Morning Classes

Luis Lara Malvacías
February 1 - February 26
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
My class offers an open space for the sharing of knowledge that has resulted from my practice of several somatic techniques. We will focus on breath, internal structure, weight and the body’s articulations and organization, as a way to fine-tune our own needs and our own range of mobility. We will move in this collective space through improvisations and set phrase material.
luciana achugar
February 16 - March 17
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
Morning Class
We will practice growing a new body, a utopian body, a sensational body, an anarchic body. We will practice being in pleasure and giving our bodies a voice by being and knowing in our flesh, our bones, our guts, our skin, our sex... with eyes that see without naming and see without knowing.
Michelle Boulé
February 29 - March 11
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
This class uses guided improvisations and simple exercises, inspired by Boulé’s studies of numerous somatic and energetic modalities, to find a maximally informed and creative approach to dancing, where everyone has space to honor their own unique systems for movement. Class ends with the application of this information to choreographed phrase work.
Anna Azrieli
March 14 - March 18
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
Class description forthcoming.
Ori Flomin
March 21 - April 1
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
Class moves smoothly from floor to standing, focusing on correct alignment and gaining a sense of fluidity in the joints. Dancers will develop an understanding of the connections between their body and the floor and will explore using weight, momentum and breath to experience full dancing with the least amount of muscular tension.
Hristoula Harakas
March 29 - April 14
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
Morning Class
This class will dedicate itself to spatial and corporeal awareness through clarity and precision. Inviting ourselves to observe, enhance, abandon and rediscover movement patterns, qualities and focal points in order to stay alert in the present moment. Through a gentle warm-up, we will transition to a pre-conceived phrase encouraging individuality.
Molly Lieber
April 4 - April 15
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
This class provides maintenance for working performers (it’s basically a warm-up). Exercises for range and energetic specificity are done to open up movement in our bodies. We’ll work with effort, restoration, and balance so that those connections are made for the day. We’ll also improvise, to check in with feeling.
Jon Kinzel
April 18 - May 6
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
Technique/Exercises in Composition: 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.
Gwen Welliver
May 9 - June 3
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
This movement class will develop from simple skeletal mobility sequences to full-out movement forms. Emphasis will be placed on the joints, examining how range of motion relates to alignment, support, weight, pathway and qualitative detail in the course of movement.
Joanna Kotze
May 10 - May 26
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
Morning Class
Both laboratory and technique class, we will delve into the body’s architecture and its unique potential. Through stretch and placement, technique studies, and movement phrases, habits will be discovered and challenged. Concentrating on the forces through the legs will lead to finding more range and weight in the body.
Vicky Shick
May 31 - June 30
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
Morning Class
Class is about our physicality. With a functional warm-up, we ready our bodies and minds by focusing on alignment, clarity, ease and space for sensation and feedback from our bodies. Through phrase work and improvisation, we deepen our understanding and intuition, hone our skills and arrive at dancing together.
Kayvon Pourazar
June 6 - July 1
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
This class will focus on allowing the inherent dynamic logic of the moving body to become more present in our dancing. We will encourage each cell, joint, bone, fiber, what-have-you, in our bodies to be co-responsive to each other in a vast network that emphasizes kinetic simplicity within multi-layered forms.

