Morning Classes

Ori Flomin
April 14 - May 2
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
The class encourages students to increase their movement possibilities and take risks in dancing by maximizing the benefits of the warmed-up body. The warm-up moves smoothly from floor to standing with a strong focus on anatomy to strengthen connections of correct alignment with an increase of fluidity in the joints. Dancers will explore the use of momentum, gravity and breath to execute full dancing with the least amount of tension and feeling free.
Michelle Boulé
May 5 - May 23
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
We’ll look at different ways of approaching ‘dance technique' -- energy systems, physical systems, spatial relationships, contact and non-contact partner and solo improvisations, set exercises and movement phrases. I take my current somatic, dance, and performance interests and apply them to a movement practice. A maximally informed approach to dancing. A space of respectful, creative permission for everyone’s bodies. A time to really let things move in all senses of the word.
Gwen Welliver
April 22 - April 24
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
May 6 - May 22
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
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. We will consider the inherent lines in the body's anatomy as the basis for movement material in a full range, from neutral to provocative.
Kayvon Pourazar
May 27 - June 12
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
Morning Class
This class focuses on the inherent dynamic and organizational logic of the moving body to become more present in our dancing. We will encourage our instructive and directive intentions to succumb their influence to a listening and responding/responsible self. Our warm up will help us become familiar with our range of effective force, momentum, coordination, weight and balance. In turn, we will dive into phrase material that emphasizes kinetic and energetic simplicity within complex and multilayered forms.
luciana achugar
May 28 - June 13
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
We will practice being in pleasure and giving our bodies a voice. A practice of growing a new body, as one would grow a plant; a utopian body; a sensational body; a connected body; an anarchic body; a body full/filled with pleasure, with love and with magic…………. with a brain that melted down to the flesh, the bones, the guts, the skin... and with eyes that see without naming and see without knowing.
Levi Gonzalez
June 16 - July 2
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
March 3
Monday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
Class is an opportunity to create the space to fully inhabit our bodies and integrate various approaches and concepts of embodiment into our movement and artistic practice. Class usually begins slowly, with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various somatic traditions that access our awareness of the senses, the organs, the skeleton, the cells, gravity, and various other energetic forces. Class may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures (“phrases”), improvisations, and performance constructs, with a focus on precision, imagination, and the cultivation of each student’s individual approach to embodiment.
Vicky Shick
June 17 - June 26
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
Morning Class
Class will begin with systematically readying an alert body and mind for full-out and detailed dancing, which we will do in the second part of class. The goal is to help each dancer increase awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility and focus. The warm-up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and space for sensation and feedback from our bodies as we work collaboratively to arrive at dancing. Through the practice of doing phrase work with a wide range of physicality and coordinations, we hone our skills, apply our training and deepen the understanding and intelligence in our bodies.

Past Classes

Juliette Mapp
January 20 - February 28
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
We will take the time to investigate different states of physical awareness by using a three-fold structure. We will begin with a guided improvisation to observe the body and its natural movements through awareness of breath, weight, tension and release, taking time to notice the body’s qualitative presence moment-by-moment. We will follow by dancing within technical forms to support our range and work as dancers. We will conclude with a phrase that integrates concepts of weight, lightness, initiation and intention. The merging of the unconscious life of movement through observation and improvisation and the conscious attention to physical direction is part of the energizing practice we will explore in each class.
Jennifer Nugent
February 4 - February 27
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
Morning Class
Using improvisational and set warm-ups, we will focus on the volume and weight inside the body and its relationship to the floor. Exercises that bring awareness to the feet, spine, and pelvic floor encourage the feeling of release in the limbs, allowing us to fall and suspend off-center, simultaneously finding a grounded flexible base of support. Using these physical tools, we will explore sensation, instinct, and the inherent musicality inside the body, phrasing. All the while dancing, we will work toward a more grounded and direct approach to movement.
Levi Gonzalez
June 16 - July 2
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
March 3
Monday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
Class is an opportunity to create the space to fully inhabit our bodies and integrate various approaches and concepts of embodiment into our movement and artistic practice. Class usually begins slowly, with imagery and gentle preparation culled from various somatic traditions that access our awareness of the senses, the organs, the skeleton, the cells, gravity, and various other energetic forces. Class may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures (“phrases”), improvisations, and performance constructs, with a focus on precision, imagination, and the cultivation of each student’s individual approach to embodiment.
Hristoula Harakas
March 4 - March 28
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
Morning Class
This class will dedicate itself to promoting spatial and corporeal awareness through clarity and precision. Inviting ourselves to observe, welcome, enhance, abandon and rediscover movement patterns, qualities, focal points, personal habits and preferences in order to stay alert in the present moment. Through a gentle warm up, using a series of set exercises, we will transition to a pre-conceived phrase to share experiences while encouraging individuality.
John Jasperse
March 5 - March 7
Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
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.
Luis Lara Malvacías
March 10 - March 28
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
This class offers an open space to observe and experience our own particularity and range of mobility, and fine tune our own needs. Through directed exercises, we’ll focus on the breath, internal structure, weight, and the body’s articulations and organization. At the end of the class a phrase is provided as a frame for processing the information provided. My class is influenced by my many years of work with Jeremy Nelson and my studies of several somatic techniques.
Joanna Kotze
March 31 - April 11
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
Beauty, awkwardness, form, strength, weakness. Intended as both laboratory and class, we will delve into the design of the body and its potential within a given moment. Through stretch and placement, technique studies, movement phrases and open practices, habits will be discovered, challenged, and seen through a new lens. A concentration on the forces through the legs will lead to finding more range in separate body parts and ways to use weight into the floor.
Jon Kinzel
April 1 - April 10
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
Morning Class
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
April 22 - April 24
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
May 6 - May 22
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
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. We will consider the inherent lines in the body's anatomy as the basis for movement material in a full range, from neutral to provocative.

