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Week Ahead Blog Post-August 4-10

This Week at Movement Research…

 

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MELT “Movie Night” with Jennifer Monson

Tuesday August 5. 7pm.
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway.
Free and open to all.

Jennifer Monson will be showing documentation from the Movement Research Festival, Spring 2014 fallow time.

If you came to the festival please come to discuss what has been generated from the fallow time experience and share your own documentation. If you weren’t able to attend the festival, come to the movie night to joint the conversation around the themes and concepts of the festival. We will be showing video, photos and written documents generated during and after fallow time. We will also distribute a zine that came out of the festival experience.

Hosted by a different MELT teaching artist each week, the MELT “Movie Night” series features work that inspires, influences, engages and/or represents that artist’s current creative process and artistic concerns. The screenings provide an opportunity for a more in-depth dialogue between students and teachers beyond the workshop setting, as well as a chance to connect in a more social environment.

 

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MELT Reading Group with Susan Mar Landau

THU August 7 7pm
Jimmy’s No. 43
43 East 7th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Open to all, Suggested donation $5

between us/the space/between us:
speculations on spectatorship

Placing Rancière’s “Emancipated Spectator” center stage, in tonight’s discussion we will move back and forth through time and texts to reflect on the “theater” and political philosophy’s parallel and, at times, collaborative exploration of spectatorship. Revisiting the territory both theorists and artists alike have mapped, we will cast our gaze and our conversation both from and towards the space of the spectator.

ABOUT SUSAN MAR LANDAU
Susan Mar Landau is a New York City based dramaturg and interdisciplinary artist. As a dramaturg she has collaborated with choreographers Vanessa Anspaugh, Aretha Aoki, Maximilian Balduzzi, Daria Faïn, Levi Gonzalez, Emily Johnson and Carlos Maria Romero. Landau holds a BA from Hampshire College, a M.A. in Performance Design and Practice from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of London, and a Graduate Certificate in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from CUNY.

 

Last Week of Movement Research Summer MELT Intensives 2014

Week 5. August 4-8

10am-12pm $120 Jeremy Nelson

1-3pm $120 Yvonne Meier

3:30-6pm $140 Jennifer Monson

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, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Janet Panetta. Ballet for Contemporary Dancers.
July 28-August 8
M T Th F 12-2pm 

W 10am-12pm 
$17
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

The Week Ahead. May 13-19.

This Week at Movement Research… It’s a big week! We’re excited for the MR Gala this Monday, Claudia La Rocco’s Workshop this weekend, a workshop for kids with Yvonne Meier at First Street Green, and more!

Wednesday May 1. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Racy Brand, Elissaveta Iordanova/ELEA GORANA DANCE COLLECTIVE, Sharon Montella, Alexander Romania
Moderated by
Michelle Boulé*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday May 18. Workshop with Yvonne Meier: Kid’s class with Yvonne Meier (geared towards children ages 4-6).
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
We will warm up with the principals of straight, round and curvy. Then we will engage in an extraordinary freeze dance using fancy scores. Class will end with locomotion like walking like a spider across the floor.

MOVEMENT RESEARCH GALA 2013

May 13, 2013
Honoring Cathy Edwards, Sam Miller, and Jennifer Monson

Including Performances by Eiko & Koma, Wally Cardona, Maria Hassabi, Monsoon Orchestra (revisited), and Donna Uchizono

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY

6:30pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner
8:30pm Performance, followed by Dance Party

RSVP and PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/gala/buytickets.php


Workshops and Studies Projects.

Thursday-Sunday May 15-19. Workshop with Claudia La Rocco: Why I am not a painter.
THU, FRI, SUN 2-5pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

$90
Register Now!

Why I am not a painter
This is a writing workshop. It is open to anyone who wants to play with words, to see what they can do, and how. But it is made with dance-artists in mind. How do words live in time and space, whether on the stage, the page or in the mind? Critical writing, creative writing, performance texts… are they really such different creatures? Does a dancer have a particular way of approaching language? What about a writer who spends so much of her time watching dancers? So many questions. We’ll spend our time looking for answers, individually and as a group.

Classes this week with…

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

Class will be taught by Vicky Shick on May 17
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. No class May 27.

Jennifer Nugent. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 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.
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.

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

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

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

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

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

The Week Ahead. May 6-12.

