Posts Tagged ‘Winter 2013’

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 2.25.2013

Featuring works by koosil-ja, Naomi Goldberg Haas, Katia Casteñeda Urzúa, and Chris Aiken & Ray Chung

Body in Progress (working title)
Created by Geoff Matters and Koosil-ja for koosil-ja/danceKUMIKO
The final work will be presented by The Performing Garage, NYC in Fall/Winter 2013. The development of the work was supported by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program through a real estate donation from Capstone Equities. Without their support, we could not have made this work.

Koosil-ja has received fellowships from NEA, NYFA, Guggenheim Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, a “Bessie” award, and LMCC President Award. Koosil-ja has been presented and commissioned: (In NY) The Kitchen, Aaron Davis Hall, Performance Space 122, Performing Garage, Danspace Project, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Central Park SummerStage, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, Japan Society, and Dance Theater Workshop, among others. She has also been presented nationally and internationally. She has taught and lectured in USA, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Japan, and Mexico. She also works with The Wooster Group. Koosil-ja holds a Master of Science degree from NYU POLY. koosil-ja/danceKUMIKO has received funds from MAP Fund, Cultural Development Fund, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and National Endowment for the Arts. koosil-ja/danceKUMIKO is a recipient of NYC Dance Response Fund, a program of Dance/NYC established by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. For more info:

Geoff Matters uses his own software “GDAM” along with innovative homemade and repurposed physical controllers in live and interactive music performances, under his real name or the aliases GeoffGDAM and Lance Blisters. As a founder of “Share” forum and open jam for audio and video artists, he helps provide a weekly opportunity to explore developments in live, collaborative, and experimental art, as well as a venue for performances by local and touring artists. As LANCE BLISTERS he performs LIVE Jungle, Breakcore, Punk, and Noise using MIDI Guitar and Microphone, using custom software to create cutup political anthems – a new and unique blend of songwriting, live performance, and electronic music. Geoff has performed in throughout the US and Europe. Geoff has composed and performed music and video for several dance pieces by koosil-ja/dance KUMIKO, including mech[a]OUTPUT (2003) deadmandancing EXCESS(2004) public sleep/Sleepover(2004, 2005) Live Processing (2006) and Dance Without Bodies (2006) and Blocks of Continuality (2010) and Invisible/Visible (2012). Geoff has received grants from Experimental Television Center and Meet The Composer and a commission from American Music Center Live Music For Dance.

Story by Linda Tarnay
Choreographed by Naomi Goldberg Haas/Dancers For A Variable Population
Music and Sound Composition by Jascha Narveson
Sound Recording by Larry Loewinger and Nick Chirumbolo
Dancers: Liz Beres, Sarah Donnelly, Erika Frankel, Lena Gilbert, Jamie Graham, Katherine Moore, Kaitlin Morse, Allie Pfeffer, Nellie Rainwater, Maggie Ronan, Samantha Siegal, Jeremy Zimmerman and Linda Tarnay
Special Thanks to Linda Mevorach and Elizabeth Gilmore for their vision, Sandy Broyard, Alison Manning and The Yard for initial support, and the dancers for their collaboration.

Naomi Goldberg Haas has worked in concert dance, theater, opera and film. She is the founding artistic director of Dances For A Variable Population (DVP), a multigenerational dance company offering performances, classes and community workshops. Most recently DVP co-presented “Roundup” with the Times Square Alliance on the Broadway plaza btw 46th and 47th Streets. Visit for more information.

Jascha Narveson was raised in a concert hall and put to sleep as a child with an old vinyl copy of the Bell Laboratories mainframe computer singing “Bicycle Built for Two.” He now makes music for people, machines, and interesting combinations of people and machines. To hear more of his work, go to:

Linda Tarnay recently retired from N.Y.U. Tisch School of the Arts where she taught for 35 years. She directed her own Company, Linda Tarnay and Dancers, and received choreography grants from NEA, NYSCA, and CAPS. She received citations for Distinguished Teaching from N.Y.U. and the American Dance Festival. She is also a writer of short stories influenced by her father, an English professor.

Tiredness or I was trying to think something when I realized that I’m exhausted.
Direction: Katia Castañeda Urzúa
Creative Team: Lina Villegas, Eduardo Withrington, Monica Palma, Clara Cristina Acosta, Katia Castaneda and Lily Rossebo.
Music: 2raumwohnung
Music edition: Alejandro Quintero
This is the first draft of a research about individual journey’s through the city; bodies drawing and painting their space in the crowd.
This project was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-In-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund.

