Video clips from Movement Research Festival FALL 2010: TRULY MADLY DEEPLY at the Judson Church, 11.29.10

Video clips from Movement Research Festival FALL 2010: TRULY MADLY DEEPLY at the Judson Church, November 29, 2010.
Featuring work by Cathy Weis, Monique Jenkison/Fauxnique, Lisa Nelson, Stephen Petronio, Temporary Collective.

Drag Movement Study: ‘These Shoes Are Called Pleasers’
By: Monique Jenkinson/Fauxnique
Video: Michelle Blioux
Music: Roxy Music

San Francisco-based artist Monique Jenkinson aka Fauxnique‘s performance practice is informed by a tradition of radical queer performance and theory. Since 2003 she has been deeply engaged in an ongoing project: Fauxnique, her drag queen persona. Through this lens, she magnifies the definitions of ‘woman,’ ‘feminine’ and ‘drag queen,’ cultivating an intimacy with oppressive and empowering effects of feminine tropes – creating a zone of play and witty critique. In 2009 she created two solo shows: Faux Real, which played at NYC’s New Museum and garnered an SF Bay Guardian GOLDIE award, and the acclaimed Luxury Items, commissioned by ODC Theater’s AIR program.

Stephen Petronio
A reading of excerpts from his memoir in progress, Notes from a Life in Motion
Stephen Petronio is Artistic Director/Choreographer of the Stephen Petronio Company. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, and received a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where he began dancing in 1974. Initially inspired by the dancing of Rudolf Nureyev and Steve Paxton, Petronio was the first male dancer of the Trisha Brown Company (1979 to 1986). He founded Stephen Petronio Company in 1984 and has gone on to build a unique and powerful language of movement in collaboration with some of the finest contemporary innovators in the fields of music, visual arts and fashion including Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Rufus Wainwright, Son Lux, Nico Muhly, Cindy Sherman, Donald Baechler, Benjamin Cho, Imitation of Christ, Tony Cohen and Rachel Roy.

Temporary Collective
Hilary Clark, Alex Escalante, Zack Fuller, Maria Hassabi, Jodi Melnick, Matthew Rogers, Colin Stilwell
States of adherence to previously unexplored connections and the notion of making something from nothing will contribute to this experiment. It consists of this initial performance at Movement Research at the Judson Church, one interim rehearsal session and a final performance at Danspace Project on

Temporary Collective: Hilary Clark has danced with Tere O’Connor, luciana achugar, Jon Kinzel, Miguel Gutierrez and Larissa Velez. In 2008, she was honored with a “Bessie” for her body of work. Next up, Untitled Feminist Multimedia Technology Show with Young Jean Lee Theater Company. Alex Escalante is a NY based choreographer and performer. His work has been presented in the US and abroad. He is excited to be dancing with such lovely people. Zack Fuller has performed throughout Europe, Japan, and the U.S. in works by Min Tanaka. His own dances have been presented at venues such as CAVE in NYC, Plan B in Tokyo, and the Dance Hakushu Festival in Yamanashi, Japan. Maria Hassabi: Director/Choreographer/Performer has been living and working in NY since the early 90s. She has been fond of Jon Kinzel’s work for years as well as many of the Temporary Collective artists. Jodi Melnick is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher. She continues working with Susan Rethorst, Vicky Shick, Sara Rudner, Trisha Brown, Jonathon Kinzel, John Jasperse, and Liz Roche. She currently teaches at Barnard College. Matthew Rogers has lived and danced in NYC for 7 years with and for many folks. Colin Stilwell is a native of San Francisco, CA. In 1997 he set about to further his exploration of modern dance at SUNY Purchase. Since then he has had the wonderful opportunities to work with many inspiring teachers and choreographers. Thank you Jon Kinzel and John Jesurun for this opportunity. Colin also has a massage/bodywork practice.

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