This Week at Movement Research… Gala is coming up next Monday, get your tickets soon! Also, check out some exciting new programming (for kids!) at First Street Green!

Monday April 29. 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: Cristiane Bouger*, Jody Oberfelder, Diana Sherwood

Wednesday May 1. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Mary Ellen Beaudreau; Jaki Bradley, Jenny Reed, and Sam Sheppard; Ashley Handel & Yuliya Romanskaya; Sara Zimmerman
Moderated by
Courtney Krantz*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Movement Research at First Street Green is back!

Saturday May 11. Workshop with Mariangela Lopez: Low, Middle, High (geared towards children ages 5-10).
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
Mariangela will share with children how to make small dances by combing simple body actions. Children will explore the levels in which the body can move through the space and find infinite possibilities. Mainly this class will be an opportunity to have fun outside while dancing and sharing with friends.

Saturday May 18. Workshop with Yvonne Meier: Kid’s class with Yvonne Meier (geared towards children ages 4-6).
SAT 12-1pm, First Park

FREE
We will warm up with the principals of straight, round and curvy. Then we will engage in an extraordinary freeze dance using fancy scores. Class will end with locomotion like walking like a spider across the floor.

MOVEMENT RESEARCH GALA 2013

May 13, 2013
Honoring Cathy Edwards, Sam Miller, and Jennifer Monson

Including Performances by Eiko & Koma, Wally Cardona, Maria Hassabi, Monsoon Orchestra (revisited), and Donna Uchizono

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY

6:30pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner
8:30pm Performance, followed by Dance Party

RSVP and PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/gala/buytickets.php


Upcoming Workshops and Studies Projects.

Thursday-Sunday May 15-19. Workshop with Claudia La Rocco: Why I am not a painter.
THU, FRI, SUN 2-5pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

$90
Register Now!

Why I am not a painter
This is a writing workshop. It is open to anyone who wants to play with words, to see what they can do, and how. But it is made with dance-artists in mind. How do words live in time and space, whether on the stage, the page or in the mind? Critical writing, creative writing, performance texts… are they really such different creatures? Does a dancer have a particular way of approaching language? What about a writer who spends so much of her time watching dancers? So many questions. We’ll spend our time looking for answers, individually and as a group.

Classes this week with…

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

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

Jennifer Nugent. Morning Class.
Tuesday & Thursday. 10:00am-12:00pm. $14.
Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street.
NO CLASS this Tuesday, May 7

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. No Class May 7.

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

Barbara Mahler. A Re-Education – Klein Technique as Taught by Barbara Mahler.
This Tuesday 4/7 6:15pm class will be taught by Alissa Horowitz.
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.

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

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

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

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.

The Week Ahead. January 20-26.

This Week at Movement Research… Winter MELT Week Three Workshops are happening!

Monday January 21. 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: Jin Ju Song-Begin/Da-On Dance, Barbara Mahler, Nadia Tykulsker/Spark(edIt) Arts, Larissa Velez-Jackson*

Wednesday January 23. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Marielys Burgos Meléndez, Mariana Valencia, Erin Bomboy, Rachel Johnson.
Moderated by Christiane Bouger*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

January 7-25. Winter MELT 2013.

Week Three, January 21-25:
Yvonne Meier, Improvisational “Scores,” 10am-12pm, $115 [SOLD OUT]
John Jasperse, Movement Practice, 1-3pm, $115 [SOLD OUT]
Kyle deCamp, Workshop in Performance, 3:30-6pm, $130

All Winter MELT 2013 Workshops are held at Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor (between Prince & Spring St).

Workshop Descriptions and Faculty Bios available at:
http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/descriptions.php

REGISTER and PAY at:
http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/register.php

Also, join us for our Ongoing Classes… (click here for full descriptions)

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.

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing.
Saturday. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. $14.
Randy Warshaw Studio.

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

The Week Ahead. January 13-19.

This Week at Movement Research… Winter MELT Week Two Workshops are happening, AND we have great line-ups scheduled for Open Performance and MR at the Judson Church!

Monday January 14. 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: niv acosta, Bryon Carr, Liliana Dirks-Goodman, Fitzgerald & Stapleton, and Tara O’Con*

Wednesday January 16. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./NY, South Oxford Space, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn.
FREE!

