Somatic Fantastics for Dance – From Alexander to Zero Balancing Workshop

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Somatic Fantastics for Dance – From Alexander to Zero Balancing
with Martha Eddy

February 27 SAT 5-8:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway between Prince and Spring streets
$50

Pre-registration opening soon!

More infohttp://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops#cw1341

 

Dance somatics have been cooking since the 70s across the world. Now, more than 45 different somatic movement systems exist and many of them were initiated by dancers. Get a taste of at least 10 systems and learn how they contribute to your art of dancing. Eddy will share activities from her writing on Somatic Awareness and Dance and from BodyMind Dancing™. Eddy will share activities from her writing on Somatic Awareness and Dance and from BodyMind Dancing™. Eddy has explored Body-Mind Center, Laban/Bartenieff studies and Dynamic Embodiment™ for over three decades in the way that it is applied to dance phrases and improv structures. Come play, create, contextualize what’s fantastic about somatics.

Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, EdD, is a respected author and lecturer on Dance and Somatics. Her new book, Mindful Movement – the Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action, comes out in August. In the 90s, she co-taught with Robert Ellis Dunn and developed Dynamic Embodiment™, a unique blend of LMA and BMC.www.DynamicEmbodiment.org

  • February 5th, 2016
  • Movement Research Staff

STUDIES PROJECT

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Technology and Pop Culture in Performance: how are we feeling?

A Movement Research Studies Project
Conceived by Greer Dworman
With AUNTS, Steve May, Neal Medlyn and Ayano Elson 

February 2
TUE 6:30pm
Gibney Dance 890 Broadway
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
FREE

Obviously not everything matters to all people BUT The Biebs and The Kardashian-Wests and #memes and The Apple Watch, these things are giving us information about where we are and who we are. Engaging with popular culture, as opposed to discounting it, asks us to think about our present moment more multi-dimensionally. In this conversation with invited artist speakers, let us unpack a combination of popular media trends, iconography and the #internet with live, experimental performance and the potential for true resonance in this work.

ARTIST BIOS:

Greer Dworman is a Chicago-born now Brooklyn-based performer. Dworman’s current work embraces her deeply rooted millenial, female and queer experience through solo comedy performance, both live and in the digital space. She continues to develop Greer:Live, a one-woman comedy show, sometimes in collaboration with Tess Dworman.YouTube.com/TheGweew

AUNTS was founded by James Kidd and Rebecca Brooks in 2005 and is currently organized by Laurie Berg and Liliana Dirks-Goodman. Guided by core principles of collectivity, cooperation, and sharing, AUNTS generates a constantly shifting environment where artists negotiate the simultaneous production and/or presentation of their work in relationship to one another. Often taking the form of a live event, AUNTS allows audiences to freely move about the spaces it inhabits, choosing their own path and creating their own experiences through chance encounters.

Champagne Jerry Neal Medlyn is a performance artist and musician living in New York whose most well-known work is his seven show Pop Star Series and Champagne Jerry, the subsequent iteration of his work with popular music.

Steve May is a ma’am who performs sometimes with Yackez, The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, Kim Brandt, Kyli Kleven, and does work involving performance and knitting and weaving and sound and textiles. Steve is also in the arts admin business at Roulette, as well as a band called “arts admn,” although the latter may change names before they release any material.

Ayano Elson is a choreographer and designer. She graduated from Connecticut College in 2013, with a dual major in dance and art history. In the past year, her work has been presented by AUNTS, Gibney Dance, the New Museum, and Roulette. Ayano has recently performed in works by Evvie Allison, Phoebe Berglund, Kim Brandt, Liz Charky, Glass Ghost, and Steven Reker/People Get Ready at Audio Visual Arts, BRIC, CATCH, the Invisible Dog, the Kitchen, and Lincoln Center.

Photo courtesy of Greer Dworman

  • February 2nd, 2016
  • Movement Research Staff

Upcoming Deadline: AIR Program

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Upcoming Deadline: AIR Program

FEBRUARY 29, 11:59PM

Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program

Application now online

Dates: July 2016 – June 2017
with additional opportunities from July 2017 – June 2018.

A two-year residency program providing year-long commissions, rehearsal space, performance and related opportunities designed to support the individualized creative process of selected movement-based artists, who are chosen by a rotating artist panel. Artists must apply as individuals. Applicants must be residents of New York City.

