The Week Ahead. March 8-14, 2010.

This Week at Movement Research… Judson and classes! Upcoming workshops! Studies Projects!

Monday March 8. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South.
Featuring works by The Body Cartography Project, Kensaku Shinohara, and Emily Coates.


Wednesday March 10. Open Performance.
8pm. DTW David R. White Studio at 219 West 19th Street.
Featuring works by Michael Freeman, Ben Van Buren, Melinda Lee, Labor Forces Dance. Moderated by Cori Olinghouse, 2009 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes this Week.
Join us for classes with faculty: Olive Bieringa, Shelley Senter, K.J. Holmes, Irene Dowd, Luis Lara Malvacias, Iréne Hultman, and Barbara Mahler.

Studies Project: Teaching Downtown Dance / Teaching Dance Downtown
Friday, March 26th, 2010, 6pm, FREE
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
Initiated by Jmy Leary and the Movement Research Faculty and Artist Advisory Council and Moderated by Randy Martin

This roundtable discussion explores the geography of downtown dance over the past half-century, from the perspective of both the teachers and the students. What was taught, how was it taught, who were the teachers and who took class? Panelists include Douglas Dunn, K.J. Holmes, Juliette Mapp, and others.

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.

photo: Kate Watson-Wallace by Ian Douglas

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