest of this entry »

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