Cynthia Chang, photo by Ian Douglas

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.

Movement Research at the Judson Church artists are selected through an application process reviewed by a rotating committee of peer artists; each season the Artists of Color Council (AoCC) invites a member of the community to curate three artists to participate. These artists are joined by Movement Research Artists-in-Residence and GPS/MRX exchange artists.

Movement Research at the Judson Church is unable to resume at this time, and continues to be suspended through December 31, 2020.

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Movement Research at the Judson Church is a free event series that draws audiences from the dance community and general public. Because Movement Research supports creative process and not final product, the series is designed to support the exploration of ideas, and is not a platform to showcase fully produced works. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists. Work shown in this series must not exceed a maximum of 15 minutes. Artists selected for the series will receive a $200 performance fee.

While the application for Movement Research at the Judson Church is currently not open, this page serves as a reference for the application process when it is open.

There is only standard (non-theatrical) lighting and a sound system capable of connecting to a device via an auxiliary cable (iPhone 6 and lower, iPods, laptops, etc). No other technical equipment will be available for use unless you provide and operate that equipment independently. The dance floor dimensions are 46’7” wide by 49’5” deep. This measurement does not include the altar, audience, or back of house.


Application Guidelines:

Be prepared to provide the following information when submitting your online application. You may not save applications in progress. Once applications are submitted they cannot be edited. Movement Research will accept only one application per artist or artist collaboration, collective or company; artists can only be a lead artist on ONE application per cycle.

  1. Artist(s), Collective OR Company Name: This is how you would credit yourself in marketing or publicity materials. If applying under a Collective or Company Name and there are multiple lead artists on the project, please list their full names and provide an email address for each artist.
  2. Contact Information: If applying as a Collaboration or Collective, please determine who is the main contact.
  3. Summary of Proposed Project (50 words or less) 1-2 sentences clearly and concisely describing the proposed project indicating what type of performance work you consider it to be, whether it is a solo or group work, if it is a collaborative project, and any other relevant factual information about the proposed work.
  4. Project Description (250 words or less) that briefly and clearly elaborates the ideas/process you will be investigating.
  5. Brief Statement of Intent (100 words or less) Movement Research at the Judson Church is a low-tech in-process series. What do you hope to gain or understand by showing work in this context?
  6. Artist(s), Collective or Company Bio (200 words or less).
  7. One (1) Work Sample that best represents your artistic process. Your sample does NOT need to be of the work you are proposing for Judson. It may be a performance sample or a sample of ideas in progress (for example, rehearsal footage of new research).
    1. We ONLY accept online videos. Please provide a link to a URL, either YouTube or Vimeo. Vimeo is preferred.
    2. Include one cue point to a representative 2 minute section.
    3. Sample should contain as much of the full work as possible in case the panel wants to watch more than the cued selection.
    4. Be aware that, due to the volume of applicants, we cannot guarantee that the committee will watch more than 2 minutes of your sample. Please choose your cue point accordingly.
    5. Sample must show contiguous footage of work. Documentation video with light editing of a multi-camera shoot of a single performance is acceptable, as long as the performance still unfolds in “real-time.” If your work sample is of a durational or installation based work contact Movement Research for approval of an acceptable alternative video format for this type of work sample. Edited excerpts, such as “promo-videos,” “teasers” or “choreography reels” will not be accepted. All edited samplings of clips will be disqualified.
  8. Work Sample Information
    1. Is this sample a version of the work you are proposing to perform at Judson?
    2. Work Sample Description (75 words or less) that explains what stage of your project this work sample represents, or if it is of another project, please explain why you chose this specific work sample and how it relates to your current proposal.
    3. Please provide a list of collaborators, including performers, composers, designers, etc.Is this sample a version of the work you are proposing to perform at Judson?
  9. Completed Demographic Information Form (accessible via the link at the end of the online application).
    1. If you are applying as a collaboration or collective, all lead artists included on application must complete the demographic form.

Thank you for reading the above guidelines. You're now ready to apply! Click here to access the online application form. Questions? Email [email protected]


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. MR at the Judson Church is a free event and draws audiences from the dance community and general public. Because MR supports creative process, not final product, the Movement Research at the Judson Church series is for exploration of ideas, not a venue for fully produced work on a season's presentation. Artists are selected by a rotating selection committee of peer artists. Work shown in this series must not exceed a maximum of 15 minutes. Artists selected for the series will receive a $200 performance fee.


