Our low-cost, ongoing, drop-in classes and workshops are led by established, progressive dance artists, frequently those seminal in the contemporary field of movement and other arts disciplines, which attract local, national and international students.
In the wake of Covid-19, Movement Research is offering FREE online classes through Zoom. Sign up for classes by following the registration link on individual class pages. Our Calendar offers a week-to-week view of online class offerings.
- Movement Research online programming is FREE, and we welcome donations of any size on our "Support" tab ^ Thank you!
- Classes are open-level. New to a movement class? Welcome! Take a moment to review the class description and the faculty bio before class starts.
- New to Zoom? So are we. Review our MR Zoom Class Etiquette Guidelines posted on a class webpage before class begins.
Physical Inquiry and Somatic Practices
A series of ongoing, weekly drop-in classes based in a variety of modalities and body practices, designed to expand one’s understanding and efficient use of the body. Classes are suitable for professional dancers and non-dancers alike and are held throughout the year at Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center through a partnership with Gibney Dance, and at the historic Eden’s Expressway, and at Movement Research's new home at 150 First Avenue. All classes $14 unless otherwise noted. MR Class Cards are applicable at Eden's Expressway, and MR, 122CC only.
[Virtual] Pilates Mat Class for Dancers
Johanna S. Meyer
|Tue, Sep 8 – Dec 22||9:00am–10:00am|
[Virtual] Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement
|Thu, Sep 10 – Dec 17||1:00pm–2:15pm|
[Virtual] Qi Gong
|Fri, Sep 11 – Dec 18||10:00am–11:30am|
[Virtual] BodyMind Dancing™
|Mon, Sep 14 – Dec 21||6:00pm–7:00pm|
[Virtual] Topf Technique/Dynamic Anatomy®
|Tue, Oct 13 – Dec 22||1:00pm–2:30pm|
[Virtual] Alexander Technique
|Wed, Dec 2 – Dec 23||9:00am–10:00am|
|Wed, Dec 2 – Dec 23||12:30pm–1:30pm|
[Virtual] The Sounding Body: Voicing Coexistence
|Wed, Dec 2 – Dec 16||6:30pm–8:30pm|
Movement Research hosts a variety of classes in improvisational forms. Weekly Contact Improvisation classes take place in the evenings at Eden's Expressway and Gibney Dance 280 Broadway. The Underscore, developed by Nancy Stark Smith, is held monthly at Eden's Expressway on every second Sunday and led by a rotating roster of Underscore Facilitators. On Saturday mornings, K.J. Holmes leads Athletics of Intimacy, which explores dancing through the improvisational lenses of somatics, contact improvisation, and perceptual composition.
[Virtual] The Athletics of Intimacy
|Sat, Sep 12 – Dec 19||11:00am–1:00pm|
Trisha Brown Dance Company Class
In the wake of COVID-19, Movement Research partners with the Trisha Brown Dance Company to host a $10 online weekly Company Class through Zoom taught by a rotating cast of current and former company members. See Morning Class section above for current schedule.
[Virtual] Trisha Brown Dance Company Class
|Wed, Dec 9 – Dec 16||10:30am–11:45am|
Janet Panetta Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
Janet Panetta teaches Ballet for Contemporary Dancers four days a week ongoing. She has trained dancers in many of the major American companies such as American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, as well as many European companies such as ROSAS and Pina Bausch.
[Virtual] Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
|Fri, Nov 6 – Dec 18||11:00am–12:45pm|
Workshops assist the pursuit of deeper levels of exploration into new dance processes, techniques, and ways of thinking and working, for faculty and students alike. Workshops are scheduled during MELT (Summer and Winter Intensives), in conjunction with the Movement Research Festival and at various times throughout the year.
Solo/Duo Dancing: a workshop for improvised choreographies
|Tue & Thu, Dec 1 – Dec 10||10:00am–12:00pm|
[Virtual] Summer MELT 2020
July 6-August 8
Registration opens June 1.
About MELT: Movement Research’s Winter and Summer intensives featuring the most innovative teachers and creators in dance today. Workshops include technique, composition, somatic practices, and improvisation as well as non-studio topics like lighting design, reading groups, and “movie” nights.
Our classes and workshops are located in a variety of studio spaces across New York.