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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: justicedance@gmail.com.)

 


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

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

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This Week at Movement Research…

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Sunday Process Lab with Molly  Lieber and Eleanor Smith
Sunday, September 21
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
RSVP Here

Sunday Process Labs are a series of three-hour, low-cost sessions on Sunday evenings, providing an opportunity for a dynamic exchange amongst peers in a lab-type setting. Sessions are facilitated by movement-based artists who will share their individual creative practices and process.

This lab explores finding things of value to us as dancers and choreographers through a variety of improvisational scores based on the duet form, with some concentration on tactile interaction with the space and each other. We will look at improvisation as a private act in a performative setting and as a public act in a private setting, and on the duet form as a meeting point of these two realms, due to its propensity for both intimacy and expression.

Read more about Molly and Eleanor

 

MORNING CLASS:

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Luis Lara Malvacías
September 22-October 3 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Luis Lara Malvacías (Venezuela) has presented work in NY at DTW, PS122, Danspace Project and The Kitchen. His latest work will be presented at Danspace Project October 16-18, 2014. He has taught and created work at several institutions in the U.S. and regularly teaches and presents work in Europe, South America and Asia. Luis was a 1998-99 and 2002-03 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and a 2006 DNA Artist in Residence. He is the recipient of a 2006 NYFA Fellowship for Choreography.
Read Luis’ class description here.

 

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Vicky Shick. Morning Class
September 23-October 13. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th Street

Vicky Shick has been involved in the NYC dance community for 3 decades. She worked with many choreographers, is a former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company and received “Bessies” for performance and choreography. In addition to showing work at Danspace, DTW, The Kitchen, P.S. 122 and WET, she made dances for Arizona State University, Barnard College and George Washington University. Shick was a 2006 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant recipient and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow.
Read Vicky’s class description here.

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

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Movement Research Open Performance
Tuesday, September 23
7pm Free
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Featuring performances by: allendance, Asfem Movement, Sunhwa Chung/Ko-Ryo Dance Theater
Moderated by: Mina Nishimura

ONGOING CLASSES (Click here for full descriptions):

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Luis Lara Malvacías. Morning Class
September 8-19
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Vicky Shick. Morning Class
Septemver 23-OCtober 13
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm $14
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 East 10th Street

K.J. Holmes. Contact Improvisation
September 3-24
Wednesday 6-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Irene Dowd. Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance.
Tuesday 3-4:45pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing
WED 6-9pm $14
Randy Warshaw Studio

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy
Saturday 11am – 1pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Janet Panetta.
Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
Monday-Friday 12-2pm. $17

Advanced Professional Ballet
Wednesday & Friday 10am-12pm. $17
Movement Research at Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway

Sunday Process Lab with Molly  Lieber and Eleanor Smith
Sunday, September 21
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
RSVP Here

The Underscore. Underscore Facilitators.
Sunday, October 5th.
2nd Sundays of each month. 5-8pm. $10

Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway 4th Floor

Week Ahead Blog Post July 21-27

This Week at Movement Research…

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MELT “Movie Night” with Donna Uchizono

Tuesday July 22. 7pm.
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway.
Free and open to all.
Donna Uchizono is a dance artist based in New York City and Artistic Director of Donna Uchizono Company, which has toured throughout the U.S, Europe and South America. A “Bessie” recipient, Uchizono has been recognized by numerous awards and grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Alpert Award, Rockefeller Map Fund, National Endowment for the Arts grants, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, Jerome Foundation, National Dance Project, and NPN among others. She has been commissioned to create work for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Paula Vogel, and most recently for the Oliver Sacks Festival in honor of his 90th birthday. http://www.donnauchizono.org/

 

Movement Research Summer MELT Intensives 2014

Week 3. July 21-25

Vicky Shick. Sold Out. Technique 10:00 am-12:00 pm $120

Jimena Paz.  Sold Out.  Feldenkrais® 1:00 pm-3:00 pm $120

Donna Uchizono. Making Dances: Using dance as the question and answer 3:30 pm-6:00 pm $140

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:

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique
Tuesday, Tursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
July 7-18 & July 28-August 8 M T Th F 12-2pm $17
New Class starting July 30 – Wednesday 10am-12pm
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway 5th Floor

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

Week Ahead Blog Post: June 15-22

This Week at Movement Research…

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 Sunday Process Lab with Mina Nishimura

Sunday June 15 5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

In this laboratory, my current research around butoh scores and internal landscape as well as some of my somatic practices around nuanced forms and movements will be shared and practiced with participants. After a brief introduction to butoh and butoh scores, how to use actual butoh scores in your own creation process will be explored and discussed. Drawing and writing are involved in the process of exploration.