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May 18, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

[POSTPONED] Movement Research at the Judson Church

John Jasperse, Mixed Messages at PsychoZen.org, Londs Reuter, Vita Taurke
May 11, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

[POSTPONED] Movement Research at the Judson Church

Jessica Cook, Brendan Drake, Kyli Kleven, Marissa Perel, Leonard Cruz Tanztheater
May 04, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

[POSTPONED] Movement Research at the Judson Church

April 27, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

[POSTPONED] Movement Research at the Judson Church

Tomomi Fujii, Glenn Potter-Takata a.k.a. GORN, Zavé Martohardjono, Sandra Portal-Andreu
April 13, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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Emma Rose Brown, Yoshiko Chuma, Francisco Córdova, Alex Romania, Angelica Tolentino
Apr 6, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

[Postponed] Movement Research at the Judson Church

andrea haenggi & urban mosses, Ani Gavino/ Malayaworks, Benjamin Akio Kimitch, Raymond Pinto
Mar 16, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, Josie Bettman, Ilona Bito, Jasmine Hearn
Mar 9, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Malcolm-x Betts, Movement of the People Dance Company, n ï m company, Laurel Snyder
Mar 2, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Cathy Weis, Kevin Quiles Bonilla, Zack Fuller and Emily Smith, Karen Bernard
Feb 17, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Maura Bailey, Aminah Ibrahim, Athena Malloy and Connor Voss, Paige Phillips
Feb 10, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

André M. Zachery/Renegade Performance Group, K.J. Holmes, HeJin Jang
Feb 3, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Athena Kokoronis, Doug LeCours & Iris McCloughan, nonsuch collab: Samantha Mohr, Candace Scarborough, and Elizabeth de Lise, Collin Kelly
Jan 27, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Jin Young CHOI, Karen Fennell, Maura Garcia, Joanna Kotze
Jan 20, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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Jan 13, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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Movement Research at the Judson Church

Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska, Magda Jędra, Elisabeth Motley, Emily Winkler-Morey
Dec 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Fana Fraser, Jonathan Matthews / Holly Sass, Elisaveta Penkova, Sharleen Chidiac and Dancers
Dec 2, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Juli Brandano, Alice Heyward & Megan Payne, John Hoobyar, Rourou Ye
Nov 25, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Sanchel Brown and India Hyman, Annie Heath/Heath in Progress, Kennie Zhou/Yiyi Liu
Nov 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Sahar Damoni, Nicole Goodwin, Pei Ling Ho, Julie Mayo
Nov 4, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Yassmine Benchrifa, Mohamed Lamqayssi, The Sheep Riot, Will Rawls
Oct 28, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Raha Behnam, Blaze Ferrer, Noah Witke Mele, Sherah Shipman and Joy-Marie Thompson
Oct 14, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Joy Norton, Oskar Sinclair, Heaven Anaiah Spencer and Starshaé Mitchell, Emily Waters and Mercy Viola
Oct 7, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Babacar Top / Topdance Company , Eryka Dellenbach, Adrienne Westwood, Vincent Chong aka Crystal Monkey & Clara Lu
Sep 30, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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Sep 16, 2019 9:00pm - 9:45pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Pelenakeke (Keke) Brown, Zachary Tye Richardson, Erik Thurmond, Anh Vo
Sep 16, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

La Mujer Maravilla Project, ILIANA OLALDE, Inés Terra, Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya
May 20, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Malcolm-x Betts, Nana Chinara, Leslie Cuyjet, Kyli Kleven
May 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