Ongoing Classes

Janet Panetta
December 2 - June 14
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 pm-2:00 pm $17
Gibney Dance Center
Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
As 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.
Barbara Mahler
January 9 - August 14
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler - for movers of all kinds
No class July 3. We are not just a body or a mind. We are unique individuals with spirit and intelligence. The work we do in class engages us in a process which facilitates change, and we work to become grounded. Here lies our power. With the pelvis on top of the legs, the upper body and spine are free to move with ease and expression. Working on the level of the bone, the deepest and densest tissue in the body, we work to let go of unnecessary tension, holding and habits, which hold our bodies and minds in misalignment and misconception, inhibiting our function, creativity, and well-being.
Karl Anderson
January 29 - May 8
Wednesday
6:00 pm-9:00 pm $14
Randy Warshaw Studio
Skinner Releasing Technique™ (Ongoing level)
No Class April 2. Skinner Releasing Technique facilitates an enhanced awareness of creativity. This imagery-based movement experience intuits ease and healing. Through improvisation and play, we connect with the energy of others and the universe. We delve deeper inside and shed our notions of style and aesthetics in favor of a more intense personal discovery. Students are encouraged to enter "feeling states" and explore the limitlessness of their multi-dimensional aliveness. SRT makes for a much more clear, concise, and subtle mover and nurtures an evolved sense of empathy and compassion. Students are encouraged to write and draw at the end of class as a way of further discovering their process.
Shelley Senter
March 5 - June 25
Wednesday
12:30 pm-2:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
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.
Underscore Facilitators
March 9 - August 25
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5-10
February 9 - February 23
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5-10
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
The Underscore
June 22 will take place from 10am-2pm for the Global Underscore. Check website for location and other details. The Underscore is a long-form dance improvisation structure developed by Nancy Stark Smith and practiced worldwide. The form includes Contact Improvisation and allows for a full spectrum of physical forms and changing states, often including periods of quiet internal activity and other times of higher energy and interactive dancing. The Underscore’s undirected practice affords simultaneously a framework for research, a forum for play, and an opportunity to experience collective improvised composition. Open to all, familiarity with CI and the Underscore suggested. To familiarize new participants, Underscore NYC offers “talk throughs” to introduce the language, glyphs and structures of the Underscore. Stay from start to finish.
Irene Dowd
March 18 - May 13
Tuesday
3:00 pm-4:45 pm $14
February 4 - February 25
Tuesday
3:00 pm-4:45 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance
Irene will teach selections of the material choreographed in response to her interaction with professional dancers and dance teachers in the past as well as new material she is creating now. These choreographies can be used as a very efficient warm-up for dance, as well as a musculo-skeletal conditioning program, neuro-muscular fine-tuning, and mental preparation for the greater awareness and expansiveness required of us all as creative performing artists.
K.J. Holmes
March 22 - May 17
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
The Athletics of Intimacy
Classes combine skills and practices of Contact Improvisation, applications of Body-Mind Centering® systems and patterns of development and evolution, and tunings of somatic improvisational approaches in 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.
K.J. Holmes
April 2 - April 30
Wednesday
6:00 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.
Margaret Paek
May 7 - May 28
Wednesday
6:00 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.
Jen Rosenblit
May 24 - June 28
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
March 1 - March 16
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
January 18 - February 22
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
look at me don't look at me
Approaching improvisation as a culture, this class will locate (dis)organization as a somatic and political gesture. We will consider improvisation as aggressive as technique, as rigorous as choreography, as expansive as performance and as complex as relating to one another. Together we will move toward ideas, our complex bodies, and dance. We will follow tangential thought to move away from definition and closer to precision. This class is a complementary space for Athletics of Intimacy.
Charles Mosey
June 4 - June 25
Wednesday
6:00 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.
Facilitated by Zena Bibler, Sara Genoves-Sylvan, Chisa Hidaka, Emma Hoette, Elise Knudson, Lucy Mahl
June 22
Sunday
10:00 am-2:00 pm $5-10
Location TBA
Global Underscore
The Underscore is a long-form dance improvisation structure developed by Nancy Stark Smith and practiced worldwide. The form includes Contact Improvisation and allows for a full spectrum of physical forms and changing states, often including periods of quiet internal activity and other times of higher energy and interactive dancing. The Underscore’s undirected practice affords simultaneously a framework for research, a forum for play, and an opportunity to experience collective improvised composition. Open to all, familiarity with CI and the Underscore suggested. To familiarize new participants, Underscore NYC offers “talk throughs” to introduce the language, glyphs and structures of the Underscore. Stay from start to finish.
Bradley Teal Ellis
July 2 - July 30
Wednesday
6:00 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.