RSVP here

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PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

Monday June 16. Movement Research at the Judson Church

Performances by Julian Barnett, Caitlin Cook, Paul Singh, Katie Workum

Judson Church, 8:00 pm
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY
FREE

 

Tuesday, June 17. Open Performance

Moderator Mina Nishimura

Performances by Richard Olson, Catarina Trota, Elena Vazintaris Dance Projects

Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY
FREE

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MORNING CLASS:

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luciana achugar. Morning Class

Monday June 16 last day10am-12pm. $14 
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

luciana achugar is a Brooklyn-based choreographer from Uruguay who grew as an artist in close dialogue with the NY and Montevideo contemporary dance communities. She began making work collaboratively with Levi Gonzalez in 1999, and in 2002 she started working independently. Her work is concerned with the post-colonial world, searching for an undoing of current power structures from the inside out. She is a two-time “Bessie” recipient, a Guggenheim Fellow and Creative Capital Grantee
Read luciana’s class description here.

 

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Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class
June 18-July 2. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
Levi Gonzalez is a dance artist whose work has been presented in NYC and beyond for the past 14 years. He has performed with Donna Uchizono, John Jasperse, Juliette Mapp, Daria Faïn, ChameckiLerner, and Michael Laub, and has collaborated extensively with luciana achugar. He was most recently a 2010-12 BAX Artist-in-Residence.
Read Levi’s class description here

 

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Vicky Shick. Morning Class
June 17-June 26. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.
Vicky Shick has been involved in the NYC dance community since the late 1970s. A member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company for 6 years, she has also worked with many other NYC-based choreographers and has made dances for over 20 years. She received “Bessies” for performance and choreography and most recently showed work in April 2013 at Danspace Project. In addition to showing her work at Danspace, DTW, The Kitchen, and P.S 122, she has made dances for Arizona State, Barnard College and George Washington University. Shick teaches regularly in Europe and the U.S, mostly for Movement Research, and for the last 12 years at Hunter College. She was a 2006 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant recipient and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow.
Read Vicky’s class description here

ONGOING CLASSES (Click here for full descriptions):

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

Kayvon Pourazar. Morning Class 
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.

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

Charles Mosey. Contact Improvisation
Wednesday 6-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Jen Rosenblit. Improvisational Forms
Saturday 11am – 1pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

 

 

The Week Ahead. September 30th – October 6th… And More!

This Week at Movement Research… Applications are Due September 30th for Movement Research at Judson Church, click here for more information!

Monday September 30. 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: Ephrat Asherie, Diana Crum, Stanley Love* Performance Group, Elizabeth Ward

*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Studies Project. Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice.
Moderated by Cassie Peterson and featuring panelists Vanessa Anspaugh, Susan Mar Landau, Katherine Profeta, David Thomson and Talvin Wilks.

October 1 Tuesday 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway.
FREE
RSVP here
Join us for the first Studies Project of the season at Gibney Dance Center at 6:00pm. Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice will bring together dramaturgs, choreographers and dancers to engage in an in-depth conversation on the experience, effect and possible implications of the presence of the dramaturg in the choreographic process.

Move to Heal with Jaime Ortega.
October 5 & 12 Saturday 12:00pm-1:00 pm.
First Street Green.
FREE
This class is for those struggling with health issues of their own or that of a loved one. We use movement and somatic practices to support healing processes. Sourcing from both western and eastern traditions, we will play with movement, breath, sound and imagery to encourage self-empowerment as it relates to our health and well-being.

Sunday Process Lab with Anna Sperber.
Sunday October 6 5:00pm-8:00pm.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
$5
Beginning with a practice of solo improvisations, of seeing and allowing ourselves to be seen; letting the internal logic of the body come to the forefront; dancing for and with each other as a method towards the development of an intimate understanding of each other’s physicality and imaginative identity, while asking how the material interfaces with the space as a compositional container. how do we respond to it? how do we fill it? We will make material and then make decisions that react to what has surfaced. We will repeat a focused cycle of action and reaction, watching for an identity to emerge.

