Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 6.18.2012

Video Clips from Movement Research 20th Year Anniversary at the Judson Church, 6.18. 2012

Featuring Works by: Linda Austin, Sophia Ribeiro, David Thomson*, Layard Thompson and Scott Heron including a special MR season finale performance by MR staff & friends*

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

Three Trick Pony

Created and performed by Linda Austin

This is a first sketch towards an evening length encounter between Linda and an environment designed by sculptor David Eckard. The final piece may or may not include any of the objects and actions you see tonight.

Linda is grateful for support from a Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant, which enabled her to travel to NYC to try out this piece at this event

Linda Austin has read at least half of every single MR Performance Journal and was co-editor of #16: FAME. Linda was part of the first Judson season 20 years ago, as well as many seasons since, and was an MR Artist-in-Residence in 95/96. She has been based in Portland, OR since 1999, where she founded and still directs Performance Works NW. Her work has been performed at PS 122, the Danspace Project, On the Boards’ Northwest New Works and PICA’s TBA Festival.


Performance: Sophia Ribeiro in collaboration with Ana Ribeiro and Júlia Ribeiro

Part of the research was supported by Tanzhaus ZurichResidency, from June 4-14th, 2012.

Thanks to Movement Research, Judson Memorial Church, Tanzhaus Zurich, Mathilde Monnier, Lucie Tuma and Suzan Polat.

”[…] ”rhizome”, […] ”has no beginning or end; it is always in the middle, between things, interbeing, […] the fabric of the rhizome is the conjunction, ‘and…and…and.’ this conjunction carries enough force to shake and uproot the verb ‘to be’. […]”

What happens when we express our selves un-expectedly?





GillesDeleuze and Felix Guattari cited in ”Theory for Art History.” by Jae Emerling, 123. London & New York: Routledge, 2005.

Sophia Ribeiro (CH/PT) is currently attending the first year of the Postgraduate Program in Curating at Zürich University for the Arts. In 2007 graduates from Laban, London, with a BA (Hons) Dance Theatre. Continues studying and researching during ex.e.r.ce 2010, motion capture, at Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier. In 2009 works with Pichet Klunchun and Lisa Nelson during, Island No.8 Muses.Masters.Monsters Festival Tanzquartier Vienna, directed by Mathilde Monnier and Katrin Roschangar. In 2011 creates and performs dis connected at The Judson Memorial Church in New York and is invited to attend Choreographer’s Venture during Impulstanz Vienna 2011. Recently invited by the artist Lucie Tuma, will collaborate and perform in Passive Movement, project to be premiered in Autumn, 2012 at  the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zurich. Focus of interest is based on Composition, Improvisation, Curatorial and Performance practices.


Movement & Text: David Thomson & Okwui Okpokwasili

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 the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.

Since the early 80’s David Thomson has worked with Trisha Brown, Bebe Miller, Ralph Lemon, Meg Stuart and Alain Buffard among many others. His own work has been produced and supported by Joyce SoHo, Danspace Project, The Kitchen and DTW. He is a 2011 MR AIR. Okwui Okpokwasili recently premiered an iteration of a new work, Bronx Gothic, with Peter Born at Danspace Project. He also directed and designed her Bessie Award winning, Pent-Up: a revenge Dance. She continues to work with Ralph Lemon and is currently working with Nora Chipaumire on Miriam which premieres this fall at BAM. She and David work together frequently and it’s a pleasure to come together for this. Special thanks and love to OO & RL.

Research Material for New Work

Created and performed by Layard Thompson & Scott Heron

Residency support from Sidearm Gallery (New Orleans), Sassafras (Tennessee), Sally Silvers Studio (New York)

Scott Heron is touring Like Me More Like Me a duet in collaboration with Brussels-based Thomas Hauert/ZOO. Next stops: Montpelier, Vienna, Losone, and London. Continuing: exploration with Layard Thompson. Plotting: new solo evening. Layard Thompson is a New York ex-pat living in rural Tennessee where he is a resident artist, gardens and works to host events and artists at a cooperative retreat space called Sassafras. His current collaboration with Scotty is developing through ongoing retreats in New Orleans, Tennessee, New York City, the occasional Skype conversation and eventual theatrical presentations. For more visit,

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* 2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence


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