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The Week Ahead: March 31 – April 6

This Week at Movement Research…

WORKSHOPS:

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WORKSHOP with STEPANIE SKURA
Open Source Forms: Freedom + Rigor + Courage
April 2-4 WED-FRI 2:30-5:30pm $100
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Cross-fertilizations and deep commonalities of releasing technique and creative process, with an ultimate goal of individual creative empowerment. Tools to navigate the subconscious, open the voice — literally and figuratively — trust our inner world, access technique as resource and find courage to transcend it. Skura instigated Open Source Forms in 2009, drawing from decades of research and practice in radical composition techniques, and 12 years as core Skinner Releasing teacher. [Bring paper & pens for writing & drawing.]

Register Now

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SUNDAY PROCESS LAB with JOANNA KOTZE AND SHELLEY SENTER
March 30 SUN 5-8pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway

 SUNDAY PROCESS LAB with LARISSA VELEZ-JACKSON
April 6 SUN 230-530pm $5
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
This Sunday Process Lab is concerned with my working methodologies that identify, multiply, and disrupt meaning in the moment. Using whatever faculties most readily available to the practitioner in real time–movement, speech, vocal toning, song, writing–we will research the ways in which forms can be in dialogue, competition, and support of one another. MULTIPLY YOUR MAKING CAPACITY OUT OF THIN AIR BY STAYING INSIDE THE EXPERIENCE AND SQUAWKING! Using my (non) fictional improvisation methodology, the Star Crap Method, we will place perception, action and meta-commentary on a horizontal plane and then bust out some hot material on that plane, like it’s a stage, tailored to the practitioner’s exact specifications.

 

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES:

 

DEADLINE THIS WEEK: Movement Research at the Judson Church
Due online by 11:59pm on March 31, 2014
Click here to view application guidelines, eligibility requirements, and to apply.

 

PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

 

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STUDIES PROJECT: THE CONDITIONS OF MAKING WORK NOW 
Tuesday April 1 6pm 
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway, 5th Floor
Catch the Live Stream here.
Panelists confirmed to date: Yve Laris Cohen, Walter Dundervill and Larissa Velez-Jackson
Conceived by MR in partnership with 2012 AIRs Michelle Boulé and Larissa Velez-Jackson
In an environment where resources and opportunities to show fully produced work are limited, many artists are adapting to alternative formats for the creation and presentation of their work. How do these often short-form, multidisciplinary, low tech and/or multiple iteration structures affect both how artists make work and how that work is received?… Read more

 

Monday, March 31. 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 Gabrielle D’Angelo, Bob Eisen, Lindsay Reuter

 

 

 

MORNING CLASSES:

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Joanna Kotze. Morning Class
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-12:oopm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor
Joanna Kotze’s work has been presented at Danspace Project, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, NYLA Studio Series, Movement Research at Judson, DNA and others. She received the 2013 “Bessie” for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer, is a 2013 Movement Research AIR with recent residencies at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Djerassi and Bogliasco. Joanna danced with Wally Cardona for ten years and currently dances for Kimberly Bartosik. She has studied Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler since 2003 and has a BA in Architecture.
Read Joanna’s’ class description here

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Jon Kinzel. Morning Class
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street
Jon Kinzel is a choreographer who has created more than 30 pieces, including numerous commissions and solo shows, which have been presented in a variety of national and international venues since 1988. He co-curated the Movement Research Festival Fall 2010 and recently collaborated with Tillett Lighting Design and OHNY. He has taught at the Merce Cunningham Trust, Barnard College, New York University, Yale University, George Washington University, DanceHouse in Dublin, and TsEKh in Moscow.
Read Jon’s class description here

 

ONGOING CLASSES (Click here for full descriptions):

 

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

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

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

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

K.J. Holmes. Contact Improvisation
Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing
No Class April 2
Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm. $14
Randy Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster St., #2F

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy
Saturday 11:00am – 1:00pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

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

The Week Ahead: November 25 – December 1

This Week at Movement Research…

There will be NO CLASS November 28 – 29. Regularly scheduled classes resume on November 30.

