The Week Ahead. April 25-May 1, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research…

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Monday, April 25. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring works by Laura Arend/Dana Marcolina, Yina Ng, Kate Watson-Wallace, Melinda Ring

Wednesday, April 27. NO Open Performance.
This event will resume on May 4.

Classes and Workshops.

Join us for classes with faculty: Barbara Mahler, K.J. Holmes, Irene Dowd, Cori Olinghouse, Luis Lara Malvacias, Ori Flomin, Margaret Paek.

Barbara Mahler
Monday April 25
6-7:30pm
$18 per drop-in session
pre-register at http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops

Technique Workshop
A slow movement workshop, for all levels, this class is based on the essential principles of the body and mind which make of up the foundation of Klein Technique. Its goal is to bridge the gap between the slow and focused depth of work done in the stretch and placement classes to moving and dancing. It will utilize and explain the relationship and importance of the pelvis in relationship to efficiency and clarity of movement and then weave together the important connections in the body to better facilitate clarity, articulation, and coordination for powerful and rich moving. Each session begins with a particular warm-up, which changes each week, and ends with moving across the floor to bring all the parts of the class together as a whole. It is recommended that drop-in students have had some experience with Klein Technique. www.barbaramahler.net, www.kleintechnique.com

Jim Clayburgh
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday April 26 – April 29
12:15-2:45 pm
$75 for whole workshop
Avenue C Studio

How to Talk to, Deal With, and Learn to Love/Hate Designers
Master Class with Jim Clayburgh. How to talk to, deal with, and learn to love/hate designers. Jim Clayburgh, scenographer, discusses his system that helps him “speak” with choreographers. In addition to his work with The Wooster Group, Mr. Clayburgh has designed theater pieces at the Salzburg Festival, Pepsico Festival, The New York Shakespeare Festival, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Creation Company, Mabou Mines and Second Stage including work directed by Richard Foreman, David Rabe, Des McAnuff, Wilford Leach, Matthew Maguire, Hal Hartley, Isabella Soupart, and Jeffrey M. Jones. He has designed lighting for dance pieces by Rosas, Compagnie Michele Anne de Mey, Compagnie Pierre Droulers, Joji Inc, Wim Vandekeybus, the musical Ensemble, Ictus and Walpurgis all Belgian companies, and as well for the Ballet de Geneve (Suisse), EN-KNAP (Slovenia). In opera, Mr. Clayburgh ‘s work includes “Aventures Nouvelles Adventures”of Ligeti, produced by the Monnaie/Munt on Brussels for which he conceived and co-directed with Pierre Droulers and designed the decor, lighting and costumes. Mr. Clayburgh designed the lighting for “Reppresentatione di Anima et di Corpo” of Cavalieri also at the Monnaie/Munt.

Mariangela Lopez
Sundays May 1 – May 15
4-6pm
$10 per drop-in session
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

This workshop is open to everyone interested in sharing movement experiences. We will practice: Listening to our instincts as movers, disregarding all preconceived ideas of how one “should” move in space. The participants will explore their own creative movement potential by releasing personal memories and perceptions of their own environment by utilizing the power of the group to build a collective experience. This workshop is about finding ways to make more visceral choices rather than intellectualizing the design of the body in the space. Is about experiencing the joy for moving and dancing to become totally physical and present, yet connected to our internal states.

To register for the workshops, visit http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops


Upcoming.

Kenji Takagi
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday May 16 – May 20
2-4 pm
$75
Gina Gibney Studio

Motivating Dynamics
What is true motivation for movement? When does dance feel real? What qualities contribute to the dynamic momentum of a dance phrase? Contrasts between extreme spatial extension and central impacts, risky and playful handling of body weight and creating or overcoming resistance will be explored. Each class will consist of a warm up based on Laban analysis, and then I will offer ideas for creating and executing movement in an open research situation.

Barbara Dilley
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday May 23 – May 26
12:30-3:30 pm
$30
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

The Red Square: a Place marked out for Divination
To strengthen our composing muscles, our intuition, our finding of patterns, stories ~ the way home. Using large Red twine to enclose a space, letting the power generate and invoke patterns, designs, stimulating our image-in-ation/visualization. Not dancing only inside but also composing: with self/others/allies (objects)/text and sound and, possibly, dark and light.

To register for the workshops, visit http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops

Photo: Iele Paloumpis by Ian Douglas

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