Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 11.19.2012

Featuring works by Julian Barnett, Luke George, Joey Kipp and Stina Nyberg*.

*MRX Sweden, in collaboration with Konstnärsnämnden/The International Dance Programme, Sweden

Concept and Choreography by Julian Barnett
Performance and research by Jocelyn Tobias and Julian Barnett
Dramaturgical support by Diego Gil
Co-production by K3-Hamburg (DE), ArtEZ (NL) and Dance Ireland (IR)

Bridge (The Union Piece) is a performance of unfolding communication. Examining how vocalization acts as an agent of choreography, the work probes a philosophical thread offered by Barthes, the ‘grain’ of the voice, or the body within the voice as it sings. Using the dramaturgical platform of two solos enacting adjacent dialogues to form a duet, the performance explores the unique connection-point to the listener/viewer and the links necessary to build a bridge across communicative and and performative barriers.

Julian Barnett is a choreographer, performer, musician, and teacher. his works pull inspiration from a multiplicity of colorful juxtapositions including philosophy, visual arts, cinema and popular music which explores forms of movement that intensify subjectivity, space, and time. This collaborative lens is always in play with new modes of sound perception, where live musical components are often created from the performers themselves. Born in Japan, Julian grew up in California, lives in New York, and works regularly in Europe. He studied dance, music, and film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, was a danceWEB scholar in Vienna, and completed the ArtEZ master of choreography program (formerly EDDC) in Amhem, Netherlands.

Not About Face
Created and performed by Luke George
Developed in collaboration with Nick Roux
Dramaturgy by Martyn Coutts

Luke George is a Melbourne based dance artist who grew up in Tasmania and currently finds himself living and working a lot in New York. His practice as a performer, choreographer and collaborator takes him throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and North America. He has performed with Phillip Adams BalletLab, Jo Lloyd, Chunky Move and Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. Choreographies include LIFESIZE, HOME and NOW NOW NOW which he recently toured to the Netherlands and Norway. In NYC he has performed short works at AUNTS and Abrons Arts Center. George was artistic director of youth dance company Stompin 2002-2008 and currently co-facilitates First Run at Lucy Guerin Inc. George is interested in presence, consciousness and the relationships between performer and audience.

Overture: an excerpt from THE SISTER JEAN RA HORROR SHOW
Joey Kipp as Sister Jean Ra Horror

Joey Kipp was born in Brazil and raised in California. After receiving a BA in Biology and Dance from Marymount Manhattan College he has performed works by Merce Cunningham, Melinda Ring, Peter Kyle, Stacy Grossfield, niv Acosta, and Ann Liv Young. He is excited to be working with the Sean Curran Company and embark on a trick or treat tour. He has shown work at AUNTS, Dancewave, B.A.A.D, and burlesque stages all over Brooklyn, and NYC. Contact Kenneth at to book Sister Jean Ra Horror.

Hockey & Compassion
Choreographer: Stina Nyberg
Performer: Stina Nyberg
Set design: Jens Strandberg

Stina Nyberg comes from Sweden where she makes and performs choreography. She graduated with her MA in choreography in Stockholm in January 2012. She has worked as a dancer with, among others, Andros Zins-Browne, Mårten Spångberg and Sidney Leoni and has been part of several collaborative projects, most recently with The Bureau for the Future of Choreography during their residency at the New Museum. Stina is interested in work methods and the notion of practice, and co-curated a Practice Symposium in Stockholm this autumn. She is currently visiting NYC within a residency at Movement Research.


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