PAST melt

[In-person] A patient unfolding: We will build this moment together

Jasmine Hearn

10:00am – 12:00pm
July 11, 2022
MR, 122CC – Ninth Street Studio

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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  • Pre-registration is required.
  • No drop-ins. Participants must register for the full workshop.

Covid-19 Safety Notice
updated on July 8th, 2022

New York City is currently experiencing HIGH transmission levels of COVID-19. For Week One of MELT (July 11-15), Movement Research will require all participants to complete a COVID rapid test for each day you are on-site at a Movement Research location. Tests for participants can be provided. Email [email protected].

  • All participants, attendees, and visitors participating in MELT workshops must be Fully Vaccinated.
  • All participants, attendees, and visitors must wear K95 or KN95 masks during the entire duration of the workshop. MR will provide K95/KN95 masks if you do not have/bring your own.
  • As variants continue to arise and circumstances around the virus shift we may announce updated COVID protocols closer to the date of the workshops. Please note, any updated COVID protocols will require that all participants, attendees, and visitors must wear a K95 or KN95 mask during the entire duration of the workshop.
  • If circumstances related to COVID-19 arise that prevent you from attending a workshop(s) for which you have pre-registered, you will be issued a full refund.

    Read the >>Movement Research COVID-19 Safety Protocols<< in FULL.

This is an [In-person] MELT workshop happening at
MR's Ninth Street Studio.


Pre-registration is required. No drop-ins.
Participants must register for the full workshop.

Workshop Description:

Jasmine will begin each morning with a guided warm-up that prioritizes pleasure, listening, remembering, imagining, centering, and expanding. They will provide a recipe of dance, somatic, and vocal traditions and methodologies, which will reference a variety of teachers and teaching moments as keys to routes and landmarks to be in movement and stillness. Jasmine intends to offer language rooted in color, sensation, and feeling to invite participants to dance in order to remember and imagine their own spectrum of experience, memory, fantasy, and expression.

Each class will end with a structured improvisational score, recipe, and/or loose phrase. At the end of the week, we will name who we have been referencing and create a bibliography and agree on how we will collectively remember what we have built.

The Container:
You will be asked to
listen to land and memory
move, write, sound, and sketch
still yourself
care for yourself
source your personal story and memory
name who/what you are sourcing
reference your understanding of color
archive and craft live compositions in relationship with others
remember together

The Project:
As part of Jasmine´s expanding practice project, A Patient Practice, July 13th and 14th movement classes will be co-taught by Jasmine and guest artists.

A Patient Practice is a map of conversations practiced and performed around the country by artist Jasmine Hearn with Hearn’s mentors and teachers. It names and celebrates their connections through the creation of choreographic and sonic maps centering intergenerational play and study. In New York, Hearn will work with NY-based artists and organizers as they reference the lessons and memories that they share together.

[Image Description: Jasmine, a person with dark brown skin and a shaved head lays on the floor on their left side in a white short-sleeved garment. With their eyes closed, a black rope drapes over their shoulders while one hand cover’s Jasmine’s heart. The walls are white and covered with vibrant brown, pink, black, and blue artwork by Lovie Olivia.]

Accessibility Notes:

ASL interpretation is available upon request at least two weeks in advance to the event. To submit a request, please email [email protected] with the subject line "ASL interpretation request MELT Summer 2022.”

Audio Description is available upon request at least three weeks in advance to the event. To submit a request, please email [email protected] with the subject line "Audio Description interpretation request MELT Summer 2022.

About the Studio
The Ninth St Studio is located on the first floor of 122 Community Center. Studio door is 35.5 inches wide x 96 inches high. The studio has a low-rise wooden floor. A ramp, located at the entrance of the studio, allows easy access to the wooden floor. There are five columns distributed through the studio space. Three columns are 20 inches wide, two are 16 inches wide. All of them are duly outlined with red masking tape at mid and floor level for easy identification. Ninth St Studio is a fragrance/scent-free space.

For access requests and questions, please contact Christopher Unpezverde Núñez at [email protected], subject line "MELT Jasmine Hearn."

Accessibility information about Movement Research 122 Community Center.

Accessibility information about Ninth Street Studio.



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Jasmine Hearn

Jasmine Hearn was born and raised on occupied lands now known as Houston, TX. They are an interdisciplinary artist, director, choreographer, organizer, teaching artist, and a 2017 and 2021 Bessies award-winning performer. Jasmine’s commitment to...