Performances and Events:

Open Performance
Tuesday, November 26 at 7pm FREE.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway, 4th Floor 
Featuring works by Jamie Boyle, Ann Van Kuren, Artistic Director of VanDance Inc., Jesse Fort White
Moderated by Mina Nishimura*

*2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Upcoming Workshops and Events…
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Movement Research Town Hall Meeting
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
FREE 
Speakers include: Walter Dundervill, Marjani Forté, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Melinda Ring 
Movement Research exists, and is known, as a theoretical model of openness and experimentation. It doesn’t dictate but rather creates a space in which to follow one’s own intention or aesthetic. Over time, what shifts have occurred in the role MR plays for us as dance artists and in the culture at large? Is there a tension between the individuality and the collectivity that exists in the MR community of practice, thought and doing, and the making/marketing of our identity(ies)? What role does the dancer/dance-maker play in an age that valorizes and fetishizes making?

Robert Davidson. Skinner Releasing Master Class 
Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio
115 Wooster St., #2F.
Master teacher, musician, aerial dance performer and choreographer—has been Head of Movement at the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver since 1997. Prior to that he was director of his own aerial dance company, touring nationally and internationally, and receiving numerous grants and creative fellowships. Throughout his career he has collaborated with many diverse theatre directors and acting teachers on hundreds of classical and experimental projects. His expertise lies in teaching Skinner Releasing Technique, movement improvisation, and aerial dance on low-flying trapezes. A member of Who’s Who for life, he gardens passionately in Denver whenever the weather allows.

Classes this week with…
Nia Love. Morning Class 
Monday, Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm. $14
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Class starts with across the floor rhythmic gaits that investigate independence in the body. Stacking sequential rhythmic patterns build on cardio and core work that emphasizes a feminine-derived energy where conical movement attaches to the base of the spine and radiates up through the core and out to the extremities. Center floor exercises focus on skeletal-muscular motion; rotations, isolations, and weight shifts explore a more grounded approach. The incorporation of a more crisp sensibility to an urban approach that partners up with African, postmodern, Butoh, funk and blues sensibilities. The goal: to break down inhibitions, fine tune modern techniques, yet approach dance with a sense of abandonment!

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class.
Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm. $14.
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 cultivating presence inside of the forms. Class often begins with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various body-based somatic 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 may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations, and performance constructs, taking our time to engage with these materials with precision, imagination, and a thorough and informed sense of embodiment.

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

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler – for movers of all kinds.
Tuesday 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.

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy.
Saturday. 11:00pm – 1:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

 

The Week Ahead. December 10-16.

This week at Movement Research… Judson @ 50 events at the New Museum AND Anthology Film Archives!

Monday December 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: Janis Brenner, Nai-Ni Chen, Jane Gabriels, Luis Lara Malvacias.

Wednesday December 12. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Marissa Rae Niederhauser, Ellen Smith Ahern, Sophie Sotsky, Zehnder Dance.
Moderated by Michelle Boulé.*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Judson @ 50 Events.

Wednesday December 5-Thursday December 13.
Maggie Bennett in Residence at the New Museum.

New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Open Rehearsals with Maggie Bennett:
WED December 5 3-6pm
WED December 12 11am-4:30pm

Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill In Practice and Public Conversation:
THU December 13 1-4pm

Bennett will engage in research around aspects of her current body of work. Questions/areas of interest in her current process pertain to: visual perspective as symbolic form, tension/application of construction and ritual, a triad of the ethereal body/landscape/architecture. These activities are possibly towards a choreography, definitely existing as installation, and dependent on collaboration (with visual artist Liliana Dirks-Goodman and lighting system design with Megan Byrne).

