Podcast: Studies Project: Dance and Music Now

Movement Research Studies Project, “Dance and Music Now”
Proposed and Moderated by Philip Ellis Foster
With panelists Douglas Dunn & Steven Taylor, Melanie Maar & Kenta Nagai, Edisa Weeks & Katie Down


Listen to the Podcast here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/movementresearch/12.4.13_FF_Studies_Proj_Performing_Vulnerability_Podcast.mp3

Musicians and dancers have a long and storied relationship with one another, from traditional forms that wed music and dance to narrative storytelling, to orchestral ballets, and on to Cage and Cunningham collaborations. This evening explored the multifaceted ways artists are addressing this relationship today, with a focus on musicians that perform live with dancers and movement-based performance work. Artists discussed and examined their various dynamic approaches to collaboration between and across these fields.

Movement Research Studies Project – January 20, 2014

Studies Project: The Role of Class in Current Dance Practices

TUES January 20 at 6:15pm (doors open at 6)
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway between 19th and 20th streets
FREE

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Morning exercises on the roof of Itten College, 1931, from: “Design and Form: The Basic Course at the Bauhaus and later” by Johannes Itten

 

THE ROLE OF CLASS IN CURRENT DANCE PRACTICES
Conceived in conversation with MR Faculty

Organized by MR in collaboration with Beth Gill, Lance Gries, Eva Karczag and Gwen Welliver

Come listen in on a series of brief and intimate discussions with various teaching artists, addressing questions and ideas about dance and movement-based class through their own practices and histories. Afterwards, everyone present is invited to actively participate in smaller group conversations with an opportunity to share insights and proposals with the larger group. Participating speakers include Michelle Boulé, Jeanine Durning, Zvi Gotheiner, Karinne Keithley Syers, Nia Love, Juliette Mapp, Cori Olinghouse, Janet Panetta, Vicky Shick and more!

What role does “class” play in current dance practices? As contemporary teaching artists attempt to articulate new methods of transmitting knowledge through the body, so too are performers of contemporary dance and performance work drifting away from relying exclusively on traditional and codifiable techniques. How can we get the most out of the structures that exist and/or create new ones as we relate these models to the way people make work now? This conversation with teaching artists and practitioners will engage these seemingly intangible questions with concrete practices and proposals.

 

ABOUT STUDIES PROJECT:
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.

  • December 16th, 2014
  • Movement Research Staff
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Week Ahead Dec. 21-28

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Morning Class with Jon Kinzel
Monday 10am-12pm

Ballet for Contemporary Dancers with Janet Panetta
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 12-2pm

Morning Class with Vicky Shick – One day only!
Tuesday Dec. 23 10am-12pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with The Swan Pilates
Tuesday 2-3:15pm
Movement Research at the Judson Church

Performances

December 22  8PM
Jasmine Hearn, Mariangela López/Accidental Movement, raja feather kelly | the feath3r theory, Connor Voss 
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South

 

  • December 15th, 2014
  • Movement Research Staff

Week Ahead Dec 14-21

This Week at Movement Research…

Schedule at a glance:

The Underscore with Underscore Facilitators

Sunday 5-8pm

Morning Class with Jon Kinzel

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-12pm

Qi Gong with Melanie Maar

Mondays and Fridays 10am-12pm

Ballet for Contemporary Dancers with Janet Panetta

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12-2pm

Morning Class with John Jasperse

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-12pm

C O R E M O T I O N with Daria Faïn

Tuesdays 10am-12pm and Wednesdays 4-6pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with Swan Pilates

Tuesdays 2-3:15pm

Alexander Technique

Wednesdays 2-4pm

Clare Maxwell Dec-Jan

Contact Improvisation – The Basics

Thursdays 6-8pm

K.J. Holmes Dec-Jan

Feldenkrais Method

Fridays 4-6pm

 

MORNING CLASS:

Jon Kinzel. Morning Class

December 8-22. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14 

Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

 

John Jasperse. Morning Class

December 9 – December 23. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 

Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th Street

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

Movement Research at the Judson Church
December 15  8PM
Effie Bowen, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Miriam Wolf/wolfmovement, Lisa Parra
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South

Open Performance
December 16  7PM
Moderated by Sam Kim**

Julie Fotheringham, Thea Little, Rebecca Breh Warzer

Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

ONGOING CLASSES (Click here for full descriptions):

