Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 1.10.2011

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, January, 2011.
Featuring work by HeJin Jang**, Maggie Bennett**, Martín Lanz Landázuri**, Renée Archibald**, Jillian Peña**

** Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2009

Dear Silstitchedence
Created by HeJin Jang
Performed by HeJin Jang, Jo Leung
Music by Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk
When my silence gets read by others, their voice comes unstitched over mine.
Silence that is paged/staged, wakeful/watchful, and improvised/calculated…

HeJin Jang is a multi-city based choreographer, performer, teacher, video artist and writer. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea; BS from Seoul National University, MFA from University of Michigan and Hollins/ADF. She performed through New York and internationally including Bristol(U.K.), London(U.K.), Vienna(Austria), Zurich(Switzerland), Nancy(France), Essen(Germany), Montreal(Canada), Seoul(Korea) among others. She has performed in works by many inspiring artists such as Alexandra Beller, Peter Sparling, Robin Wilson, Doug Varone, Tatiana Baganova, SungMin Hong, Emily Wexler, Lyndsey Karr, Deborah Hazler, Nora Stephens, Helen Simoneau, Gina Kohler, Jennie MaryTai Liu, Jérôme Bel, and Tino Segal to name a few. She taught Modern Technique, Improvisation, Composition, Hip Hop throughout U.S. and Korea including ADF, Movement Research, Dance New Amsterdam, Hollins University, University of Michigan, ACDFA, Keimyung University (Korea), and Pasha Dance Company (Korea) among many. Recipient of Arts Council Korea Fellowship (Korea, ’09-present), Recipient of NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artist (New York, ’10-present), American Dance Festival Faculty (Durham, ’09-10). Movement Research Faculty (New York, ’10), SIWIC ensemble dancer (Switzerland, ’09).

(no video)
Vagina without child

an ongoing study of gender, embodiment and context
Performed by Maggie Bennett
This work was supported by Dance Theater Workshop’s Studio Series Residency Program and David Hurwith/ Ritual and Research, which provided a residency for this work.

Maggie Bennett is a dance maker and performer living in New York City. She is a Movement Research Artist in Residence 2009, through which she was a guest artist at P.A.R.T.S in Brussels, Belgium in March 2010. In 2010, she also collaborated with Jennifer Monson on SIP (Sustained Immersive Process)/Watershed — a collaborative and interdisciplinary investigation into the NYC Regional watershed; Gasp, I’m Home, a work by David Hurwith, built around a 16 month collaborative improvisation and duet practice; and presented her work at Movement Research at Judson Church in Feb 2010 and in Oct 2010 as a part of Moving Dialogue, a Bucharest and New York Dance exchange. She is participating in a Dance Theater Workshop Studio Series Residency for the Spring 2011 season with studio showings on May 20th & 21st, and will present work in Austin TX on Jan 27th & 29th as part of the No Idea festival. You can contact her at

sign in:
Taking this common practice, in this our Internet world, I want to approach, first, the question of what are we signing in for and what is involved in this one-click action, even if I don’t use technology for this. The other side of it would be the old practice of a signature, which could be an identity, license, agreement, etc. So I will use this excuse and aesthetics image to work in a movement piece related with social conventions that I’m trying to deal with.
Idea and performance: Martín Lanz Landázuri

Martín Lanz Landázuri has been using NYC like his pier since 2006. He is looking for research, collaborations and residences because he believes it’s the best way to feed his work. He is very lucky to be able to do this in places like México, New York, Cuba, Ecuador, Uruguay, Austria, Denmark and elsewhere. He has wonderful teachers and is lucky to work with great people such as D.D. Dorvillier, Sokolow Dance Theater Ensemble, Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik, Meredith Monk, Santiago Turenne y Miguel Jaime, MGM, Nohemi Contreras, and many others.

Irma study
“You are more important than the character.” -Rene Vidal in Irma Vep (dir. Oliver Assayas, 1996)
Performed by Renée Archibald

Renée Archibald’s choreographic work has been presented at venues including Danspace Project, Dixon Place, The Brooklyn Museum, The Chocolate Factory, in Dance Theater Workshop’s Fresh Tracks Series, The Kitchen’s Dance and Process, and Sugar Salon at Abron’s Art Center. She has performed with Christopher Williams, Ann Liv Young, Alex Escalante, and Rebecca Lazier among others and holds a BFA from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Currently, Renée is a first year MFA candidate in the dance department at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is grateful for Movement Research’s support.
Choreography by: Jillian Peña
Movement and Sound Material by: Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown, The Exorcist, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The X-Files, PNAU
Performed by: TBD

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 Sao Paulo. As a dancer, Jillian has enjoyed performing with Jennifer Allen, Ann Liv Young, Beth Gill, and Eleanor Bauer. 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 College, University of London. Her video work is distributed by Video Data Bank. She is a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2009, and a 2009 DanceWeb Fellow at Impulstanz in Vienna.

These works are supported by the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program funded, in part, by the Leonard and Sophie David Fund.


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