Five (5) – Six (6) artists will be selected to participate in the 2016 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence program via this application process. Applications will be reviewed and selected by a panel of three artists. MR AIRs selected through the panel review process will receive commissioning funds supported through The Jerome Foundation.

 

  • February 1st, 2016
  • Movement Research Staff

Week Ahead Feb 1-7

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Morning Class with Luis Lara Malvacías
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10am-12pm

Qi Gong with Laurel Atwell 
Monday and Friday 10am-12pm

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

C O R E  M O T I O N with Daria Faïn
Tuesday and Thursday 10am-12pm 

Pilates Mat Class with Johanna S. Meyer
Tuesday 2-3:15pm 

Feldenkrais with Rebecca Davis 
Wednesday 12:30-2pm

Alexander Technique with Sarah White-Ayón
Wednesday 2-4pm

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

Klein™/Barre with Barbara Mahler
Thursday 4-6pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with Sarah Konner
Thursday 6-8pm 

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

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

 

 

Performances, Workshops and Events

February 1 
Movement Research at the Judson Church
Phoebe Berglund, EunJin Choi§, Santa Grīnfelde‖
8pm

February 2
Studies Project
Technology and Pop Culture in Performance: how are we feeling?
Conceived by Greer Dworman with AUNTS, Steve May, Neal Medlyn and more TBA
6:30pm

February 7
Sunday Process Lab 
Mystical Somatics: A Practice of Presence Between Worlds with iele paloumpis
3pm

February 9
Open Performance
Moderated by Jen Rosenblit*
Elle Erdman/Glacier, Yildiz Guventurk, Elena Rose Light
7pm

February 12
Body Scripting Workshop
with Tamar Rogoff and Gregg Mozgala
10:30am-12:30pm
$25

February 13 & 14
TORSO: EMBRYOLOGY & ANATOMY (Workshop)
Otto Ramstad
$80

February 14 
The Underscore 
2:30pm

February 21 
Sunday Process Lab
Voice as Movement with Peter Sciscioli
3pm

February 27
Somatic Fantastics for Dance – From Alexander to Zero Balancing 
with Martha Eddy
5pm

 

*2015 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
§ MRX/Korea in partnership with Seoul Dance Center, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
‖ MRX/Latvia in partnership with Contemporary Dance Choreographers Union in Latvia and ARA dance company

  • January 29th, 2016
  • Movement Research Staff

Body Scripting Workshop with Tamar Rogoff and Gregg Mozgala

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Body Scripting Workshop
Friday February 12
10:30am-12:30pm $25
Abrons Art Center Studio G05

Register here: https://form.jotform.com/MovementResearch/workshop-body-scripting

Body Scripting Workshop  Tamar Rogoff and Gregg Mozgala offer a Movement Research Workshop in partnership with the Dance on Camera Festival co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, coinciding with the screening of the documentary, Enter The Faun. The film, directed by Tamar and Daisy Wright, shows how as a choreographer Tamar trained Gregg, an actor with Cerebral Palsy, to become a dancer. They will demonstrate the experiential methods used to transform Gregg’s body. Sitting on chairs or standing and moving through the room, participants are guided into experiencing new and surprising places in their own body from which to move. Whether it’s the feel of the cheek bones or being led to the sternum, or tailbone, the participants explorations take them far from their habitual patterns to discover a freedom in movement that they might not have known they had. This 2 hour workshop is open to all, from dancers to physical therapists, from people with disabilities to neurologists. No movement training necessary.

Tamar Rogoff is a choreographer and filmmaker who explores the outer limits of how people negotiate extreme circumstances. Her work has been presented at numerous venues, both nationally and internationally, including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, PS122, La MaMa Theater, and the Estonian National Opera in Tallinn. Rogoff was movement coach to Emmy award-winning Claire Danes for HBO’s “Temple Grandin,” and also coached the lead actor in Stephen Daldry’s film “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” Her choreographic work “Diagnosis of a Faun,” which became the subject matter for her and Daisy Wright’s documentary “Enter the Faun,” premiered at La MaMa in 2009 and subsequently toured. Rogoff’s work is featured in the book “Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces.” She is an adjunct faculty member at the Experimental Theater Wing at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and has been teaching and developing her unique brand of bodywork classes for over twenty-five years.