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Bradley Teal Ellis. Contact Improvisation
December 3-17
Wednesday 6-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Irene Dowd. Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance.
Tuesday 3-4:45pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing
Wednesday 6-9pm $14
Randy Warshaw Studio

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy.
Saturday 11am-1pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Janet Panetta.
Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
Monday-Friday 12-2pm. $17

Advanced Professional Ballet
Wednesday & Friday 10am-12pm. $17
Movement Research at Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway

 

  • December 12th, 2014
  • Movement Research Staff

Week Ahead Dec 7-14

This Week at Movement Research…

Schedule at a glance:

Sunday Process Lab with Festival Divergents

Sunday 5-8pm

Morning Class with Jon Kinzel

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-12pm

Qi Gong with Melanie Maar

Mondays and Fridays 10am-12pm

Ballet for Contemporary Dancers with Janet Panetta

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12-2pm

Morning Class with John Jasperse

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-12pm

C O R E M O T I O N with Daria Faïn

Tuesdays 10am-12pm and Wednesdays 4-6pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with Swan Pilates

Tuesdays 2-3:15pm

Alexander Technique

Wednesdays 2-4pm

Clare Maxwell Dec-Jan

Contact Improvisation – The Basics

Thursdays 6-8pm

K.J. Holmes Dec-Jan

Feldenkrais Method with Jimena Paz

Fridays 4-6pm

 

MORNING CLASS:

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Jon Kinzel. Morning Class
December 8-22. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

This class is designed to access multiple threads at once such as: greater range of motion and articulation, isolated and momentum-driven movement forms, sense of scale, rhythm, alignment, ascent and descent, and dancing that supports a balanced square orientation over a vertical axis while traversing through space and shifting off center in a mode that reflects a play between athleticism, performance, and a particular disposition.
Read Jon’s bio here.

 

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John Jasperse. Morning Class
December 9 – December 23. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th Street

The class will begin with an anatomy focused warm-up, drawn from both traditional and recent techniques, aiming to align and re-pattern the energy flow in the body in order to find support from the floor and our connection into space. We will begin with simple movements, improvisation scores, exercises, and sequences gradually building in complexity. We will learn movement material, some from Jasperse’s work and some created for these explorations. Our goal will be to integrate energetic patterning explored in the first portion of class and to play with different manners of experiencing and embodying the choreographic material.
Read John’s bio here.

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

Movement Research at the Judson Church
December 8  8PM
boomerang, g1br33l | Alex Rodabaugh, ROSÈ, Björn Säfsten†
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South

Open Performance
December 9  7PM
Moderated by Whitney V. Hunter**
Amaris Dance, Periscope Performance Lab, Stuart Shugg
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

 

ONGOING CLASSES (Click here for full descriptions):

Barbara Mahler. Klein Technique™
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Bradley Teal Ellis. Contact Improvisation
December 3-17
Wednesday 6-8:30pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Irene Dowd. Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance.
Tuesday 3-4:45pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

Karl Anderson. Skinner Releasing
WED 6-9pm $14
Randy Warshaw Studio

K.J. Holmes. Athletics of Intimacy.
Saturday 11am-1pm. $14
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Janet Panetta.
Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
Monday-Friday 12-2pm. $17

Advanced Professional Ballet
Wednesday & Friday 10am-12pm. $17
Movement Research at Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway

The Underscore. Underscore Facilitators.
Sunday, December 14.
2nd Sundays of each month. 5-8pm. $10

Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway 4th Floor

 

  • December 5th, 2014
  • Movement Research Staff

Movement Research Studies Project – December 2, 2014

Studies Project: FOR WHAT

Part of Movement Research Fall Festival 2014: MATTERING
TUES December 2 at 6:15pm
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway between 19th and 20th streets

 

FOR WHAT
Moderated by Ursula Eagly
Panelists include Morgan Bassichis, Justine Lynch, Melanie Maar, Clarinda Mac Low, Alta Starr and Marýa Wethers.

What are we doing, and what are we doing it for? What does it mean to live/work as an artist at this current time, and how do we position our work in relation to everything else in our lives and our environment? In what way are our artistic practices necessary to a collective transformation of society? We see that many artists decide to be of service in some way to the culture and to others. We invited panelists who enjoy multi-faceted engagement with the cultural field, including healing elements, social justice aspects, performance activations, and various cultural considerations.

