PAST event

[In-person] Studies Project: ONE SHOT: BOOK LAUNCH & PERFORMANCE

Meg Stuart


Mark Tompkins

6:30pm – 8:00pm
September 20, 2022
MR, 122CC – Ninth Street Studio

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

Loading map...
Map it
Astor Place
1st Ave
2nd Avenue

[In-person] Studies Project:
Meg Stuart, Mark Tompkins & Hahn Rowe

This is a Free event. Spaces are limited.
Reservations required.

>> RSVP HERE!! <<

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 participants, attendees, and visitors entering MR facilities at 122CC to be Fully Vaccinated and wear masks during the entire duration of events.


Since 2016, Meg Stuart and Mark Tompkins have shared their passion for improvisation in radically different landscapes and contexts, giving workshops and performances, and gathering texts and images to make ONE SHOT, a book about the labyrinth of real-time composition.

During this event, Meg Stuart and Mark Tompkins will share insights about their creative practice, the making of the book, and their shared improvisation practice. How they do it will be an experiment!

About ONE SHOT project:
"We made a LEXICON of keywords in improvisation for the book. In 2019, during a lab in Burdag Poland, we created a duet - also called ONE SHOT - that Gilles filmed from the inside. We chose 20 words from the LEXICON, wrote them on cards, and put them face down on the floor. Whenever we want, we pick a card, BY CHANCE, show it to the audience and talk and/or dance. The words create the dynamic flow of our actions: dancing, speaking, listening, touching, and reflecting. Since then, we have performed ONE SHOT five times. Sometimes there is a musician, sometimes there are props or costumes. Everything depends on the context of the performance.” -Meg Stuart and Mark Tompkins

For more details about the project and the book please visit One Shot Book.

Accessibility Note:

Accessibility information about Movement Research 122 Community Center.

Accessibility information about NINTH STREET Studio.

For access requests, including ASL interpretation and Audio Description please contact Christopher Unpezverde Núñez at [email protected], subject line "Studies Project."

Learn more about Studies Project

Related Artists

Meg Stuart

Meg Stuart is an American choreographer and dancer, living and working in Berlin (D) and Brussels (B). In 1994, Stuart founded her company Damaged Goods in Brussels. Together they have worked on over thirty productions, ranging from solos such ...

Mark Tompkins

MARK TOMPKINS American dancer, choreographer, singer, and teacher founded the Company I.D.A. in 1983. Over time, his way of fabricating unidentified performance objects by mixing dance, music, song, text, and video has become his signature. Solo...