Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 4.23.2012

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 4.23.2012.

Featuring works by Malinda Ray Allen / the Allen Body Group, Marcos Duran & Meredith Glisson, Kathy Westwater.

The T-Shirt Test (excerpt from The Part of Me In You)
Written and performed by: Malinda Ray Allen
Directed by: Audience Member Directors

The Part of Me In You is a series of dance-essays contrasting the intimate experience of romantic love with the neuroscience of attraction, attachment, and heartache. This work is directed entirely by the audience.
If you are interested in becoming an Audience Member Director, contact Malinda at

Malinda Ray Allen uses her studies in cognitive linguistics and human anatomy to create unique physical vocabularies, many of which have been developed through collaboration with poets, musicians, photographers, neuroscientists and elite alpine climbers.  Her work has shown at Fresh Tracks at Dance Theater Workshop, Chez Bushwick, Dixon Place, P.S. 122, the New Museum, the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, and the Director’s Lab at Lincoln Center. Malinda has been a Fellow of the Urban Artist Initiative/NYC, a Tofte Lake Emerging Artists Resident, a recipient of the Varet Rehearsal Residency, and a 2010/2011 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space Resident. Malinda is creator of Eltesia Integrative Movement. Contact her at


Concept and Performance: Marcos Duran and Meredith Glisson

Meredith Glisson is a multidisciplinary performer and teacher who received her professional degree at the CCN/Compagnie Maguy Marin and her B.A. in Dance and French at Hollins University. She is currently working on an evening length one-woman show, Pour Poor Anne, and a duet Portrayed Love, Torn Portrayals, along with participating in workshops with Jan Lauwers and Gisèle Vienne. She also teaches performance composition at University of the Arts. She has collaborated with Michelle Mola and Zack Winokur │The Troupe since 2009.
Marcos Duran is a native Californian. Who after attaining a BFA in dance from UCSB, performed extensively throughout his home state and internationally before moving to Brooklyn in 2008. Since then he has spent his time canvassing for lgbt equality, presenting work, dancing for cool peeps and most recently becoming a certified Pilates Instructor.

Chambered (a process-based work)
Choreography by Kathy Westwater
Poetry by Jennifer Scappettone, excerpted from Exit 43
Additional text by Kathy Westwater with the performers
Art Direction by Jae Lee
Set/object by Jae Lee and Kathy Westwater
Performance by Abby Block, Lorene Bouboushian, Rebecca Davis, Belinda He, Tamio Shiraishi, James Simmons, and Kathy Westwater
Production Assistance by Kay Ottinger

This work is created with support from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program through a real estate donation from Capstone Equities.

Kathy Westwater is a New York-based choreographer and, since 2001, faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College where she received an MFA. After studying economics and mathematics at William and Mary, Westwater moved to New York to dance. Drawn to pedestrian movement and cross-disciplinary approaches to making, in the late 80s and 90s she studied with postmodern pioneers Simone Forti, Dana Reitz, and Sarah Rudner. Since 1996, Westwater has collaborated with visual artists, architects, computer programmers, composers, poets, and performers to create works that explore striking intimacies between the body and what lies spatially and materially beyond its form. Most recently, she locates her research at Fresh Kills, NY, which was once the largest landfill in the world. Kathy will be teaching at Movement Research April 30, May 2 & 4.

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