Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 2.11.2013

Featuring works by Lance Gries, devynn emory, Toussaint Jeanlouis, and Nina Martin.

Immanent Field
Created by: Lance Gries with Juliette Mapp and Jimena Paz
We are showing an excerpt from a work in progress, to be shown in further progress at the NYLA Studio Series May 31st & June 1st.

Lance Gries is an independent dancer, choreographer and teacher. His early work with the Trisha Brown Company has been honored with a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award and a Princess Grace Foundation Award. Since 1990, he has created and presented solo and group choreography. His most recent solo performance, Etudes for an Astronaut was nominated for a 2011 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award. Lance is also currently working on The FIFTY Project. In celebration of his upcoming fiftieth birthday, he has invited fifty dancers from around the world to meet him in a fifty minute open dance, a video installation of these meetings will first be presented at La MaMa La Galleria, March 27 – 31st, 2013.

baby
directed and conceived by: devynn emory/beastproductions with contributions from Margot Bassett
performed by: Margot Bassett and devynn emory
covering a song by: Perfume Genius

devynn emory is a dancer/choreographer currently living in NY. In addition to running their company devynnemory/beastproductions that umbrella’s choreography, sound, vocals, text, materials, music videos, drag and curated themed shows, emory also dances for Headlong Dance Theater, and Tere O’Connor Dance. emory recently concluded a studio-residency at NYLA for the development of the full version of This Horse is not a Home, and looks forward to focusing on video, sound and text work this year in residency at Issue Project Room. www.devynnemorybeastproductions.com

American Nostalgia
Created by Toussaint Jeanlouis.
Performed by Adam Wile, Amanda McNussen, Mersiha Mesihovic, Toussaint Jeanlouis, and Victoria Sendra.
Audio by Toussaint Jeanlouis.
American Nostalgia tackles what America was, is today, is becoming, and who We are within it. Created with a perspective of a twenty-something, American Nostalgia attempts to explain and question the so-called “apathy” of the generation. Without answers, this is the beginning of our physical journey and the first part to this story.
Special thanks to niv Acosta.

Toussaint Jeanlouis is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts (MFA Acting) and Arizona State University (BA Theater). He moved to New York City from Los Angeles in May of 2012 as a trainee with the Blue Man Group and has since then continued to work and be a part of interdisciplinary collaborations. His interests in Grotowski, Bill T. Jones, and Robert Wilson have led to his exploration of the body and performance. He is excited and honored to be participating in this series Movement Research at the Judson Church. www.toussaintjeanlouis.com

Blue * Sail * Fish * Take * Two
Film, Choreography: Nina Martin
Camera: Regan Wilder
Editing: Nina Martin and Regan Wilder
Performers: Roberta Kirn, Dorothy Smith, Frances Becker
Sound Design: Roma Flowers
Technical Support: Shelley Senter
Thanks to National Endowment of the Arts for the Choreography Fellowship that supported the making of the film.

Nina Martin’s choreography and master teaching have been presented in New York City, across the US, and in Europe, South America, and Asia. Performance credits include David Gordon Pick-Up Company, Mary Overlie, Deborah Hay, Simone Forti, Marth Clarke, and PBS Dance in America Beyond the Mainstream program with Steve Paxton and others. She was a founding member of Channel Z performance collective, New York Dance Intensive School, and Lower Left Performance Collective (www.lowerleft.org) and presently is board president of Marfa Live Arts. Martin is an assistant professor at TCU School for Classical & Contemporary Dance. Her solo, Blue Sail Fish Take Two was presented in Budapest in 2012. Martin completes her Ph.D. degree in 2013 with research centered in spontaneous ensemble dance in performance.

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