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

  • Sarah Konner
    February 11
    Thursday 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Contact Improvisation - The Basics
  • Daria Faïn
    February 11
    Thursday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    C O R E M O T I O N
  • Barbara Mahler
    February 11
    Thursday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Klein Technique™
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upcoming performances & events

  • Movement Research At The Judson Church
    February 15, 8:00pm
    Movement Research at the Judson Church
    Evvie Allison, Antonio Ramos** and the Gang Bangers, Katiana Rangel and João Paulo Nascimento, Vincent Yong
  • Open Performance
    February 16, 7:00pm
    Open Performance
    Moderated by Antonio Ramos**
    Gio Kusanagi, Edward Lathan, SukuDanceLab
  • Movement Research At The Judson Church
    February 22, 8:00am
    Movement Research at the Judson Church
    Ivy Baldwin***, Pepper Fajans, Michael Helland, Nancy Nowacek & Morgan Hille Refakis, Edisa Weeks
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