Katia Castañeda Urzúa is a director, performer and teacher. She earned her degree in Dramatic Arts from Universidad Veracruzana. She works independently, acting and directing her own projects and in collaboration with diverse disciplines and with dance and theatre companies. She has work with Allora&Calzadilla, Quiatora Monorriel, Daniel Lara, Nadia Lartigue, Compañía Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes, Estudio 28, Arte físico, Pablo Mandoki and Abraham Oceranski among others. As a director she was the recipient of the Young Artists fellowship from the National Endowment of Arts, in Mexico in 2009-2010. She also received this distinction as a performer in 2001-2002. Currently, she’s a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence.

Duration Lab
An improvised performance created and performed by dancers Chris Aiken, Ray Chung and musician/composer Mike Vargas

Chris Aiken is a leading performer and teacher in the field of dance improvisation and contact improvisation. His work has evolved through ongoing investigations of performance, learning, perception and imagination. His work has been significantly influenced through the somatic practices of the Alexander Technique, ideokinesis, yoga and structural integration. Chris is an Assistant Professor and MFA Director in the Dance Department at Smith College and the Five College Dance Department. He recently premiered a new commissioned work with Angie Hauser entitled Utopia Parkway that was funded by the National Performance Network’s Commissioning Fund.

Ray Chung is a performer, teacher, engineer, and artist with a passion for dancing which he likes to share with other people. His main focus is improvisation and he has worked with Contact Improvisation since 1979 as part of improvisational performance practice and integrates other movement forms into his work, including martial arts, bodywork and Authentic Movement. Ray has worked with the leading proponents of Contact Improvisation and regularly collaborates with dancers, musicians, and other artists.

Mike Vargas works internationally as a freelance composer performing, teaching, recording, and improvising. Primarily a solo artist and a pianist, Vargas also specializes in percussion and electronic music. He regularly presents concerts of his work, sometimes collaborating with other musicians and artists, often in relatively small ensembles. Vargas has released 9 CDs of his music and in 2003 published an article in Contact Quarterly entitled, “Looking at Composition is like Painting the Golden Gate Bridge: 86 Aspects of Composition.” He is currently on the faculty in the dance department at Smith College. He has a daughter, Gray, and lives with his partner Nancy Stark Smith in Florence, Massachusetts.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 2.11.2013

Featuring works by Lance Gries, devynn emory, Toussaint Jeanlouis, and Nina Martin.

Immanent Field
Created by: Lance Gries with Juliette Mapp and Jimena Paz
We are showing an excerpt from a work in progress, to be shown in further progress at the NYLA Studio Series May 31st & June 1st.

Lance Gries is an independent dancer, choreographer and teacher. His early work with the Trisha Brown Company has been honored with a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award and a Princess Grace Foundation Award. Since 1990, he has created and presented solo and group choreography. His most recent solo performance, Etudes for an Astronaut was nominated for a 2011 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award. Lance is also currently working on The FIFTY Project. In celebration of his upcoming fiftieth birthday, he has invited fifty dancers from around the world to meet him in a fifty minute open dance, a video installation of these meetings will first be presented at La MaMa La Galleria, March 27 – 31st, 2013.

directed and conceived by: devynn emory/beastproductions with contributions from Margot Bassett
performed by: Margot Bassett and devynn emory
covering a song by: Perfume Genius

devynn emory is a dancer/choreographer currently living in NY. In addition to running their company devynnemory/beastproductions that umbrella’s choreography, sound, vocals, text, materials, music videos, drag and curated themed shows, emory also dances for Headlong Dance Theater, and Tere O’Connor Dance. emory recently concluded a studio-residency at NYLA for the development of the full version of This Horse is not a Home, and looks forward to focusing on video, sound and text work this year in residency at Issue Project Room.

American Nostalgia
Created by Toussaint Jeanlouis.
Performed by Adam Wile, Amanda McNussen, Mersiha Mesihovic, Toussaint Jeanlouis, and Victoria Sendra.
Audio by Toussaint Jeanlouis.
American Nostalgia tackles what America was, is today, is becoming, and who We are within it. Created with a perspective of a twenty-something, American Nostalgia attempts to explain and question the so-called “apathy” of the generation. Without answers, this is the beginning of our physical journey and the first part to this story.
Special thanks to niv Acosta.

