Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 10.11.2010.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church October 11, 2010.   Featuring works by Kota Yamazaki, Kimberly Brandt, and Diana Crum.

Un- to Un-
Structure and Performance: Kota Yamazaki
Music: 18u Thomas Phillips, Masahiro Sugaya
This is a kinetic and physical experiment of stimulating and expanding spontaneous movements in the frame of improvisational performance.

Kota Yamazaki was born in Niigata, Japan. He was first introduced butoh at the age of 18. He was the artistic director of Rosy co., Tokyo-based dance company from 1996-2001 and since 2002, he has been creating works with New York-based Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug and for other international companies. His work has been presented at PICA/TBA Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, BAM Harvey Theater, DTW, Jacob’s Pillow, Bates Dance Festival, 92Y Street Harkness Dance Festival, Danspace Project among others. During these years, he has taught at universites and festivals including Barnard College at Columbia University, Bennington College, National University of Arts in Korea, Arizona State University and Kyoto University of Arts and Design. In 2007, Yamazaki received a New York Performance Award (Bessie Award) with Germaine Acogny for the choreography of FAGAALA performed by Senegal-based company Jant-bi. Yamazaki is a founder of Body-Arts Laboratory (BAL), the artist-initiative art organization in Tokyo, and is a director of Whenever Whereever Festival since 2009.

Staircase Crop-Dust
Created by Kimberly Brandt
Performed by Matt Belknap, Tim Belknap, Kate Brandt, Kimberly Brandt, Walsh Hansen, Ryan McNamara, Jen Rosenblit, and Emily Wexler

Kimberly Brandt has presented her work at venues in New York City including Danspace Project, P.S. 122, Movement Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Dixon Place, University Settlement, HERE Arts Center, Williamsburg Arts Nexus and Five Myles Gallery. She has also been presented at Flux Gallery, Barber Shop Gallery and Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA and at UWM Union Art Gallery in Milwaukee, WI.

Choreographed/directed by Diana Crum

Performed by Diana Crum, Emily Wexler and Devika Vasantha Wickremesinghe
Music by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, sung by women in Gulu

Diana Crum teaches this fall at DNA.

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