Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 5.24.2010

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, May 24, 2010.
Featuring works by Lyndsey Karr/ Sarah Holcman, HeJin Jang*, Stacy Spence** and Tei Blow, and Yanira Castro.

*Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2009
**Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2008

Step 4
A work-in-progress
Created and performed by:

Sound: Ezekiel Honig, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyndsey Karr
Text: Marianne Williamson, LAA, LyndseyKarr/SarahHolcman

LyndseyKarr/SarahHolcman have been making work with and around each other since they met at Hollins University 3 years ago. This is their first collaboration.

Dis-re-pair (Dis-re-patriate) #16
Created by: HeJin Jang
With: Jesse Zaritt
Video by: HeJin Jang
Music: #1 created by HeJin Jang, #2 by Michael Wall, #3 by L.A. Symphony

HeJin Jang is a choreographer, performer, teacher, video artist, and writer. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea; BS from Seoul National University, MFA from University of Michigan and Hollins/ADF. Performed throughout New York and internationally including Bristol(U.K.), London(U.K.), Vienna(Austria), Zurich(Switzerland), Nancy(France), Essen(Germany), Montreal(Canada), Seoul(Korea) among others. Worked with many artists such as Alexandra Beller, Peter Sparling, Robin Wilson, Doug Varone, Tatiana Baganova, SungMin Hong, Emily Wexler, Lyndsey Karr, Deborah Hazler, Nora Stephens, Helen Simoneau, Gina Kohler, Jennie MaryTai Liu and Jérôme Bel among others. Recipient of Arts Council Korea Fellowship (Korea, ’09-present), is a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2009, SIWIC ensemble dancer (Switzerland. ’09), American Dance Festival faculty (Durham, ’09-present).

Stacy Spence and Tei Blow
Stacy and Tei are showing material they are developing into a duet that looks into the influences of environment on a person, its effect as an impetus for movement and how a person relates to a particular space or place they find themselves in.
This project was made possible in part through The Movement Research Artist Residency Project, funded in part by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund and has been made possible with public commissioning funds from the Dance Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Stacy Spence’s work has been commissioned by EDge at London Contemporary Dance School, The University of New Mexico, OtherShore Dance Company and most recently New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Stacy danced with The Trisha Brown Company (1997-2006), and continues to lead classes, workshops, and lectures focused on Trisha Brown’s repertory as well as restaging several of her works. He received his MFA from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and while in NYC he has danced and collaborated with Polly Motley, filmmaker Molly Davies, and numerous others. Stacy continues to move with others through teaching, collaborating and making work. Stacy was chosen as a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2008 in New York City. Tei Blow: Born in Japan and raised in the US, Tei Blow is a Brooklyn-based artist whose recent projects include songs for the film Loveless by Ramin Serry, interactive video sets for Steve Burns and the Struggle, sound designs for Deganit Shemy & Company and Big Dance Theater, and touring video for Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ana Laguna. As a musician, he performs with the bands Perfect Shapes and Frustrator! Most recently at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT, Dance Theater Workshop, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and the Movement Research Festival in NYC. An archive of his projects can be found at

Crop [a study for Wilderness]
Direction & Choreography: Yanira Castro
Performance & Choreography: Luke Miller, Peter Schmitz, Pamela Vail, Darrin Wright and Kimberly Young
Peter Schmitz’s improvisations during our creative process provided the foundation for the movement of this work. Movement was also drawn from three films: Kurosawa’s Ikiru, Visconti’s Death in Venice, and Reygadas’ Japón.
Wilderness, commissioned and presented by Dance Theater Workshop, will premiere at the Invisible Dog, an art center in Brooklyn, October 27-November 7. Wilderness will feature an audio installation by Stephan Moore, lighting and environment by Roderick Murray, and costumes by Albert Sakhai.

Yanira Castro works with a core group of performers and designers under the name a canary torsi. Luke Miller: Haiku Bio: decade in city / danced with many artists here / fighting the good fight. Peter Schmitz: performer/choreographer/teacher for over 25 years. With Creach and Co. for eight. Working now as an actor with intermittent movement assignments. Pamela Vail: with Yanira since 1995, dances with others too; founding member of The Architects, teaches at Franklin & Marshall College. Darrin Wright, born in L.A., started dancing at the age of six and 24 years later, is still dancing. Darrin has lived in Brooklyn since 2002. Kimberly Young is from Freeport, IL and is a Brooklyn performer/choreographer. She designs/builds costumes for daily wear.

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