All Studies Project events are free and open to the public.

Schedule

February 2
Technology and Pop Culture in Performance
Conceived by Greer Dworman With AUNTS, Steve May, Neal Medlyn and more TBA


Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway, 6:30 pm
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Full title: [Technology and Pop Culture in Performance: how are we feeling?] Obviously not everything matters to all people BUT The Biebs and The Kardashian-Wests and #memes and The Apple Watch, these things are giving us information about where we are and who we are. Engaging with popular culture, as opposed to discounting it, asks us to think about our present moment more multi-dimensionally. In this conversation with invited artist speakers, let us unpack a combination of popular media trends, iconography and the #internet with live, experimental performance and the potential for true resonance in this work.

March 1
Band of Outsiders: WOMEN

Organized and Moderated by Sam Kim

With Lorene Bouboushian, Moira Brennan, Sheila Lewandowski, Noopur Singha, Adrienne Truscott

Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway, 6:30 pm
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Women dominate the dance and performance field in numbers, but not in visibility, ‘success,’ or positions of power. Let’s keep the issue at the forefront and explore how to rectify this. One of the biggest untapped resources is women helping and supporting other women more vocally and consciously—as the majority, our collective efforts would have a massive impact on leveling the field. In this panel, we’ll discuss how to effect change and meaningfully support the majority of our fellow practitioners. Any gender expression is welcome and all are encouraged to participate.


March 22
MR AIRS @ CPR
Alex Escalante, Erin Ellen Kelly, Yanghee Lee, Jen McGinn, Antonio Ramos, Melinda Ring, Gwen Welliver, and Nami Yamamoto

Center for Performance Research, 8:00 pm
361 Manhattan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Movement Research Artists in Residence present work at CPR’s Performance Studio Open House

April 5
Puppetry and Dance

Conceived by Nami Yamamoto

With Patti Bradshaw, Chris Green, Dan Hurlin, Christopher Williams, Nami Yamamoto

Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway, 6:30 pm
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Panelists will discuss their various perspectives on the integration of puppetry and dance in live performance. Like dance, puppetry is a hands-on, physical art form. What happens when the puppet appears onstage? This conversation will explore how artists are bringing these two forms together in unique ways and how they complement and inform one another. 
 


May 11
Body Disrupt

Initiated and moderated by Kathy Westwater
With Mat Fraser, Petra Kuppers, Marissa Perel, Cathy Weis, and Wendy Whelan

Abrons Art Center Studio G05, 6:30 pm
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

Artists with disabilities and artists whose work disrupts normative notions of what constitutes a dancing body will come together in conversation. We will consider the artistic work of the panelists and how it opens up possibilities for dance to move beyond narrow historical paradigms to include a more expansive range of physical experience and formal content.

June 7
Festival Studies Project: PASSAGE
Festival Curated by Aretha Aoki, Elliott Jenetopulos, Eleanor Smith and Tara Aisha Willis
Moderated by Risa Shoup with panelists Anna Carapetyan, devynn emory, Robert Kocik, and iele paloumpis.

Gibney Dance at 890 Broadway, 6:30 pm
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

This Studies Project will bring together dance artists who also work in the field of care-giving: end-of-life, beginning-of-life, navigators of illness and wellness. Why do many dancers become doulas? What is the overlap between guiding bodies through the cycles of life, and guiding bodies through space? What is it that draws dance artists to this profession? How do we acknowledge the specific needs of different communities and that all care is not equal/universal?

July 12
MELT Movie Night hosted by K.J. Holmes

Abrons Art Center Studio G05, 7:00 pm
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

Hosted by a different MELT teaching artist each week, the MELT “movie night” series features work on video that inspires, influences, engages and/or represents that artist's current creative process and artistic concerns. The screenings provide an opportunity for a more in-depth dialogue between students and teachers beyond the workshop setting, as well as a chance to connect in a more social environment. Free and open to the public.

July 19
MELT Movie Night hosted by TBA

Abrons Art Center Studio G05, 7:00 pm
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

Hosted by a different MELT teaching artist each week, the MELT “movie night” series features work on video that inspires, influences, engages and/or represents that artist's current creative process and artistic concerns. The screenings provide an opportunity for a more in-depth dialogue between students and teachers beyond the workshop setting, as well as a chance to connect in a more social environment. This event is free and open to the public.

