The Week Ahead. May 9-15, 2011.

This Week at Movement Research…


Monday, May 9. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. 55 Washington Square South.

Featuring works by Sasha Welsh, Ben Asriel, Cori Olinghouse**, Emma Kim Hagdahl
** Movement Research Artist in Residence 2009

Wednesday, May 11. Open Performance.
DTW’s 3rd Floor Studios at 219 W. 19th Street

Featuring works by Marcela Ortiz de Zarate Brouhton, Aubrey Strickland , June MacDonald, Naomi Goldberg Haas
Moderated by Walter Dundervill*
* Movement Research Artist in Residence 2010

Classes and Workshops.

Join us for classes with faculty: Barbara Mahler, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, K.J. Holmes, Irene Dowd, Joanna Kotze, Margaret Paek, Shelley Senter, Karl Anderson, Janet Panetta.

*Please note that Lindsey Dietz Marchant will have a sub for Monday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 11.

Mariangela Lopez
Sunday May 15
$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.

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Kenji Takagi
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday May 16 – May 20
2-4 pm
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
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.

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Photo: Michal Samama by Ian Douglas

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