Toussaint Jeanlouis is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts (MFA Acting) and Arizona State University (BA Theater). He moved to New York City from Los Angeles in May of 2012 as a trainee with the Blue Man Group and has since then continued to work and be a part of interdisciplinary collaborations. His interests in Grotowski, Bill T. Jones, and Robert Wilson have led to his exploration of the body and performance. He is excited and honored to be participating in this series Movement Research at the Judson Church.

Blue * Sail * Fish * Take * Two
Film, Choreography: Nina Martin
Camera: Regan Wilder
Editing: Nina Martin and Regan Wilder
Performers: Roberta Kirn, Dorothy Smith, Frances Becker
Sound Design: Roma Flowers
Technical Support: Shelley Senter
Thanks to National Endowment of the Arts for the Choreography Fellowship that supported the making of the film.

Nina Martin’s choreography and master teaching have been presented in New York City, across the US, and in Europe, South America, and Asia. Performance credits include David Gordon Pick-Up Company, Mary Overlie, Deborah Hay, Simone Forti, Marth Clarke, and PBS Dance in America Beyond the Mainstream program with Steve Paxton and others. She was a founding member of Channel Z performance collective, New York Dance Intensive School, and Lower Left Performance Collective ( and presently is board president of Marfa Live Arts. Martin is an assistant professor at TCU School for Classical & Contemporary Dance. Her solo, Blue Sail Fish Take Two was presented in Budapest in 2012. Martin completes her Ph.D. degree in 2013 with research centered in spontaneous ensemble dance in performance.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 2.4.2013

Featuring works by Silke Grabinger, Ivy Baldwin, Anabella Lenzu, and Gillian Walsh.

Choreographer: Silke Grabinger
Performer: Silke Grabinger
Choreographic Assistant: Olga Swietlicka
Light Design: Peter Thalhamer
Thanks to: Andreas Stadler, Austrian Cultural Forum NYC, Dave St.Pierre, Elio Gervasi, Raum 33, Angela Vadori,
Tabakfabrik Linz

Silke Grabinger got in touch with breakdance in 1997. She performed in the Cirque du Soleil / The Beatles Show LOVE in Las Vegas, solo and as an aerial artist, and has worked with choreographers Dave St.Pierre, Margie Gillis, and Daniel Ezralow. Her first solo performance is entitled [SLIK], in cooperation with Pilottanzt. [SLIK] was the winner of the Linz09 award (culture capital city of Europe) and toured Europe and Africa. She was granted the scholarship for music and performing arts and received the Austrian design state award. She created the character ANIMA in playGuldaplay of the honor of Friedrich Gulda, with Paul Gulda, Martha Agerich a. o. in the Wiener Konzerthaus. Silke Grabinger developed a “movement notation for musicians” for the performance Moving Architecture with composer Bernhard Lang which is based on the architecture of the Austrian Cultural Forum NYC. In her current work, she volunteers to be an experimental subject in the time frame of 10 minutes each for different international choreographers: Benoit Lachambre, Anne Juren, Oleg Soulimenko, Philippe/Superamas, Hubert Lepka, and comedian Dirk Stermann.

Scheduled Wailing (excerpt of a work-in-progress)
Choreographed by Ivy Baldwin
Performances by Lawrence Cassella & Eleanor Smith
Sound Design by Justin Jones
Scheduled Wailing is made possible by support from the William and Karen Tell Foundation and by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program through a real estate donation from Savanna.
Many, many thanks to Eleanor, Lawrence, and Justin!

Ivy Baldwin is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer, teacher, and founder of Ivy Baldwin Dance. Since 1999, the company has performed nationally, all over the great NYC, and internationally. In 2012 Baldwin was an LMCC Swing Space Artist, Bogliasco Foundation Dance Fellow in Bogliasco, Italy, and performed Ambient Cowboy, a new evening-length dance commissioned by New York Live Arts. Currently, Baldwin is thrilled to be a 2013 artist-in-residence at The Wooden Floor in Santa Ana, CA where she is choreographing a new dance on 62 kids ages 12-17. Please visit

Pachamama: Mother World
Choreographer: Anabella Lenzu
Dancer: Lauren Ohmer
Pachamama: Mother World looks at the ritualistic similarities between two geographically different cultures, Native Americans and South American Natives. The division line between Ritual and Performance blurs, becoming both an anthropological study and a creation of Dance Theater.

