Movement Research at the Judson Church. Photo by Ian Douglas.

PAST performance

Movement Research at the Judson Church - AoCC Curation by Maria Hupfield

Maria Hupfield


Emily Johnson


Rosy Simas

7:00pm – 8:00pm
May 23, 2022
Judson Memorial Church

55 Washington Square S New York, NY 10012

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  • Free.
  • No reservations required.

A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas, and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join Movement Research Artists-In-Residence and international guests each season in performing at the historic Judson Memorial Church.

This event is curated
by Maria Hupfield through the Artists of Color Council.

Curatorial Statement:
is an evening of performances featuring Rosy Simas and Emily Johnson gathered in the homelands of Lenni Lenape in Lenapehoking, New York City. This program features new works in progress that look beyond skyscrapers and beneath subways to embody long-standing Native cosmologies connected to the stars, land, and history on Turtle Island today. The title STaRWaLKeR takes its name from a Buffy Saint Marie song for its “incredible energy” and as a tribute to the generations of Native Americans connected throughout history to the present day and those yet to come.

COVID-19 Safety

For the HEALTH of OUR COMMUNITIES, we will continue to follow our current >>Movement Research COVID-19 Safety Protocols<< until further notice. These protocols require:

  • All participants, attendees, and visitors entering MR facilities at 122CC building and the Eden´s Expressway studio to be Fully Vaccinated.
  • All participants, attendees, and visitors must wear masks during the entire duration of events or classes.

As a reminder, these protocols were in compliance with the Emergency Executive Order 225 put in place by New York City -in effect since September 18, 2021-. Find the New York City safety mandate as downloadable file here>> Executive Emergency Order 225 New York City Safety Mandate<< or visit The Official Website of the City of New York. >>View the Key to NYC Guidelines<<

Accessibility Note:

The accessible entrance located at 243 Thompson St. is closed. The elevator at Judson Memorial Church is temporarily out of order. The elevator connects Level 1 (street access) to Level 3 (Meeting Room where performances take place) and Level B or basement (where restrooms are located). Please note that these spaces are interconnected by stairs only until elevator service is restored.

For access information or requests, please contact Christopher UnpezVerde Núñez at [email protected] or (212) 598-0551 (voice only).

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