Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 10.25.2010.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange.
October 25, 2010.
Featuring works by Mihaela Dancs•, Jillian Peña**, Paul Dunca•, and Maggie Bennett**

Lulu’s Room
(premiered in 2009 at The National Dance Center Bucharest/ CNDB)
By/with: Mihaela Dancs•
Supported by: CNDB
Music: Nick Drake, Nick Cave, Bob Dylan
This artist is part of Moving Dialogue, a program of Movement Research, Romanian Cultural Institute New York, National Dance Center of Bucharest, Dance Theater Workshop and the Gabriela Tudor Foundation. Moving Dialogue is supported, in part, by the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

Practicing as a dentist, Mihaela Dancs started dancing in 2004. She performed in works by Pascal Allio, Allyson Green, Cătălina Gubandru, Andreea Căpitănescu, Florin FlueraÅŸ, Rui Catalao, Maria Baroncea & Eduard Gabia, Bernard Baumgarten, Vava Åžtefănescu, Mădălina Dan. Since 2006, she has been making her own work: Coada Soricelului, Follow That Summer (with Rui Catalao), First Steps (with Carmen Cotofana), Reprogramare, Lulu’s Room. Projects in 2010 include: working with Robin Dingemans (live, with the certain tendencies of robin dingemans & mihaela dancs), a danceWEB scholarship in Vienna, and Deborah Hay’s Solo Performing Commissioning Project in Findhorn, Scotland.


REFLECTION, tech rehearsal #1.
Jillian Peña**
This video is a study made during my two-week residency in Ã…arhus, Denmark at Archauz.
This work received support from the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (in partnership with the City Council).

Jillian Peña is a dance and video artist primarily concerned with confusion and desire between self and other. Her work is in dialogue with psychoanalysis, queer theory, pop media, and spirituality. She has been presented internationally, including at Dance Theater Workshop and The Kitchen in New York, Akademie der Kunste Berlin, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, and Mix Brazil São Paulo. She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was a fellowship recipient, and a BA from Hollins University. Jillian is a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholar and a Practice-based PhD candidate in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her video work is distributed by Video Data Bank. Her dance company, the Jillian Peña Social Club, would love to include you. Please visit jillianpena.com to join.


I.(mmortality) C.(ollapse)
Paul Dunca•
This artist is part of Moving Dialogue, a program of Movement Research, Romanian Cultural Institute New York, National Dance Center of Bucharest, Dance Theater Workshop and the Gabriela Tudor Foundation. Moving Dialogue is supported, in part, by the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

Paul Dunca was born in Bucharest where he still lives and works today. After graduating from the National University of Drama and Film “I.L.Caragiale” (Choreography section) and studying Play-Writing at U.N.A.T.C. Bucharest, he never said ‘NO.’ That’s why his work is very eclectic: from waiting tables to his own MTV show, from community art to go-go dancing to articles in glossy magazines, and from performing at the National Centre of Dance in Bucharest to coordinating fashion shows. All in all, he’s happy whenever he can be useful.


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Choreography and performance by Maggie Bennett**
This work received support from the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (in partnership with the City Council). This work will be developed during a DTW Studio Series Residency, with showings on May 20th & 21st, 2011.

Maggie Bennett is a dance-based performer and choreographer in New York City. She is a 2009 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, through which she was a guest artist at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium in March 2010. Currently, she is working on SIP (Sustained Immersive Process)/Watershed — a collaborative and interdisciplinary investigation into the NYC Regional watershed viewed as a meta-choreography of the historical, geological, and cultural layers of the interaction of built and natural phenomena of water in the region — with Jennifer Monson/ iLAND, and Gasp, I’m Home, a work by David Hurwith, based on a 16 month duet improvisation practice. She is excited to participate as a choreographer in a Dance Theater Workshop Studio Series Residency this year, with studio showings on May 20th and 21st, 2011. An ongoing research and performance-based improvisation practice provides a foundation for her choreographic and performance work, as well as a continuous study of ballet technique with Janet Panetta and Christine Wright. Private Somatic Movement Education study with Michelle Cohen, BMC/ “intuitive bodywork” with David Hurwith, and Rolfing/ visceral manipulation/ bio-dynamic cranial sacral work with Jason DeFilippis all deeply inform her perception of her body. In addition to dance-based interests, Maggie teaches embodiment to the non-dance population through the Pilates industry. Please feel free to contact her concerning any interests, engagements, or inquiries: mcgbennett@gmail.com.

• MRX Romania: a Movement Research program in partnership with Romanian Cultural Institute New York, National Dance Center Bucharest, Gabriela Tudor Foundation, and Dance Theater Workshop with additional funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding

** Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2009

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