MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 weeks) and winter (3 weeks). Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today.

Registration for Winter 2015 (January 5-23) opens October 2.


Workshop descriptions will be live starting October 10.

Complete Schedule

Winter MELT 2015 will run from January 5-23, 2015.
All workshops take place at Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway, except where noted.

week one: january 5-9
10am-12pm Gwen Welliver Morning Class
1-3pm Chris Aiken An Eco-poetic Approach to Dance Improvisation and Performance
3:30-6pm Jeanine Durning before we know: Approaches to Creative Practice, Choreography and Performance

week two: january 12-16
10am-12pm Jennifer Nugent Experiencing Technique
1-3pm DD Dorvillier Studio Practices: Touch Move Talk Write
3:30-6pm Ishmael Houston-Jones Doing It

week three: january 19-23
10am-12pm Miguel Gutierrez WHAT IS THIS CLASS
1-3pm Shelley Senter Alexander Technique: A Critical Practice
3:30-6pm John Jasperse Composition/Physical Relationships

Vist the locations page for more information.

Payment & Registration

$120-$140 for individual workshops.
Discounts are available for full-week and multi-week enrollment:
3-week enrollment: $925 (save $215)
2-week enrollment: $650 (save $110)
1-week enrollment: $330 (save $50)

To avoid online fees, complete the registration form online (after October 2) and then mail a check to the Movement Research administrative office (55 Avenue C, New York NY 10009). Email with questions.

PLEASE NOTE: “drop-in” classes are not available.

*A deposit of $400 or full payment reserves your place for 2 or 3-week enrollment status. Balance of tuition is due by Decmeber 15. We accept credit card payment on our website, as well as check or money order payment by mail.



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upcoming classes & workshops

  • Margaret Paek
    October 2
    Thursday 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Contact Improvisation - The Basics
  • Janet Panetta
    October 2
    Thursday 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
  • Vicky Shick
    October 2
    Thursday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Morning Class
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upcoming performances & events

  • Studies Projects
    October 6, 6:00pm
    Movement Research Town Hall Meeting
  • Studies Projects
    October 7, 6:15pm
    Dance and Music Now
    Proposed by Philip Ellis Foster
    Panelists include:Douglas Dunn & Steven Taylor, Melanie Maar & Kenta Nagai, Edisa Weeks & Katie Down
  • Movement Research At The Judson Church
    October 13, 8:00pm
    Grace Courvoisier, Whitney V Hunter**, Kai Kleinbard, Arielle Pina
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