Featuring works by Lucie Baker,  and Annie Sailer.
Moderated by Katia Castaneda.*

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

January 7-25. Winter MELT 2013.

Week Two, January 14-18:
Shelley Senter, technique |tekˈnēk|, 10am-12pm, $115 [SOLD OUT]
Irene Dowd, Volutes, 1-3pm, $115 [SOLD OUT]
Ishmael Houston-Jones, Doing It, 3:30-6pm, $130 [SOLD OUT]

Week Three, January 21-25:
Yvonne Meier, Improvisational “Scores,” 10am-12pm, $115 [SOLD OUT]
John Jasperse, Movement Practice, 1-3pm, $115 [SOLD OUT]
Kyle deCamp, Workshop in Performance, 3:30-6pm, $130

All Winter MELT 2013 Workshops are held at Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor (between Prince & Spring St).

Workshop Descriptions and Faculty Bios available at:
http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/descriptions.php

REGISTER and PAY at:
http://movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/register.php

Also, join us for our Ongoing Classes… (click here for full descriptions)

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.

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.

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

The Week Ahead. October 7-14.

This Week at Movement Research… a special event in partnership with Danspace Project and Anthology Film Archives, a FREE workshop with Daria Faïn and an amazing class schedule, as always!

Sunday October 7. Judson @ 50: JUDSON RECONSTRUCTED
MR in Partnership with Danspace Project and Anthology Film Archives
3pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR/Danspace Project Members; $6 Anthology Members
In 1982, Danspace Project and Bennington College collaborated on “The Judson Project,” a series of performances dedicated to reconstructing Judson-era works with 14 Judson choreographers, including Edward Bhartonn, Remy Charlip, Lucinda Childs, Philip Corner, Brian De Palma, Judith Dunn, Simone Forti, Deborah Hay, Aileen Passloff, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Elaine Summers, and James Waring. The Bennington College Judson Project also filmed interviews with many of the artists that were central to Judson Dance Theater. Danspace Project and Movement Research share a selection of these rarely-seen reconstructions and interviews in a special afternoon screening.

Saturday October 13. MR @ FSG: Workshop with Daria Faïn.
12-2pm. First Street Green, 33 E 1st St.
FREE

According to Chinese energetic, in October we are transitioning between the Earth and the Metal energy. The Earth corresponds to the Digestive System (stomach/pancreas/spleen), and the Metal to the Lungs/Large Intestine. It is about the energy coming back into the Earth and the ability to transform by letting go of what we don’t need internally and externally. The session will include a warm up, and a series of intuitive movement meditations to activate these energies, tapping into our immediate environment with our sensory apparatus and our experiential field.

Classes this Week with: Asli Bulbul, Janet Panetta, David Thomson, Barbara Mahler, Irene Dowd, Clare Maxwell, Karl Anderson, K.J. Holmes, Daria Faïn, Bradley Teal Ellis, Rebecca Bone, Jesse Johnson, Mark Messer and Brandin Steffensen.

Upcoming.

Tuesday October 16. Judson @ 50:
JUDSON: SECOND GENERATION AND BEYOND
MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives
6:45pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $6 Anthology Members

Judson had an impact much larger than its three year existence would suggest. Many artists were deeply influenced by the ground broken by JDT, either directly or indirectly. This screening looks at a work that bears the imprint of Judson but moves beyond the boundaries of that seminal period:

Richard Rutkowski
THE SPACE IN BACK OF YOU
2011, 65 min, digital video.
This highly visual and visceral documentary investigates the creative life of Suzushi Hanayagi, a powerful, innovative, even radical Japanese dancer and choreographer. For over 20 years she was a close collaborator with and major influence on theater legend Robert Wilson, who referred to her simply as “my teacher”. When Wilson discovers Hanayagi living in an old-age home and suffering from Alzheimer’s, Wilson resolves to work with her once again. Poignant witness to the transition of a life from vibrancy to legacy, this film becomes the final collaboration between a great teacher and her most renowned student.

Plus additional surprises!

Monday-Friday October 28-November 2.
International Dance Dialogues: Workshop with Azusa Seyama Prioville.
10-12pm. Gibney Dance Center, Studio 6.
$75
Register Online: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops
Creating Character Through Movement

By raising awareness of the physical possibilities in the body this workshop will encourage finding richer and more meaningful personal movement. Employing various processes used in dance theater practices we will search where movement starts and push the limits of where it can go.