Upcoming Workshop.

Authentic Movement with David Hurwith.
October 8-10 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  7-9pm. 
October 12 Saturday 12-4pm.
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway.
$75 Full workshop, $40 Saturday, $14 per class (Tue-Wed-Thu).
Authentic Movement
A witness and a mover agree to enter a mystery. The mover, with eyes closed, self-directed, explores impulses in the present moment. The witness with eyes open watches the movement and holds the intention to support the mover’s experience. Personal imagery, sensation, emotion and the ineffable emerge to consciousness with movement as the source. Authentic Movement provides a powerful context to discover meaning or non-meaning from experience and to retrieve seminal material for the artist. After moving and witnessing, a process of speaking, moving, drawing or writing recalls the experiences. The ritual has the intention of maintaining the internal efficacy of what just happened.
REGISTER NOW.

Classes this week with…

Joanna Kotze. Morning Class.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Edens Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Beauty, awkwardness, form, strength, weakness. Intended to be both laboratory and class, the sessions will be time for us to delve into the design of the body and its potential within a given moment. Through stretch and placement, technique studies, movement phrases and open practices, habits will be discovered, challenged, and seen through a new lens. A concentration on the forces through the legs will lead to finding more range in separate body parts and ways to use weight into the floor. My hope is for you to feel present and challenged and to leave class with a few answers and more questions.

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

Class will begin with systematically readying an alert body and mind for full-out and detailed dancing which we will do in the second part of class. The goal is to help each dancer increase awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility and focus. The warm up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and space for sensation and feedback from our bodies as we work collaboratively to arrive at dancing. Through the practice of doing phrase work with a wide range of physicality and co-ordinations, we hone our skills and apply our training. And with repetition and exploration we educate ourselves and deepen the understanding of the intelligence in our bodies.

As well as our Ongoing Classes (click here for full descriptions)

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler – for movers of all kinds.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Irene Dowd. Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance. 
Tuesday 3:00pm – 4:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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

K.J. Holmes. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing Technique™ (Introductory level). 
Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F.

The Week Ahead. September 23-29… and more!

Fall is full effect at Movement Research. So many FREE and low-cost events, classes and workshops!

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Tuesday September 24. Open Performance.
7pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway.  FREE.
Featuring work by Sophie Bromberg and Lindsey Weaving, Jay Carlon, Tanya Voge
Moderated by Saúl Ulerio**

Saturday September 28. MR @ FSG Workshop with Kota Yamazaki.
12-1pm. First Street Green, 33 East 1st Street. FREE.

Connecting to the Inner and Outer Landscape
Yamazaki’s practice, which is grounded in Butoh and Noguchi gymnastics, examines time and space in the body and in the environment, while sensitizing your perception and feelers to be able to accept the environment, as it is, without any physical or mental blocking. This class is open for anyone who would like to take a moment to listen to and balance your inner and outer sense of space and time.

Sunday September 29. Sunday Process Lab with Melinda Ring.
5-8pm.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway.  $5.
Each of these three-hour sessions are led by a movement-based artist. Students will engage each artist’s individual creative practices in a dynamic format that encourages a peer to peer relationship in a lab type setting.

Monday September 30. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South. FREE.
Featuring work by Ephrat Asherie Dance, Diana Crum, Stanley Love Performance Group*, Elizabeth Ward

Tuesday October 1. Studies Project: Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice
6pm. Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway, 5th Floor. FREE.
Conceived by Amanda Loulaki and Susan Mar Landau

The dramaturg as an active participant in the conceiving and making of movement-based works is a relatively new and evolving phenomenon. Conceived as a two-part event, Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice will explore both the ontology and the workings of dance dramaturgy today. This second event will bring together dramaturgs, choreographers and dancers to engage in an in-depth conversation on the experience, effect and possible implications of the presence of the dramaturg in the choreographic process.

**2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence


Ongoing Classes This Week With…
Karl Anderson, Joan Arnold, Irene Dowd, Barbara Mahler, Juliette Mapp, Margaret Paek, Vicky Shick

The Week Ahead. June 24-30.

This Week at Movement Research… Chrysa Parkinson’s Performers and Authorship workshop starts on Monday!

This is your last week to check out our FREE Saturday workshops at First Street Green!