Originally from Argentina, Anabella Lenzu is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher with over 20 years of experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy, and the USA. She conducts classes at Peridance Center, Wagner College, and Lehman College. Lenzu is also a published author for various dance and arts magazines, and plans to debut her first book in March 2013, entitled Unveiling Motion and Emotion. The book contains writings in Spanish and English on the importance of dance, community, choreography, and dance pedagogy.

Grinding and Equations: Two Duets at Judson
By: Gillian Walsh
Performance by: Maggie Cloud, Mickey Mahar, Robert Maynard, Gillian Walsh
2 4 1 3 (1/3-2(you)) 4 1 4 1 1/2 2/3 [1234(paid)] 1/3 2/4 1 3 (13) …. Grinding and Equations is a cumulative self-replicating performance series.

Gillian Walsh is a performer and choreographer from Brooklyn, New York. She can be reached at

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 1.28.13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 1.21.13

Featuring works by Jin Ju Song-Begin/Da-On Dance, Barbara Mahler, Nadia Tykulsker/Spark(edit) Arts and Larissa Velez-Jackson

THIRST (excerpt from an evening length work-in-progress)
Choreographer/Director: Jin Ju Song-Begin
Dancers: Esmé Boyce, Giulia Carotenuto, Kevin Fay, David Gonsier, Breanna Gribble, Karen Harvey, Tim KJ Lee, Elliott Reiland, Jin Ju Song-Begin
Music composed by Jerome Begin
Yu-Yu Liu, cello
Jerome Begin, electronics

Jin Ju Song-Begin is the artistic director of the newly formed Da-On Dance company in NYC. She is a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher from Seoul, Korea, whose work has been presented internationally in Korea, Japan and the U.S. Jin Ju holds a Masters Degree in Choreography from Kookmin University and an Undergraduate Degree from Chung Ang University in Seoul, Korea, where she achieved numerous awards and scholarships. Jin Ju moved to the USA in 2010, and she currently dances with Sean Curran Dance Company, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, DanceTactics, B3W, Ana Keilson.

Running Time
Directed by: Nadia Tykulsker/Spark(edit) Arts
Performed by: Katie Dean, Sophie Torok, Tara Sheena, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes, Aya Wilson
Music performed by: Austin Vaughn, samples from Broadcast and the Focus Group and Ryan Adams
This piece was made possible by a Space Grant from Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

A native Brooklynite, Nadia Tykulsker is a mover/maker/manager/mayhem causer. She has been fortunate enough to work with the genius of Faye Driscoll, Amy Chavasse, Jessica Fogel, Xan Burley, Alex Springer, Jesse Philips-Fein, Abby Bender, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes, Katie Dean, Lindsey Dietz-Marchant, Shannon Hummel, Steve May and Kyli Kleven. Moving back to Brooklyn in the summer of 2010 Nadia started Spark(edit) Arts. Spark(edit) Arts was created as a forum to bring dancers and artists of different mediums together to make collaborative works of dance-theater. Through different mediums and forums of presenting movement we redefine the boundaries of dance making by ignoring conventional ideas of how, where and by whom dance can be witnessed and enjoyed.

As she Stumbles
Excerpted new dances by Barbara Mahler with Jamie Graham and Alissa Horowitz.

Barbara Mahler is a widely respected choreographer/performer/movement educator. She travels extensively, teaching and creating at many festivals and venues across the nation, as well as in Canada and Europe. Barbara is a master teacher of Klein Technique. She taught at the Susan Klein School of Dance 1983-2004. She is currently an ongoing faculty member with Movement Research and the Theater School/Dance Division in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her studies in the field of movement span a huge spectrum of forms, aesthetics and ideas. She received a BA in dance from Hunter College, NYC and an MFA from the Univeersity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her choreographic vision and passion is the small and intimate dance. Barbara has been a recipient of the Sage Cowles Grant, Meet the Composer and was a 2000-01 and 2006-07 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence. Barbara is a faculty and practitioner of Zero Balancing, maintaining a private practice in bodywork.

Star Crap Method
Larissa Velez-Jackson presents the first sketches from her latest full-evening work.
Performed by Tyler James Ashley, Talya Epstein and Larissa Velez-Jackson
Performers: Jodi Bender and Megan Madorin
This work was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund.