*2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

AND…..

Winter MELT is coming!! REGISTER NOW for workshops with Kyle deCamp, Irene Dowd, Miguel Gutierrez, John Jasperse, Yvonne Meier, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jennifer Monson, Shelley Senter, and Gwen Welliver!

The Week Ahead. May 29 – Jun 3, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… No class on Memorial Day. The office will be closed to the public on Monday as well. but then….

Movement Research Festival
Spring 2012

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May 29 – June 3, 2012
Curated by Eleanor Hullihan, Neal Medlyn, Marissa Perel, Enrico Wey

Location.
The Center at West Park (except where otherwise noted)
165 W. 86th St. (West Park Presbyterian Church, corner of Amsterdam Ave.)
1 train to 86th
B, C trains to 86th
Tickets.
$5, except where otherwise noted or
$8 DAY PASS available for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday gets you into all the day’s events, excluding workshops.

Tuesday May 29th.

Notebook Exhibition and Opening Reception
6:00 pm FREE

A diverse collection of notebooks, pages, epistles from the processes and reflections of choreographers, dancers and performers across a spectrum of approaches and forms. Join us for drinks and a viewing of the installation.

Performance Event
8:00PM $5
Featuring Miguel Gutierrez, Katy Pyle, and Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments

Wednesday May 30th.

Body Language Reading and Performance
7:00pm $5
Featuring Andrew Blackley, C.A. Conrad, H.R. Hegnauer, Yvonne Meier, Eileen Myles, Kristen Prevallet. Hosted by Jamie Townsend

Performance Event: stillness-action-sweat-effort
10:00pm $5
Featuring Aretha Aoki, devynn emory, Niall Jones, Jennifer Monson

Thursday May 31st.

Real. Good. Music. A concert. In the sanctuary.
7:00pm $5
Featuring Chris Forsyth, Tatsuya Nakatani, Mike Pride & Mick Barr, Jesske Hume & Ryan Ferreira

Mixed Tape
Curated by Niv Acosta
10:00PM $5
Six performers hijack, change, distort or magnify a performance with “that ubiquitous deus ex machina, the ironically intended pop song.” (BS)
Friday June 1st.

Let’s Talk About Sex
6:00pm $5
Moderated by Jillian Peña, Dean of the School of Sex Research at Movement Research and Erin Markey, Diana Cage, Aimee Herman, John Jasperse, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Antonio Ramos, Lucy Sexton

Performance Event
8:00pm $5
Featuring Anna Azrieli, Neal Beasley, Justin Cabrillos, Carmine Covelli, Jesske Hume

Saturday June 2nd.

Central Park Sensory Walk
Led by Jennifer Monson
11am-1pm FREE
Meet at the entrance on W. 81 St. & Central Park West

Child Support!
Hosted by Anna Sperber
Central Park, 2PM – 4PM.
Meet at the entrance on W. 81 St. & Central Park West
FREE
A kid friendly hang-out pot-luck picnic. An opportunity for play between parents and non-parents alike! Bring snacks, games, blankets as well as questions and experiences of parenting in New York City. A space for dialogue and sharing resources.
WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY DANCE & WHERE IS IT GOING?
Hosted by The BUREAU FOR THE FUTURE OF CHOREOGRAPHY

3PM- 6PM FREE
Participate! Taking inspiration from the first director of MoMA, Alfred Barr’s infamous Flowchart of Modernism and various responses to his gesture, what might a flowchart for the past fifty years of experimental dance look like?

Performance Event: Tarek Halaby, Dynasty Handbag, and Adrienne Truscott
8:00PM $5

Sunday June 3rd.

Ridin Dirty Wrap Up Party
Meet at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park, 12PM.
FREE
Grab your gears, join the MR Rough Riders Rebecca Wender, Barbara Bryan, and Ian Douglas, and pedal down to Jacob Riis beach for the PUSH IT Wrap Up Party. Transportation and location information will be available on the website for non-riders. BYO helmet, for real, and Bon Voyage.
For a more detailed Schedule please visit PUSH IT. REAL. GOOD.

