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.

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Our Classes


Morning Classes

Daily morning classes are held at 10am and led by a rotating roster of Movement Research faculty. All classes $14. MR Class Cards are applicable.


Morning Class

Gwen Welliver
Tue & Thu, Feb 19 – Feb 21 10:00am–12:00pm

Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Vicky Shick
Wed Feb 20 10:00am–11:30am

Morning Class

Vicky Shick
Tue & Thu, Feb 26 – Feb 28 10:00am–12:00pm

Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Cecily Campbell
Wed, Feb 27 – Mar 13 10:00am–11:30am

Morning Class

Molly Lieber
10:00am–12:00pm

Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Leah Ives
Wed Mar 20 10:00am–11:30am

Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Shelley Senter
Wed, Mar 27 – Apr 3 10:00am–11:30am

Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Marc Crousillat
Wed, Apr 10 – Apr 24 10:00am–11:30am

Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Kimberly Fulmer
Wed, May 1 – May 15 10:00am–11:30am

Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Sandra Grinberg
Wed, May 22 – Jun 5 10:00am–11:30am

Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Eva Karczag
Wed Jun 12 10:00am–11:30am

Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Trisha Brown Dance Company
Wed, Jun 19 – Jun 26 10:00am–11:30am
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Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Movement Research partners with the Trisha Brown Dance Company to host weekly Company Class taught by a rotating cast of former company members. See Morning Class section above for current schedule.


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 Randy Warshaw Studios. All classes $14 unless otherwise noted. MR Class Cards are applicable at Eden's Expressway, and Randy Warshaw Studio only.


Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

Barbara Mahler
Tue & Thu, Sep 4 – Feb 28 10:00am–12:00pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers

Johanna S. Meyer
Tue, Sep 4 – Feb 26 2:00pm–3:15pm

Witchcraft – a Corporeal Practice

iele paloumpis
Thu, Sep 6 – Feb 28 10:00am–12:00pm

Klein™/Barre: Klein Technique™ as related to dance

Barbara Mahler
Fri, Sep 7 – Feb 22 10:00am–12:00pm

BodyMind Dancing™

Martha Eddy
Mon, Sep 10 – Feb 25 6:15pm–7:30pm

Qi Gong + Meditation with WellMan

Laurel Atwell, Tess Dworman
Mon, Sep 17 – Feb 25 10:00am–12:00pm

Topf Technique/Dynamic Anatomy®

Lise Brenner
Wed, Jan 2 – Feb 27 10:00am–12:00pm

Feldenkrais®

Antonio Ramos
Wed, Jan 2 – Mar 27 12:30pm–2:00pm

Alexander Technique

Sarah White-Ayón
Wed, Jan 2 – Feb 27 2:00pm–3:00pm

Witchcraft – a Corporeal Practice

iele paloumpis
Fri, Mar 1 – Jul 25 10:00am–12:00pm

Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

Barbara Mahler
Tue & Thu, Mar 5 – Aug 29 10:00am–12:00pm

Pilates Mat Class for Dancers

Johanna S. Meyer
Tue, Mar 5 – Aug 27 2:00pm–3:15pm

Topf Technique/Dynamic Anatomy®

Jaime Ortega
Wed, Mar 6 – Apr 24 10:00am–12:00pm

Alexander Technique

Emily Faulkner
Wed, Mar 6 – Mar 13 2:00pm–3:00pm

Feldenkrais®

Tasha Taylor
Wed, Apr 3 – Apr 24 12:30pm–2:00pm

Alexander Technique

Emily Faulkner
Wed, Apr 3 – May 8 2:00pm–3:00pm

Topf Technique/Dynamic Anatomy®

Jen Harmon
Wed, May 1 – Jun 26 10:00am–12:00pm

Feldenkrais®

Rebecca Davis
Wed, May 1 – Jun 26 12:30pm–2:00pm

Alexander Technique

Alice MacDonald
Wed, May 15 – Jun 26 2:00pm–3:00pm

Topf Technique/Dynamic Anatomy®

Lise Brenner
Wed, Jul 3 – Jul 31 10:00am–12:00pm

Feldenkrais®

Tasha Taylor
Wed, Jul 3 – Jul 31 12:30pm–2:00pm

Feldenkrais®

TBA
Wed, Aug 7 – Aug 28 12:30pm–2:00pm
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Improvisational Forms

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.


The Underscore

Underscore Facilitators, Lucy Mahler
Oct 14 2:00pm–6:00pm

Contact Improvisation

Bradley Teal Ellis
Wed, Feb 6 – Feb 27 6:30pm–8:30pm

Contact Improvisation - The Basics

Elise Knudson
Thu, Feb 7 – Feb 28 6:00pm–8:00pm

The Athletics of Intimacy

Johanna S. Meyer
Sat, Feb 16 – Mar 16 11:00am–1:00pm

Contact Improvisation

Bradley Teal Ellis
Wed, Mar 6 – Mar 27 6:30pm–8:30pm

Contact Improvisation - The Basics

Elise Knudson
Thu, Mar 7 – Mar 14 6:00pm–8:00pm

Contact Improvisation - The Basics

Sarah Konner
Thu, Mar 21 – Mar 28 6:00pm–8:00pm

The Athletics of Intimacy

K.J. Holmes
Sat, Mar 23 – May 11 11:00am–1:00pm

The Athletics of Intimacy

TBA
Sat, May 18 – Jun 29 11:00am–1:00pm
14 additional events

Sunday Process Labs

Sunday Process Labs are a series of three-hour, low-cost sessions on Sunday afternoons, providing an opportunity for a substantive peer exchange in a lab-type setting. Sessions are facilitated by movement-based artists who share their individual creative practices and process. Currently on hiatus as of Fall 2017.


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.

Ballet for Contemporary Dancers

Janet Panetta
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri, Feb 28 – Aug 30 12:00pm–2:00pm

Our Workshops


Workshops

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.

The Sounding Body: Vocal Freedom

Anaïs Maviel
Wed, Mar 6 – Mar 20 6:30pm–8:30pm

Moving, Sounding & Acting: Improvisation & Liberation

Janis Brenner
Mar 16 – Mar 17 11:00am–3:00pm

The Sounding Body: Voice as Movement

Peter Sciscioli
Wed, Mar 27 – Apr 10 6:30pm–8:30pm

Infinite Affinities

K.J. Holmes
Thu, Mar 28 – Apr 25 6:00pm–9:00pm

The Sounding Body: Speaking in Tongues

mayfield brooks
Wed, Apr 24 – May 8 6:30pm–8:30pm
3 additional events

MELT


Summer MELT 2019

July 8-August 9,2019

EARLYBIRD Registration opens April 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.

Learn more about MELT

Our classes and workshops are located in a variety of studio spaces across New York.