Wednesday December 12-Thursday December 13.
Walter Dundervill in Residence at the New Museum.

New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Open Rehearsal with Walter Dundervill:
WED December 12 3:30-6pm

Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill In Practice and Public Conversation

THU December 13 1-4pm

Participating Artists:
Ben Asriel, Athena Malloy, Jennifer Kjos, Sarah Perron, Tyler Ashley, and Kevin Lovelady.

Wednesday December 12. Judson @ 50: MR @ Anthology Film Archives:
Judson Dance Theater in Context 1963-1965
A Slide Lecture by Barbara Moore.

6:30pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10/$8 students/seniors/Friends of Movement Research/$6 Anthology Members

Judson Dance Theater is renowned as the seedbed of post-modern dance. The performances and activity that transpired, however, encompassed a wide variety of creative personalities and styles. Non-dancers such as visual artists and musicians were an influential, integrated contingent and active collaborators with trained dancers and each other. Audiences in the close-knit art scene, much smaller and geographically cohesive than it is today, also represented a diverse cross-section of New York’s creative communities.

This slide lecture, composed of historic photographs by Peter Moore, mines his remarkable archive for evidence of this inter-connectedness both within Judson Dance Theater itself and in relation to various artistic practices outside of the group proper.

Classes This Week With…

Kayvon Pourazar. Morning  Class .
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway,
537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
This class will focus on allowing the inherent dynamic and organizational logic of the moving body to become more present in our dancing. We will encourage our instructive and directive intentions to succumb their influence to a listening and responding/responsible self. Our warm up will include physical situations and exercises that will help us understand and become familiar with our range of effective force, momentum, coordination, weight and balance. In turn, we will be prepared to dive into phrase material that emphasizes kinetic and energetic simplicity within more complex and multilayered forms.

Stacy Matthew Spence. Morning Class.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

This technique class begins with explorations of the body that allow us to discover and notice the use of weight and momentum, clear alignment, clarity of initiation, and direction of energy. From there the class will build upon itself to more complex coordinations that lead to an opening of the body and an expansion of possibilities as we move through movement material.

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.
AND
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.

Emily Faulkner. Alexander Technique.
Wednesday. 12:30 pm-2:00 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.

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

Improvisation Jam. Open Space.
Sunday. 5-8pm. Free.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

The Week Ahead. December 3-9.

This week at Movement Research… The Movement Research Fall Festival 2012 is here! Join us for all the great events scheduled during back to basic!

Fall Festival Events.

Monday December 3-Saturday December 8. Movement Research Fall Festival 2012: back to basic WORKSHOPS.
REGISTER HERE: http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/

Monday-Tuesday December 3-4. Jon Kinzel and Robert Swinston.
Improvisation/Field Dances
10am-1pm
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street
$50 Both Days/$30 Drop-in

Thursday-Friday December 6-7. Melanie Maar.
Situational Choreography and Composition
10-11:30am
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street
$25 Both Days/$15 Drop-in

Thursday-Friday December 6-7. Stephanie Skura.
Courage + Rigor + Freedom
12:30-3:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.
$50 Both Days/$30 Drop-in

Saturday December 8. Neil Greenberg.
About Teaching/A Case Study

12:15-2:45pm
PMT Studio, 69 West 14th Street
$20

See our website for more information: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/festival/

Thursday December 6-Saturday December 8. Movement Research Fall Festival 2012: back to basic PERFORMANCES.
8pm. Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.
$12; $8 Danspace Project Members
Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/detail.php?id=186

December 6, 2012 [Thu] at 8PM
Aretha Aoki
John Jasperse and Zeena Parkins (Historical Pairings)
Will Rawls

December 7, 2012 [Fri] at 8PM
luciana achugar and Levi Gonzalez (Historical Pairings)
Getting Along with Sophia Cleary and Friends
Jon Kinzel

December 8, 2012 [Sat] at 8PM
devynn emory
Niall Jones
Stephanie Skura

See our website for more information: http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/festival/

Monday December 3. Movement Research Fall Festival 2012 Studies Project:
Let Me In Let Me In Or I’ll Blow This House Down.

