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.

  • Movement Research at the Judson Church will resume Fall 2018
  • FREE MELT Summer 2018 Reading Groups with mayfield brooks and Jill Sigman!

Our Performance & Event Series

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Movement Research at Judson Church

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

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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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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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MELT–FREE ADVICE

Evvie Allison, Alice MacDonald
Thu Jul 12 6:30pm - 8:30pm

MELT Reading Group

mayfield brooks
Mon Jul 23 7:00pm - 9:00pm

MELT Reading Group

Jill Sigman
Thu Aug 2 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Festival

The twice-annual Movement Research Festival explores contemporary dance forms through performances, classes, workshops, contact jams, multimedia installations and discursive formats. The Festivals are led by teams of artist-curators. The Fall Festival centers around performances at our long-time festival home, Danspace Project, while the Spring Festival is programmed and produced in various locations that are selected and shaped by the curatorial team. These two approaches 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.

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Movement Research Gala

Thank you for joining us in honoring Yoshiko Chuma, Dona Ann McAdams, and Lori E. Seid!

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