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/Global Practice Sharing 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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Movement Research at the Judson Church (June 5, 2023)

AJ Wilson and Micah Lat, Zona Limítrofe, Yanghee Lee, Maria J Hacket
Mon Jun 5 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.

OPEN CALL for Open Performance is CLOSED!

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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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[In-Person] Studies Project: Lotto Royale in New York

John Hoobyar, Camila Malenchini, Layton Lachman
Wed Jun 14 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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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