Critical Correspondence

MR Festival 2008: Frenzied Traveler on the Silent Ride II by Tonya Plank

by Tonya Plank MR Festival Spring 2008: Somewhere Out There I don’t know how much of a “review” this is going to be since,
unfortunately, I wasn’t able personally to partake of much of the
event, but I’ll try. I’d agreed to write about the Silent Ride II
workshop, which was to take place first in Battery Park [...]

MR Festival 2008: Populous by AUNTS by Jenn Joy

by Jenn Joy MR Festival Spring 2008: Somewhere Out There Sunday, 1 June 2008, 8pm A pink streamer floats down onto Thames Street as we leave Officeops. An elegant floating trace of the transient encounters with dance witnessed along the horizon lines of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The transposition of bodies against distant skyscrapers and closer [...]

MR Festival 2008: I archive, you archive, we archive. by Ana Isabel Keilson

by Ana Isabel Keilson MR Festival Spring 2008: Somewhere Out There Some thoughts on how we can rethink what it means to archive and document our work and our community: 1. The film screening last Tuesday was something of a family reunion, a picnic in the dark, a giant sprawling meal of associative chains—the people, [...]

MR Festival 2008: Said/Unsaid by Eva Yaa Asantewaa

by Eva Yaa Asantewaa MR Festival Spring 2008: Somewhere Out There I left close to 4pm. So, I’m not sure if Saturday’s circle in dialogue at Judson ever got around to directly addressing moderator Rebecca Lazier’s opening topic–”What is an ideal institution?”–or its eventual offshoot, “What are some new models for working together?” Those questions [...]

MR Festival 2008: catch 30

by Barry Hoggard MR Festival Spring 2008: Somewhere Out There As someone who likes to see the latest in dance (and dance / theater),
I love events like “catch 30″ (www.catchseries.org) that let me see an
evening composed of many different artists. Last night’s
performances, curated by Jeff Larson and Andrew Dinwiddie and
described as “rough and ready performance [...]

MR Festival 2008: 24x4x4—48 (or so) hours later

by Megan Nicely MR Festival Spring 2008: Somewhere Out There The questions began to flood in during the last piece: How can groups of people enter into the same dream (or was this only a 60s phenomena)? Can dream logic be adopted and furthered outside of the initial container? Are dreamers self-involved or merely communicating [...]

MR Festival 2008: 24 x 4 x 4 by 1

by Eva Yaa Asantewaa MR Festival Spring 2008: Somewhere Out There This morning, from my friend Serge in Paree, I receive the following wonderful explanation: “Esprit d’escalier (meaning: what comes up in your mind (when you leave where you’ve been) while you’re going down the stairs–what you should’ve said, I have those alot, I try [...]

MR Festival 2008: The 80′s and 90′s On Screen – Dance Relics by Eva Yaa Asantewaa

by Eva Yaa Asantewaa MR Festival Spring 2008: Somewhere Out There Judson Church’s gym. Engulfed by this metallic, swarming roar with an uncanny, regular pulse. Maybe a hundred dancers talking all at once over loud music. Clothing and skin no match for this energy. Indestructible and frightening. Voices pitched through instruments of exploration and whimsy [...]

MR Festival 2008: Dance for Music: Five Leading Run-on Questions About Music for Dance

by Chris Peck MR Festival Spring 2008: Somewhere Out There I’ve been attending contemporary dance performances and collaborating with choreographers as a composer for nearly ten years now, and I have many questions about music for dance. One big one that usually isn’t spoken aloud until the second or third beer after the show is [...]

MR Festival 2008: Transversality Lab: An Austrian/NYC Exchange

by Jenn Joy MR Festival Spring 2008: Somewhere Out There The Transversality Lab will take place on Monday, June 2nd, during the Movement Research Spring Festival 2008: Somewhere Out There. It is a collaboration between ACFNY, Tanzquartier Wien, the Austrian Ministry for Education, the Arts, and Culture, and Movement Research. Artists and theorists from Austria [...]

MR Festival 2008: Somewhere Out There – MR Spring Festival 2008

Monday, May 26 – Sunday, June 8, 2008 movement research spring festival 2008: Somewhere Out There Two weeks of performances, excursions, and experiences in, around, and away from Judson Memorial Church printed brochure, suitable for framing, now available at your favorite local hangouts We are scheming to attract maximum density of performance energy to Judson [...]