Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 10.21.2013

Featuring works by Belinda McGuire Dance Projects, Veleda Roehl, Kai Kleinbard, Christina Sukhgian Houle

Cello Counterpoint (working title)
Choreographer and Dancer: Belinda McGuire
Cellist: Gabriel Prynn
Music: Cello Counterpoint composed by Steve Reich
(P) 2003 Elektra Entertainment, a division of Warner Communications Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States.
Cello Counterpoint was recorded by Maya Beiser September 29-30, 2003 at Kilgore Sound and Recording, New York, NY.  It was commissioned by the Koussevitsky Foundation and Royal Hague Conservatory and Leiden University for Maya Beiser, cellist.The creation of “Cello Counterpoint” was made possible by a residency at Espace Marie Chouinard in Montreal.

Belinda McGuire, originally from Toronto, graduated from The Julliard School (BFA 2006). Through Belinda McGuire Dance Projects, she performs primarily solo work, choreographs and engages in collaboration and production. McGuire was nominated for the 2013 Dora Award for Outstanding Performance (The Heist Project). She has danced with the José Limón Dance Company, Gallim Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers, and The Canadian Contemporary Dance Theater.

Sista Wolf and Mother Love: an urban folk tale
Choreographer: Veleda Roehl
Performers: Jovan Clay, Sarah Dahnke, and Veleda Roehl
Music: Original score recorded and created by Orion Gordon/Rah Productions
Costumes: provided by Natasha Diggs, conceived by Veleda Roehl, Micah Black and Opie Snow

Veleda Roehl is a dancer, choreographer, storyteller and movement educator who received her B.A. from the Experimental Performance Instituted at New College of California. She studied and performed contemporary and African Diaspora folkloric dances with Malia Connor, Tânia Santiago, and Amara Tabor-Smith. She’s recently performed with ASE Dance Theater Collective (receiving a 2011 Isadora Duncan Dance Award), with Hugh Masekela at Jazz at Lincoln Center, in BAM’s Next Wave Festival with Millicent Johnnie in Symphony For The Dance Floor featuring the music of DBR, and at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival in Ritual Cyclical with choreographer Mark Dendy. Her choreography was featured in New York City Opera’s Treemonisha, E-Moves 14: The Takeover at Harlem Stage, and will be seen at Aurora Festival in Dallas.

A ship with a view passing through it
Choreographed and performed by: Kai Kleinbard
Music: Martin Arnold, Truck Sounds, Luigi Mignemi, Namlook & Hawton. Arranged/mixed by Kai Kleinbard
and time moved backwards./  the woman’s cup fell/ back into her hand. Rush / hour reversed.  the old /man’s face smoothed.  dawn /to night, evening afternoon /to day.  wars lost never / happened.  People unborn./  extinctions that would/ never happen.  / stars un-swirled./ dust clouds coiled back / to the vertex of the center– / at the origin that never happened.  –kai kleinbard

Kai Kleinbard is an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique Teacher and academic learning specialist. He runs the bodyLITERATE with partner, Cori Olinghouse (with whom he gives special thanks). Teaching and artistic information:

Untitled (Reception of Rite)
Director/Choreographer: Christina Sukhigian Houle
Performers: Li Zhan, Tia Houston, Elinor Tollerz Bratteby, Allie Riccardi, Andy Miyamotto, Ariane Bernier

Christina Sukhgian Houle has studied and worked at The Second City in Chicago, Illinois as well as performed at Second City’s Donny’s Skybox.  She has toured as an actress nationally and her time-based works have received multiple awards and honors, including being named by the Austin Chronicle as one of the Top Ten Dance Phenomena and a recipient of Andy Warhol Foundation’s Idea Fund Grant. Ms. Houle has served as a visiting artist to Spelman College (GA) and KIPP high school, an artist in residence at Mildred’s Lane and participated in SOMA summer.  Her videos have been screened throughout the country and been shown at festivals in the Netherlands and Mexico.  Currently she is working towards her MFA in visual arts at Columbia University.


  • October 21st, 2013
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