Gregg Mozgala is the Artistic Director of The Apothetae, a theater company dedicated to the production of works that explore and illuminate the “Disabled Experience.” A critically acclaimed actor and playwright, Gregg has been in various New York productions Off and Off-Off Broadway. Along with choreographer, Tamar Rogoff, he has been invited to speak about the effects of cerebral palsy at the Wyss Institute For Biological Engineering at Harvard University, La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Eastern Carolina University Medical School, Columbia University Medical School and the Kennedy-Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. He now teaches and works with adults and young people with CP and he helped to start the first “Cerebral Posse” in New York City.

Photo courtesey of the artist

  • January 25th, 2016
  • Movement Research Staff

Week Ahead Jan 25-31

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Qi Gong with Laurel Atwell 
Monday and Friday 10am-12pm

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

C O R E  M O T I O N with Daria Faïn
Tuesday and Thursday 10am-12pm 

Pilates Mat Class with Johanna S. Meyer
Tuesday 2-3:15pm 

Body, Mind and Image with K.J. Holmes and Karinne Keithley Syers
Wednesday 10am-12pm 

Feldenkrais with Tasha Taylor
Wednesday 12:30-2pm

Alexander Technique with Sarah White-Ayón
Wednesday 2-4pm

Contact Improvisation with Bradley Teal Ellis
Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Klein™/Barre with Barbara Mahler
Thursday 4-6pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with Charles Mosey
Thursday 6-8pm 

Athletics of Intimacy with Johanna S. Meyer
Saturday 11am-1pm 

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

 

 

Performances, Workshops and Events

January 25
Movement Research at the Judson Church
Sofie Burgoyne, Liz McAuliffe, Angie Pittman, Shua Group, Angélica Angulo Soledad
8pm

January 26
Open Performance
Moderated by Nami Yamamoto**
Jenna Balfe, Jenny Boissiere, Ekaterina Zharinova

January 31
Sunday Process Lab
B3 with Yanghee Lee
3pm

February 7
Sunday Process Lab 
Mystical Somatics: A Practice of Presence Between Worlds with iele paloumpis
3pm

February 13 & 14
TORSO: EMBRYOLOGY & ANATOMY (Workshop)
Otto Ramstad
$80

February 14 
The Underscore 
2:30pm

February 21 
Sunday Process Lab
Voice as Movement with Peter Sciscioli
3pm

February 27
Somatic Fantastics for Dance – From Alexander to Zero Balancing
with Martha Eddy
5pm

  • January 22nd, 2016
  • Movement Research Staff

Movement Research at the Judson Church – January 11, 2016

Featuring works by Jen McGinn, Alex Romania, Molly Poerstel and iele paloumpis.


Research on Referential Mosaics for: a Gram & a Gone
Choreographed by James & Jen | McGinn & Again
Performed by Andrew Champlin, Maggie Cloud, Emma Geisdorf and James McGinn

 

Excerpt from ‘CBT’ – an evening length work in process
Choreographed and Performed by Alex Romania

This work was created with commissioning support from Gibney Dance and generous support from The Howard Gilman Foundation, with additional commissioning support by the Late Nite Series at the Pillsbury House in Minneapolis, and residency support from Abrons Arts Center and Chez Bushwick.

 


Our movement practice for: Are we a fossil, and of facings.
Performers: Jennifer Kjos, Alice MacDonald and Eleanor Smith
Sound Designer: Dana Wachs
Choreography: Molly Poerstel

This work was made possible, in part through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Davis/Dauray Family Fund, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Are we a fossil, and of facings was created with additional commissioning support from Gibney Dance with funds provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

 


Oceanic End (working title, excerpt)
Choreography by iele paloumpis in collaboration with Jai Arun Ravine
Performance by April Herms, iele paloumpis, HaQuyen Pham, Jai Arun Ravine, Monica Rodriguez, Cassie Wagler and Adrien Weibgen
Text and Lyrics excerpted from Ursula K. LeGuin’s Always Coming Home
Musical Composition by iele paloumpis
Musical Realization by HaQuyen Pham and Cassie Wagler in collaboration with the full cast of singers
Ison Recording featuring the voices of Eric Linsker and Adrien W