Curators on Process and the Matter of Inclusion.
Part of the Movement Research Fall Festival 2012: back to basic.
7pm. Josie’s, 520 East 6th Street (between Avenues A and B).
Moderated by Juliette Mapp and Jen Rosenblit
FREE

To feel a part of something. Communal, to have community. To be asked, invited in, to ask to be invited in. Access, entry. While the role of curator and the process of curation holds as much artistry as the making of dance and performance, we hone in on an equally important need for a touch of transparency surrounding the presentation of dance and the body. What issues and concerns arise inside of a shifting community where representation is crucial for belonging and sustainable support? What are we doing to reach out to more artists? Where are those artists? Who are those artists? What are the complexities that arise while supporting the sustainability of an artist? What responsibility do we have to an idea of cultivating and supporting “newness?” Where is the body inside all of this? How do we digest being on the inside or outside of something spiritually, aesthetically, emotionally and academically?

Participants include:
Ben Pryor/American Realness
Laurie Berg, Liliana Dirks-Goodman/AUNTS
Rebecca Brooks
Barbara Bryan
Matthew Lyons/The Kitchen

Judson @ 50 Events.

Wednesday December 5-Thursday December 13.
Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill
in Residence at the New Museum.

New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Wednesday December 5.
luciana achugar in Residence at the New Museum.
Workshop: feeling is believing
11am-12pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission

Check our Facebook page for more details: http://www.facebook.com/events/555641127796038/

Wednesday December 5.
Ximena Garnica – LEIMAY in Residence at the New Museum.
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission

Check our Facebook page for more details: http://www.facebook.com/events/533630859996561/

IDD Workshop.

Monday-Friday December 3-7. Workshop with Sandy Williams.
2-4pm. DANY Studios, 305 West 38th Street.
$75
Register Here: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops

We are holograms where each part is a whole. We are quadratic when we answer questions with neither a yes nor a no. We are organized when we drop $200 on the complete Kvissle desk organizer set from Ikea including cable management casket, letter tray and ubiquitous box with cork lid, set of 4. Drawing on my extensive work with Anne Teresa deKeersmaeker’s Rosas as well as a host of others, this workshop will take a look what we’re doing with all of our dancing stuff. What’s my material? What’s a tool? Am I building something? Where can i put it? Does that make me a craftsman? Can all of it be laser rendered holographically, smudged in to so many shades of gray or finely dismembered and stored in sleek interlocking cork boxes, set of 4?

Classes This Week With…

DD Dorvillier. A Morning Thing .
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

Some daily practice in the morning, to wake up, or feel up, or tender up, or just get into your day, or your week, or your/our entire future. A little different every day, warming up with some SRT-based, fake MB-based, semi-aerobics, ballet, and mofongo yoga. Depends on us. Then an hour devoted to serious moving with eyes closed in partners, with brief exchanges of talking about our experience.

Stacy Matthew Spence. Morning Class.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

This technique class begins with explorations of the body that allow us to discover and notice the use of weight and momentum, clear alignment, clarity of initiation, and direction of energy. From there the class will build upon itself to more complex coordinations that lead to an opening of the body and an expansion of possibilities as we move through movement material.

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. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
Tuesday and Thursday. 10:00 am-12:00 pm. $14.
AND
Tuesday, 6:15pm-7:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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.

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

The Week Ahead. November 19-25.

This Week at Movement Research… We’re excited for workshops with luciana achugar and open rehearsals with Ximena Garnica as part of their New Museum Residency this week and next!

Monday November 19. Workshop with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St.
$20
Click here to Register Online

June Ekman’s Monday Morning Class
The workshop will be based on the Alexander Technique. There will be floor work with rubber balls, some “hands on,” as well as exploration of standing and walking.