Past Classes

Irene Dowd
March 18 - May 13
Tuesday
3:00 pm-4:45 pm $14
February 4 - February 25
Tuesday
3:00 pm-4:45 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance
Irene will teach selections of the material choreographed in response to her interaction with professional dancers and dance teachers in the past as well as new material she is creating now. These choreographies can be used as a very efficient warm-up for dance, as well as a musculo-skeletal conditioning program, neuro-muscular fine-tuning, and mental preparation for the greater awareness and expansiveness required of us all as creative performing artists.
Elise Knudson
February 5 - February 26
Wednesday
6:00 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.
Clare Maxwell
February 5 - February 26
Wednesday
12:30 pm-2:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
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.
Underscore Facilitators
March 9 - August 25
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5-10
February 9 - February 23
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5-10
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
The Underscore
June 22 will take place from 10am-2pm for the Global Underscore. Check website for location and other details. The Underscore is a long-form dance improvisation structure developed by Nancy Stark Smith and practiced worldwide. The form includes Contact Improvisation and allows for a full spectrum of physical forms and changing states, often including periods of quiet internal activity and other times of higher energy and interactive dancing. The Underscore’s undirected practice affords simultaneously a framework for research, a forum for play, and an opportunity to experience collective improvised composition. Open to all, familiarity with CI and the Underscore suggested. To familiarize new participants, Underscore NYC offers “talk throughs” to introduce the language, glyphs and structures of the Underscore. Stay from start to finish.
Jen Rosenblit
May 24 - June 28
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
March 1 - March 16
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
January 18 - February 22
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
look at me don't look at me
Approaching improvisation as a culture, this class will locate (dis)organization as a somatic and political gesture. We will consider improvisation as aggressive as technique, as rigorous as choreography, as expansive as performance and as complex as relating to one another. Together we will move toward ideas, our complex bodies, and dance. We will follow tangential thought to move away from definition and closer to precision. This class is a complementary space for Athletics of Intimacy.
Paul Singh
March 5 - March 27
Wednesday
6:00 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.
Fara Greenbaum
March 11 - March 21
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler - for movers of all kinds
SUBBING FOR BARBARA MAHLER. We are not just a body or a mind. We are unique individuals with spirit and intelligence. The work we do in class engages us in a process which facilitates change, and we work to become grounded. Here lies our power. With the pelvis on top of the legs, the upper body and spine are free to move with ease and expression. Working on the level of the bone, the deepest and densest tissue in the body, we work to let go of unnecessary tension, holding and habits, which hold our bodies and minds in misalignment and misconception, inhibiting our function, creativity, and well-being.
Joanna Kotze
March 27
Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler - for movers of all kinds
SUBBING FOR BARBARA MAHLER. We are not just a body or a mind. We are unique individuals with spirit and intelligence. The work we do in class engages us in a process which facilitates change, and we work to become grounded. Here lies our power. With the pelvis on top of the legs, the upper body and spine are free to move with ease and expression. Working on the level of the bone, the deepest and densest tissue in the body, we work to let go of unnecessary tension, holding and habits, which hold our bodies and minds in misalignment and misconception, inhibiting our function, creativity, and well-being.