Week Ahead Jan 18-24

This Week at Movement Research…

Classes

Qi Gong with Laurel Atwell 
Monday and Friday 10am-12pm

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

C O R E  M O T I O N with Daria Faïn
Tuesday and Thursday 10am-12pm 

Pilates Mat Class with Johanna S. Meyer
Tuesday 2-3:15pm 

Body, Mind and Image with K.J. Holmes and Karinne Keithley Syers
Wednesday 10am-12pm 

Feldenkrais with Tasha Taylor
Wednesday 12:30-2pm

Alexander Technique with Sarah White-Ayón
Wednesday 2-4pm

Contact Improvisation with Bradley Teal Ellis
Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Klein™/Barre with Barbara Mahler
Thursday 4-6pm

Contact Improvisation – The Basics with Charles Mosey
Thursday 6-8pm 

Athletics of Intimacy with Johanna S. Meyer
Saturday 11am-1pm 

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

 

 

Performances, Workshops and Events

January 18
Movement Research at the Judson Church
Christine Bonansea, Melinda Ring**, Kathy Westwater, Netta Yerushalmy***
8pm

January 19 
Critical Correspondence 10th Anniversary Party
Come celebrate with us!
7pm

January 19
Open Performance
Moderated by Yanghee Lee**
Inkyung Lee, Dance/Performance, Katie Rose McLaughlin, L. Brooke Schlecte

January 25
Movement Research at the Judson Church
Sofie Burgoyne, Liz McAuliffe, Angie Pittman, Shua Group, Angélica Angulo Soledad
8pm

January 29
Open Performance
Moderated by Nami Yamamoto**
Jenna Balfe, Jenny Boissiere, Ekaterina Zharinova

February 13 & 14
TORSO: EMBRYOLOGY & ANATOMY (Workshop)
Otto Ramstad
$80
The final week of MELT Winter 2016 commences tomorrow! Bring it on home ‘melt’ers!

  • January 15th, 2016
  • Movement Research Staff

Movement Research at the Judson Church – January 4, 2016

Featuring works by juri nishio, Victoria Arakcheyeva, and Lariza.

Excerpt “Heart Sutra”
Choreographer: juri nishio
Performer: juri nishio
Music: Sawako, Nag family benefit choir

 


Rhymes with Legs
Choreographer: Victoria Arakcheyeva
Performers: Massima Selene Desire, Lucas Rollins-Page, Victoria Arakcheyeva
Music: Julia Child

 


Anna and the scarred ghost (Mirrors Project)
Created and performed by Lariza
Collaborators: Osvaldo Costa (Counsellor), Ainé Adriana Martelli (Director), Miguel Hernández (Musical edition)
Original music from Martyrs Sound Track, Seppuku Paradigm

TORSO: EMBRYOLOGY & ANATOMY (Workshop) with Otto Ramstad

 

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TORSO: EMBRYOLOGY & ANATOMY (Workshop) 
with Otto Ramstad

Saturday, February 13 4:30-8:30pm
Sunday, February 14 2-6pm
$80

Register here: https://form.jotform.com/MovementResearch/workshops—winter-spring-2016 

TORSO: EMBRYOLOGY & ANATOMY (Workshop)
A Body-Mind Centering® workshop that will focus on the upper torso: heart, lungs, shoulders, nerves, glands, bones, and muscles. Studying embodied anatomy through a hands-on practice we will dive into the systems of the body and create a deep foundation from which to expand our physical potential and heighten our sensory awareness. This is a workshop for bodyworkers, yoga practitioners, dancers, contact improvisers, therapists, athletes, performers of all disciplines, and anyone who wants to feel great and learn more about their body and its contents regardless of your movement or bodywork background.

Otto Ramstad is a certified teacher of Body-Mind Centering® who has been teaching BMC®, dance, and improvisation internationally for almost twenty years in contexts such as Impulstanz, Vienna, Movement Research, NYC, Ponderosa, Germany, TanzLaboratorium, Kiev and for dance companies such as Axis Dance Company (California), Lyon Opera Ballet (Lyon), and Young Dance (Minneapolis). BodyCartography Project, which he co-directs with Olive Bieringa, was named Dance Company of the Year 2013 and Artists of the Year 2008 by the Twin Cities City Pages. Recent performance works have been commissioned by the Walker Art Center, PS122, American Realness, Dance Place in DC, among others.bodycartography.org

Photo by Olive Bieringa

  • January 12th, 2016
  • Movement Research Staff

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