Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 9.14.09

Video clips from Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church, September 14, 2009.
Featuring the work of Rebecca Davis, Shizu Homma, and Molissa Fenley and Dancers with Bob Holman.

What the Sea Sent
for Bethany Ides
after Pina, Terry, Gertrude

A work-in-progress by:
Rebecca Davis
Developed in collaboration with the performers: Carrie Brown, Andrea Johnston, Deborah Karp, Stephanie Lazzara, and Gretchen Weber

Rebecca Davis is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Education Director at Trisha Brown Dance Company. She will be performing her solo adaptation of Deborah Hay’s, I’ll Crane For You, at Performance Works NorthWest in Portland, OR in December. She currently dances for

Kathy Westwater, and will be performing in the work of Marina Abramović during her retrospective at MOMA in Spring 2010.  Rebecca would like to extend her deepest gratitude to CB, AJ, DK, SL, and GW for their contributions to this process.

“Ecce Ineptia”  (behold foolish behavior)
Conception and Choreography:
Shizu Homma
Performers: Steven Carlino, Shizu Homma and Joseph Jordan
Sounds Used: Mink De Ville, the Varukers, the Damned, Chaotic Dischord, Tibetan Singing Bowls

Shizu Homma is a Brooklyn born, Bronx based artist.  Next, she will be at October’s Body Blend at Dixon Place, and at 2010 NDA Performance Mix, in collaboration with the music collective Near East Family.

ICE, DEW, FOOD, CREW, APE (part 2)*
Choreography by: Molissa Fenley
Poem, “STEP” written and performed by: Bob Holman

Dancers: Kristina Berger, Molissa Fenley, Wanjiru Kamuyu, Katie McGreevy, Cassie Mey, Elisabetta Minutoli, Paz Tanjuaquio and Alyssa Lee Wilmot

* Ice, Dew, Food, Crew, Ape is a work that is performed twice back to back.  The first time (part 1) is danced with a score by Alvin Curran, a score created by his recording the sounds of the Nantucket ship horn beside the sound of John Cage’s voice reciting the five monosyllabic words of Curran’s title.  The second performance (part 2), seen here tonight, is performed with the poem “STEP,” a work created at the Atlantic Center for the Arts where both Bob Holman and Molissa Fenley were in residence this past February, 2009.  Bob watched rehearsals of the work underway taking notes of phrases spoken during the choreographic process, directions taken, relationships expressed, movement described.  These notes were then translated into the poetic form that is Holman’s work.

Molissa Fenley has choreographed over 60 works for her dance company, Molissa Fenley and Dancers, founded in 1977.  Her work has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America since 1980.  Recent awards include the Rome Prize, 2008, a Guggenheim Fellowship, 2008 and a master artist residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, 2009. Bob Holman is a poet, professor, and proprietor of the Bowery Poetry Club, known as a free-wheeling impresario of new poetry:  MTV’s “Spoken Word Unplugged,” HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam,” and PBS’ series “The United States of Poetry.”  His most recent book is “A Couple of Ways of Doing Something,” in collaboration with Chuck Close (Aperture), he is currently documenting the poetry of endangered languages.  This semester he’s teaching “Poet’s Census:  Art and Public Policy” at NYU. Molissa Fenley and Dancers will be presenting two evenings of new work tomorrow night, Tuesday September 15, 8pm and on Thursday September 17, 8pm also here at the Judson Church.  Momenta Foundation, Inc. 260 West Broadway, Suite #1 New York, NY  10013




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