Ongoing Classes

Laurel Atwell
January 25 - August 29
Monday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway
Qi Gong
Utilizing Qi Gong-based principles and exercises, we will identify and engage the systems of the body. By practicing forms and visualizations we will connect the corporeal to the energetic, the internal to the universal. This class is devoted to cultivating inner life force; discovering balance and rejuvenation.
Barbara Mahler
January 26 - August 18
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Klein Technique™
The work in class engages us in a process that facilitates changes in the way we see, use, and relate to our bodies moving in space. We work with the deep connections closest to the bones, particularly in the pelvis, which frees the upper body to move with ease and expression. Working on the level of the bone, we find better functionality, creativity, and well-being.
Johanna S. Meyer
January 26 - June 29
Tuesday
2:00 pm-3:15 pm $14
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway
Pilates Mat Class for Dancers
Class incorporates dance, somatic practices, and strength training. These approaches are used to work with a range of bodies. We use props in-conjunction with Pilates exercises to open and release tightness that might inhibit movement. We organize our alignment through each exercise creating balance between strength, flexibility, and coordination.
Daria Faïn
January 26 - June 30
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway
C O R E M O T I O N
C O R E M O T I O N Inner Structure (Tuesdays) Based on Qi Gong, this technical class focuses on the inner structure of the body approached as a whole organism. It is a tool to strengthen and cultivate core alignment in connection to all of the systems in the body and the opening of energy centers. C O R E M O T I O N Contemplative Action (Thursdays) Using the Chinese 5 Element Theory and other cognitive principles, we’ll intuitively explore the correlation between organs/senses/emotions/intellect and the propriety of the material space that surrounds to initiate movement states and actions.
Sarah White-Ayón
January 27 - February 24
Wednesday
2:00 pm-4:00 pm $14
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway
Alexander Technique
Alexander Technique looks at the way we carry out our intentions. Often we use a process that is habitual, unconscious, and counterproductive. The technique offers a practice of staying open and alert in the moment, observing our familiar tensions and choosing to move without them. Beginning with the assumption that we are perfectly designed for movement and balance, we engage our mind to undo layers of interference, creating opportunity for change.
Rebecca Davis
February 3 - February 24
Wednesday
12:30 pm-2:00 pm $14
April 6 - April 27
Wednesday
12:30 pm-2:00 pm $14
June 1 - June 15
Wednesday
12:30 pm-2:00 pm $14
July 6 - July 27
Wednesday
12:30 pm-2:00 pm $14
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway
Feldenkrais®
The Feldenkrais Method® studies the works of our nervous system and our ability to recognize and create movement patterns that are both more efficient and more pleasant. The method emphasizes awareness, distribution of effort/action through the whole self, expanding self-perception and our ability to carry out our intentions. This class is ideal for dancers and people from different backgrounds interested in discovering more about their physicality in a pain-free way and enjoying a larger sense of well-being.
Karl Anderson
February 3 - April 27
Wednesday
6:00 pm-9:00 pm $14
Randy Warshaw Studio
Skinner Releasing Technique™
This imagery-based Somatic experience facilitates ease and healing. We delve deep inside and shed notions of style and aesthetics. Students enter “feeling states” and explore the limitlessness of their multi-dimensional aliveness. SRT makes for clear, concise, and subtle movers and nurtures an evolved sense of empathy and compassion.
Charles Mosey
February 3 - February 24
Wednesday
6:30 pm-8:30 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Contact Improvisation
Contact Improvisation is a partnering dance form. Skills such as rolling, releasing, giving and supporting weight, expanding range of spatial concentration, lifting, catching and falling all help one move with and through gravity, share weight in motion, and use momentum and flow in physical contact. These weekly classes, open to people of all levels of movement experience, are informed by the individual artist faculty.
Sarah Konner
February 4 - February 25
Thursday
6:00 pm-8:00 pm $14
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway
Contact Improvisation – The Basics
Contact Improvisation, initiated by dancer Steve Paxton in 1972, is a dance practice that plays with the physics between bodies and gravity. Using partnering skills such as rolling, releasing, weight exchange, falling, lifting and catching, and expanding range of spatial choice, the practice helps one move within sensation and disorientation, access moveable supports and tune to the use of touch, momentum, resistance and flow in physical contact as well as in solo play. This is an introductory class for those with little to no experience with Contact Improvisation or those who would like to revisit the basics.
K.J. Holmes
February 6 - December 31
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
February 6 - December 31
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
February 6 - February 20
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
March 12 - March 20
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
April 16 - May 7