Saturday June 29. Workshop with Kathy Westwater
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
SHAKE/WALK Workshop
Taking two everyday forms of movement, we will allow these forms to disorganize within, and to be disorganizing of, our bodies. The sensations that arise within this unstable and unbound matrix range from relaxing to energizing, from disorienting to freeing. Speculating on the physical and perceptual states that occur amidst the contingencies of environmental trauma and the precarities of economic collapse, this workshop iteration explores locating this improvisational practice in an outdoor urban environment, beyond the four walls of the studio. Open to movers of all backgrounds; wear comfortable street or dance clothes.

Upcoming Workshops and Events THIS WEEK.

International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson.
Monday-Wednesday June 24-26 10am-3pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C (at E 4th St)
$105 Full Workshop, $40 Single Days
REGISTER ONLINE
Performers and Authorship
A performer’s authorship is an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. Anything you as a performer represent or produce is temporary, but part of a contained continuity. This continuity is not necessarily progressive, doesn’t necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It’s a continuity that both accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skillful perception by engaging with submerged fictions through physical performance practices. Language will be useful for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

Movement Research Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion: Alternative Economies.
Tuesday June 25 6:15-7:45pm
Josie’s Bar, 520 E 6th St (between Avenues A and B)
Moderated by Kathy Westwater
With panelists Tamara Greenfield, Ilona Bito and more
FREE

2012 MR Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion
We’re not done yet! In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, we will look deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Join panelists, who have been involved in splinter conversations that began after the November 5 Town Hall meeting, as they share some of their groups’ discussions. We will peek into the different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making.

Classes this week with…

luciana achugar. Feeling is Believing.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Class will be taught by Melanie Maar June 17 & 19.
I like to think of dance class as a chance to grow a new body. I am in a process of developing the language that gives me access to a more sensual, animal, connected, bloody, fleshy, fatty, bony, magical, deeper than even the marrow of the bone, vibrational body, and I’d like to share it with you. Using our imagination a lot, using our breath and our voice, using touch, and also sometimes discussing and learning tools for strengthening connections and for letting go of patterns of use of ourselves. Always moving towards pleasure…

Lance Gries (subbing for Vicky Shick). Embodying and Exchanging Energy.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

This class 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.

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.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday and Tuesday. 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. $17.
Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway.

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

Charles Mosey. Contact Improvisation.
Wednesday. 6:30-8:30 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Levi Gonzalez (subbing for 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. June 17-23.

This Week at Movement Research… Register now for Chrysa Parkinson’s Performers and Authorship workshop coming up NEXT WEEK! It should be amazing.

Just two more weeks to check out our FREE Saturday workshops at First Street Green!

Saturday June 22. Workshop with Jennifor Monson
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
A Workshop on Navigation From the Point of View of the Body
The workshop will begin with a heightening of our own navigational strategies through the senses of sight, sound, smell and touch. This will include exercises that cultivate our ability to localize sounds, sensitize our responses to light and our perception of shape, touch and direction. Once our perceptions are tuned and our desires are activated we will begin moving in response to our environment, navigating into and from our physical imaginations as we integrate dancing into the landscape.

Read about more upcoming FREE Saturday workshops at FSG here!

Upcoming Workshops and Events NEXT WEEK.

International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson.
Monday-Wednesday June 24-26 10am-3pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C (at E 4th St)
$105 Full Workshop, $40 Single Days
REGISTER ONLINE
Performers and Authorship
A performer’s authorship is an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. Anything you as a performer represent or produce is temporary, but part of a contained continuity. This continuity is not necessarily progressive, doesn’t necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It’s a continuity that both accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skillful perception by engaging with submerged fictions through physical performance practices. Language will be useful for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

Movement Research Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion: Alternative Economies.
Tuesday June 25 6:15-7:45pm
Josie’s Bar, 520 E 6th St (between Avenues A and B)
Moderated by Kathy Westwater
With panelists Tamara Greenfield, Ilona Bito and more
FREE

2012 MR Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion
We’re not done yet! In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, we will look deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Join panelists, who have been involved in splinter conversations that began after the November 5 Town Hall meeting, as they share some of their groups’ discussions. We will peek into the different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making.