Also this week…

Wednesday May 30. Open Performance.
8PM. A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.
Featuring works by Jordan Gehley, Rachel Wynne / expan dance, Jamie Chandler, Rachel I. Berman
Moderated by Mariana Valencia

Classes this Week with: Miguel Gutierrez, Emily Faulkner, Nia Love, Barbara Mahler, Karl Anderson, Jen Abrams
Upcoming:
MELT Summer 2012
July 9 – August 10
MON – FRI 10am – 6pm Daily
Melt Faculty includes: Irene Dowd, Levi Gonzalez, Neil Greenberg, Lance Gries, K.J. Holmes, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jen Joy, Eva Karczag, Pooh Kaye, Jennifer Lacey, Joe Levasseur, Barbara Mahler, Tere O’Connor, Jimena Paz, Lisa Race, Vicky Shick, RoseAnneSpradlin, David Thomson.
Register HERE!

The Week Ahead. April 23- 27, 2012.

The Week Ahead. April 23- 27, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research…

Monday April 23rd. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8 PM. 55 Washington Square South.Featuring works by Kathy Westwater, Marcos Doran & Meredith Glisson, Malinda Ray Allen/the Allen Body Group

Wednesday April 4.  Open Performance.
8 PM. A.R.T./New York South Oxford Space.
Featuring works by  Jordan Isadore, Anne Peacenik, Carmen Caceres, Colleen Cintron.
Moderated by Laurie Berg**

** 2010 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes this Week with:  Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Juliette Mapp, Irene Dowd, Barbara Mahler, Rebecca Brooks, Karl Anderson, K.J Holmes and Bradley Ellis.

Upcoming.

Workshop with Kathy Westwater
MON WED FRI, April 30, May 2, May 4
10 pm-12pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$60
Register
SHAKE/WALK
Taking two everyday forms of movement, we will allow these forms to disorganize within, and to be disorganizing of, our bodies. This process will lead us into understandings of function and form and also into expressive potentials that arise within experimental states of disorder. As we explore in solo, duet, and ensemble improvisations, moving periodically in contact and/or with eyes closed, the lines between states of order and disorder will be at times stark and at others blurred. The sensations that arise within this unstable and unbound matrix range from relaxing to energizing, from disorienting to freeing.

Workshop with Jill Sigman
SEEING : REPEATING : RITUAL
THURS FRI May 17 – May 18
2:30-5:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$60
Register
SEEING : REPEATING : RITUAL
How do we construct our visual field and how is movement constructed by our visual field? How does perception- visual, aural, olfactory- influence movement? How can we achieve heightened perception (without mushrooms)? What is the role of repetition? And how does the connection between perception and movement relate to certain kinds of cultural rituals? This spring I will be co-teaching a course with an anthropologist at Wesleyan University. While the explorations in this workshop will be purely movement-based, they will grow out of the development of this course and the included readings and discussions about ritual, shamanism, and medical anthropology.

MELT Summer 2012
July 9 – August 10
MON – FRI  10am – 6pm Daily

Pay and Fill out Registration Form
Five weeks of intensive workshops with internationally acclaimed faculty. Melt Faculty includes: Irene Dowd, Levi Gonzalez, Neil Greenberg, Lance Gries, K.J. Holmes, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jen Joy, Eva Karczag, Pooh Kaye, Jennifer Lacey, Joe Levasseur, Barbara Mahler, Tere O’Connor, Jimena Paz, Lisa Race, Vicky Shick, RoseAnne Spradlin, David Thomson

Movement Research Spring Gala

Honoring
Anne E. Delaney, Ishmael Houston-Jones & Yvonne Meier

May 21, 2012

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY

Cocktails 6pm
Seated Dinner 6:30pm
Performance and Party 8pm
Purchase Tickets

The Week Ahead: January 2-8, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… Happy New Year!
Week 1 of Winter MELT begins this week! Some workshops still available!

Monday January 2. NO Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Movement Research at the Judson Church will resume January 23. Please check the website for more details.

Wednesday January 4. Open Performance.
Featuring work by Shawna Emerick, Kelly Bond & Melissa Krodman, Rebekah Windmiller, and Katherine Kiefer Stark. Moderated by Pele Bauch.

Winter MELT 2012 Begins this week! Workshops with Trajal Harrell, Chris Aiken, and Shelley Senter are still available. Register at:  www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/melt/register.php. Waitlist available for other workshops.