 

BIOS:

Morgan Bassichis is a NYC-based writer, performer, and Generative Somatics practitioner, whose plays include When the Baba Yaga Eats You Alive and The Witch House. Morgan has performed at Dixon Place, the MIX Festival, the HOT! Festival, the Wild Project, Recess, and the Garage (San Francisco), and in films by Dia Felix and Maria Breaux. Morgan’s essays have appeared in the Radical History Review, Captive Genders, and other anthologies.

Ursula Eagly is a dance-artist and -writer. Her current work deals with manipulating perception, and upcoming research will be at the Poetry Project on December 19 and at Roulette in February. Past works have premiered at The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Mount Tremper Arts, and other places around the City—and have travelled to Albania, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, and other places around the world.

Justine Lynch L.Ac. Dance artist, acupuncturist and owner of MOUNTAIN, a hybrid space for healing in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Justine performed with Dance by Neil Greenberg 1999-2005. MOUNTAIN is her most recent creative endeavor. A venture with her husband Tom McCauley L. Ac.

Melanie Maar is a dance artist and teacher originally from Austria. She is currently teaching Qi Gong with Movement Research. She approaches somatic, artistic, psychic and environmental as synergetic. Daria Faïn and Janet Panetta have deeply influenced her teaching and practice. Maar’s last piece Our Other premiered at Danspace Project in 2013. ceremony us is her present project. As a performer she has worked with luciana achugar, RoseAnne Spradlin and Luis Lara Malvacías, among others.

Clarinda Mac Low started out working in dance and molecular biology in the late 1980s and now works in performance and installation and creates participatory events of all types while simultaneously keeping up a practice of medical journalism, specializing in HIV/AIDS. Her solo and collaborative works have appeared at Projekt 722, PS122, The Kitchen, X-Initiative, and many other places and spaces around New York City and elsewhere in the world.

Alta Starr, Somatics Practitioner, Palmares Leadership Services. A former teacher, counselor, and radio news producer, Alta Starr funded social justice organizing at the New World and Ford Foundations for 25 years. A veteran movement actor, her commitment to liberation and wholeness informs her current work as a consultant, trainer and healer. Whether training, consulting, or working with individuals as a somatics practitioner and bodyworker, the heart of Alta’s approach is its attention to the fundamental interdependence of individual, collective and systemic transformation.

Marýa Wethers is a dancer and arts manager based in NYC since 1997. As a dancer, she has worked with luciana achugar, Deborah Hay, Daria Faïn, Faye Driscoll and Yanira Castro. Her own work has been supported by The Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, Movement Research, BAAD, The Yard, and Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Pittsburgh, PA). In her role as arts manager, Marýa is the Managing Director & Producer of company nora chipaumire and a Producing Consultant for international projects in Eastern/Central Europe and Africa.

 

ABOUT STUDIES PROJECT:
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.

Fall Festival 2014 MATTERING

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December 1-7, 2014

Co-curated by Rebecca Brooks and Daria Faïn

in conversation with Shelley Senter

 

http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/festival/

  • November 20th, 2014
  • Movement Research Staff

Movement Research Studies Project – November 10, 2014

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Studies Project: Dancer as Agent

Movement Research Studies Project
MON November 10 at 6:15pm
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway between 19th and 20th streets

 

DANCER AS AGENT
Conceived by Cecilia Roos in partnership with Iréne Hultman
Panelists include: Hilary Clark and Juliette Mapp

Within the field of dance, the creation process often demands that dancers develop methodologies, movement vocabularies and conceptual frames. Previously seen as the exclusive domain of choreographers, dramaturges and directors, these procedural boundaries are now shifting and eroding creative hierarchies in live performance. This has produced new, mostly undocumented relationships to working processes and bodies of knowledge. The Dancer as Agent began in 2013 as a conference held at University of Dance and Circus (DOCH) in Sweden. This conversation will focus on some of the topics that emerged from that conference.

View the event live:

 

BIOS:

Hilary Clark, based in New York, is a dancer and collaborator performing in pivotal experimental dance and theater based work, touring nationally and internationally. She has been involved in curating, teaching, making and discussing dance and the dancer. She works with luciana achugar, Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People (*And Lose the Name of Action*), Young Jean Lee Theater Company (*Untitled Feminist Show*), and with Luke George (*Not About Face)* and Jen Rosenblit. She danced with Tere O’Connor (2004-2011) and has also performed in works by Jon Kinzel, Larissa Velez Jackson with whom she shared 10 years of a shared performance practice. Clark was honored with a 2008 New York Dance and Performance Award, a Bessie, for her body of work, and in in 2012 received the Silver Star Alumni Award from University of the Arts. Her work as been seen at Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, AUNTS and CATCH.