Monday November 19. 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: Aretha Aoki, Julian Barnett, Luke George, Joey Kipp and Stina Nyberg*

*MRX/Sweden Resident Artist

Tuesday-Wednesday November 20-21 . Workshop with Deborah Hay.
10am-1pm. Avenue C Studio.
$75 SOLD OUT! Email info@movementresearch.org with your name, phone number, and email address to join the wait-list.
What if our attention is not on what we do onstage but how we can be continuously enlarging our experience of dance as we dance?

Wednesday November 21. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Lauren Withhart, Kitchen Sink Collective, Sarah Dahnke, and Richard Olson.
Moderated by Michal Samama**

**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Wednesday November 21-Wednesday December 5.
luciana achugar and Ximena in Residence at the New Museum.
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Workshops with luciana achugar.
feeling is believing
FREE with New Museum Admission and RSVP to info@movementresearch.org

See our Facebook Page for full schedule.


Sunday December 2.Workshop followed by Discussion
with luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica.

12:30am-2:30pm (Workshop), 2:30-3:30pm (Discussion)
New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission and RSVP to info@movementresearch.org

luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica will address the proposal:
Where have we taken the neutral/pedestrian body, the ordinary vs. extraordinary body? What are we interested in presenting ‘via the body’ currently and into the future? Imagine a future body.

Part of New Museum’s RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series
In Partnership with Movement Research

The RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series is curated by Travis Chamberlain, Public Programs Coordinator at the New Museum.

Upcoming Events.

Wednesday December 5-Thursday December 13.
Maggie Bennett and Walter Dundervill in Residence at the New Museum.

New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with New Museum Admission.
See our Facebook Page for more details!

Sunday December 16. Final Presentations for Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later.
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
$10 New Museum Members; $12 General Public

On September 16, Movement Research (MR) solicited questions from the greater MR community with regards to the imprint that Judson Dance Theater (1962–64) continues to make on contemporary performance. Four questions were selected by attendees as focus topics for further investigation by artists nominated to lead a series of week-long performance laboratories and open rehearsals at the New Museum. On this program, those artists share the results of their investigations for further consideration in an evening filled with performance, experimentation, and lively debate.

Classes This Week With…

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

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.

Jennifer Nugent. Morning Class.
Tuesday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.

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.
AND
Tuesday, 6:15pm-7:45pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
Monday, 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.

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

The Week Ahead. November 4-11.

This Week at Movement Research…

Sunday November 4. Judson @ 50: MR in Residence at the New Museum.
“Talking about my generation”:
Jill Johnston and the Critic as Subject

3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.

POSTPONED! We will do our best to reschedule as soon as possible.

Mondays, November 5-26. Workshops with June Ekman.
10am-12pm. June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St.
$20 per class, or $70 for the 4-Class Series
Click here to Register Online

June Ekman’s Monday Morning Class
The workshop will be based on the Alexander Technique. There will be floor work with rubber balls, some “hands on,” as well as exploration of standing and walking.

Tuesday November 6. Judson @ 50: Judson Through the Eyes of Filmmakers.
6:45pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members
JDT was not exclusively a dance movement. Artists of various disciplines participated in the movement that came to be known as JDT, including filmmakers. This screening highlights some of the many collaborations between Judson artists and film artists who were pushing at the boundaries of both forms.
Films will include:
Jonas Mekas CUP/SAUCER/TWO DANCERS/RADIO (1965/83, 23 min, 16mm)
With Kenneth King & Phoebe Neville.
Simone Forti CLOTHS (fragment) (1967, 5 min, 16mm-to-video)
Camera: Hollis Frampton.
Simone Forti & Anne Tardos STATUES(1977/99, 14 min, video)
Babette Mangolte WATER MOTOR (1978, 7 min, 16mm, b&w

