Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 4.8.2013

Featuring works by Anna Marie Shogren, Ashley Byler, Katie Workum, Abby Zbikowski, and RoseAnne Spradlin.

Created by Anna Marie Shogren, with Eloise DeLuca
Joined by musicians, Jacqui Cornetta, Heather Garland, Lillie Jayne, Lisa Loew, and Katie Rose Sardelli
Music from Daktaris, Val Bennett, and Machine

Anna Marie Shogren is a native Minneapolitan, and U of MN grad, come to Brooklyn, based artist. Her choreography has been seen at DNA, Gowanus Ballroom, Flux Factory, AUNTS, Catch!, The Walker, Southern Theater, Bryant Lake Bowl, and Pieter. She is currently dancing with the Body Cartography Project and Faye Driscoll, and previously with Morgan Thorson, Karen Sherman, Justin Jones, Laurie Van Wieren, Chris Schlichting. She works with the Brooklyn based art collective, Non Solo.

4 Studies (to be performed in any order):
Ashley Byler and Jeremy Pheiffer with help from Hadar Ahuvia and Aston McCullough
Performers: Ashley Byler and Jeremy Pheiffer
Music: Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce
1. Accumulation: Variation Bey
Trisha Brown’s 1971 work re-imagined with Beyonce Knowles as inspiration for “pedestrian”
2. Retro-bey
A phrase combining various Beyonce movements danced forward and backward (structurally based on the “Main” phrase of Trisha Brown’s Sololos)
3. Coordination Score
Based on imagined rules for bodily coordination used in Trisha Brown’s Water Motor
4. Tofo Motor
Moving between the steps of dance group Tofo Tofo and movements inspired by Water Motor

Ashley Byler, B.A. Music/Psychology, University of Alabama in Huntsville, MFA Dance Sarah Lawrence College, has shown work at DTW Studio Series, The Field’s Uptown/Downtown, Judson Church, and Ketchikan Theatre Ballet. She is an early childhood arts educator and dances with Sara Rudner. She is reclaiming “pedestrian” from post-modern dance, using popular dance and rigorous composition. Sources cited for tonight’s work (as seen on YouTube): Trisha Brown; Water Motor, Accumulation, Sololos (“Main” phrase), Beyonce; Run the World (Girls), Single Ladies, Bad Girl from Usher concert circa 2006

Black Lakes (in progress)
With: Weena Pauly, Eleanor Smith and Katie Workum
Not here tonight, but part of the work: Katy Pyle

Katie Workum is a choreographer working in New York. Most recently she premiered Fruitlands at The Chocolate Factory. In addition to making dances, she has also worked for Ivy Baldwin, Young Jean Lee, Will Rawls, David Neumann, Stacy Dawson and others.

low slung
choreographer: Abby Zbikowski with performers
music: The Reatards
performers: Jennifer Meckley, Fiona Lundie
costumes: Jennifer Meckley, Fiona Lundie

Abby Zbikowski received her MFA in choreography from The Ohio State University, where she currently teaches full time in the Department of Dance, and makes work with her company, the new utility, that questions the role of movement in dance and the use of form. She holds a BFA in dance from Temple University and post-graduation worked with Philadelphia-based artists George Alley/Alley Ink Dance and Charles O. Anderson/dance theatre X, and is a current performer/collaborator with the Columbus, OH based Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project. As a choreographer, Abby’s work has been presented at DNA’s Raw Material in NYC, and the nEW Festival, Philly Fringe, Collage Festival, and New Edge Mix series in Philadelphia, among others.

Studies for disappearance
Choreography by RoseAnne Spradlin
Performed by Evvie Allison, Asli Bulbul, Siobhan Burke, Lily Gold, Juri Onuki, Rebecca Warner and Rebecca Wender
Music: Hello Stranger by Barbara Lewis
This project was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

RoseAnne Spradlin has been creating choreographic work in New York City since the early 1990s. Spradlin’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” for Choreography in 2003, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007, the three year Lambent Fellowship in Performing Arts in 2006-08, the Artist Award from the Foundation for contemporary Arts in 2007 and an Artist Grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Creative Exploration fund in 2009. RoseAnne has been an Artist-in-Residence this year with Movement Research and BAX and would like to thank both organizations for their support. Also, many thanks to the dancers!!


  • I went to school with Ashley Byler! I never knew that she was into the arts! She always had such a warming aura.. Good to know she’s doing well! The video was gorgeous.

    All the best.

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