Photo by Paula Lobo

PAST melt


Miguel Gutierrez

10:00am – 2:00pm
August 3, 2020

Movement Research offers this MELT workshop virtually over Zoom.

Workshop description:

This workshop focuses on the creative process in making movement-based performance and dance. I offer proposals for you to make short performances and then through a series of questions you become aware of what your tendencies and strategies are. The “aboutness” of you work is revealed to you through the work you make and the way you make it. As Moshe Feldenkrais said, “If you know what you are doing, you can do what you want.” We will make, discuss, improvise and watch each other’s work. I distribute articles ranging from artist statements to critical theory to contribute additional voices to the mix. My interest is in creating a space in which traditional notions of dance are critiqued, absorbed or discarded in the service of creating performance that comes from a vital place. An ongoing question throughout the workshop is to consider the contemporary context and its relation to the work you make. Moving this workshop online means that we expand some of the possibilities for how to make and present work.

MELT Zoom Etiquette Guidelines:

  • We ask that you please "Mute" yourself when you are not verbally participating.
  • Please do your best to arrive on time and stay for the duration of the session. If you plan to leave early, inform the faculty member at the top of class using the "Chat" function in your Zoom window.
  • Experiencing connectivity or technological issues? Either use the "Chat" function to communicate with the MR administrator, or email “[email protected]" and someone will assist you as soon as possible.



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Miguel Gutierrez

Miguel Gutierrez is a choreographer, composer, performer, singer, writer, educator, and Feldenkrais Method practitioner who lives in Brooklyn. He is a 2016 Doris Duke Artist. His work has been presented in over 60 cities around the world, most r...