Performances & Events
A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join Movement Research Artists-In-Residence and international guests each season in performing at the historic Judson Memorial Church.
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress by artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion customarily moderated by a current or former Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, where we experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. As of September 2013, Open Performance is held at Eden's Expressway, at 537 Broadway in Manhattan.
A series of artist-instigated panel discussions, roundtables, performances and/or other formats that engage issues of aesthetics, philosophy and social politics relevant to the dance and performance community.
The twice-annual festival explores contemporary dance forms through performances, classes, workshops, contact jams, multimedia installations and discursive formats. The Fall Festival continues to focus on improvisation and is shaped by Movement Research’s programming staff in collaboration with curatorial advisors who bring their own interests and ideas to specific festival events. The Spring Festival is produced by a team of artist-curators who determine the emphasis, shape, and programming. Together, these two approaches allow for a varied investigation and exploration into current artistic concerns.
Every year the movement research extended family gathers to celebrate the past, present and future of this unique organization. Innovators, artists, and pioneers integral to our mission are honored with a dinner, performances, and party. Tickets are available for the dinner as well as for the performance/party.