Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 4.2.2012

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 4.2.2012

Featuring Works by Michal Samama*, Katie Rose McLaughlin, Harmony Wolfe, Arturo Vidich
* 2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Sing Alone with M. Samama*
Created and performed by Michal Samama

Thank you Pele Bauch, Juliana May, LeeSaar The Company, and Yuval.

Movement Research 2011 Artist-In-Residence

Michal Samama is a solo performance artist. With a background in dance, theater and performance art, Michal creates movement-based solo performances in which she explores different interactions: with images, inanimate material, her body and the audience. Michal is a Movement Research 2011-2012 Artist in Residence. Since arriving to NYC in 2010 her work has been presented at Dixon Place, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Joyce Soho, 92 nd Street Y, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art Gallery and SiteFest 2010/11 (Art in Bushwick). Israeli born, she studied dance and choreography at ‘Ha-kibbutzim’ Teachers College and theater, writing and performance art at ‘Search Engine’ Interdisciplinary Art Program in Jaffa-Tel-Aviv. Michal has performed solo and ensemble works in many prominent venues in Israel including a play that she wrote and performed in at the Haifa Fringe Festival 2009. Michal teaches dance at the 92nd street Y.

* 2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Be Right Back
Choreography by Katie Rose McLaughlin with help from the dancers
Performed by Brighid Greene and Neva Cockrell
Design by Michael De Angelis
Dramaturgy by Dan O’Neil
Production support from Raffi Sacks, Anthony Mattana, Katherine Brook, Joshua William Gelb, Patrick Rizzotti and the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

“Be Right Back” investigates the strange television-based upbringings of the children of the ‘80’s. Upon revisiting these often outdated and sometimes downright offensive shows from today’s perspective, a new battleground is founded: the struggle between the power of childhood nostalgia versus our modern-day barometer of right and wrong.

Katie Rose McLaughlin is a hybrid performer and creator. Her range of past experiences includes starring in Redmoon’s HUNCHBACK off-Broadway, going to clown school in Switzerland, and making post-modern movement pieces with the ambition of elevating performances through the collaborative process of building a gestural body-based system of communication that supports and enlightens. Her choreography has been presented at CATCH, Dixon Place, AUNTS, and various festivals in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Minneapolis. Up next: LITTLE THEATER at Dixon Place on April 9.

Drafts for an Aedicule
Concept and realisation: Harmony Wolfe
Dramaturg: Kendall Loyer

Harmony Wolfe makes dances and objects rooted in choreographic ideas. Her current project includes a thesis-length study on Anna Halprin’s 1960 summer workshop and its role in subsequent postmodern dance and experimental music through the focal points of scores and improvisation. Kendall Loyer receives the Order of the Unicorn at UC Riverside in spring 2012.

Self-Transforming Elf Machine
Arturo Vidich

Arturo Vidich has shown work in New York and abroad since 2003. Taking the form of performance or video, or some combination, animal themes punctuate his use of body, time, and improvisation, as plastic media. Vidich’s latest work is based on several months of intensive research into taboo subjects such as psychedelic drugs and BDSM. Parallel research included an online dating ethnography, and becoming a pilot. This iteration translates those experiences into an auto-fiction loosely based on the texts of Terrance McKenna. The finished work will be presented in November at The Invisible Dog, as an off-site New York Live Arts production.

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