The Week Ahead. April 12-18, 2010.

This Week at Movement Research…WORKSHOPS! Classes, schedule changes, performances, and more!

Workshop with Reggie Wilson and Andréya Ouamba
Wednesday April 14th – Friday April 16th 2010, 2:30 pm-5:30 pm, $90
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
This workshop explores various movement forms Рabstract, modern, full-bodied, grounded and rhythm-based movement and postmodern structure. We will utilize elements and movement languages from cultures of the Southern U.S., the Caribbean and Southern, Western and Central Africa. Attention is focused on the weight and direction of the pelvis, the use of the full foot and the use of the full range of the demi-pli̩.


Monday April 12. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring work by Megan Byrne, The Song Hee Lee Dance Company, Mariangela Lopez*
* Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2009

Wednesday April 14. Open Performance.
8pm. DTW David White Studio at 219 West 19th Street, 3rd Floor.
Featuring work by Faye Minli Lim, Laura G. Duncan & Allyson Paty, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater, Ashleigh Penrod.
Moderated by HeJin Jang, 2009 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes this Week.
Join us for classes with faculty: Juliette Mapp, Shelley Senter, K.J. Holmes, Irene Dowd, Barbara Mahler, Margaret Paek Karl Anderson and Miguel Gutierrez.
Class Schedule Change:
Karl Anderson will be teaching for Barbara Mahler on April 13, Tuesday EVENING, 6:15-7:45pm.

Check out our Skinner Releasing Technique Classes taught by Karl Anderson. They are held for 6 hours, one Saturday per month, at Randy Warshaw Studio, and cost $50 each. Upcoming class dates for Skinner Releasing Technique are:
SAT April 17 12-6pm
SAT May 29 12-6pm
SAT June 19 12-6pm


Workshop with Anna Halprin
Saturday April 24th, 9:30am-5:00pm, $150
Judson Memorial Church Meeting Hall

Anna Halprin returns to offer a second one-day participatory life/art workshop on the occasion of the New York premier of “Breath Made Visible”, a documentary film about Anna’s career. This workshop will explore the question: How does dance inform our real life relationships with our own bodies in interaction with others and in community? We will address this question through developing movement awareness and exploring physical movement, feelings, and imagery. Participation is open to all.

Studies Project: The Pain Panel, conceived/moderated by Kathy Westwater
Wednesday, April 27th, 7:30pm, Free
Abrons Arts Center

Body-based artists who use their medium to express what has been described as the inexpressible, and as destroying of even the ability to express, talk about the role of pain in their creative process. Yve Laris Cohen on surgery as performative sculpture and the accumulation of trauma; Peggy Gould on the anatomy of pain; Jennifer Miller on fire, ropes, and knives: tropes of the sideshow; George Emilio Sanchez on class, race, and existentialism; and Christopher Williams on the tortured lives of saints
A screening of the feature length film about the life and career of Anna Halprin followed by Q & A with Anna Halprin and Ruedi Gerber.
Friday April 23 & Saturday April 24. Cinema Village, 22 E. 12th Street, 212-924-3363.
Exact time TBA (check for showtimes)

Admission Prices
General admission: $11.00
Students (with valid ID): $8.00
Senior Citizens (65 & older, with ID): $6.00
Children (under 13): $5.50

BREATH MADE VISIBLE, Directed by Ruedi Gerber
2009, 80 min. Switzerland, USA

BREATH MADE VISIBLE is the first feature length film about the life and career of Anna Halprin, the American dance pioneer who has helped redefine our notion of modern art with her belief in dance’s power to teach, heal, and transform at all ages of life.

This cinematic portrait blends recent interviews with counterparts such as the late Merce Cunningham, archival footage, including her establishment of the first multiracial dance company in the U.S, and excerpts of current performances such as “Parades and Changes” at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, to weave a stunning, inspiring account of one of the most important cultural icons in modern dance.
ALSO, Summer MELT schedule is now posted online.
REGISTER NOW for awesome summer workshops with faculty including: Irene Dowd, Beth Goren, Neil Greenberg, Lance Gries, K.J. Holmes, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Joe Levasseur, Barbara Mahler, Yvonne Meier, Jennifer Monson, Jeremy Nelson, Jennifer Nugent, Tere O’Connor, Vicky Shick, Donna Uchizono, and Gwen Welliver

Photo: Eliza Fernand by Ian Douglas

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