Workshops

David Zambrano
October 20 - October 24
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
2:00 pm-3:45 pm $75
Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway
Flying Low
This dance technique, created and developed by David Zambrano, focuses mainly on the dancer's relationship with the floor. The class utilizes simple movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the center and the joints, moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining a centered state. There is a focus on the skeletal structure and the senses that will help to improve the dancers physical perception and alertness.
David Zambrano
October 20 - October 24
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
4:00 pm-6:00 pm $75
Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway
Improvisation for Performers
Improvisation on stage involves the use of conscious choices in order to create an environment in which to dance. Students will be encouraged to find their own creative thoughts, integrating body and mind, space and time, learning to dance with a flexible mind and body. Thus we will create material for structuring solos, duets or group situations. "Dancing is perfect when a relationship of totality exists. The coming together of heaven/dancer/earth, past/present/future, and feminine/masculine results in a dance experience that is orgasmic for both dancers and audience." Open to dancers experienced in performing improvisation on stage.
Susan Mar Landau
November 1 - November 16
Saturday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $90
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Questionable Journeys: A workshop on the relationship between inquiry and practice [...]
{ THREE SATURDAYS FROM 5-8pm November 1, 8, 15 2014} "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. FULL TITLE: Questionable Journeys: A workshop on the relationship between inquiry and practice in the making of performance.
Elena Demyanenko & Eva Karczag
November 2
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Labs
Embodiment and Form, a Collaborative Inquiry A co-led inquiry exploring the essence of making through collaboration. The lab format will create a field for sharing, where participants can bring questions and air perspectives. Discussion can unfold out of an engagement with sensation and kinesthetic listening, and through the observation of image and form as it emerges. We will research strategies to create a working environment that nourishes and charges us with energy. Can we collaborate and challenge each other through expressions of harmony, collision, overlap or confrontation as mutual support?
Niall Jones
November 16
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Labs
This Sunday Process Lab will be wide in its reach, but we will talk about whatever seems relevant to whomever shows up, and we will dance to propose spaces of possibility. This lab will distend the limits of presence and place to destabilize the poetics embedded in desire, form, and subjectivity. Through performing improvisational structures and compositional assemblages, accessing the excesses of fantasy, abstraction, and the structures of multiplicity, the lab becomes a thinking site, an unsettled site. This is where we can imagine other ways of being, collectively and choreographically.
Natalie Green
January 18
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Labs
This process lab will examine what creates meaning and depth as a performer. What personal sources are powerful and important? What fallbacks and habits can we shed? Together through a variety of embodiment practices and a series of straightforward tasks, we will seek to create opportunities for bravery and boldness in our dancing and choice making. Participants are encouraged to bring an object of meaning for loan to the group shrine.​​​​​​

Past Classes

Molly Lieber & Eleanor Smith
September 21
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Lab
This lab explores finding things of value to us as dancers and choreographers through a variety of improvisational scores based on the duet form, with some concentration on tactile interaction with the space and each other. We will look at improvisation as a private act in a performative setting and as a public act in a private setting, and on the duet form as a meeting point of these two realms, due to its propensity for both intimacy and expression.
Marten Spangberg
October 4 - October 18
Saturday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $90
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
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. A dance produced in a post-critical environment gaining momentum through contemporary phenomena, spiritual practices, digital interfaces and current modes of remixing, editing and combining. Today experience the coming of Dance 2.0, a dancing that can allow itself a proactive incompatibility with tradition and representation and we dance together. October 4, 11, 18 SAT 5-8pm
Marten Spangberg
October 5 - October 19
Sunday
2:00 pm-4:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
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. For serious. Like exorcism light and there’ll be like blankets if you wanna have a nap. Maybe also like the mouthier version of La Substance… like the making-of but through talking. Theory in the studio, or studio theory but without study – kind of the same as dance – because it’s great and we like. Really far from NYU closer to Whole Foods really almost next to alchemy and nail polish. October 5, 12, 19 SUN 2-4pm
Mariana Valencia
October 5
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Labs
My practice of making time-based work integrates but is not limited to: costume, installation, reading, the internet, travel, observation, design, verse and sound. I inlay information and unfold images and movement with a root aesthetic foundation. In this Process Lab we will experiment with some of my techniques to blend words, movement and color, using time as our frame. Please be prepared to observe, activate, speak and listen. Bring clothes you feel comfortable to move in.
Eleanor Bauer
October 13 - October 17
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
4:00 pm-6:00 pm $75
Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway
Learning by Dancing
Studying how to develop and feed one's own interests and skills within a shifting framework is a large part of my work as a freelance professional dancer and artist. When I teach, I share this perspective through scores and structures that are designed to create a practice-oriented way to be one’s own teacher: identifying interests, fueling curiosity, heightening awareness and strengthening skills of observation, evaluation, and modification. We will work in a variety of approaches towards holistic and uninhibited dancing, while creating a platform for supporting one's orientation, direction, perspective, technique, discipline, and desire within the volatile professional field. $18/class $75/full workshop

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  • Movement Research At The Judson Church
    October 27, 8:00pm
    Rebecca Davis, Jacob Slominski, David Zambrano
  • Open Performance
    October 28, 7:00pm
    Open Performance
    Moderated by Jen McGinn*
    Nico Brown, Andressa Furletti and Montserrat Vargas - Mouthful Annihilation, Daniel Roberts
  • Studies Projects
    November 10, 6:15pm
    Dancer as Agent
    Conceived by Cecilia Roos in partnership with Iréne Hultman
    Panelists include: Hilary Clark and Juliette Mapp
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