We program a variety of events throughout the year: panel discussions, roundtables, work-in-progress performances as well as an annual gala and a biannual festival.

Events take place at a variety of locations. Check individual event details for location and directions.

You can apply to show work as part of Movement Research at the Judson Church and Open Performance. Click on a series to learn more.

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Movement Research at Judson Church

A high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights throughout the fall/winter and spring seasons. Movement Research at the Judson Church supports experiments in performance rather than fully produced works. Artists are selected by a rotating peer panel of artists.

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Tingying Ma, Kensaku Shinohara, Ea Torrado, Zhaxi Wangjia

Mon Oct 2 8:00pm - 9:00pm

massimiliano balduzzi, HECTOR CANONGE, Fana Fraser, The Olimpias

Mon Oct 9 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Aye Eckerson, Audrey Elaine Hailes, Lailye Weidman

Mon Oct 16 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Jaimé Yawa Dzandu, Havanna Fisher, Mina Nishimura, kris seto + shoey sun | v e s s e l s |

Mon Oct 30 8:00pm - 9:00pm

9 additional events

Open Performance

A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process.

Open Performance takes place on Tuesday evenings at 7pm at Eden's Expressway. Admission is free and there are no reservations. A suggested donation of $3 or more is asked of those able to contribute. 

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Open Performance

Tue Sep 26 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Tue Oct 3 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Tue Oct 10 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Tue Oct 24 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Tue Oct 31 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Tue Nov 7 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Tue Nov 14 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Tue Nov 21 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Tue Dec 5 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Tue Dec 19 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Tue Jan 9 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Tue Jan 16 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Tue Jan 23 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Open Performance

Tue Jan 30 7:00pm - 8:30pm
10 additional events

Studies Project

A series of artist-instigated panel discussions, roundtables, performances and/or other formats that engage issues of aesthetics, philosophy and social politics relevant to the dance and performance community.

All Studies Project events are free and open to the public.

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Studies Project: Stories, Strategies and Practices

Stephanie Acosta, Arthur Aviles, Stanley Gambucci, Ebony Noelle Golden, lily bo shapiro, Eli Tamondong
Tue Oct 10 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Studies Project: interdisciplinary responses to the political moment

Pramila Vasudevan, Piotr Szyhalski, Salome Asega, Jill Sigman
Tue Nov 7 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Movement Research Festival Fall 2017 Studies Project

Wed Nov 29 6:30pm - 8:00pm


The twice-annual festival explores contemporary dance forms through performances, classes, workshops, contact jams, multimedia installations and discursive formats. The Fall Festival continues to focus on improvisation and is shaped by Movement Research’s programming staff in collaboration with curatorial advisors who bring their own interests and ideas to specific festival events. The Spring Festival is produced by a team of artist-curators who determine the emphasis, shape, and programming. Together, these two approaches allow for a varied investigation and exploration into current artistic concerns.

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Movement Research Gala

Join us for the Movement Research 2017 Gala on Monday, May 8 at the Judson Memorial Church to celebrate 25 Years of Movement Research at the Judson Church and 50 Issues of the Movement Research Performance JournalTickets are available for the dinner as well as for the performance/party.

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