Tuesday November 6. Judson @ 50: George Manupelli’s CRY DR. CHICAGO
9pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members
Cry Dr. Chicago. 1971, 90 minutes, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Lab work by Cineric, Inc., and Trackwise.
In Manupelli’s wonderfully cracked feature, which had fallen almost entirely into oblivion when Anthology was able to revive and preserve it in 2008, Dr. Chicago (played by venerable composer Alvin Lucier) is a sex-change surgeon on the run from the law, forever on his way to Sweden and always out to make a buck. Along for the ride are his faithful companions Sheila Marie (the delightfully zonked-out Mary Ashley) and Steve (brilliantly, and silently, portrayed by the great dancer Steve Paxton, a founding member of Judson Dance Theater). By far one of the most enjoyable feature films to come out of the 1960s underground era.

Wednesday November 7. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Emily Alpren, Brendan Drake. white road Dance Media, and Hadar Ahuvia.
Moderated by Cristiane Bouger *
*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Wednesday November 7. Mårten Spångberg, and the Judson Imprint in Europe: Performance and Discussion.
7-10pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
ALL TICKETS Now $12 (New Museum Member Price)

Co-presented with Goethe-Institut New York with support from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
7pm Performance by Mårten Spångberg
In Powered by Emotion MÃ¥rten SpÃ¥ngberg reconstructs the Goldberg Variations, the fantastic dance improvisations by the American dance legend Steve Paxton, and several songs from the Buena Vista Social Club.Paxton himself said, SpÃ¥ngberg’s piece actually stands alone, more than being a reconstruction of anything particular. Can one reconstruct an improvisation? This question is not so interesting as the result of SpÃ¥ngberg’s ‘translation process’ itself.
Discussion to follow immediately after the performance: In the second part of the evening, moderated by Claude Wampler, Spångberg will be joined by artists including DD Dorvillier, and will address the following question: How does the imprint of Judson Dance Theater function within the contexts of European and American performance respectively?

Thursday-Friday November 8-9. Chez Bushwick Presents Movement Research Artists-in-Residence at CPR.
8pm. Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Avenue.

$12 tickets available in advance online; $15 tickets (cash only) at the door
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November 8:
Anna Azrieli, Laurie Berg and Walter Dundervill
November 9:
Maximilian Balduzzi, Rebecca Davis, Ben Spatz and Miriam Wolf

Sunday November 11. Workshop with Simone Forti.
1-5pm. Douglas Dunn Studio.
$50 Click Here to Register Online
Body Mind World, Movement & Language Improvisation
Sometimes our words don’t have access to what we know in our bones, while our dancing doesn’t have access to what’s on our minds. In this workshop we will explore the synergy between movement and language to engage with subject matter that interests us. The class will include warm-ups to awaken our kinetic juices, and focused stream of consciousness writing to put us in touch with our wild thoughts and observations. We will divide our class time between purely improvising with movement, talking together about whatever has been on our minds, and improvising combining moving and speaking.

Classes this week with: Levi Gonzalez, Janet Panetta, Barbara Mahler, Jennifer Nugent, Irene Dowd, Rebecca Brooks, Karl Anderson, Jen Rosenblit, Shakti Smith, Rebecca Bone, Jesse Johnson, Mark Messer, Brandin Steffensen.

Upcoming

Tuesday-Wednesday November 20-21 . Workshop with Deborah Hay.
10am-1pm. Avenue C Studio.
$75 SOLD OUT! Email info@movementresearch.org with your name, phone number, and email address to join the waitlist.
What if our attention is not on what we do onstage but how we can be continuously enlarging our experience of dance as we dance?

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 6.11.2012

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 6.11. 2012
Featuring Works by anonymous bodies: Kate Watson-Wallace/Jaamil Kosoko, Juliana F. May*, Moriah Evans*, Walter Dundervill**

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
** 2010 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

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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: 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
FREE

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.

