Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, May 16, 2011.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, May 16, 2011.

Featuring works by Michou Szabo, Daniele Strawmyre and readySetGO, Mariangela Lopez**, Alex Escalante.

**Movement Research Artists-In-Residence 2009

The Wild Heart
Excerpts from a film
Choreography and Direction: Michou Szabo
Video Design: Nic Petry/Dancing Camera
Performance by The Mill: Floanne Ankah, Julie Alexander, Andrew Champlin, Jennifer Lafferty, Storme Sundberg, Sandy Tillett, Christopher Williams
Music: Georges Delerue, Crystal Castles

Michou Szabo: piano, Cleveland Institute of Music; film, New York University; dance, SUNY Brockport. Performances: Troika Ranch, 1997 – 2005; Kota Yamazaki Fluid Hug Hug; Meredith Monk/The House; Ping Chong; Myriam Herve-Gil (France); Brenda Angiel (Argentina); Susan Marshall. Choreography: Joyce Soho and Dance Theater Workshop through DanceNOW/NYC The Festival, 92nd Street Y, Dixon Place, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Merce Cunningham Studio, La Mama Moves Dance Festival, CPR Center for Performance Research. Started The Mill in 2006 to create dance works that exist in atmospheric environments and live cinematic worlds where the smallest gesture can inhabit hundreds of moments and memories.

Chang and Eng Choreography: Daniele Strawmyre
Performed by: Jodi Obeid and Daniele Strawmyre Music: Kagero, Django Reinhart, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lucky Dragons, Eric Copeland, Beirut Music edited and mixed by Mike Kennedy
Costumes: Tip Flannery and Emily Ackerman
Video: Andrew Geller
This is the first exploration into a duet inspired by the lives of Chang and Eng, the Siamese twins made famous by P.T. Barnum. The finished duet will premiere in January 2012 at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, PA. It will later become part of an evening length, interactive performance installation based on the history of “carnie” culture, titled Parlyaree, premiering in 2013.

Daniele Strawmyre is the artistic director of readySetGO, a collaborative arts company based in Philadelphia, PA. Utilizing projection, lighting, sculpture and sound she creates immersive, interactive, performance installations. Her work has been presented by the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mascher Space Cooperative and thefidget Space (where she was a year long artist in residence). She’s worked with numerous companies including Kate Watson-Wallace/anonymous bodies, Workshop for Potential Movement, Meyer Chafaud Dance (NL), Willi Dorner (AT), Junction Dance Theatre in Pittsburgh, Dance Theatre Etcetera in NYC and CIE Felix Ruckert in Brussels, BE and Berlin, DE. She is currently a nEW Festival artist in residence in Philadelphia through which she is creating her current work, Parlyaree. She designs and treaches creative arts programs for children as well as teaching Technical Theatre, college and professional level courses in Dance Technique and Improvisation. She earned a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of the Arts.

Un Ritual de Primavera
Accidental Movement
Directed by Mariangela Lopez created and conceived with the Accidentals
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 City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Accidental Movement / Mariangela Lopez (CMA) is a Brooklyn based choreographer and performer, born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her work is known for the use of multidisciplinary arts and for the participation of people from her community to create performances. Her pieces have been presented in Venezuela, Mexico, France, Boston and multiple venues in New York City. She is a faculty teacher at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies, at the Harkness Center 92 Street Y, Ballet Hispanico and teaches as a guest artist at Dance New Amsterdam and Movement Research. Mariangela is a 09-11 Movement Research Artist in Residence.

POLARIZATION or Another Election Year Is Upon Us
Created and Performed by Alex Escalante
Text by Bob Korn

Born in Los Angeles, Alex Escalante received a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. He has performed with Donna Uchizono Company, Jennifer Monson/Birdbrain, Doug Varone, Doug Elkins, David Neumann, Gerald Casel and the Metropolitan Opera. Escalante’s choreography has been presented in the U.S. at The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, La MaMa E.T.C., Dixon Place, DUO Theater, Here Arts Center, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and Joe’s Pub. Internationally he has been featured at festivals such as Barroquísimo-Performatica (Puebla, Mexico) and at Tanec Praha (Prague, Czech Republic). Escalante was a 2007-2008 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence. His 2008 evening length work Clandestino was selected by TONY as a Best of 2008 performance. He is currently and Artist-In-Residence at Abrons Art Center where he will premiere a new evening length solo in April of 2012.


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