David Appel, MarinaLaRivera, Pele Bauch, Nora Sharp
May 6, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Meredith Glisson, LVJ Performance Co, Thomas Tyger Moore & Adrianne Ansley
Apr 29, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Oluwadamilare Ayorinde, Janeill Cooper, K.Go, Ye'ela Wilschanski
Apr 22, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Paul Singh / Singh & Dance, Sarah A.O. Rosner, Te Ao Mana, Cathy Weis
Apr 15, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Gabriella Carmichael, Caroline Garcia, NiNi Dongnier | FIELD MOTION, Diana Crum
Apr 8, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Rodney Bell, mayfield brooks, Lisa Parra, Ogemdi Ude, David Zambrano
Apr 1, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Anna Bjella and Nyah Duckworth, Aye Eckerson, Ben Gorodetsky / Flesh Mob, Nisha Ha
Mar 25, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

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Movement Research at the Judson Church

DaEun Jung, Benjamin Akio Kimitch, Susannah Simpson, Tatyana Tenenbaum & Collaborators
Mar 11, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Julianne Chapple / Future Leisure, Emmilou Rößling, Yolette Yellow-Duke
Mar 4, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Alfonso Cervera and Irvin Gonzalez, Evelyn Lilian Sanchez Narvaez, Deneane Richburg
Feb 25, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Yunkyung Hur, Eva Kronberga, Jānis Putniņš, Tyler Rai
Jan 21, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Cora Laszlo, MATHETA Dance, The Moving Performance Company (Vernita Nemec aka N'Cognita/ Verónica Peña/ Lorin Roser)
Jan 14, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Justin Cabrillos, Pat Catterson and Yoshiko Chuma, Tina Wang
Jan 7, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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Pat Catterson, Yoshiko Chuma
Jan 5, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Paloma McGregor/Angela's Pulse, Nile Harris, Jasmine Hearn, Maya Lee-Parritz
Dec 10, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Anjoli Chadha/ Sentient Dance, Aleksandra Borys, Wojciech Grudziński, Ramona Sekulovic
Dec 3, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

IV Castellanos and Amanda Hunt, Catie Leasca, Marissa Perel, Petra Zanki
Nov 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Patricia Hoffbauer, Anna Natt, Karen Bernard, Jennifer Nugent
Nov 12, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Ayano Elson, Ethan “Simba” Graham, Anya Liftig, Tom Tsai
Nov 5, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Justin Allen, Ambika Raina, Alex Romania
Oct 22, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Han Yu, True Wells Theatre, Em Papineau and Sofia Engelman, Kevon Simpson, Nicole Wolcott
Oct 8, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Havanna Fisher, Orlando Hernández, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, Lorene Bouboushian/UNDOING AND DOING
Oct 1, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Antonio Ramos and The Gang Bangers, Rachel Sigrid Freeburg, Wendell Gray II, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel
Sep 17, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Bailey Allshouse, Lorene Bouboushian/UNDOING AND DOING, Keith Hennessy
May 21, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

J. Bouey, mayfield brooks, Courtney Krantz, Kate Watson-Wallace
May 14, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Kim Brandt, Marion Spencer, Alexandra Tatarsky, Jana Lynne (JL) Umipig
May 7, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Julia Gladstone, Maho Ogawa, The Olimpias, Lisa Parra
Apr 23, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Wendell Gray II, Antonio Ramos
Apr 17, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

andrea haenggi & urban mosses, The Movement Playground, NIcky Paraiso, Katie Workum
Apr 16, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures Arts, Kyungmi Kim, Maleek Washington
Apr 9, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Maira Duarte/Dance to the People​, Paty Solórzano, Sonia Lopes Soares Viga212
Apr 2, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Linda Austin, HUI Dance House, Wantheatre
Mar 26, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Erick Montes/Danceable Projects, Tori Lawrence, LICO Dance
Mar 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, Brittany Bailey, Chuck Wilt / UNA Projects
Mar 12, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Arantxa Araujo, John Jasperse Projects, Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal, Kota Yamazaki
Mar 5, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Laurel Atwell, Jasmine Hearn, Millie Kapp & Matt Shalzi, Shannon Yu
Feb 26, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

