The Week Ahead. October 25-31, 2010.

This Week at Movement Research…Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange. Presented by Movement Research, Romanian Cultural Institute New York, National Dance Center Bucharest, Dance Theater Workshop and Gabriela Tudor Foundation.

Moving Dialogue is an exchange taking place October 2010-June 2011 fostering engagement and interaction between both emerging and established American and Romanian dance artists. The project will focus on dialogue, networking, artistic process and professional development through studio research and residencies, classes and workshops, group practice sessions, panel discussions, and informal performances. Moving Dialogue is a project conceived by the partners and initiated with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute and the National Dance Center Bucharest. It is facilitated by the artists Cosmin Manolescu (RO) and Levi Gonzalez (USA), and dedicated to Gabriela Tudor. For more information and details about all Moving Dialogue events please visit or All events are free and open to the public.

Vava Stefanescu

Monday October 25. Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange. Movement Research at the Judson Church. 8pm.
55 Washington Square South.
Showing of works in progress by emerging artists Maggie Bennett** (USA), Mihaela Dancs• (RO), Paul Dunca• (RO), and Jillian Peña** (USA). Discussion and reception to follow.

** Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2009
• MRX Romania

Wednesday October 27. Studies Project: PJ@20.
Moderated by Kathy Westwater.

7pm. Judson Memorial Church Gymnasium.
We take this opportunity to examine the Movement Research Performance Journal’s history and relevance, how it operates as a vehicle for dynamic change, as a form of documentation, and as an extension of artistic practice and output. Panelists include Cathy Edwards, Ralph Lemon, Trajal Harrell, Tom Kalin, and others.

Thursday Ocotber 28. Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange. Dance Theater Workshop Showing. 7:30pm. DTW Studios, 219 West 19th Street. In this open showing, Madalina Dan and Vava Stefanescu, two exciting choreographers from Bucharest, Romania, will present work in progress as the culmination of a residency in the DTW studios. Discussion and reception to follow.

Classes this Week.
Join us for classes with faculty: Gabriel Forestieri, Irene Dowd, Clare Maxwell, RoseAnne Spradlin, K.J. Holmes, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Vicky Shick, Barbara Mahler (Please note that Barbara Mahler’s Technique Workshop will end Monday Nov 8 instead of Nov 15 as mentioned on the MR Fall 2010 / Winter 2011 Calendar.)


Winter MELT 2011: January 3 – 21, 2011
A 3-week intensive in New York City with Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty and 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. Faculty: Wendell Beavers, DD Dorvillier, Irene Dowd, Ori Flomin, Miguel Gutierrez, K.J. Holmes, Juliette Mapp, Gwen Welliver, Yasuko Yokoshi. Full schedule information, class descriptions, faculty bios, and registration application available at:

photo: Vava Stefanescu

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