Workshops

Courtney Krantz & Tara O'Con
September 20
Sunday
3:00 pm-6:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Mechanized Bodies: Mechanized Visions
In this process lab we will look at various clips of influential film and video works that span from the dawn of the moving image to the present day. Our interests will be focused on the uses of cinematography and editing as unique types of physical explorations as well as documents of time. Along with watching clips, we will engage in some group exercises to further activate ourselves within the space and with one another (no dancing experience necessary all abilities welcome!).
Mårten Spångberg
September 28 - October 5
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-1:00 pm $120
October 5
Monday
6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
WORKSHOP: The Fastest Planet
The workshop explores modes of experiencing dance through the format of creating a work. The group will, at the same time, do a workshop and prepare a presentation for Judson Church we have eight hours. An impossible project especially considering how Judson Church consolidates not form or function of dance but modes of experience. Our task is not to critique or revolt but to bypass from within. Something we will do through the corruption of form and function.
Mårten Spångberg
October 7 - October 9
Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-1:00 pm $10
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
The Aftermath: A Discussion
Workshop participants, performance viewers, those interested in the discourse around performance are all welcome. These two days will look at the performance that took place at Movement Research at Judson Church on October 5 as a jumping off point for discussion, readings, conversation, and dialogue, a bit like an aftermath or a live review. DROP-INS WELCOME.
Rebecca Serrell Cyr
October 18
Sunday
3:00 pm-6:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Reflecting
This process lab is an opportunity for you to consider meta-cognition, or goal-oriented cognitive strategies and knowledge, as it pertains to your creative process. Navigating through a repeated process of reading, writing, testing, and talking, participants will 1) investigate a singular personal movement or conceptual interest, 2) consider meta-cognition as a proliferating reflexive web, and 3) create control factors as a container of form. Self-reflecting via language and dance-reflecting via movement, the last hour we will practice a durational group construction, following spontaneously constructed scores in a mindful dance experience. Open to all levels.
Eleanor Hullihan
October 25
Sunday
3:00 pm-6:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
mini dances
This lab will be fun, hopefully. I am interested in our cultural obsession with short flashes of information on platforms like Instagram and how this does or does not relate to the necessarily subtle form of dance and performance in the non-commercial setting. We are going to work on small movement based videos taken on the iPhone. After having a good warm up, we will make phrases of movement and/or movement scenes, look at them together, try to crystallize the essence and then see how that can translate into a digital recording. Feel free to bring costumes and props if you are so inclined.
Kathy Westwater
November 2 - November 9
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:30 pm $100
November 9
Monday
6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
WORKSHOP: Shake/Walk
Taking two everyday forms of movement, we will allow these forms to disorganize within, and be disorganizing of, our bodies. Sensations that arise within this body matrix range from chaotic to cathartic, and disorienting to freeing. As the workshop unfolds, we will shift attention among sensation, function, and form, delving deeper into the creative potential within experiential states of disorder. Participants will perform a score sourcing these explorations at Movement Research at Judson Church on November 9.
Jumatatu Poe
November 15
Sunday
3:00 pm-6:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
The Switching
I like to imagine that this improvisation practice, The Switching, is a strategy in immediate evolution through transubstantiation. I began to practice The Switching in relation to dealing with my curiosities around a question I obsessed over: “Can I change myself?” Our practice will deal with essentialization - through the immediate design of creatures, or ways of being - and working with restrictions/limitations. For me, there is something deeply spiritual about it, something confusing, something humbling/humiliating about it. I feel like it has theoretical links to code switching, especially as it has to do with my Blackness and queerness, experiences of immediate compartmentalization/contextualization as a defense mechanism, as a means of survival. Please join me! I encourage all bodies, all gender expressions.
Yanghee Lee
January 31
Sunday
3:00 pm-6:00 pm
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
B3
The Body Breath Beyond Training (B3) is a unique and complete body-mind training system and voice practice. B3 is an absolutely relevant physical training method for dancers, body artists and movers from all sources. It is originally created by Korean dancer/choreographer Yanghee Lee with a synthesis of the Korean Traditional dance movements and further elements from The Suzuki Method for Actors by Tadashi Suzuki. The essential aim of B3 is to awaken the intelligence of the body, voice, and presence by experiencing our physicality in all its capacities and possibilities. I consider this practice as an "Embodied Philosophy" where the nature of human mind is totally connected and shaped by our body and the way we use it and explore with it.

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  • Janet Panetta
    August 31
    Monday 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
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    August 31
    Monday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
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    September 1
    Tuesday 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
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upcoming performances & events

  • Open Performance
    September 8, 7:00pm
    Open Performance
    Moderated by Alex Escalante**
    Li Cata, Talli Jackson, Hiram Pines
  • Movement Research At The Judson Church
    September 14, 8:00pm
    Barbie Diewald, Alina Ruiz Folini, Angela Goh, Kensaku Shinohara
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    September 15, 7:00pm
    Open Performance
    Moderated by Ursula Eagly*
    Krissy and the Works, Lone King [Projects by Marissa Brown], LoudHoundMovement
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