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
The Athletics of Intimacy, Improvisations
Class combines skills and applications of Body-Mind Centering® systems and patterns of development and evolution, practices of Contact Improvisation, and tunings of somatic approaches within solo, duet (strong emphasis on partnering) and ensemble dancing. I am interested in the very physical, sensorial and imaginative, and in discovering new challenges and risks within our movement – of both body and mind – towards improvisational and compositional processes.
Martha Eddy
February 8 - June 20
Monday
6:00 pm-7:15 pm $10
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
BodyMind Dancing™
BodyMind Dancing™ is a somatic experience of anatomical gems and pleasurable dancing woven with improvisational structures and follow-along phrases. It is based in Dynamic Embodiment™, Dr. Eddy’s combo of Laban/Bartenieff studies and Body-Mind Centering®. It includes partner work that supports technical development by increasing body awareness. Release tension while you explore dynamic movement! ‎NO CLASS MAY 30
Underscore Facilitators
February 14
Sunday
2:30 pm-5:30 pm $10
Abrons Art Center Studio G05
The Underscore
The Underscore is a dance improvisation structure developed by Nancy Stark Smith. Based in Contact Improvisation, it comprises a spectrum of states, from quiet, internal activity to high-energy, interactive dancing. Undirected; for research and play. Open to all familiar with CI. Deepen your practice with a "talk-through". Underscore NYC offers “talk-throughs” to introduce Underscore's 50+ glyphs and concepts. Important Note: Stay from start to finish. Facilitated by Chisa Hidaka, Tamar Kipnis, Lucy Mahler, Charles Mosey.
Johanna S. Meyer
February 27 - March 5
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
March 26 - April 9
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
May 14 - June 25
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
wall, floor, ceiling: composing in improvisation
Through years of choreographing and studying improvisation, my class explores compositional skills via improvisations in the goal of igniting our imaginations. Each class builds on a theme of allowing our bodies to find rhythm, timing and spatial awareness to create full and luscious dancing. We dance. We watch. We discuss. NO CLASS MAY 28.
Tasha Taylor
March 2 - March 31
Wednesday
12:30 pm-2:00 pm $14
May 4 - May 25
Wednesday
12:30 pm-2:00 pm $14
June 22 - June 29
Wednesday
12:30 pm-2:00 pm $14
August 3 - August 31
Wednesday
12:30 pm-2:00 pm $14
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway
Feldenkrais®
The Feldenkrais Method® studies the works of our nervous system and our ability to recognize and create movement patterns that are both more efficient and more pleasant. The method emphasizes awareness, distribution of effort/action through the whole self, expanding self-perception and our ability to carry out our intentions. This class is ideal for dancers and people from different backgrounds interested in discovering more about their physicality in a pain-free way and enjoying a larger sense of well-being.
Elise Knudson
March 2 - March 31
Wednesday
6:30 pm-8:30 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Contact Improvisation
Contact Improvisation is a partnering dance form. Skills such as rolling, releasing, giving and supporting weight, expanding range of spatial concentration, lifting, catching and falling all help one move with and through gravity, share weight in motion, and use momentum and flow in physical contact. These weekly classes, open to people of all levels of movement experience, are informed by the individual artist faculty.
Ted Johnson
March 3 - April 1
Thursday
6:00 pm-8:00 pm $14
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway
Contact Improvisation – The Basics
Contact Improvisation, initiated by dancer Steve Paxton in 1972, is a dance practice that plays with the physics between bodies and gravity. Using partnering skills such as rolling, releasing, weight exchange, falling, lifting and catching, and expanding range of spatial choice, the practice helps one move within sensation and disorientation, access moveable supports and tune to the use of touch, momentum, resistance and flow in physical contact as well as in solo play. This is an introductory class for those with little to no experience with Contact Improvisation or those who would like to revisit the basics.
Janet Panetta
January 25 - February 5
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 pm-2:00 pm $17
March 7 - August 31
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 pm-2:00 pm $17
Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway
Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
A veteran of the American Ballet Theatre, Janet Panetta also has a broad experience of contemporary dance forms. She has trained dancers in many of the major American companies such as American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, as well as many European companies such as ROSAS and Pina Bausch. Ms. Panetta is also available for private classes and coaching. NO CLASS MAY 30 & JULY 4.
Adi Eytan
July 5 - August 30
Tuesday
2:00 pm-3:15 pm $14
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway
Pilates Mat Class for Dancers
Class incorporates dance, somatic practices, and strength training. These approaches are used to work with a range of bodies. We use props in-conjunction with Pilates exercises to open and release tightness that might inhibit movement. We organize our alignment through each exercise creating balance between strength, flexibility, and coordination.

