The Week(end) Ahead. September 14-23, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… We’re excited to kick off our Judson @ 50 event series, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Judson Dance Theater!

Saturday September 15. Workshop with Milka Djordjevich.
12-2pm. First Park, 133 East 1st Street.
FREE

Democratic Dance Session
This open level movement class draws from elements of social, folk, and contemporary dance forms, as well as from ordinary action and we will continuously activate our bodies through space, while discovering the kinesthetic sensitivity of a dynamic body-in-motion.

Sunday September 16. Workshop with Simone Forti.
10-2pm. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway.
$50

Register Online: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops
Body Mind World, Movement & Language Improvisation
Sometimes our words don’t have access to what we know in our bones, while our dancing doesn’t have access to what’s on our minds. In this workshop we will explore the synergy between movement and language to engage with subject matter that interests us. The class will include warm-ups to awaken our kinetic juices, and focused stream of consciousness writing to put us in touch with our wild thoughts and observations. We will divide our class time between purely improvising with movement, talking together about whatever has been on our minds, and improvising combining moving and speaking.

Sunday September 16. Judson @ 50:
MR in Residence at the New Museum
Movement Research: Proposals for Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with RSVP to
info@movementresearch.org
Moderated by Carla Peterson

Prior to tonight’s program, Movement Research (MR) will solicit questions from the greater MR community regarding the imprint that Judson Dance Theater (1962–64) continues to make on contemporary performance. These questions will be shared with the audience, debated, discussed, and voted upon. Ultimately, four questions will be selected by attendees as focus topics for further investigation by artists nominated to lead a series of week-long performance laboratories and open rehearsals at the New Museum. This event is presented as part of “Movement Research in Residence at the New Museum: Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later.”

Wednesday September 19. Open Performance.
Featuring works by Martha Brim, Maja Rajenovich & Co, and Marlieke Burghouts.
Moderated by Moriah Evans. **

**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes this Week with: Vicky Shick, Luis Lara Malvacías, Janet Panetta, Jen Rosenblit, Gabriel Forestieri, Barbara Mahler, K.J. Holmes and Joan Arnold.

Upcoming.

Saturday September 29. Workshop with Maximilian Balduzzi.
12-2pm. First Street Green.
FREE

Every action begins with an impulse.

Tuesday October 2. Judson @ 50:
MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives
YVONNE RAINER’S ‘LIVES OF PERFORMERS’
6:30pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors; $6 Anthology Members

Judson artists themselves were very involved in various mediums, including film. None more so than Yvonne Rainer, who went from choreographer to filmmaker to choreographer again. This screening features her seminal film of a performance of a rehearsal, LIVES OF PERFORMERS, bridging the gap between her extensive performance work and the film work that was soon to follow.

Yvonne Rainer
LIVES OF PERFORMERS
1972, 90 min, 16mm, b&w.

Plus:
Yvonne Rainer
CONNECTICUT REHEARSAL (OF CONTINUOUS PROJECT – ALTERED DAILY)
1969, 40 min,16mm-to-video, b&w. Cinematographer: Michael Fajans.

Saturday October 6. Workshop with Mariangela Lopez.
12-2pm. First Street Green.
FREE

This class is open to everyone interested in sharing movement experiences. We will practice listening to our instincts as movers and 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 class 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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