Jan. 20th Studies Project: The Role of Class in Current Dance Practices

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

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.

Participating speakers include:
Julian Barnett
Michelle Boulé
Wendell Cooper
Barbara Forbes
Zvi Gotheiner
K.J. Holmes
John Jasperse
Joanne Kotze
Nia Love
Juliette Mapp
Cori Olinghouse
Janet Panetta
Shelley Senter
Vicky Shick
RoseAnne Spradlin
Karinne Keithley Syers
Jesse Zarrit

Watch the Live-Stream here:https://plus.google.com/events/cnanv10u9s5umm45cbc888u9glk1536496_10152512696810216_4721892960043332164_n 10940416_10152512686335216_1114205404729462362_n

Movement Research at the Judson Church – December 15, 2014

Featuring works by Miriam Wolf, Lisa Parra, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Effie Bowen 

 


The Sensationalist
Created and performed by Miriam Wolf
Original score: Noah J. Wolf
Additional music: Alt J
Costumes: Celeste Wilson

 


Ana
Choreography: Lisa Parra (in collaboration with dancers)
Dancers: Martita Abril and Carmen Caceres
Text: Lisa Parra and Nery Lady Lora
Sound: Nery Lady Lora

 


everything that’s happening now is happening now
Choreographer/Performer – Bessie McDonough-Thayer

 


COORDINATES// or boyish tee shirt makes feel like a girl
Performance/choreography: Effie Bowen
Music consultation and construction: Isabel Barnes with Holly Waxwing

Movement Research at the Judson Church – December 8, 2014

Featuring works by Kora Radella, Björn Säfsten, g1br33l | Alex Rodabaugh, ROSÈ

 


Thresheld
Choreographer: Kora Radella
Dancer: Matty Davis
This work was made in a collaborative creation process with the performer.
Pianist: Adam Tendler
Music: John Cage, Dream & David Lang, cage

 


A desentation
Can I de-create my ME production, by an intertwinement of the controlling disciplines of identity? A choreopoetic experiment conducted during my MRX exchange.
Choreographed and Performed by Björn Säfsten

 


g1br33l
Choreographer: g1br33l | Alex Rodabaugh
Musician: Andy Kuncl
Outer Garments: Rebecca Diele & Fabio Costa
Inner Garments: BCALLA

 


Out of Malkuut
Choreographer/Performer: ROSÈ
Sound Collaboration: Michael Perkins
Music Credits: Richard Wagner, Xhin, Suede, Jean Piche, Ben Frost, Daniel Bjarnason

Movement Research at the Judson Church – November 24, 2014

Featuring works by Cristiane Bouger, Nico Brown, Eleanor Bauer, Sacha Yanow

 


On the Process- Phloem (Study on Hilst)
Performance Lecture and Diagram by Cristiane Bouger
Music: Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: I. Toccata by J.S. Bach, performed by Helmut Walcha
Cinematography by Johann Stollmeier, Editing by Bruna Michelin
Soundtrack: Composition No.2 “Dies Irae” (Ludus Gravis/Marino Formenti), by Galina Ustvolskaya. Voice record of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, from Trilogy I: Live Not By Lies, by Sergei Miroshnichenko.
 
This performance lecture is influenced by the poetry and life of Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst (1930-2004). By crafting an open structure inspired by Poems for the Men of Our Time (1974), I share the strategies, doubts and concerns around the construction of this work-in-progress.
 
Special thanks to Larissa Brandão, Ivan Deyoung-Dominguez, Olga Bilenky, and Instituto Hilda Hilst – IHH.
This work-in-progress was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 


MOUNTAIN
Choreographed and Performed by Nico Brown
MOUNTAIN was made with support from the Makehouse Sponsored Artist Program

 


Untitled Untempered Untamed
Created and performed by Eleanor Bauer

 


SILENT FILM
A historical Phantasy (Excerpt from a work-in-progress)
Written and Performed by Sacha Yanow
Dramaturge: Cassie Peterson

Movement Research at the Judson Church – November 17, 2014

Featuring works by Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal, Julia Crockett, Sara Tolosa, Nora Stephens 

