Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 5.10.2010

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, May 10, 2010.
Featuring works by Martín Lanz Landázuri*/ Maria Nurmela, Vanessa Anspaugh and cakeface.

* Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2009

The grey one
Collaboration MEX/FIN/U.S.
Choreography and Performance: Maria Nurmela and Martín Lanz
Music/Sound: William Bilwa Costa

Martín Lanz Landázuri has been using NYC like his pier since 2006 and has been looking for research, collaborations and residences because he believes it is the best way to feed his work; without exchange life becomes too narrow. He is very lucky to be able to do this in places like México, New York, Cuba, Ecuador, Uruguay, Austria, and others. He has wonderful teachers and is lucky to work with great people such as D.D. Dorvillier, Sokolow Dance Theater Ensemble, Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik, Meredith Monk, Santiago Turenne y Miguel Jaime, MGM, Nohemi Contreras, and many others. He is supported by The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. Maria Nurmela is a Finnish born graduate from the Finnish National Opera Ballet School 1997 and Folkwang-Hochschule feur Darstellende Kuenste und Musik Essen 2002, member of Tero Saarinen Company (Helsinki) since 2003 and has danced in several productions of the Company including Borrowed Light (2004), performed at BAM Next Wave Festival 2007. She has been working in the US, Germany and in the Netherlands with other great choreographers such as Alain Danielsson, Hanna Brotherus, Malou Airaudo, Yuval Pick among others. Subsidies Arts Counsil of Finland, Kone Foundation, The National Council for Dance.

Bilwa Costa is a sound and visual artist. He has worked with movement artist Emily Sweeney as perpetual mvmt<>snd since 2006. Bilwa and Emily have presented improvised and choreographed works in Philadelphia and New York as part of the Soundfield Festival, CEC New Edge Mix and New York Dance Exchange, paraphrase/NEXUS, Philly Fringe, and Group Motion’s Spiel Uhr series. They participated in PRISMA Forum-Mexico, collaborating with many trans-media artists as a part of the laboratory “Who’s Afraid of the In-Between?”

vice. (with mary kate) (excerpt)
Choreographed by Amanda Szeglowski in collaboration with the dancers
Performed by Elle Chyun, Jeso O’Neill, Amanda Szeglowski, Music by DJ Tony Conquerrah, and Figurine Costume Design by Elle Chyun
Inspired by grating encounters with “preachy vegans,” vice. (with mary kate) probes that which makes us feel “badass.” The work delves into the behaviors we adopt despite knowledge of their negative implications, including but not limited to ruthless carnivorous indulgences. Text and music mingle throughout as well as vocal samplings from a motivational badass, Popeye’s meat hoarding scam artist pal: Wimpy the Moocher.

Amanda Szeglowski: global paradigm architect, amanda szeglowski, runs the carnival, cakeface. part dancer, visual artist, and movement curator, a.s. is also a vintage tee collector. she has a degree in business and dance, which she uses. when she’s not businessing she is on the eternal quest for the best cupcake.

Cakeface includes a network of multifaceted artists ranging from digital sound engineers to graffiti artists committed to art as a product for mass culture consumption. abandoning the status quo, cakeface rejects the notion of art entitlement and promotes its work as a consumer good. tactical collaborations, socially powered work and experimental pop arts are the ingredients of the cakeface brand.

Casey, Cassidy, Cassandra…Whatever (working title)
In March, Vanessa Anspaugh began working on this new work-in-progress you will see tonight with the Fresh Tracks Residency. She is hoping to turn this into an evening length work, and is very open to your feedback as this is a very new sketch. She is extremely grateful to be working with this Stellar cast of collaborative dancers and musicians: Aretha Aoki, Ava Berkofsky, Lindsay Clark, Devynn Emory, Lily Gold, Chris Haag, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Meghan Milam, Sam Miller, Mary Read, Enrico Wey
Dramaturge: Susan Mar Landau
Costume Consultation: Mariana Valencia and Jillian Peña
Thank You Cassey, for your friendship, your feedback, and your name.

Vanessa Anspaugh is a choreographer and performer originally from Los Angeles, CA. Her own dance and video work has been performed at venues such as Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Movement Research Festival, Gilded Pony Performance Festival, AUNTS, and as an artist in residence at Studio 303 in Montreal QC, where she and Aretha Aoki premiered their first evening length collaboration entitled, In this place, on our hands. Most recently she showed her latest piece, We Are Weather, at Dance Theater Workshop, in their Fresh Tracks series for Emerging Artists. As a performer she has enjoyed working with, learning from and performing for, Aretha Aoki, Jillian Peña, Annie Sailor, Faye Driscoll, Elizabeth Ward, Jen Rosenblit, Jules Skloot, and Taylor Mac, among others. She is a new member of the collective MGM (aka Modern Garage Movement) and is looking forward to their September West Coast Tour with their collaborative team: Jmy Leary and Biba Bell. Anspaugh attended San Francisco Art Institute and Art Instituto Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico. She holds a BA in Still and Moving Arts from Antioch College, and an MFA in Choreography and Performance from Smith College, where she was a full


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