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
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Special Thanks to Miana Jun, Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, Alexandro Segade, Matthew Lyons, Katy Dammers, Conor Creaney 
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  • 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.. 

Movement Research at the Judson Church – October 13, 2014

Featuring works by Whitney V. Hunter, Arielle Pina, Kai Kleinbard, Grace E. Courvoisier

 

animal. dead. Or,          ?
Conceived and performed by Whitney V. Hunter

In reaction to the historical and very recent atrocities of shootings, strangulations, and aggression against Black men, I have wondered if there is an all out war and/or legislative mandate to rid the world of all Black men.  animal. dead. Or,                 ? confronts fear, pathology and psychology and asks the viewer(s) to consider, how they regard the Black men in their lives?

 


Interrupted Fading…/.
Choreographer/Performer: Arielle Pina
Sound Design Collaboration: Will Colella and Arielle Pina
Music Credits: Sam Cooke, Johnnie Ray, Diana Ross

 


Meeting Three
Created and danced by Kai Kleinbard
Music: Autechre, “Eggshell” and Ferenc Rofusz, “Fly”  “Have you ever seen such a thing in your life, as three blind mice?”

 


American Auto Edge Body Shop Beauty
Choreographer/performer: Grace E. Courvoisier
Music/Sound: Various Artists

Brought into a spoiled generation of lazy eccentrics, an American woman struggles with the realization that she’s born into fair opportunity, but is unwilling and ill equipped to take advantage of it. “…and I hope she’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.

October 13-19

This Week at Movement Research…

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Eleanor Bauer. Learning by Dancing
Part of: Janet Panetta’s International Dance Dialogues
October 13-17 MON-FRI 4-6pm
$75 full workshop or $18/class
Gibney Dance, 890 Broadway

As a performer, Bauer has worked for David Zambrano (Soul Project), Mette Ingvartsen (why we love action), Trisha Brown (at documenta12), Xavier Le Roy (low pieces and Retrospective), Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Rosas (The Song), Boris Charmatz (levée des conflits and enfant), Matthew Barney (River of Fundament), Emily Roysdon (by any other name), and Ictus Contemporary Music Ensemble (This Is Not A Pop Song II), among others….Read more

NEW CLASS SERIES!
Physical Inquiry and Somatic Practices
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway 

Schedule at a glance:

Qi Gong with Melanie Maar (starts 10/6)
Mondays and Fridays 10am-12pm

C O R E M O T I O N with Daria Faïn (starts 10/7)
Tuesdays 10am-12pm and Wednesdays 4-6pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with Swan Pilates (starts 10/7)
Tuesdays 2-3:15pm

Alexander Technique (starts 10/8)
Wednesdays 2-4pm
Oct-Nov Rebecca Brooks, Dec-Jan Clare Maxwell

Contact Improvisation – The Basics (starts 10/2)
Thursdays 6-8pm
Oct Margaret Paek, Nov Bradley Teal Ellis, Dec-Jan K.J. Holmes

Feldenkrais Method with Jimena Paz (starts 10/3)
Fridays 4-6pm

 

MORNING CLASS:

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Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class
October 6-23. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th Street

We usually begin slowly, with imagery and gentle preparation inspired by various somatic traditions to access our awareness of the senses, the organs, the skeleton, the cells, gravity, and other energetic forces. Class may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures (“phrases”), improvisations, and performance constructs, with a focus on precision, ownership, and play.
Read Levi’s class description here.

Vicky Shick. Morning Class
September 23-October 13. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th Street

Vicky Shick has been involved in the NYC dance community for 3 decades. She worked with many choreographers, is a former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company and received “Bessies” for performance and choreography. In addition to showing work at Danspace, DTW, The Kitchen, P.S. 122 and WET, she made dances for Arizona State University, Barnard College and George Washington University. Shick was a 2006 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant recipient and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow.
Read Vicky’s class description here.

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

Mårten Spångberg
Discussion: Wait A Second, The Mood Is Dancy, Theory Without Boox, We Will Hear
October 12, 19 SUN 2-4pm $5 each
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor

Mårten Spångberg is a choreographer living and working in Stockholm. His interests concern choreography in an expanded field, something approached through experimental practices and creative process in multiplicity of formats and expressions…Read more

Movement Research at the Judson Church
October 13
Grace Courvoisier, Whitney V Hunter**, Kai Kleinbard, Arielle Pina
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South

Open Performance
October 14
Moderated by Erin Ellen Kelly*
Carmen Caceres DanceAction, Ayano Elson, Krissy Harris
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

Elise Knudson. Contact Improvisation
September 3-24
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

Karinne Keithley Syers. (sub for 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, October 12th.
2nd Sundays of each month. 5-8pm. $10

Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway 4th Floor

 

Movement Research at the Judson Church – September 8th, 2014

Featuring works by Fernando LR Parra, Paris Legakis, Yung-Li Dance

 

hYmen
Choreographed and performed by Fernando LR Parra
Director: Elia Rodiere
Music: Jero Férec
Costume: Creaciones

 

Excercising the 29th limb
Concept & Choreography: Paris Legakis
Performer: Paris Legakis

 

Arena (work-in-progress)
Choreographed by Yung-Li Chen
Performers: Yung-Li Chen, Rebecca Deab, Alessandra Delle Grotti, and Aslan Rolston
Music: Severed Heads, Einstürzende Neubauten

Susan Mar Landau Workshop

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Susan Mar Landau Workshop 

November 1, 8, 15 SAT 5-8pm $90
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

REGISTER HERE

Check out more information HERE.

