The Week Ahead. March 29-April 4, 2010.

Check out our workshops, special events, MELT and more!


Monday March 29. Movement Research at the Judson Church .
8pm. Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring work by Julie Fotheringham & Jarryd Lowder, Rebecca Patek, and Jen McGinn.

Wednesday March 31. NO Open Performance.
Open Performance will resume on Wednesday April 7.

Classes this Week.
Join us for classes with faculty: Shelley Senter, K.J. Holmes, Irene Dowd, Margaret Paek, Barbara Mahler, Levi Gonzalez, and Karl Leroy Anderson.

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 HeJin Jang: Page/Stage Your Silence Through Embodiment
Saturdays, April 3rd – May 22nd, 2010, 5:00-7:30 pm, FREE
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

*You can participate for one or more days, or as many as you like!
REGISTER by emailing
We move to de-contain. We move to re-member and forget. Our bodies are containment of noises and silences of our memories that are constantly affecting how we live our lives now. This workshop explores our unshared, untold stories through embodiment. It is a practice to give voices to our muted memories. Using both writing and moving as forms of embodiment, we will break and un-break our silence through bodily thinking with the question “How can we use words as we use movement?” Our bodies speak louder than words, but as we search for words and inscriptions to “match” what our bodies have spoken, it can become performative writing. We will use writing as a treasure hunter of dance and silence. This class will start with a silent warm-up leading into improvisation and composition. We will explore several layers and dimensions of silence in and outside of our bodies. There will be showing of our materials utilizing what we created-both individually and collectively. The showing as a practice of sharing/caring will have both aspects of page and stage (meaning a printed booklet/journal and a performance at the end of the workshop). Pre-registration recommended.

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 Master Class 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.


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.



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: Pavel Zuštiak by Ian Douglas

photo: Anna Halprin by unknown

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