Thank you! Your ongoing support helps us succeed in our mission to offer accessible programming to everyone!!
Since its founding over 40 years ago, Movement Research continues to serve as a vital hub for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms through a wide-range of accessible programming and publications. Since 2020, MR has offered free online classes, events, and workshops to further engage with our international artistic community. Most recently, we have expanded to offer sliding-scale payment options. As we reimagine and co-create spaces to be together, Movement Research reasserts our dedication to supporting the creative growth and employment of working artists.
How can you sustain Movement Research?
There are various ways that you can show your love and appreciation for Movement Research.
You can make a DONATION or BECOME A FRIEND through GiveLively, as a one-time gift or recurring contribution.
You can also make your donation through >>PayPal<<. If you donate via PayPal, please fill out the memo line with your name and the words, "Movement Research Donation", to properly track your gift.
What is the difference between a Donation and Becoming A Friend?
- DONATION: Your one-time or recurring donation to Movement Research doesn't sign you up for an ongoing donor relationship. Go to >>GiveLively<< and choose the type of contribution you would like to make.
- BECOME A FRIEND: This option allows you to have a closer relationship with us as a supporter of our artistic community; you also receive some cool perks like merchandise, free classes, and special invitations. Go to >>Movement Research Friend<< and choose the type of contribution you would like to make.
Whether you prefer Donating or Becoming a Friend, you can choose the MONTHLY tab on GiveLively to make your contribution a recurring gift.
Keep reading to know what you get in return when you Become a Friend of Movement Research.
Click here to>>BECOME A FRIEND TODAY<<
$10 = Thank you for being a Friend of MR!
$25 = 1 Free Class (in-person)
$50 = 2 Free Classes (in-person)
$100 = 1 Year MR Performance Journal Subscription, 3 Free Classes (in-person)
$250 = 1 Year MR Performance Journal Subscription, MR Tote Bag, and 5 Free Classes (in-person)
$500 = Reserved seats at Movement Research at the Judson Church, 1 Year MR Performance Journal Subscription, MR Tote Bag, MR Socks, and 8 Free Classes (in-person)
$1,000 = Reserved seats at Movement Research at the Judson Church and MR Festival Events, 1 Year MR Performance Journal Subscription, MR Tote Bag, MR Socks, and 10 Free Classes (in-person)
*Free Class benefits may be used only for in-person classes taking place at Movement Research (MR Studios at 122 Community Center, Eden’s Expressway, Danspace Project).
**MR Performance Journal Subscriptions and MR Merchandise mailed to addresses within the US incur no additional shipping cost. International mailings will incur an additional shipping cost.
Below are other ways to support Movement Research!
We have missed YOU immensely!! Stay tuned for more information about MR GALA coming soon. In the meanwhile SUPPORT MR with your DONATIONS.
Movement Research Merchandise
Become a Capital Campaign Supporter
In 2018, after nearly 40 years as an itinerant organization, Movement Research moved into its first long-term home at 122 Community Center (122CC) in New York City's East Village.
The 122CC facilities include two dance studios and an on-site office, which offer Movement Research the stability to build on its history as an incubator for revolutionary dance. As we embrace our new home’s potential, we are developing strategies to sharpen our structures for support and responsiveness—and to better meet the overwhelming demand for our programs. Your support ensures that Movement Research’s vital work will flourish in our new home.
Donate below with a credit card, or send checks (made out to Movement Research) to:
150 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009
Thank you for being part of our Movement Research family!
Find a Giving Level that's right for you
- Looking to make a general donation to Movement Research? Become a Friend down below.
- Questions? Contact director [at] movementresearch.org.
Movement Research gratefully acknowledges public support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; City Council Member Carlina Rivera; Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s Manhattan Community Award Program; Materials for the Arts (a program of NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Department of Sanitation, and NYC Department of Education); The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).
Movement Research gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of private support from The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund; Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, an initiative made possible by The Mellon Foundation; Davis Dauray Family Fund; Harkness Foundation for Dance; Howard Gilman Foundation; James E. Robison Foundation; Jerome Foundation; Marta Heflin Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Regional Resilience Fund; The New York Community Trust; NYU Community Fund; Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; Ruth Foundation for the Arts; The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund; Sustainable Arts Foundation; and Trust for Mutual Understanding. Movement Research is a member of Coalition of Small Arts NYC. Movement Research also acknowledges the individual donors and dear Friends of Movement Research, who contribute financial, support, labor, and love.
Thanks always to the clergy and staff of Judson Memorial Church. Judson Memorial Church continues to be a beacon for free spirits in the arts and politics, and a leader among progressive faith communities in the city and nation for over 100 years. Enormous gratitude to Frances Alenikoff (1920-2012), founder of Eden's Expressway, and to her daughter Francesca Rheannon and family, for their continuing belief in the mission of Movement Research and for keeping alive Frances' spirited example of what lifelong artistry is.
Friends of Movement Research
Thanks to all of the dear Friends of Movement Research, who contribute financial support, labor and love. As of July 5, 2018, thanks to the following Friends:
Karl Anderson & Dawn Eshelman
Linda Austin & Jeff Forbes
Arthur Aviles & Charles Rice-Gonzalez
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Margot Silver Bassett
Laurie M Berg
Art Bridgman & Myrna Packer
David Burley & Tan Burley
Travis Chamberlain & Frank Lord
Peggy Cheng & Christopher Morrow
Diana J. Cherryholmes
Janet D Clancy
Sara Coffey & David Snyder
Erica De La O Wojtera & Krzysztof De La O Wojtera
Milka Djordevich & Ross Cuff
Ian Douglas & Rebecca Wender
David Fanger & Martin Wechsler
Emily Faulkner & Andrew Faulkner
Catherine Galasso & Sam Green
Sarah Gamble & Christopher Neville
Ruth and Stephen Grant Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation
John Glenn & Katie Sue Bagley
Laura Grant & Josh Friedman
Hyatt Hasegawa Bailey
Sara Juli & Chris Ajemian
Erin Ellen Kelly
Joanna Kotze & Jonathan Allen
Heather Kravas & Sara Jinks
Amanda Lopez Kurtz
Paul Langland & Colin Cochran
Jmy J Leary
Janice M. Lee & Stuart L. Shapiro
Ann Marie Lonsdale
Susan F. Lourie
Susan Marshall & Christopher Renino
Clarinda Mac Low
Joseph V. Melillo
Ryutaro Mishima & Kathryn Sanders
Jean Marie Offenbacher
Helen OJI & Charlie Luce
Heidi Olsen Carnow
Naomi Elena Ramirez
Laurie Jean Roth
Nancy Lee Ruyter
Leslie Satin & Dean Rainey
Vicky Shick & Alan Mandell
Margot Bassett Silver & Kristin Bohley
Sally Silvers & Bruce Andrews
Ellynne Skove & Roger Gilchrist
Nancy Stark Smith
John Stark & Lori Adams
Katharine B. Wolpe
Jennifer Wright Cook