Workshops

Hilary Clark
May 4
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Lab
As dancers, how do we actively participate in a choreographic process? How do we care for it and ourselves? On what systems and herstories/histories do we build our own processes both inside and outside of a particular work? In this lab, we will consider how to develop tools, systems, and methods for ourselves towards openness, vulnerability, transformation, rebellion, ability and perceived lack of ability, and questions and curiosity. We will also examine ways in which participation and problematic "good behavior" as dancers might keep us from making deeper, more curious and wild choices that go against ideas of a corporatized body that aims for symmetry, homogenization and historical ideas of dancer.
Ziji Beth Goren
May 14 - May 16
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
2:30 pm-5:30 pm $100
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Workshop
Workshop A: BODY of SOUND
Where sound meets silence, movement meets stillness guided by Ziji Beth Goren. Join a lively and nurturing time focused on voice-movement principles and practices: How do breath, vibration, toning, rhythms, melody, sound/word/story-play, and touch stir us to our deepened cellular resonance? Choice structures and intriguing prompts inspire new life in voice-movement improvisation. From inner explorations to partnering, sound circles and small composing groups, we find a true way to reveal our unique stories of all dimensions. What unfolds? Voice-movement vignettes, gateways to personal balance, and the ground below horizon and performance reach.
Ziji Beth Goren
May 17 - May 18
Sunday, Saturday
4:30 pm-8:30 pm $100
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Workshop
Workshop B: IMMUNE RHYTHMS
Voice-Movement applications with Ziji Beth Goren The Immune System is a nomadic system which includes parts of many systems. How do we reach the core of our immune system through our own voicing and mobilizing? FIND NAME TOUCH EMBRACE SOUND/MOVE How does our fluid-membrane interaction enliven and inform our immune rhythms? What mythic archetypes influence both structural dynamics and emotional immunity? We explore the relationship of optimal health, sustainability, and creative flair within the layers of immune function. Come ready to explore, learn, recognize, and embody this powerful system!
Doris Uhlich
May 19 - May 23
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Avenue C Studio
"Energetic Bodies"
Energetic Bodies
In this workshop I will share my practise of experiencing movement which goes beyond our imagination and expectation. We will search for movement that we cannot plan because the body takes over and our mind follows. The body will be ready to surprise our mind. We will start to find pleasure in arriving at our physical limits and not be afraid of entering unknown fields where the energy of movement is more important than the form. We will work on my concept of ‘pleasure chaos‘, ‘strong instabilities‘, ‘spreading vibes‘ and ‘the flow of duration‘. We will have fun in sweating, shaking, and letting explode all our physical power. The motto is: Not holding back. We will take the word con-temporary literally - we fill the present with our energetic physicality and feel what it means to dance contemporary, to dance in the present and move the present. *With support from Austrian Cultural Forum New York
Elizabeth Corbett
June 2 - June 6
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
4:00 pm-6:00 pm $75
Gibney Dance Center
"Forsythe Phrases and Improvisation Technologies"
Forsythe Phrases and Improvisation Technologies
(Part of Janet Panetta's International Dance Dialogues) William Forsythe's vision has opened new dialogues in dance. As artistic director of an extraordinary collection of dance artists, Forsythe, Ballet Frankfurt and The Forsythe Company have blazed a trail for contemporary dance for more than 20 years. One of his evolving projects was the codification of Laban-based (among other), real-time movement analysis systems called Improvisation Technologies. These concepts and methodologies are employed by the dancers not only to generate set phrases of movement but also as a tool for performed improvisation. Under the direction of longtime Forsythe dancer Elizabeth Corbett, you are invited to explore some of Forsythe's choreographed phrase work, ideas and concepts, toward accessing the inner logic and unfolding mechanisms in the work.
Mina Nishimura
June 15
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Lab
In this laboratory, my current research around butoh scores and internal landscape as well as some of my somatic practices around nuanced forms and movements will be shared and practiced with participants. After a brief introduction to butoh and butoh scores, how to use actual butoh scores in your own creation process will be explored and discussed. Drawing and writing are involved in the process of exploration.