July 21
Affect and Environs: to live is to leave traces
Biba Bell

Abrons Art Center Studio G05, 7:00 pm
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

Affect and Environs: to live is to leave traces Reading Group with Biba Bell This reading group triangulates three poetic though potentially unrelated texts. First, a manifesto of the tropical museum that intervenes against a history of South American colonialism in thought, aesthetics, embodied practice, and arts real estate. Second, a series of accounts negotiating the thickness of forces, affects, and sense that cluster out and about our everyday lives. Lastly, and looping back to the first, we encounter an architectural analysis framing the domestic stage (Adolf Loos against Le Corbusier) with an eye turned towards interiority, surface, fashion, and theatricality, most significantly an exuberant dwelling of Josephine Baker. Readings: Pablo León de la Barra, “Novo Museo Tropical.” In Choreographing Exhibitions, ed. Matthieu Copeland. Dijon: Les Presses Du Reel, 2014. Kathleen Stewart, “Atmospheric Attunements.” Rubric Issue 1 (2010): 2-14. Beatriz Columina, “The Split Wall: Domestic Voyeurism.” In Sexuality and Space: Princeton Papers on Architecture, ed. Beatriz Columina. Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996. MELT Reading Groups provide an opportunity to gather socially to discuss critical issues that speak to the work and practices of contemporary dance and movement-based artists. The reading groups are free and are led by various writers, artists and seminal thinkers in our field. Each reading group is anchored by a text or texts made available in advance. Check the website for details and to download readings. RSVP encouraged, space is limited. This event is open to the public, $3 suggested donation.

July 26
MELT Movie Night hosted by Jennifer Monson

Abrons Art Center Studio G05, 7:00 pm
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

Hosted by a different MELT teaching artist each week, the MELT “movie night” series features work on video that inspires, influences, engages and/or represents that artist's current creative process and artistic concerns. The screenings provide an opportunity for a more in-depth dialogue between students and teachers beyond the workshop setting, as well as a chance to connect in a more social environment. This event is free and open to the public.

July 28
Interview affairs with Steve Paxton and
Lisa Nelson

Abrons Art Center Studio G05, 7:00 pm
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

Interview affairs with Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson “Listening” Group with Myriam Van Imschoot Myriam Van Imschoot proposes her upcoming interview publication Conversations in Vermont as a springboard into a discussion about the interview as a tool to mine artistic thought, the legacies of Judson Dance Theater (also in respect to Neo-Judson) and the potential of dialogic formats for collaborative historical re/construction. This “listening” group constitutes the first public moment to test out research and interview materials as part of an interview publication under construction. Van Imschoot has been editing a body of interviews with two prolific American artists whose careers often intertwined and have been influencing generations of dance makers across the globe: Lisa Nelson and Steve Paxton. These interviews grew, over the years, into a mind-affair unique of its kind, and however raw and open, are ready to meet a public's ear. Preparatory Listening: Interview with Lisa Nelson on The Tuning Score (67'21"), January 26th, 2003. http://olga0.oralsite.be/oralsite/pages/Lisa_Nelson_on_Scores/ More interviews will be released on Oral Site after July 20th, 2016 http://oralsite.be/pages/Conversations_in_Vermont MELT Reading Groups provide an opportunity to gather socially to discuss critical issues that speak to the work and practices of contemporary dance and movement-based artists. The reading groups are free and are led by various writers, artists and seminal thinkers in our field. Each reading group is anchored by a text or texts made available in advance. Check the website for details and to download readings. RSVP encouraged, space is limited. This event is open to the public, $3 suggested donation.

August 2
MELT Movie Night hosted by Miguel Gutierrez

Abrons Art Center Studio G05, 7:00 pm
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

Hosted by a different MELT teaching artist each week, the MELT “movie night” series features work on video that inspires, influences, engages and/or represents that artist's current creative process and artistic concerns. The screenings provide an opportunity for a more in-depth dialogue between students and teachers beyond the workshop setting, as well as a chance to connect in a more social environment. This event is free and open to the public.

August 9
MELT Movie Night hosted by luciana achugar

Abrons Art Center Studio G05, 12:00 pm
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

Hosted by a different MELT teaching artist each week, the MELT “movie night” series features work on video that inspires, influences, engages and/or represents that artist's current creative process and artistic concerns. The screenings provide an opportunity for a more in-depth dialogue between students and teachers beyond the workshop setting, as well as a chance to connect in a more social environment. This event is free and open to the public.

August 11
MELT Reading Group led by Tara Willis

Abrons Art Center Studio G05, 7:00 pm
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

MELT Reading Groups provide an opportunity to gather socially to discuss critical issues that speak to the work and practices of contemporary dance and movement-based artists. The reading groups are free and are led by various writers, artists and seminal thinkers in our field. Each reading group is anchored by a text or texts made available in advance. RSVP encouraged, space is limited. $3 suggested donation, open to the public. Readings and topics available shortly.

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