Past Classes

Janet Panetta
January 25 - February 5
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 pm-2:00 pm $17
March 7 - August 31
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 pm-2:00 pm $17
Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway
Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
A veteran of the American Ballet Theatre, Janet Panetta also has a broad experience of contemporary dance forms. She has trained dancers in many of the major American companies such as American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, as well as many European companies such as ROSAS and Pina Bausch. Ms. Panetta is also available for private classes and coaching. NO CLASS MAY 30 & JULY 4.
Tasha Taylor
January 27
Wednesday
12:30 pm-2:00 pm $14
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway
Feldenkrais®
The Feldenkrais Method® studies the works of our nervous system and our ability to recognize and create movement patterns that are both more efficient and more pleasant. The method emphasizes awareness, distribution of effort/action through the whole self, expanding self-perception and our ability to carry out our intentions. This class is ideal for dancers and people from different backgrounds interested in discovering more about their physicality in a pain-free way and enjoying a larger sense of well-being.
K.J. Holmes
February 6 - December 31
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
February 6 - December 31
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
February 6 - February 20
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
March 12 - March 20
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
April 16 - May 7
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
The Athletics of Intimacy, Improvisations
Class combines skills and applications of Body-Mind Centering® systems and patterns of development and evolution, practices of Contact Improvisation, and tunings of somatic approaches within solo, duet (strong emphasis on partnering) and ensemble dancing. I am interested in the very physical, sensorial and imaginative, and in discovering new challenges and risks within our movement – of both body and mind – towards improvisational and compositional processes.

