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 performances & events

  • Open Performance
    September 23, 7:00pm
    Open Performance
    Moderated by Mina Nishimura**
    allendance, Asfem Movement, Sunhwa Chung/Ko-Ryo Dance Theater
  • Movement Research At The Judson Church
    September 29, 8:00pm
    Laurel Atwell & Tess Dworman, Marsi Burns and Alice Teirstein (aka Marsi & Alice), Kensaku Shinohara
  • Open Performance
    September 30, 7:00pm
    Open Performance
    Moderated by Joanna Kotze**
    Lydia Chrisman, Tuva Hildebrand, Lillian Stamey
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