The Week Ahead. September 24-30, 2012.

This Week at Movement Research… Open Performance, a FREE workshop, and more!!!

Wednesday September 26. Open Performance.
8pm. A.R.T./New York, South Oxford Space. 138 S Oxford St, Brookyln. FREE!

Featuring works by Kirsten Schnittker, Adrianne Lee, Emily Alpren, and Maya Orchin.
Moderated by David Thomson **

Saturday September 29. MR @ FSG: Workshop with Maximilian Balduzzi.
12-2pm. First Park, 33 E 1st St

Based on essential principles of impulse, control, opposition and rhythm, the workshop engages participants through a series of exercises developed over the past fifteen years. These physical actions function like a language to enable communication between us. We search for the honest smile, the smile that can release unnecessary tension and give the body its freedom. This work was developed to train the presence of the actor, but it may be useful for other artists and for anyone who wants to find greater awareness through the body. The precision of the exercises and their range of dynamic qualities help bring density to the performer’s body, fostering lightness and the ability to be decided in-the-moment.

**2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Classes this Week with: Asli Bulbul, Vicky Shick, Janet Panetta, Irene Dowd, Barbara Mahler, Karl Anderson, Joan Arnold, Gabriel Forestieri and Shelly Senter subbing for K.J. Holmes.


KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED! Movement Research at the Judson Church is BACK starting October 22!!!

Monday October 1. Bessies Panelists include Lucy Sexton
3pm. New Museum, 235 Bowery.
FREE with RSVP to
Moderated by Carla Peterson
, Panelists include Lucy Sexton
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.”

Tuesday October 2. Judson @ 50: MR in Partnership with Anthology Film Archives
6:30pm. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue.
$10; $8 students/seniors/Friends of MR; $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
1972, 90 min, 16mm, b&w.

Yvonne Rainer
1969, 40 min,16mm-to-video, b&w. Cinematographer: Michael Fajans.

Saturday October 6. MR @ FSG: Workshop with Mariangela Lopez.
12-2pm. First Park. 33 E 1st St.

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.

MONDAYS November 5-26
Judson @ 50: Workshop with June Ekman
10am-12pm. location: June Ekman Studio, 47 West 28th St
$20 per day
8-students maximum, pre-registration encouraged

June Ekman’s Monday Morning Class
The workshop will be based on the Alexander Technique. There will be floor work with rubber balls, some “hands on”, as well as exploration of standing and walking.

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