Workshops

Tamar Rogoff and Gregg Mozgala
February 12
Friday
10:30 am-12:30 pm $25
Abrons Art Center Studio G05
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.
Otto Ramstad
February 13
Saturday
4:30 pm-8:30 pm $80
February 14
Sunday
2:00 pm-6:00 pm $80
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
TORSO: EMBRYOLOGY AND 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.
Peter Sciscioli
February 21
Sunday
3:00 pm-6:00 pm $5
Abrons Art Center Studio G05
Voice as Movement
This lab is intended for anyone interested in exploring or using voice in performance. Drawing focus to breath through awareness and a basic physical warm-up, we will move into an anatomy-based approach to producing sound. Various exercises for cultivating stamina, resonance, range, volume, and articulation will be introduced. We will explore how the extension of movement into sound can alter our perception and activate space differently than movement alone. Further, we will experience a dialogue between spoken language and movement. Finally, we will discover how this interplay can expand the variety of choices that are available to performers, allowing for a fuller means of expression through the body. Registration available in person at the start of the lab.
Martha Eddy
February 27
Saturday
5:00 pm-8:30 pm $50
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Somatic Fantastics for Dance – From Alexander to Zero Balancing
Dance somatics have been cooking since the 70’s across the world. Now, more than 45 different somatic movement systems exist and many of them were begun 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 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.
Leyya Mona Tawil
March 20
Sunday
3:00 pm-6:00 pm $5
Abrons Art Center Studio G05
Destroy// Laboratory
This is a lab for somatic and conceptual inquiry based on Leyya Mona Tawil’s research-performance project Destroy// All Places. After preparing the psyche and body, we will journey through a series of solo-form experiments. This work is built on manipulations of the nervous system, using a physical approach to gaming the ego. Our destroy mechanisms depend on intention, and the promise of durational activities. The work we attempt will be self-monitored and -motivated. Registration available in person at the start of the lab.
Laurel Atwell and Tess Dworman are WellMan
April 3
Sunday
3:00 pm-6:00 pm $5
Abrons Art Center Studio G05
WellMan Clinic
This clinic integrates artistry and health for all creative people who seek a connection between their emotional, physical, and artistic worlds. We will explore various types of introductory meditation that attune awareness and open up intuition, moving into a qi gong practice based on invigorating and moving energy. This will be followed by a group discussion geared toward individual or group questions/desires/needs. Registration available in person at the start of the lab.
chameckilerner
April 9 - April 16
Saturday
4:30 pm-8:30 pm
April 10 - April 17
Sunday
2:00 pm-6:00 pm $150
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Dance In Frame (Workshop)
This is a workshop about "why, when and how" to convey a choreographic idea into video. Through hands-on exercises, we’ll explore tools available in this medium, like framing, camera movement, deconstruction of space and time. Are those tools essential to translate your idea, and is the video the best medium for your concept? These are some questions we will be examining in this workshop.
K.J. Holmes
April 13 - May 4
Wednesday
10:00 am-1:00 pm $100
Abrons Art Center Studio G05
Body, Mind and Image (Workshop)
This 4 day workshop will focus on deepening and extending the imagination into creating dance/theater through the image work of Ideokinesis and the work of Mabel Todd (The Thinking Body) as learned from Andre Bernard; Body-Mind Centering®, developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen; and writings of somatic philosophers and poets. $100 for full workshop OR $30/day.
Deborah Hay
April 25 - April 29
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am-2:00 pm $160
Abrons Art Center Studio G05
the prepared body (Workshop)
The body is capable of so much more than what it can do. For example, sound coming from the piano was more or less constant until John Cage created the prepared piano by introducing different objects into its’ body. These components altered the piano’s harmonics. Similarly, questions will be applied to our bodies to alter the harmonics of movement through choreography.
Melanie Maar
May 1 - May 29
Sunday
11:00 am-2:00 pm $100
Abrons Art Center Studio G05
practicing being and seeing (Workshop)
a class series on familiar forces, organs and internal /external relations to be explored together in a somatic context within the artistic environment of the dance studio. $100 for full workshop OR $25/day.
Antonio Ramos
May 1
Sunday
3:00 pm-6:00 pm $5
Abrons Art Center Studio G05
Sunday Process Lab
Sunday Process Labs are a series of three-hour, low-cost sessions on Sunday afternoons, providing an opportunity for a dynamic exchange amongst peers in a lab-type setting. Sessions are facilitated by movement-based artists who share their individual creative practices and process. Registration available in person at the start of the lab.
Sam Kim
May 15
Sunday
3:00 pm-6:00 pm $5
Abrons Art Center Studio G05
Deeply Located, Fiercely Liberated
In Deeply Located, Fiercely Liberated, participants will inhabit the atmospheric conditions used to create my latest works, Fear in Porcelain and Sister to a Fiend. In this workshop we will create and destroy physical forms as well as assumptions about meaning, forms, formlessness, beauty, value systems, risk, and utility/futility. Through improvising, observing, writing and talking, we will engage in a variety of energetic transfers that encourage total absorption and liberation in dance practice. Registration available in person at the start of the lab.

Past Classes

iele paloumpis
February 7
Sunday
3:00 pm-6:00 pm $5
Abrons Art Center Studio G05
Mystical Somatics: A Practice of Presence Between Worlds
As a queer, trans, dance artist and death doula living with invisible disabilities, there are many reasons I feel liminal spaces can be avenues toward healing. Recently I’ve been developing a movement practice exploring complex fields of consciousness by intertwining the material with the immaterial. For this Process Lab, participants will tap into various trance states and generate movement through guided meditation, intuitive knowing, Tarot imagery, ritual and games that create cognitive dissonance. Together we’ll exist deeply within and radically outside of our bodies.

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  • Movement Research At The Judson Church
    February 15, 8:00pm
    Movement Research at the Judson Church
    Evvie Allison, Antonio Ramos** and the Gang Bangers, Katiana Rangel and João Paulo Nascimento, Vincent Yong
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    February 16, 7:00pm
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    Gio Kusanagi, Edward Lathan, SukuDanceLab
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    February 22, 8:00am
    Movement Research at the Judson Church
    Ivy Baldwin***, Pepper Fajans, Michael Helland, Nancy Nowacek & Morgan Hille Refakis, Edisa Weeks
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