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Miguel Gutierrez

2:30pm – 6:30pm
August 2, 2021
Movement Research

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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  • This workshop will happen in-person at Movement Research's First Avenue studios.
  • Workshop participants must be fully vaccinated.

This workshop will happen in-person at Movement Research's First Avenue studios.

Please note: Workshops participants must be fully vaccinated prior to the start of the workshop.

About this workshop:

This workshop is a laboratory space for intentional community where we focus on the creative process in making movement-based performance and dance. I will offer prompts for you to make short performances and then we will reverse engineer your process through a series of questions after you perform. In this way your work’s “aboutness” is revealed to you through what you make and how you make it. Interdisciplinarity, working solo, working with others, simple to sophisticated uses of media – all of it is welcome. I’ll also offer suggested reading and viewing lists. The reading ranges from artist statements to critical theory, covering embodiment, race, gender, sexuality, ability, and process. The viewing selections represent a subjective list of performances that inspire me and reject conventional notions of choreography. 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. Throughout the week we consider the contemporary context and its relation to the work you make. There is no one way to make work.

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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...