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.


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 to be put on the waitslist.
Mon-Fri January 2-6
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Irene Dowd
Mon-Fri January 2-6
1-3pm $115
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
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 to be put on the waitslist.
Mon-Fri January  9 – 13
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 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 to be put on the waitslist.
Mon-Fri Jan 16-20
3:30-6pm $130
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

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.


Movement Research does not provide housing. Recommended housing options include: the Movement Research Facebook page housing discussion,,,, or 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 with any such requests.


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