Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 14, 2011.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 14, 2011.

Featuring works by Elke Luyten & Kira Alker, Xan Burley & Alex Springer, Effie Bowen, Molly Heller.

Currently Untitled
Created by Elke Luyten and Kira Alker
Performed by Elke Luyten

Elke Luyten, originally from Belgium, currently lives and works in New York City. Luyten has worked with Thomas Leabhart, Marina Abramović, and Robert Wilson. She currently holds the position of Artist Advisor at the Watermill Center. Luyten will present a new full-length solo in January at FLICfest and a short piece at Dance New Amsterdam in February as a part of the 2012 edition of RAW Directions. In her work she is looking for an accumulation of energy in the performer’s body that could lead to a transcendental experience. Kira Alker, a native of San Francisco, holds a BA in Theatre from Pomona College and an MA in Performance Studies from NYU. She has been creating original movement performances in collaboration with Elke Luyten since 2003.

Done gone nigh, rest go nigh, end.
Choreography & Performance: Xan Burley & Alex Springer
Music: Paul Kerian and Richard Wagner
Made possible by DanceNOW[NYC] | Silo

Xan Burley + Alex Springer (alex|xan: the Median Movement) have been making work together since 2006. They have presented work in NYC at Triskelion Arts, 100 Grand, Dixon Place, DanceNOW[NYC], Rooftop Dance, as well as Chicago, Detroit, and other fine cities around the country. Their work has been hailed as “wittily astute,” and “traumatically effective,” and noted for its “humor, absurdity, …and numerous invitations to laugh.” They also experiment with dance for the camera and received the silver award in DFA’s 48-Hour Challenge for their film daylighting. Their film work has been shown at various screenings including Moviehouse, WESTfest, and BETA spaces. They are recipients of the 2011 BAX Space Grant. They have taught at the DNA, 92Y, and other places throughout the city. Xan regularly works with Shannon Gillen & Guests, Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, and Daniel Charon. Alex currently dances with Doug Varone and Dancers. Together they have performed for Amy Chavasse, Elizabeth Dishman and Leyya Tawill. They also produce WAXworks.

Provincial Yahoo
Choreography/Performance: Effie Bowen
Music: Solomon Burke, Arcade Fire, Daniel Johnston, Kun Woo Paik, Isabel Barnes, the Red Hook Footbridge

Effie Bowen grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains and just graduated from Hollins University. She has had the pleasure of working with Jen Rosenblit, Courtney Cooke, Jacob Slominski, Iele Paloumpis, and Lauren Bakst. She has been writing short (very short) fiction for fun, and commuting on her bike around Brooklyn in between working and being lonely in dance rehearsals. This fall she has had the pleasure of presenting her work at CPR, Open Performance, and on December 1-3 she’ll show something else at Newsteps.

Bury Me in Lace
Choreography: Molly Heller
Performers: Molly Heller and Callie Ritter
Music: Sound edited by Saúl Ulerio, original music by Colleen and Laura Gibson with Ethan Rose
Costumes: Molly Heller with her grandmother

Molly Heller is the co-artistic director of JuMo Dance, a duet-based company presenting work in NYC and Salt Lake City. JuMo Dance received the Audiences Award Artists Grant in 2010 and a nomination for “Best Choreography 2010” by the Salt Lake City Weekly. Molly has also been making work individually for the past seven years, and her work has been presented at venues such as: Danspace Project at St. Marks Church, Green Space (Green Space Blooms), 2010 DUMBO Dance Festival, Balance Dance Company, Boise State University, Sugar Space Studio for the Arts and the University of Utah. Molly has had the privilege of dancing in the works of: GoGoVertigoat Dance Project- Corinne Cappelletti, Lindsey Drury, Jessica Womack, Stephen Koester, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Ashley Anderson and Gesel Mason. Currently Molly is adjunct faculty at SUNY New Paltz and she maintains a private pilates practice. Outside of dance Molly enjoys drinking tea, organizing, and rock climbing with her husband. Her work will also be presented in April of 2011 at The Tank. Described as having an eastern mind and a western heart, Callie Ritter takes her dancing body from the countryside of her cattle-ranch spawning, to the herd of skyscrapers and artistic rivers of New York City. She graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in Modern Dance, and has had the privilege of working with Pamela Geber, Gabri Christi, Holly Johnston, Mark Haim, Ming Yang, Satu Hummasti, Gregory Halloran and a myriad of emerging artists. In between finding secret places in the city to improvise, she recently finished a Dance for Camera filmed on location in her great-great grandmother’s pioneer home.


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