Classes this Week.
Due to Winter MELT workshops, not all classes are running as usual. Please check the website for details about which classes are running and where.

Upcoming.

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.

Winter MELT 2012.

MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 weeks) and winter (3 weeks). Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today.

Trajal Harrell
January 2-6
Monday-Friday
3:30-6pm
$130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
There Are No Stepbrothers in Dance
I think the statement “there are no stepbrothers in dance” is a paraphrase of something Balanchine said. His point was that one could only say so much in a dance, and yet what a dance can convey is particular and specific to the medium. In this workshop, we will look at the limitations and strengths of the medium in order to become more exact in our choreographic choices and in order to elicit more clarity from the contexts of meaning we create. Bring 3-10 minutes of a complete choreographic work to be presented live either with you as a solo performer or invite your performers. We will also work on developing some specific tools through compositional exercises. Be prepared to also read, talk, debate, listen, and imagine aloud.

Chris Aiken
January 9 -  13
Monday-Friday
10am-12pm
$115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
An Eco-poetic Approach to Dance Improvisation and Performance
In this movement workshop we will explore awareness and intention through the development of perceptual acuity in relationship to our inner and outer landscapes. We will examine the delicate relationships between our poetic imagination and our sensory systems. The basis of my approach is that composition and performance are ecologically rooted acts. Our imagination grows from where and how we exist. Movement, story, image and gesture are imbedded in the relationships that are evolving all around us. Come ready to dance, perceive, perform and imagine.

Shelley Senter
January 16 – 20
Monday- Friday
1-3pm
$115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
technique |tekˈnēk|
noun a way of carrying out a particular task, esp. the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure. • skill or ability in a particular field : he has excellent technique | [in sing. ] • a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something This class will approach “technique” by redefining notions of strength and virtuosity, valuing subtlety and utilizing mindfulness and self-observation as physical practices. We’ll awaken the brain and the body, learn by expansion rather than concentration, rigorously attend to the present and learn precise, task-oriented, simple and complex movement phrases.

Tuition

Registering for full weeks saves you significant amounts of money:

$825 for 3 full weeks (9 workshops, a savings of $255)
$600 for 2 full weeks (6 workshops, a savings of $120)
$310 for 1 full week (3 workshops, a savings of $50)

Individual workshops cost $115-$130.

Payment in full reserves your spot in any workshop or package enrollment. For packages, you may also make a deposit to reserve your spot. Balance of tuition is due no later than December 12, 2011.
Housing

Movement Research does not provide housing. Recommended housing options include: the Movement Research Facebook page housing discussion, www.studenthousing.org, www.craigslist.org, www.nyhabitat.com, or www.stephaniediamond.com/listings. We encourage students and those with housing available to become our friends on Facebook and post on our housing discussion board.

refund policy: Refunds will be available for individual workshops until 1 week before start of workshop minus a $50 processing fee per workshop. For week-based package enrollment, refunds will be available until 1 week before start of full enrollment, minus a $75 processing fee. Refunds cannot be given if notice is not received as stated. Credit towards future classes and workshops may be extended in the event of illness or injury. All refund and credit requests must be made in writing. Email info@movementresearch.org with any such requests.

The Week Ahead: December 26, 2011- January 1, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… the Movement Research Office will be closed and classes will not be held through January 1, 2012. Enjoy your holiday celebrations!

Movement Research at the Judson Church
The January/February 2012 schedule for Movement Research at the Judson Church will be posted in a matter of days. We will be starting towards the end of the month… stay tuned for details.

Open Performance and other Movement Research Programs will also be suspended during the Holidays. Open Performance will resume on January 4, 2012. Please check the website for more details.

Classes this Week.
Select classes will resume on January 2, 2012, due to the Winter MELT intensive. Check back next week for changes in the usual class schedule.

Upcoming.


Workshop with Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik
Remaining Dates: Jan 15, Feb 19
SUN 2-6pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
for non-choir member: $25 per drop-in
for choir members : $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.

Winter MELT 2012.

MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 weeks) and winter (3 weeks). Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today.