Larissa Velez-Jackson is a Brooklyn-based choreographer/ dance-artist and vocalist. She has shown work at numerous NYC venues: Danspace Project Platform 2010, American Realness ’11 at Abrons Arts Center, New Museum of Contemporary Art. Velez-Jackson was a Fresh Tracks resident with Hilary Clark and a Studio Series resident at the former DTW in 2009. In 2011, she launched a new song and dance collaboration with her husband Jon Velez-Jackson called Yackez. They currently perform throughout NYC and self-produce/distribute albums. In 2012, Velez-Jackson attended the danceWEB scholarship program at ImPulsTanz Festival (Vienna, Austria). She is currently a Movement Research Artist in Residence ’12-’13 and a SPARC Resident ’13 with the LMCC.

The Week Ahead. January 28-February 3.

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

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

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

Classes This Week With…

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

Using the morning technique class structure as a model, this class will focus on dance as a physical, conceptual and experiential practice, with an emphasis on the cultivation of presence inside of the forms. Class will begin with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various bodywork modalities that access our awareness of the organs, the skeleton, gravity and energetic pathways through the architecture of the body and into the space. Class will expand into technical exercises, choreographic structures, improvisations and performance constructs, exploring ways to engage with the material through precise and imaginative means.

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

Using improvisational and set warm-ups we will focus on the volume and weight inside the body and its relationship to the floor. Exercises that bring awareness to the feet, spine, and pelvic floor encourage the feeling of release in the limbs, allowing us to fall and suspend off-center, simultaneously finding a grounded flexible base of support. Using these physical tools we will explore sensation, instinct, and the inherent musicality inside the body, phrasing. All the while dancing we will work toward a more grounded and direct approach to movement.

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

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

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

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

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

Jen Rosenblit. look at me don’t look at me.
Saturday. 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

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

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 1.14.13

Featuring works by Bryon Carr, niv Acosta, Tara O’Con and Fitzgerald & Stapleton

X Y and B
Concept and Direction: Bryon Carr
Choreography: Bryon Carr in collaboration with Meghan Schardt
Performers: Bryon Carr and Meghan Schardt
Music/Soundscore: Ellery Royston
In collaboration with electronic musician Ellery Royston and dancer Meghan Schardt this dance piece explores replication and reflection through layers of virtual and live performance. The video presented is being explored as an ongoing project where we will continually add layers of Meghan and myself dancing in video projection in partnership with our live selves.

Bryon Carr holds an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts and has trained, taught and performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. Website: Ellery Royston holds a B.A. in Electronic Music Composition, and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Computer Science from Mills College. She is currently working on an M.F.A. in Performance and Interactive Media Arts. Meghan Schardt received her BFA on scholarship at New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. She has performed with Miami Repertoire Ballet Company, Ballet Randolph, Freddick Bracher and Company, Jenn Frank and Company, Memento, Octavia Cup, Maryanne Chaney, Hawaii Ballet Theatre, Jennifer Simms and Giada Ferrone. Many thanks to Sara Neece.

i shot denzel
choreographed and performed by: niv Acosta
music: Igor Stravinsky

niv Acosta is a brooklyn based artist born and raised in washington heights manhattan. niv is 24 years old, dominican and transgender. he trained at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance as an adolescent. niv attended california institute of the arts, briefly. niv has shown his work at various events/spaces including Pieter Performance Space in Los Angeles, The Community Education Center in Philadelphia, New York Live Arts through the Fresh Tracks Residency Program, through AUNTS in various spaces, The Tank, Danspace Project in Ralph Lemons “Marathon. The End.” event, The Meulensteen Gallery, and at Brooklyn Arts Exchange. he has/is worked/working on projects with Moving Theater, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Hilary Clark, iele paloumpis, Phialdelphia Dance Projects, and Deborah Hay.

this is what we know
Performers: Jodi Bender and Megan Madorin
Created by Tara O’Con in collaboration with Jodi and Meg
This is the start of a new process. It will go deeper and get turned on its head, and looked at through various lenses. But not just yet. It’s only the beginning – or rather, the end of where we just were.
The creation of [This is what we know (in-process title)] was supported, in part, through a commission from New York Live Arts’ Studio Series program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
The project (or work) was made possible, in part, through The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund.

Tara O’Con’s work has been presented by Dance Theater Workshop (Fresh Tracks), Danspace Project, The Chocolate Factory Theater, and most recently as part of the River To River Festival produced by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She is looking forward to further developing this work during her time as a Movement Research Artist-In-Residence, and this spring as part of the New York Live Arts Studio Series Program (showing May 3rd and 4th).