Past Classes

Melanie Maar
February 16
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Lab
As dance artists I feel we are particularly familiar with the flow and the friction between conscious content and sub-level imagery, between concept and embodiment, thinking and sensing, between the external and internal. Much of the pleasure and meaning in performing, relating and creating for me comes from there. In this process lab I would like to share and explore with you further methods of differentiating within these realms. We shall improvise. Bring your notebook please. PART OF: Sunday Process Labs
Maximilian Balduzzi
March 2
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Lab
How to learn rigorous physical and vocal actions while practicing presence? How to be present during the breaks and the breaths between those actions? We will work with exercises developed in almost 20 years of Balduzzi’s practice that focus on impulse and stop, rhythm, opposition. This training allows participants to become more deeply connected to their own intuitions and impulses and better able to respond to them truthfully, fearlessly, and joyfully.
Vanessa Anspaugh
March 16
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Lab
Archiving the present. This workshop considers movement-based performance as a tool for broadening ones own artistic practice. Starting from “now” we will explore the myriad understandings of presence. We will look to the sensorial, relational, personal, political, seasonal, annual etc. to uncover the layers of what constitutes “this moment.” Bringing the outside in and the inside out we will make a piece together in 3 hours. We will construct, compose, dismantle and play, coating layer upon layer to investigate the idea of “dance as a document” of our time spent together.
Joanna Kotze and Shelley Senter
March 30
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Lab
Joanna Kotze and Shelley Senter will come together to share their ideas, practices and processes in this collaborative lab. Joanna delves into the design of the body and its potential within any given moment, looking at the forces through the legs to access a wide range of movement, challenging habits and discovering new performance possibilities. Shelley's interests include critiquing sensation, spatial support, looking at movement as behavior as well as architecture, and addressing un/sub/consciousness, particularly in “the use of the eyes (notice I did not say ‘gaze.’)” Through both movement and dialogue, Joanna and Shelley will exchange information with you and each other about how movement, specificity and potential in the body play important roles in their teaching and creative process.
Stephanie Skura
April 2 - April 4
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
2:30 pm-5:30 pm $100
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
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Open Source Forms: Freedom + Rigor + Courage
Cross-fertilizations and deep commonalities of releasing technique and creative process, with an ultimate goal of individual creative empowerment. Tools to navigate the subconscious, open the voice -- literally and figuratively -- trust our inner world, access technique as resource and find courage to transcend it. Skura instigated Open Source Forms in 2009, drawing from decades of research and practice in radical composition techniques, and 12 years as core Skinner Releasing teacher. [Bring paper & pens for writing & drawing.]
Larissa Velez-Jackson
April 6
Sunday
2:30 pm-5:30 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Lab
This Sunday Process Lab is concerned with my working methodologies that identify, multiply, and disrupt meaning in the moment. Using whatever faculties most readily available to the practitioner in real time--movement, speech, vocal toning, song, writing--we will research the ways in which forms can be in dialogue, competition, and support of one another. MULTIPLY YOUR MAKING CAPACITY OUT OF THIN AIR BY STAYING INSIDE THE EXPERIENCE AND SQUAWKING! Using my (non) fictional improvisation methodology, the Star Crap Method, we will place perception, action and meta-commentary on a horizontal plane and then bust out some hot material on that plane, like it's a stage, tailored to the practitioner's exact specifications.

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  • Ori Flomin
    April 25
    Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Morning Class
  • Janet Panetta
    April 25
    Friday 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
  • K.J. Holmes
    April 26
    Saturday 11:00 am-1:00 pm
    Athletics of Intimacy
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upcoming performances & events

  • Open Performance
    April 29, 7:00pm
    Moderated by Ivy Baldwin*
    Meghan Frederick/Jenny Bennett, Elke Rindfleisch, Anna Smith
  • Festival
    May 2, 8:00pm
    The Movement Research Festival Spring 2014
    Curated by Jennifer Monson, Alicia Ohs, Jill Sigman, and Tatyana Tenenbaum
  • Movement Research At The Judson Church
    May 5, 8:00pm
    Jeanine Durning*, Deborah Hazler†, Phoebe Morris, Saúl Ulerio**
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