 


rhapsodically I wax time and again (because the Rubik’s cube inside of you is also, now and then, a disco ball)
Choreographed and performed by Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal
Music: Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: I. Toccata by J.S. Bach, performed by Helmut Walcha
 
Special thanks to Léla Groom

 


Tiny Parties
Choreographed by Julia Crockett
Featuring:  Marcela Biven, Julia Crockett, Nathan Flower, Ivica Marc, Alexandra Maurice, Connor Murphy, Bailey Salisbury, and Michelle Uranowitz
Original Music by Colin Self
Wardrobe by Bailey Salisbury

 


Inssein
Choreographed and performed by Sara Tolosa
Original Music: Ana Enriqueta Cerda Méndez

 


excerpts from Glory, Glory
Choreographed by Nora Stephens in collaborations with Kate Martel
Performed by Kate Martel, Nora Stephens, and you? Please come be with us when you see others joining in
Music: Excerpts from Handel, Ryan Ross Smith / a million billion, and Leonard Cohen

Week Ahead Jan.11-17

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Morning Class with Juliette Mapp
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm

Qi Gong with Melanie Maar
Monday, Friday 10am-12pm

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

Klein Technique with Barbara Mahler
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

COREMOTION with Daria Faïn
Tuesday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 4-6pm

Morning Class with Hristoula Harakas
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with The Swan Pilates
Tuesday 2-3:15pm

Alexander Technique with Clare Maxwell
Wednesday 2-4pm

Contact Improvisation with Charles Mosey
Wednesday 6-8:30pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with K.J. Holmes
Thursday 6-8pm

Athletics of Intimacy with K.J. Holmes
Saturday 11am-1pm
 Workshops

To Whom It May Concern with Claudia La Rocco
January 19 & 23

MELT Week 2: Jennifer Nugent, DD Dorvillier, Ishmael Houston-Jones

Performances

January 12 8PM
MR at Judson Church
Neil Greenberg, Burr Johnson, Joanna Kotze**, Jen McGinn*, Yasuko Yokoshi
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South 

January 13 7PM
Open Performance
Moderated by Stanley Love**
Kelly Bond & Melissa Krodman, Lindsay L Benedict, Brittany Elizabeth Sylwestra
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Week Ahead Jan. 4-10

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

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

COREMOTION with Daria Faïn
Tuesday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 4-6pm

Morning Class with Hristoula Harakas
Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with The Swan Pilates
Tuesday 2-3:15pm

Alexander Technique with Clare Maxwell
Wednesday 2-4pm

Contact Improvisation with Charles Mosey
Wednesday 6-8:30pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with K.J. Holmes
Thursday 6-8pm

Qi Gong with Melanie Maar
Monday, Friday 10am-12pm

Athletics of Intimacy with K.J. Holmes
Saturday 11am-1pm
 Workshops

To Whom It May Concern with Claudia La Rocco
January 8, 19, 23 

MELT Week 1: Gwen Welliver, Chris Aiken and Jeanine Durning
Performances

January 6 7PM
Open Performance
Moderated by Yanghee Lee*
Ara Glenn-Johanson, Leonard Cruz Tanztheater, Johnnie Mercer, Jr.
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway 

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

Itten-Bauhause-Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
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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

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  • Janet Panetta
    January 26
    Monday 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
  • Melanie Maar
    January 26
    Monday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Qi Gong
  • Janet Panetta
    January 27
    Tuesday 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
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upcoming performances & events

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    January 26, 8:00pm
    January 26 Jane Gotch, I AM A BOYS CHOIR, Macklin Kowal, Elina Lutce•
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    January 27, 7:00pm
    Open Performance
    Moderated by Nami Yamamoto*
    Jamie Lynn Chandler, Marissa Rae Niederhauser, Zullo/RawMovement
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    January 27, 7:00pm
    Open Performance
    Moderated by Nami Yamamoto*
    Jamie Lynn Chandler, Marissa Rae Niederhauser, Zullo/RawMovement
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