Choreography & Performance: Fitzgerald & Stapleton
Music: Believe, Cher & The Crying Game, Boy George remixed by Myles D
Soundtrack: In my Father’s Name, by Fitzgerald & Stapleton, performed by Ailbe Fitzgerald, Emma Fitzgerald, Áine Stapleton and Joe Stapleton. Produced by Radioactive; a joint initiative of RTE Radio Choice and Absolut Fringe.

Emma Fitzgerald and celebrity choreographer Áine Stapleton certainly make a fashionable pair, but the dynamic duo are turning their eclectic tastes down a theatrical route with an exposed creative dialogue for tonight’s Movement Research at the Judson Church. They now begin the tedious and monumental task of isolating these elements so that their choreographic properties can be determined.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 1.7.2013

Featuring works by Mariana Valencia, Kelsey Berry, Emily Wexler and Burr Johnson.

Guadalupe Zulema Victoria Susana
Choreographer: Mariana Valencia
Performed by: Lydia Adler Okrent, Lauren Bakst, Tess Dworman, Mariana Valencia
Music: Julia Read
Costumes: Mariana Valencia

Mariana Valencia makes dances, installations, fashion, and is editor of her quarterly Rhinoceros Event. She lives in Brooklyn where she enjoys making art with her friends. So far, this is Mariana’s fattest dance where she includes four dancers and a musician. She has made this work through an adjustable dance syllabus created to format, deconstruct, obscure, mash and isolate imagery and sentiments that four bodies can expose. Thank you all for seeing it. Love to Lydia, Lauren, Tess, Julia for our friendship that keeps you trusting me. To my password, Jen.

Choreographer/director: Kelsey Berry
Performers: Catherine DeAngelis, Hanaah Frechette,  Kathryn Hibbard, Adam Hyndman, Julia Jurgilewicz, Sally Kreimendahl, Chloe Markewich, Chelsea Rodriguez, Sydney Schiff, Ana Sollitto, Megan Thornburg, Thinh Vu
Music: Fjogur Piano by Sigur Ros, Pendulum Music by Steve Reich, Sail by Awolnation performed by Ryan Knott
Costume: Kelsey Berry & Dancers

Kelsey Berryis a graduate of Princeton University with degrees in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Dance. She is often caught answering the question of “how does all of that fit together?” by reflecting on her experiments mixing the subjects – from aesthetic philosophy and bioethics to studying movement patterning and creating choreography informed by theories of freedom. Originally from Massachusetts, Kelsey trained with the Gold School and has since performed works by Susan Marshall, Rebecca Lazier, Ze’eva Cohen and Zvi Gotheiner. Kelsey worked as a resident young choreographer at the White Mountain Summer Dance Festival and has presented works at the Berlind and Intime theaters in Princeton. She currently dances with Summation Dance Company and is creating new work in Manhattan.

Ring of Fire
Choreographed by Emily Wexler
Performed by Courtney Cooke, Gillian Walsh, and Emily Wexler
Sound by Fever Ray
Special thanks to Bianca Grimshaw for to the sound and Nijinsky/Bausch for the moves.

Emily Wexler has worked as an artist based in Brooklyn since 2004. She has had the opportunity to create and perform alongside many incredible artists including Rebecca Brooks, Kim Brandt, Karinne Keithley Syers, and Yvonne Meier, among others. Her work has been seen in venues and settings throughout the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, she was honored with a Bessie nomination for her performance in Yvonne Meier’s Mad Heidi and also honored with the Department of Cultural Affair’s SPARC Program Grant in partnership with the Brooklyn Arts Council, to make a new work with the Senior Citizens of the Grace Agard Harewood Center. Currently she is teaching Dance History/Theory/Criticism at The University of the Arts.

The Map of the Known Universe Towards the End of Your Reign
Cast: Evvie Allison, Andrew Champlin, Maggie Cloud, Courtney Cook, Hannah Darrah, Tendayi Kuumba, Jeremy Neal, Brandon Washington
Music: Eric Prydz

Burr Johnsonis a dancer and choreographer living in Brooklyn. He holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Burr dances for numerous choreographers including John Jasperse, Helen Simoneau, Christopher Williams, and Shen Wei. He also performed in two reconstructions of Laura Dean’s dances: Tympani (1980/2008) and Infinity (1990/2009). His choreographic work has been presented through Movement Research at the Judson Church, Underexposed at Dixon Place, OneArmRed, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Location One Gallery, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, and Danspace Project. He is in the middle of a NYLA Studio Series residency and will show on 10-11 May  2013. In his spare moments away from dance, Burr is either gardening or feeding stray cats in Bushwick.

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