Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 5.7.2012

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 5.7.2012

Featuring works by HeJin Jang, James Morrow, Anna Azrieli**, Anna Mendelssohn***

** 2010 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
*** in collaboration with Austrian Cultural Forum New York


migrant-self the speed of a door (work-in-progress)
Created by HeJin Jang
Sound Design by HeJin Jang, Isabel Watson

This work explores different notions of perceptible/imperceptible time and timing. In traveling home and abroad, time becomes hybrid, fictional, acclimated. One may be bruised by time, but it maybe be felt more raw and real than the real time. The fragile becoming in the waiting room. Time suspended and layered in segments and fragments. What if coming and going can happen in the same door way?
This work is being meditated and conceptually shown by Courtney Gorman and Isabel Watson in the city of Roanoke at the same time as I am performing here tonight. And maybe by more people in more cities.

Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, HeJin Jang is a multi-city based choreographer, performer and teacher. Her work is in dialogue with radical questions and necessary conflicts on possibilities of omni-presence in her migrating nomadic life. Jang has presented her works in festivals and venues in New York, Roanoke, Durham, Ann Arbor, Bristol (UK), Vienna (Austria), Bern (Switzerland), Bucharest (Romania), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), and Seoul (Korea) among others. Jang was awarded with Movement Research Artist-In-Residency (2010), Arts Council Korea Fellowship (2009-11), NYFA Mentorship for Immigrant Artists (2010-11) and DanceWeb Felloship (2011). She holds BS from Seoul National University and MFA from University of Michigan and Hollins/ADF. From July 2012, Jang will be an Instructor of Dance / Assistant Director of MFA Dance Program at Hollins University. www.hejinjangdance.com


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Choreography: James Morrow
Dancer: James Morrow

James Morrow lives in Jacksonville, FL. and is the founder and artistic director of james morrow/ The Movement. A native of Chicago, he was the founder and artistic director of Instruments of Movement from 2001-2009. James has worked with Chicago based companies: The Joel Hall Dancers, Deeply Rooted Productions, Ascension/The Kirby Reed Project, Ken Von Heidecke’s Festival Ballet, Larry Long’s Civic Ballet, Culture Shock Chicago, Concert Dance, Inc., Mordine and Co., Hedwig Dances, The Tyego Dance Project, Impetus Dance Chicago, MOMENTA, Nick Cave of The Art Institute of Chicago. Other credits include New York’s: Helen Pickett, nicholasleichterdance, Gina Kohler/ Dream Factories, Tami Stronach Dance, Tessa Chandler, Margaret Morrison, Wendell Cooper, Yozmit, DeeLite, DJ Kotchy, Boston’s: Tommy DeFrantz/ Slippage, Bahama’s: The Baha Men, Toronto’s: Gerry Trentham/ Pounds Per Square Inch Theatre, Michigan’s: Kalamazoo Ballet, Berlin’s: Tino Sehgal, Durham’s: Ellen Hemphill/ Archipelago Theater, Jim Havercamp, Alex Maness, Jacksonville’s: Tiffany Fish, Becca Levy, Rachael McClellan Leonard, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Elevated Dances, and Minnesota’s: Sesame Street Live. Jim’s choreography can be seen on companies throughout the U.S. and Internationally, most recently in Puebla, Trinidad, Utrecht, Vienna, Mumbai, Krasnoyarsk, and New Brighton. Jim was on Faculty at the American Dance Festival (summer 2010). Jim just received his MFA in dance from Hollins University/ The American Dance Festival where he received a fellowship. He is currently on faculty at Episcopal School of Jacksonville and Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida.
Contact: lowthree@gmail.com


Skirt Scrum
Choreographed and Performed by Anna Azrieli

The project (or work) 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.

Anna Azrieli is a Russian born, NYC bred, dance artist. Her work has been presented by Dixon Place, Danspace Project, Catch, Open Source Gallery, Aunts, Ulla’s Salon, Movement Research at the Judson Church, and Roulette. Anna holds a BFA from Tisch School of the Arts. She is a 2010 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. As a performer she’s worked with many choreographers including Wendy Perron, Fred Darsow, Freefall, Erin Cornell, Maya Ciarrocchi, Donna Uchizono, Sam Kim, and luciana achugar. She is a founding member of Miguel Gutierrez’s Powerful People with whom she danced for 10 years. Thanks to Samuael Topiary and Erin Cornell for their feedback. Thanks to Marin Sander-Holzman for just about everything.


Cry Me A River

Concept/Performance: Anna Mendelssohn
Artistic Collaboration: Yosi Wanunu
Light Design: Jan Maertens
Technics: Edgar Aichinger

In co-operation with Tanzquartier Wien. Supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna and bm:ukk. Additional support of PACT Zollverein (Essen). Thanks to toxic dreams.

Cry Me A River is a solo about inner and outer climate catastrophes. Walking the thin ice between the personal and the political, the piece deals with the complexity of climate change communication and its rhetorics. Playing with the monologue-format it focuses in on the multiplicity of talking heads, voices and opinions buzzing around this topic. Emotions of fear, anger, hope and despair, strongly connected with visions of a changing climate are whenever necessary chemically reproduced or bio-engineered.

Anna Mendelssohn studied Acting in the UK. In 2004 she joined the company toxic dreams in Vienna and has since performed in more than 15 of their productions. She has also worked with numerous other directors and choreographers such as David Mayaan , André Turnheim and SUPERAMAS. In her own work she is interested in parallels between private-individual and global-political events and herein especially for the role of language and rhetorics. In 2010 she created the internationally touring solo Cry Me A River, for which she received the actor’s prize at the Impulse Festival 2011 as well as the Jury and the Coproduction prize at Arena Festival 2010 and in 2011 the duet art for a lonely heart. www.annamendelssohn.net

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