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.

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GPS Chats

GPS Chats offers GPS artists and cultural producers an informal platform to discuss their work in the independent contemporary dance sector within their cultural contexts and the influence of international exchange on the development of their practices.

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About Movement Research Festivals:

Movement Research Festivals, curated by a team of artists, explore contemporary dance forms through performances, classes, workshops, and discursive events. MR Festivals allow for a varied investigation and exploration into current artistic concerns and reflect Movement Research’s mission of valuing artists, their creative process, and their vital role within society. The Fall Festival centers around performances at our long-time festival home, Danspace Project.

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Movement Research at the Judson Church

A high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights at Judson Memorial Church throughout the Fall and Spring seasons. Movement Research at the Judson Church is one of a number of MR programs intended to serve as a creative laboratory and incubator for wide-ranging artistic investigations in movement-based forms; this series is a platform for artists at various stages of their creative development.

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Ani Gavino/ Malayaworks, Tomomi Fujii, Athena Kokoronis

Mon Jan 31 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Performance

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

For the Spring 2022 season, Open Performance artists will be selected through a lottery system. This is a change from prior years, when sign-up for the series was first come, first serve.

The Spring 2022 season Open Performance sign-up form will open at 10:00am EST on Monday January 24th and will close at 5:00pm on Monday January 31st. Once closed, artists participating in the Spring 2022 Open Performance season will be determined by a lottery process.

>>Read the "How To Show Work" section below and follow the steps on creating a Submittable account. >>Sign-up for OPEN PERFORMANCE<<

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Studies Project

An artist-curated series of panel discussions, participatory dialogues and community conversations that focus on provocative, timely issues of aesthetics and philosophy at the intersection of dance and social politics.

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

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Movement Research Gala

Our annual Gala at Judson Memorial Church has been postponed until further notice. Please check back on here for updates.

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