Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 4.9.2012

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 4.9.2012

Featuring Works by Lauren Bakst, Miriam Wolf**, Rebeca Medina, Jung-eun Kim (aka j.e.)
**Movement Research Artist-In-Residence 2010

Choreography: Lauren Bakst
Performance: Lauren Bakst, Effie Bowen, Brandon Washington
Costumes: Mariana Valencia

Lauren Grace Bakst is a dance maker, performer, feminist thinker, and writer. For four years, she studied the complexities of dance and gender at Hollins University in the Roanoke valley. Now she lives in Brooklyn where she works for BOMB Magazine as a Development Associate, a writer for BOMBlog, and an Arts & Media instructor for high school students. Lauren will be showing her work this spring through DraftWork at Danspace Project, Pop Up Performance at One Arm Red, and Under Exposed at Dixon Place. She has previously shown work at Bodega (Philly), MR’s Open Performance, Dance New Amsterdam as a part of Raw Material, and The Drake Theater as a part of topos topio (Philly).

jeans are too hard for me
Created by Miriam Wolf
Performed by Michael Ingle and Lindsay Lee

The project was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Miriam Wolf is a human being living, working, creating, teaching yoga, performing, and giving Thai massage. She is a 2010 Movement Research AIR. She loves being upside down, but she loves Jono the most. If you are interested in any of the above, or in what you just saw, contact her at

Choreography, video and performance by Jung-eun Kim (aka j.e.)

Jung-eun Kim (aka j.e.) is a dancer, choreographer and media designer. She holds an MFA in Dance from ADF/Hollins University and MALS in Visual and Performing Arts from Hollins University. Je has been a guest artist at Dickinson College, Hollins University, The Modern Dance Promotion of Korea, and The University of the Arts. She has worked with artists such as Amanda K. Miller, Lisa Race, Sarah Skaggs, Adrienne Westwood, Jen McGinn, Emily Wexler, Helen Simoneau and Jane Comfort & Co. j.e. hails from Seoul, South Korea.

By the river
Choreographer/Director: Rebeca Medina
Performers: Rebeca Medina, Adam Horowitz
Costume: Rebeca Medina
“The palms of my hands have finally lost their lines
I’ve shaken off this useless fiction
And with the remains I’ve entered the frenetic universe of the unspeakable” – Alejandro Castillejo
These were the steps of a woman who celebrated her own disappearance

Rebeca Medina is a dancer, choreographer and anthropologist, dedicated to the research of the body in movement. In October 2011, she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Theater and Live Arts from the National University in Bogotá, Colombia. She works as both a solo performer and ensemble member, and has developed dozens of new pieces, based in collective creation, contact improvisation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and informed by her undergraduate degree in anthropology. She has worked with masters such as Humberto Canessa (Costa Rica), David Zambrano (Venezuela), Juan Kruz (Spain), Iñaki Azpillaga (Spain), Alexis Eupierre (Spain), Marianela Boan (Cuba), Dominik Borucki (Germany), Ralf Jaroschinski (Germany), and Sally Anne Friedlan (Israel), among others. She was awarded the prestigious 2011 Young Artist grant from the National University of Colombia to continue her studies in New York.


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