WEEK 1, Jan 2-6

Juliette MappSOLD OUT.  E-mail info@movementresearch.org to be put on the waitslist.
Mon-Fri January 2-6
10am-12pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Irene Dowd
Mon-Fri January 2-6
1-3pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Horizons
Learn a warm-up choreography designed to enhance visual focus, hand-eye coordination, articulation of hands and feet, freedom of the spine, and the dancer’s own phrasing. In addition this sequence can be used as a physical and mental preparation for performance.

Trajal Harrell
Mon-Fri January 2-6
3:30-6pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
There Are No Stepbrothers in Dance
I think the statement “there are no stepbrothers in dance” is a paraphrase of something Balanchine said. His point was that one could only say so much in a dance, and yet what a dance can convey is particular and specific to the medium. In this workshop, we will look at the limitations and strengths of the medium in order to become more exact in our choreographic choices and in order to elicit more clarity from the contexts of meaning we create. Bring 3-10 minutes of a complete choreographic work to be presented live either with you as a solo performer or invite your performers. We will also work on developing some specific tools through compositional exercises. Be prepared to also read, talk, debate, listen, and imagine aloud.

WEEK 2, Jan 9-13

Chris Aiken
Mon-Fri January  9 – 13
10am-12pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
An Eco-poetic Approach to Dance Improvisation and Performance
In this movement workshop we will explore awareness and intention through the development of perceptual acuity in relationship to our inner and outer landscapes. We will examine the delicate relationships between our poetic imagination and our sensory systems. The basis of my approach is that composition and performance are ecologically rooted acts. Our imagination grows from where and how we exist. Movement, story, image and gesture are imbedded in the relationships that are evolving all around us. Come ready to dance, perceive, perform and imagine.

Keith Hennessy– SOLD OUT.  E-mail info@movementresearch.org to be put on the waitslist.
Mon-Fri January  9 – 13
1-3pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

DD Dorvillier
Mon-Fri January  9 – 13
3:30-6pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Touch Move Talk Write: open studio practices
This workshop focuses on generating new practices through touching, moving, talking, and writing. We will shape each practice with simple rules and apply different sequences and durations, giving equal time to all four aspects. By pushing the notion of practice to extremes, one begins to understand assumptions about style, body, self, technique, unspoken rules, expertise, etc. etc… The aim is to proliferate unexpected results, to try many things quickly, and to foment revolution. Please don’t come without a notebook and a pen.

WEEK 3, Jan 16-20

Yvonne Meier. SOLD OUT. E-mail info@movementresearch.org to be put on the waitslist.
Mon-Fri Jan 16-20
10am-12pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Shelley Senter
January 16 – January 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1-3pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
technique |tekˈnēk|
noun a way of carrying out a particular task, esp. the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure. • skill or ability in a particular field : he has excellent technique | [in sing. ] • a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something This class will approach “technique” by redefining notions of strength and virtuosity, valuing subtlety and utilizing mindfulness and self-observation as physical practices. We’ll awaken the brain and the body, learn by expansion rather than concentration, rigorously attend to the present and learn precise, task-oriented, simple and complex movement phrases.

Miguel Gutierrez. SOLD OUT. E-mail info@movementresearch.org to be put on the waitslist.
Mon-Fri Jan 16-20
3:30-6pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Tuition
Registering for full weeks saves you significant amounts of money:

$825 for 3 full weeks (9 workshops, a savings of $255)
$600 for 2 full weeks (6 workshops, a savings of $120)
$310 for 1 full week (3 workshops, a savings of $50)

Individual workshops cost $115-$130.

Payment in full reserves your spot in any workshop or package enrollment. For packages, you may also make a deposit to reserve your spot. Balance of tuition is due no later than December 12, 2011.

Housing

Movement Research does not provide housing. Recommended housing options include: the Movement Research Facebook page housing discussion, www.studenthousing.org, www.craigslist.org, www.nyhabitat.com, or www.stephaniediamond.com/listings. We encourage students and those with housing available to become our friends on Facebook and post on our housing discussion board.

refund policy: Refunds will be available for individual workshops until 1 week before start of workshop minus a $50 processing fee per workshop. For week-based package enrollment, refunds will be available until 1 week before start of full enrollment, minus a $75 processing fee. Refunds cannot be given if notice is not received as stated. Credit towards future classes and workshops may be extended in the event of illness or injury. All refund and credit requests must be made in writing. Email info@movementresearch.org with any such requests.

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