Iréne Hultman is a native of Sweden and a New York based choreographer, dancer and teacher. Between 1983-1988 she was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company and served as the rehearsal director from 2006 to 2009. From 1988 to 2001, Hultman was the Artistic Director of Iréne Hultman Dance that toured nationally and internationally. She is co-founder of Firework and Järna-Brooklyn, a Swedish-American cultural entity. She is a recipient of grants and awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Award. Ms. Hultman currently serves on The
Bessie Committee and on Danspace Project’s Artist Advisory Board and she has been a Movement Research faculty since 1989.

Juliette Mapp is a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in NYC. Juliette has taught and performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the United States. She currently teaches at The Eugene Lang College at the New School in New York and at PARTS in Brussels. She has been on the faculty of The George Washington University, Hunter College and Fordham University. Juliette received two “Bessies,” the first in 2002 for her dancing and the second in 2008 for choreography. Juliette is a 2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence.

Cecilia Roos is a dancer, a Professor of Interpretation and Head of the Dance Department at University of Dance and Circus (DOCH) in Stockholm. She has worked as a dancer and rehearsal director with choreographers and companies such as Per Jonsson, Mats Ek, Ina Christel Johannessen, John Caird, Margaretha Åsberg, Cristina Caprioli, Kenneth Kvarnström, Reich/Szyber, Tim Rushton, Twyla Tharp, The Royal Swedish Ballet, Carte Blanche, Cirkus Cirkör, Cullberg Ballet. Roos has been honored with several scholarships and distinctions, from The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Academy, Swedish Theatre Critics, among others. Her research focuses on the dancer’s practice and the role it plays in performative processes and her current project is exploring communication linked to learning in dance.

 

ABOUT STUDIES PROJECT:
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.

Movement Research Performance Journal #45

Movement Research Performance Journal #45

Cover Artist: My Barbarian

MRPJ45_MyBarbarian_byMianaJun MRPJ #45 features extensive profiles, articles and interviews including:

 

Cover Artist My Barbarian
 
Bouchra Ouizguen and luciana achugar
 
Neal Medlyn’s Pop Star Series

the O.P.E.N. in Singapore

writings by Heather Kravas and Emily Johnson

 
a project page by Jen Rosenblit
 

an interview with Travis Chamberlain

High Marks for the 2013-14 season

 

and more…

 

MRPJ Issue #45 is available now!

 

Subscriptions are available and mailed to individuals and organizations in the U.S. and abroad. For subscription rates, including rates for back orders, bulk subscriptions and bulk back orders, please visit our website.   

 

The Performance Journal is distributed free across New York City.

MRPJ#45 Editorial Team:

Editor-in-Chief Moriah Evans
Senior Editor Buck Wanner
Managing Editor Rebecca Wender
Graphic Design David Knowles
Copy Editor Conor Creaney
Cover Artist Portfolio Editor Matthew Lyons
Contributing Editors Effie Bowen, Emily Hoffman
MRPJ Interns Racy Brand, Elena Light
Advertising Coordinator Catherine Galasso
Editorial Director Trajal Harrell
Special Thanks to Miana Jun, Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, Alexandro Segade, Matthew Lyons, Katy Dammers, Conor Creaney 
Printing Linco Printing, Inc. 

  • October 30th, 2014
  • Movement Research Staff

Movement Research at the Judson Church – October 27, 2014

Featuring works by Jacob Slominski, Rebecca Davis, David Zambrano 

 

Floorwork
By Jacob Slominski
Performed by Alex Romania and Emily Smith
(no video available)
 

Bloowst windku (in-progress excerpt)
A work by Rebecca Davis
Developed in collaboration with performers: Lydia Chrisman, Carolyn Hall, and Kay Ottinger
With composer Zach Layton 

Bloowst windku is being commissioned, developed, and produced through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). It will premiere at HERE in April/May 2015.

 

Holes
Choreographer: David Zambrano in collaboration with Milan Herich
Performers: Milan Herich and David Zambrano
Music: I Ran (Persian singer) “Elahi”, Monadjat
Fairuz (Lebanese singer) “Beirut Hal Zarafat”, “Ya Mina El Habayeb”

Holes is a series of 4 different duets conceived and directed by David Zambrano in collaboration with four dance artists: Jimmy Ortiz, Cynthia Loemij, Sue Yeon Youn, and Milan Herich. Each duet is performed by David Zambrano with one of the four dance artists.. 

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