CROSS MOVE LAB, Zavé Martohardjono, TALL GIRLS DANCING/Sara Gibbons & Doug LeCours
Feb 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Proteo Media + Performance, Matty Davis and Ben Gould, Rina Casero Espiritu
Feb 12, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Laurel Snyder, Christopher Unpezverde Núñez, YunJung Lee
Feb 5, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

devynn emory, Alyssa Gersony, Patricia Hoffbauer, Ma'at Works Dance Collective, Nami Yamamoto
Jan 29, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Yoshiko Chuma, Jodi Melnick, Deborah Conton (Afro-Mosaic Soul Dance Collective), Marsha Parrilla, Angie Pittman
Jan 22, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Justin Cabrillos, Gerald Casel, Leslie Cuyjet, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes
Jan 15, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Beth Graczyk, lily bo shapiro, STAYCEE PEARL dance project, Anna Westberg
Jan 8, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Aeternus Dance Company, Stanley Gambucci, Julie Mayo, Mei Yamanaka Works
Dec 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Malcolm-x Betts, Anna Nowicka, Robin Prichard, Katarzyna Sitarz
Dec 11, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Fall Festival | Opening Night Performance + Dance Party

Skeleton Architecture, The Dance Pit
Nov 27, 2017 8:00pm - 11:45pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Kyle Marshall Choreography, EstadoFlotante, Melinda Ring, Tatyana Tenenbaum
Nov 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Rachel Bernsen + Kyoko Kitamura, Courtney J. Cook, Nia Love, Canan Yücel Pekiçten
Nov 13, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Jaimé Yawa Dzandu, Havanna Fisher, Mina Nishimura, kris seto + shoey sun | v e s s e l s |
Oct 30, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Aye Eckerson, Audrey Elaine Hailes, Titilayo Majoyeogbe, Lailye Weidman
Oct 16, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Massimiliano Balduzzi, HECTOR CANONGE, Fana Fraser, The Olimpias
Oct 9, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Kensaku Shinohara, Ea Torrado, Zhaxi Wangjia
Oct 2, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church + Friends Reception + Performance Journal #50 Release

Oxana Chi, 江峰 Jiang Feng, Melanie Maar, Zac Mosely, Nia & Ness
Sep 18, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Argelia Arreola. AcustiKorp Project., ​Parijat Desai, Molly Poerstel, Alex Romania, Rina Casero Espiritu
May 15, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Kim Brandt, Lisa Parra, André M. Zachery/Renegade Performance Group, Kate Watson-Wallace
May 1, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Lisa Fagan Dance Problems, Mersiha Mesihovic, Naomi Elena Ramirez, Londs Reuter
Apr 24, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Jessica Cook, Pat Catterson/Yvonne Rainer's Trio A, Andrea Spaziani, Ashley R.T. Yergens
Apr 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Elena Demyanenko/Eva Karczag, NIC Kay, Jordan Martin, Movement of the People Dance Company, Julia Santoli and Kaia Gilje
Apr 10, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Sylvestre Akakpo, Rebecca Davis, Sarah Lifson, Nehemoyia Young
Apr 3, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Hadar Ahuvia, Nora Alami, Miriam Gabriel & Carlo Antonio Villanueva, The Testourmonials Project
Mar 27, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

GREYZONE, Johnnie Cruise Mercer/TheREDprojectNYC , Stuart Meyers, Alexandra Tatarsky
Mar 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Aretha Aoki and Ryan MacDonald, effie bowen, Christine Bonasea Company, Marissa Brown, Gabrielle Revlock
Mar 13, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Marguerite Hemmings, Hope Mohr, Coco Karol, Cameron McKinney and Kizuna Dance, Amapola Prada
Mar 6, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

K.J. Holmes, He Jin Jang, Barbara Ann Michaels, Angie Pittman, Helanius J. Wilkins
Feb 27, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Melanie Greene, Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal, Kirsten Schnittker, Lane Speidel
Feb 13, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Lauren Bakst, Julian Barnett and Jocelyn Tobias, Camille Delaney, Soohyun Hwang
Feb 6, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Felicia Beatriz Avalos, Eva Dean Dance, Sara Gurevich, Nikima Jagudajev
Jan 30, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Ana Paula Camargo with Fermín Martinez, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Emma Geisdorf, Same As Sister / Briana Brown-Tipley and Hilary Brown (S.A.S.)
Jan 23, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Abby Z and the New Utility, binbinFactory / Satoshi Haga & Rie Fukuzawa, Elīna Gaitjukevica, Rady Nget / AMRITA PERFORMING ARTS
Jan 16, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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