Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 9.20.2010.

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, September 20, 2010.
Featuring works by
Isabel Nares and Jorge David, Sara Zimmerman, and Melanie Maar.

The Edge of Time
Performed by: Ana Margarita Alanís Rueda, Victoria Meneses, and Miriam D. Paleo
Composition by: Isabel Nares and Jorge David

Al filo del tiempo [at the edge of time] suggests a space in which we get conscious of the present as the infinite moment in which everything happens, but also as a perpetual possibility of overcoming it in order to access the real communication from subject to subject. As T.S. Eliot pointed out, “only through time time is conquered;” then we look for the conquest of the edge that is simultaneously our trap and our only place to be free.
Support by La Barbacoa and the Sistema Estatal de Creadores/Coinversiones para la Producción Artística de Michoacán 2009.

Isabel Nares: Morelia, Mich., México. Isabel Nares has a Bachelor in Dance from de UMSNH. She is choreographer and director of the project La Barbacoa. She performs an educational research project on the teaching of contemporary dance through unconventional spaces and is developing her research project on vulnerable communities in México.
Jorge David: Aguascalientes, Ags., México. Jorge David has a Bachelor of Music with a major in Composition under the tutelage of German Romero at the Conservatorio de las Rosas A.C. He is currently completing a Masters in Musicology at National School of Music of the UNAM.

Customer Service (working title)
Created and performed by: Sara Zimmerman
Costume by: Jess Hooks
Customer Service is based on personal experience, as well as interviews with women who work in the restaurant industry in New York City. I would love to hear from you if you have thoughts on the work, and/or if you have experiences in the restaurant industry that you would be interested in sharing. I can be reached at

Sara Zimmerman is a theater artist who loves finding her own pathways between text, sound, and body. As a performer and collaborator, she has worked with Sideshow Physical Theater Company, Traveling Jewish Theatre Company, The Hybrid Project at Intersection for the Arts, Hilary Bryan Dance Theater, FoolsFURY, and The Philippine Educational Theater Company, among others. Her original work has been presented in San Francisco at the Fury Factory Festival, Dirtstar, and Dancing in the Park. After six years in the Bay Area, she is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.

– in the process of Spaces and Bones –
By Melanie Maar

Melanie Maar is a New York based choreographer and dancer originally from Vienna, Austria. She works, teaches, and lives in her space, The Loft, in Brooklyn. Her current evening length piece, Spaces and Bones, a collaboration with musician Kenta Nagai, will premiere on December 1st at The Chocolate Factory Theater in NYC. An ImPuls Tanz residency in Vienna last August shaped the process of this work. She recently co-curated the Movement Research Festival 2010: HARDCORPS. Other choreographies and improvisations have been seen in New York, San Francisco, Vienna, Lisbon, Oslo, and Berlin. Maar teaches a Qi Gong based movement class. She began her training at her mother’s dance studio for Ballet and Flamenco. Her teachers include Janet Panetta and Daria Fain. She has worked extensively with New York choreographer Luciana Achugar, as well as with RoseAnne Spradlin, Levi Gonzalez, Daria Fain, Luis Lara Malvacias and others.


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