Upcoming.

Town Hall Meeting
November 15
TUES 7 PM
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.
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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.
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Workshop with Jane Gabriels
November 5
SAT 5-8pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$30

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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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, June 20, 2011.

 

if you look up

Choreographed by Anna Azrieli* in collaboration with Meghan Milam
Performed by Meghan Milam and Anna Azrieli with Jesse Hart, Katie Martin, Elyse Mlot, Kaitlin Hines, Marisa Clementi, Emily Skillings, Tiana Hemlock, Tobin Hack, Ana Romero, and Gillian Walsh.

Anna Azrieli is a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2010. She has shown her work at Danspace Project, Dixon Place, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Catch, AUNTS, and Ulla’s House. She has made collaborative work with Pascale Wettstein, Abby Crain, and Samuael Topiary. Anna is a founding member of Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. She has performed with luciana achugar, Donna Uchizono, Sam Kim, Freefall, Fred Darsow, and Wendy Perron, among others. She is grateful to Meghan for her many contributions to this process. She is deeply thankful to her partner and frequent collaborator Marin Sander-Holzman for his manifold support.






The Calculated Risk Project

Choreographed
by David Albert-Toth and Emily Gualtieri
Performed by Jody Hegel & Anna Smutny
The Calculated Risk Project fervently explores interdependence through a series of vignettes that are waveringly playful, daring, and intimate. Fueled by a non-linear narrative, two individuals race and strategize – at times against each other, and at other times together – defining themselves and their relationship in the process. They egg each other on, push each other down and help each other back up. The space is their arena, their playground, their sanctuary, their sandbox.

David Albert-Toth and Emily Gualtieri began collaborating in 2006. They have since presented their work in Montreal, Toronto, Guelph, and throughout Quebec. The duo ambitiously pursues a high level of physicality that juxtaposes tenderness and threat. The Calculated Risk Project fervently explores interdependence through a series of vignettes that are waveringly playful, daring, and intimate. Fueled by a non-linear narrative, two individuals race and strategize — at times against each other, and at other times together — defining themselves and their relationship in the process. They egg each other on, push each other down and help each other back up. The space is their arena, their playground, their sanctuary, their sandbox.
A big thank you to Jody and Anna. We wish to acknowledge the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and of the Department of Contemporary Dance, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.







Studies for Arena

Choreographed by Walter Dundervill*
Performed by Benjamin Asriel, Walter Dundervill, and Athena Malloy
Studies for Arena is a rough sketch of movement ideas and images drawn from a handful of rehearsals. This is the beginning stage of something being formed for the future.

Walter Dundervill is a 2010 Artist in Residence at Movement Research.







Wait! She Waits

Created by Heidi Carlsen
Performed by Heidi Carlsen, Annie Lok, Ming Pan, Rafael Rigotto, James Smith, Cat Tyc
Thank you to Drew Pisarra, Alison Russo, HERE, Cora Dance

“Performatively and personally I am curious about the border between the surreal and pedestrian worlds.” This curiosity, most recently, brought Heidi Carlsen to Poland on a Fulbright Scholarship. There, she conducted research and directed + — INFINITY, a dance/theater work performed in an old tram warehouse. Recent New York performing/creating credits include: Now Repeat Steinese (Under St. Marks), I KNOW in collaboration with Miranda k Hardy (Ontological-Hysteric Theater) and Wait! She Waits (HERE Arts Center). Carlsen has presented work at NYTW, REDCAT, Highways Performance Space, The New School, Metro Gallery, the World Financial Center and others. She has trained with many artists including: former members of Jerzy Grotowski’s Theatre Laboratorium, Piesn Kosla (Song of the Goat), Dah Theatre, Ruth Zaporah, Linda K Johnson and Mary Oslund. She is currently training to become a Feldenkrais practitioner. Carlsen graduated with an MFA from CalArts.




*Movement Research Artists In Residence 2010

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