Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, April 25, 2011.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, April 25, 2011.
Featuring works by Melinda Ring, Kate Watson-Wallace, Yina Ng, Laura Arend/Dana Marcolina

Mouse Auditions

Choreographed by: Melinda Ring
Performed by: Alexandra Albrecht, Brendan Drake, Elisabete Finger, Inka Juslin, Joseph Kipp, Jeremy Olson, Enrico Wey, Robert Yahner, and Anna-Luella Zahner

In the “Mouse Auditions” performers try-out for a fully imagined but never to be performed work based on Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”. For this Judson showing I’ve focused on the very beginning of the story, the time just before, and just after, Gregor Samsa the main character wakes-up, transformed.

Today’s experiment was developed with the assistance of Alexandra Albrecht, Talya Epstein, and Joseph Kipp. This work was created in part through The Field’s Artist Residency program, supported by the Tides Foundation. The work was funded by The Friends of Special Projects, especially the Gerald Oppenheimer Family Foundation.

In her work, Melinda Ring explores a very liberal definition of choreography creating dances, performance pieces, videos and installations. Recent venues include; The Whitney Museum, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, MASS MoCA, The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, The Box, and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Originally from Los Angeles, Ring moved to New York City in September 2001, after receiving a MFA degree from Bennington College. She is the curator for Danspace Project’s Spring 2011 Platform, Susan Rethorst: Retro (intro)spective. www.special-projects.us

You Sprinkled Fairy Dust on My Head and Flew to Paradise/or The Heartbreak Dance

Choreographed and Designed by: Kate Watson-Wallace
Performed by: Daniele Strawmyre
Music by: Stevie Nicks, Guided by Voices, Darlene Paul, ? and the Mysterians

In this dance, I am playing with sampling material and re-contextualizing it. I sample from some of my favorite artists, from my own choreography and from other work. This is the seed for a larger dance which will premiere in Philadelphia in 2012 on a shared bill.

Kate Watson-Wallace is director of anonymous bodies, an interdisciplinary performance company that creates site-based installation. Projects include: CAR, a performance for 4 audience members who sit in the back seat of a moving car; HOUSE, a show inside a home; STORE, a performance inside an abandoned mega-store; and Everywhere, an online dance contest and perpetual performance made online by audience/performers. She is a 2007 Pew Fellow in Choreography and has been presented throughout the U.S. She has been funded by the Rockefeller MAP Fund, Doris Duke Foundation, Dance Advance (a program of the Pew Charitable Trusts), the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Independence Foundation. She has choreographed music videos for Animal Collective and Black Dice. She currently dances with Headlong Dance Theater. www.katewawa.com
Stint on desires


Directed and Conceived by: Yina Ng
Created and Performed by: Erica Frankel and Alissa Horowitz

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Yina Ng is now mostly in New York. Since earning her BA in Dance from Middlebury College, Ng has worked with Faye Driscoll, Lindsey Drury, and David Hurwith, among others. Improvisation is the center of her work, as a malleable clay from which structural scores evolve and as a think tank for set material. Her previous choreography was shown at American College Dance Festival National Gala (2008), the Green Space Blooms Festival, Movement Research’s Open Performance Series at Dance Theater Workshop, and the Joyce Soho as part of Estrogenius Dance Festival Women in Motion 2010. www.yinang.net Erika Frankel www.erikafrankel.com Alissa Horowitz www.alissahorowitz.com

NERVOSA: “O deci-belle”

Conceived and Performed by: Laura Arend and Dana Marcolina
Sometimes a discovery can be painful.
Sometimes we want to hate it.
Sometimes we want to change it.
Your BODY is the only constant, don’t fight against it.
“O deci-belle” takes part of the exhibition NERVOSA that we hope to bring to New York in February 2012.

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Laura Arend was born and raised in France. She graduated from the conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Danse (CNSMDL) and then spent one year with the Jeune Ballet. Since January 2010 Arend has been a member of the French dance company: “F521.i”. In New York she had the honor to work with Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Korhan Basaran, the visual artist Christina Deroos, The artist Micheal Alan among others. laurablandine.arend@gmail.com Dana Marcolina is working towards her BFA in Acting at Pace University. Favorite past theater credits include: The Skin of Our Teeth (Dinosaur), No Exit (Estelle), A Marriage Proposal (Natalia), and I Fioretti In Musica performed at La MaMa E.T.C. Film credits: When Harry Tries to Marry (Disheveled Model), Price Check (Ernie’s girl). danamarcolina@verizon.net

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