The Movement Research Festival finds its roots in the Improvisation Festival/New York (IF/NY), initiated in 1992 by Sondra Loring (a MR Artist-in-Residence at the time) and Julie Carr. In 1999 IF/NY became a programs of Movement Research, under the curation of Programming Director Amanda Loulaki. In 2004, Movement Research created an artist-curator format, and, beginning in 2006, Movement Research established the festival as a twice-annual event.

The Fall Festival is shaped by Movement Research's programming staff in collaboration with Festival Curators, who bring their own interests and ideas to specific festival events. The Spring Festival is produced by a group of artist-curators who determine the emphasis, shape, and programming. Together, these two approaches allow for a varied investigation and exploration into current artistic concerns and reflect Movement Research's mission of valuing artists, their creative process and their vital role within society.

 

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upcoming classes & workshops

  • Jimena Paz
    October 31
    Friday 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Feldenkrais Method®
  • Janet Panetta
    October 31
    Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Advanced Professional Ballet
  • Levi Gonzalez
    October 31
    Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Morning Class
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upcoming performances & events

  • 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
  • Open Performance
    November 11, 7:00pm
    Open Performance
    Moderated by Alex Escalante*
    Karesia Batan || The Physical Plant, Michael DiPietro, Veracity Dance Theatre
  • Movement Research At The Judson Church
    November 17, 8:00pm
    Julia Crockett & Group, Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal, Nora Stephens, Sara Tolosa
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