 

Questionable Journeys: A workshop on the relationship between inquiry and practice in the making of performance
“What can be analyzed in my work, or criticized, are the questions.” (John Cage) In this workshop participants will address questions related to their own choreographic practice while simultaneously being challenged to step outside of their current path of inquiry in order to return to it with fresh artistic perspectives. During the workshop, each participant will develop a short work in progress. Through a process of sharing work, constructive feedback, and group discussion, participants will formulate and revise questions of artistic inquiry to further and deepen their practical investigation.

 

Susan Mar Landau is a New York City based dramaturg and interdisciplinary artist. As a dramaturg she has collaborated with choreographers Vanessa Anspaugh, Aretha Aoki, Maximilian Balduzzi, Daria Faïn, Levi Gonzalez, Emily Johnson and Carlos Maria Romero. Landau holds a BA from Hampshire College, a MA in Performance Design and Practice from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of London, and a Graduate Certificate in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from CUNY.
 

Week Ahead October 6-12

This Week at Movement Research…

NEW CLASS SERIES!
Physical Inquiry and Somatic Practices
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway
STARTS OCTOBER 2

Schedule at a glance:

Qi Gong with Melanie Maar (starts 10/6)
Mondays and Fridays 10am-12pm

C O R E M O T I O N with Daria Faïn (starts 10/7)
Tuesdays 10am-12pm and Wednesdays 4-6pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers with Swan Pilates (starts 10/7)
Tuesdays 2-3:15pm

Alexander Technique (starts 10/8)
Wednesdays 2-4pm
Oct-Nov Rebecca Brooks, Dec-Jan Clare Maxwell

Contact Improvisation – The Basics (starts 10/2)
Thursdays 6-8pm
Oct Margaret Paek, Nov Bradley Teal Ellis, Dec-Jan K.J. Holmes

Feldenkrais Method with Jimena Paz (starts 10/3)
Fridays 4-6pm

Workshop and Discussion with Mårten Spångberg
October 4, 11, 18 SAT 5-8pm $90
Workshop: Choreography = Possibility / Dance = Potentiality
This workshop – practices and examples, thinking and more examples – zoom in on the 2014 rise of dance “detached” from choreography and signification. Read more

October 4, 12, 19 SUN 2-4pm $5 each
Discussion: Wait A Second, The Mood Is Dancy, Theory Without Boox, We Will Hear
If we do it on the floor maybe it’ll work better? Or we could, I dunno… it’s not so important but I really like if you come. Read more

Read Mårten’s Bio Here
Register Here

 

MORNING CLASS:

Levi Gonzalez. Morning Class
October 6-23. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm. $14 
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th Street

We usually begin slowly, with imagery and gentle preparation inspired by various somatic traditions to access our awareness of the senses, the organs, the skeleton, the cells, gravity, and other energetic forces. Class may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures (“phrases”), improvisations, and performance constructs, with a focus on precision, ownership, and play.
Read Levi’s class description here.

Vicky Shick. Morning Class
September 23-October 13. Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12pm. $14
Movement Research at Danspace Project, 131 E 10th Street

Vicky Shick has been involved in the NYC dance community for 3 decades. She worked with many choreographers, is a former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company and received “Bessies” for performance and choreography. In addition to showing work at Danspace, DTW, The Kitchen, P.S. 122 and WET, she made dances for Arizona State University, Barnard College and George Washington University. Shick was a 2006 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant recipient and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow.
Read Vicky’s class description here.

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

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Movement Research Town Hall Meeting
MONDAY October 6 at 6pm
Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway
Free RSVP here
The Movement Research Artist Advisory Council (AAC) will facilitate a public discussion by sharing excerpts and quotes of meeting minutes to spark conversation and invite the public into its ongoing conversation, including threads related to economics, politics, aesthetics and creativity. Listen in, share your ideas and/or co-opt the meeting. Either way, join us.
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Studies Project: Dance and Music Now
TUESDAY October 7 at 6:15pm
Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway
Free RSVP here
Proposed by Philip Ellis Foster
With panelists:
Douglas Dunn & Steven Taylor
Melanie Maar & Kenta Nagai
Edisa Weeks & Katie DownMusicians 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 explores the multifaceted ways artists are addressing this relationship today… read more.

 

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

Elise Knudson. Contact Improvisation
September 3-24
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

Karinne Keithley Syers. (sub for 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, October 12th.
2nd Sundays of each month. 5-8pm. $10

Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway 4th Floor

 

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