Classes this week with…

luciana achugar. Feeling is Believing.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Class will be taught by Melanie Maar June 17 & 19.
I like to think of dance class as a chance to grow a new body. I am in a process of developing the language that gives me access to a more sensual, animal, connected, bloody, fleshy, fatty, bony, magical, deeper than even the marrow of the bone, vibrational body, and I’d like to share it with you. Using our imagination a lot, using our breath and our voice, using touch, and also sometimes discussing and learning tools for strengthening connections and for letting go of patterns of use of ourselves. Always moving towards pleasure…

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

Class will be taught by Lance Gries June 25 & 27
Class will begin with systematically readying an alert body and mind for full-out and detailed dancing which we will do in the second part of class. The goal is to help each dancer increase self and body awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility, and almost most importantly, focus. The warm up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and also leaving space for sensation and feedback from our bodies as we work collaboratively to arrive at dancing. Through the practice of doing phrase work with a wide range of physicality and co-ordinations, we hone our skills and apply our training. And with repetition and exploration we educate ourselves and deepen the understanding of the intelligence in our bodies.

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, 6:15-7:45 pm. $14.
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.

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

Charles Mosey. 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. June 10-16.

This Week at Movement Research…  Come check out a FREE workshop at First Street Green this Saturday with our very own Diana Crum! Also, come join us for the LAST Judson of the Spring 2013 Season!

Monday June 10. 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: Colectivo AM (Hunab Ku Mata Caro, Magdalena Leite, Leonor Maldonado, Nuria Fragoso)*; Malin Elgán***; Kajsa Sandstrom; Enrico Wey

*MRX/Mexico Exchange Artists
**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
***MRX Sweden in collaboration with Konstnärsnämnden/The International Dance Programme, Sweden

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday June 15. Workshop with Diana Crum
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
Using play as a research practice, we will spontaneously move in response to the stimuli in the park. We will practice awareness through improvisation and phrase-making. We’ll also get lost in the complicated way movement teaches us about where we are. It is open to all.

Read about more upcoming FREE Saturday workshops at FSG here!

Upcoming Workshops and Events.

International Dance Dialogues Workshop with Chrysa Parkinson.
Monday-Wednesday June 24-26 10am-3pm
Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C (at E 4th St)
$105 Full Workshop, $40 Single Days
REGISTER ONLINE
Performers and Authorship
A performer’s authorship is an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. Anything you as a performer represent or produce is temporary, but part of a contained continuity. This continuity is not necessarily progressive, doesn’t necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It’s a continuity that both accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skillful perception by engaging with submerged fictions through physical performance practices. Language will be useful for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

Movement Research Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion: Alternative Economies.
Tuesday June 25 6:15-7:45pm
Josie’s Bar, 520 E 6th St (between Avenues A and B)
Moderated by Kathy Westwater
With panelists Tamara Greenfield, Ilona Bito and more
FREE

2012 MR Town Hall Follow-Up Discussion
We’re not done yet! In a follow-up discussion to the 2012 Movement Research Town Hall, we will look deeper into structures and alternatives that have manifested within the recent and current dance economy. Join panelists, who have been involved in splinter conversations that began after the November 5 Town Hall meeting, as they share some of their groups’ discussions. We will peek into the different ongoing conversations to glean further insights and understandings on the topics of value, money, time and dance-making.

Classes this week with…

luciana achugar. Feeling is Believing.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Class will be taught by Levi Gonzalez this Friday June 14
I like to think of dance class as a chance to grow a new body. I am in a process of developing the language that gives me access to a more sensual, animal, connected, bloody, fleshy, fatty, bony, magical, deeper than even the marrow of the bone, vibrational body, and I’d like to share it with you. Using our imagination a lot, using our breath and our voice, using touch, and also sometimes discussing and learning tools for strengthening connections and for letting go of patterns of use of ourselves. Always moving towards pleasure…

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

Class will begin with systematically readying an alert body and mind for full-out and detailed dancing which we will do in the second part of class. The goal is to help each dancer increase self and body awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility, and almost most importantly, focus. The warm up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and also leaving space for sensation and feedback from our bodies as we work collaboratively to arrive at dancing. Through the practice of doing phrase work with a wide range of physicality and co-ordinations, we hone our skills and apply our training. And with repetition and exploration we educate ourselves and deepen the understanding of the intelligence in our bodies.

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, 6:15-7:45 pm. $14.
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.

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

Charles Mosey. 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.

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