Movement Research Gala

Join us Thursday, June 6th, in honoring Stephen Facey and David Thomson!

Tickets now on sale.


Thursday, June 6th
6pm - Cocktails
7pm - Dinner
8:30pm - Performances followed by Dance Party

Featuring performances by:

Jack Ferver
Justin Hicks
Omagbitse Omagbemi in a work by Neil Greenberg
Yvonne Rainer and Patricia Hoffbauer
Vicky Shick in collaboration with Jon Kinzel
Samita Sinha with Grey Mcmurray
Adrienne Truscott


Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South New York, NY

Judson Memorial Church is an accessible venue. If you require assistance, please contact [email protected] or (212) 598-0551 (voice only).


Individual Dinner & Performance Tickets:

Visionary Dinner Ticket - $1,000
Benefactor Dinner Ticket - $500
Patron Dinner Ticket - $350
Supporter Dinner Ticket - $200
Artist Dinner Ticket - $150

Performance Only Tickets:

Reserved Seating - $60
Standing Room - $30

Tables (Seat 10):

Visionary Table - $10,000
Benefactor Table - $5,000
Patron Table - $2,500

If you are unable to attend please consider purchasing a ticket for an artist or making a tax-deductible donation. Donate by credit card here or to avoid credit card processing fees simply mail or drop off a check to Movement Research, 150 First Avenue, New York, NY 10009, Attention: Gala. Please make your check payable to Movement Research, Inc and note Fund in memo. For more informations about the Funds you may donate to, see below.

Each year Movement Research offers our community the opportunity to make a gift towards specific programs that our gala honorees strongly believe in. We hope that you'll join our honorees in speaking up and supporting what needs our care and support. It's just one more way that Movement Research's Gala facilitates connections amongst our art-loving family, and beyond.

If you are unable to attend the gala on June 6, this is a great way to show your support. If you are able to attend and want to make an additional gift, please do! All donations of $500 and above will be acknowledged in our printed program (if received by May 25) and on our website.

This year, David Thomson and Stephen Facey together direct your attention to:

Artist Staff Sustainability Fund

As Movement Research settles in to its first permanent home at the 122 Community Center, a number of strategic initiatives need to be implemented over the next two years. A major focus of our planning will be MR’s artist staff, the artists who drive this organization and provide the wide-ranging resources that serve the community. This new fund will respond to the true costs and needs of the MR artist staff, and will support the development of and access to resources including workshops that cover financial literacy, healthcare and personal wellness for building a sustainable life.

Donate here.

Please see Sponsorship tab above for full details. Contact Kimberly Prosa, Development Manager, for questions and contributions at [email protected]

The Gala Program will include a listing of the evening’s festivities and supporters and will be distributed at the event to over 300 guests. As an advertiser, your organization or business will also be included on the list of Gala Sponsors with a link to your website.

Deadlines for 2019 Gala Program:

Reservation: Friday May 10
Ad Copy: Thursday May 16


2 page spread 5” x 8” (2) $1,000
full page 5” x 8” $500
1/2 page 5” x 3.875” $250
1/4 page 2.5” x 3.875” $125
50-word classified ad, text only $50
25-word classified ad, text only $25
Design assistance available for $50
Color available for an additional $100 (full page) OR $50 (1/2 page)
Ads should be at a resolution of 300dpi, and designed to fit specified dimensions.
Please note that the dimensions listed are width by height.
The following file types are acceptable: jpeg, tiff, or pdf. All ads should be in grayscale unless you purchase the color upgrade.

To reserve:

To reserve your regular or classified ad, email [email protected]

Please include with your reservation:

  • size of ad(s)
  • text for 50-word or 25-word classified ad if you selected that option
  • name of organization to be listed
  • your mailing address, and billing address (if different)
  • the names, email addresses, and roles of 2 contacts at your organization
  • preferred method of payment: check or credit card

Join our incredible community of volunteers for the Movement Research 2019 Gala!

We are looking for assistance in the week leading up to Gala and day-of help in particular, with shifts in the morning, afternoon/evening, and at the event.

In exchange for their help, volunteers get FREE entry to the performance/party portion of the event, which includes an open bar, performances and speeches, and of course, the best dance party of the year! Every person who helps out at our gala is crucial and deeply appreciated.

Interested in volunteering?

Please pass this information along to anyone you think might be interested.

Yoshiko Chuma, Dona Ann McAdams, and Lori E. Seid, 2018
25 Years of Movement Research at the Judson Church and 50 Issues of the Movement Research Performance Journal, 2017
Anita Durst & Nicky Paraiso, 2016
Moira Brennan, Bebe Miller, Tere O’Connor, 2015
Simone Forti & Mark Russell, 2014
Cathy Edwards, Sam Miller, Jennifer Monson, 2013
Anne E. Delaney, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Yvonne Meier, 2012
Carla Peterson & the Original 1983 Cast of Trisha Brown’s Set and Reset: Trisha Brown, Iréne Hultman, Eva Karczag, Diane Madden, Stephen Petronio, Vicky Shick, and Randy Warshaw, 2011
Cynthia Hedstrom & DANCENOISE, 2010
Molly Davies & Steve Paxton, 2009
Joseph V. Melillo & Meredith Monk, 2008
Yvonne Rainer, 2007
Marion Koltun Dienstag, 2006
Laurie Uprichard, 2005
Micki Wesson, 2004

Tickets are ON SALE! Click here to purchase.

You may also click on the "APPLY NOW" buttons on this webpage. We understand that the "Apply" language may be confusing, but these buttons will take you to the webpage where you can purchase tickets.

We look forward to seeing you on June 6th!

About the Program


2018 Movement Research Gala

April 30, 2018 6:00pm - 11:30pm

2017 Movement Research Gala

May 08, 2017 6:00pm - 11:30pm

Movement Research Gala 2016

April 11, 2016 6:00pm - 12:00am

The Movement Research Gala celebrates our place as one of New York’s most innovative organizations for dance and experimental movement practices and will celebrate the outstanding contributions to the field of Honorees Stephen Facey and David Thomson. Sponsorship is a fantastic way to support this event, the contributions of the honorees, and the mission of the Movement Research. Please consider the sponsorship opportunities detailed below, and don't hesitate to follow contact instructions below for further information.

Sponsorship Packages

  • VIP table seats 10 guests (includes dinner and performance)
  • Two-Page Color Spread Advertisement in Gala Program
  • Logo prominently displayed in Gala print and digital materials
  • Logo prominently displayed on event signage
  • Recognition from the stage at the Gala
  • Reserved seats at any Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 Movement Research events

Tax-deductible amount: $9,000

  • VIP table seats 10 guests (includes dinner and performance)'
  • Full-Page Color Advertisement in Gala Program
  • Logo prominently displayed in Gala print and digital materials
  • Logo prominently displayed on event signage
  • Recognition from the stage at the Gala

Tax-deductible amount: $4,250

  • VIP table seats 10 guests (includes dinner and performance)
  • Half-Page Advertisement in Gala Program
  • Logo prominently displayed in all Gala print and digital materials
  • Logo prominently displayed on event signage
  • Recognition from the stage at the Gala

Tax-deductible amount: $1,875

Further Sponsorship Opportunities

  • $3,500
  • $2,000
  • $1,000
  • $500
  • Other $ ____
  • $1,200 Two-Page Color Advertisement
  • $600 Full-Page Color Advertisement
  • $300 Half-Page Color Advertisement
  • $150 Quarter-Page Color Advertisement

Contact and Next Steps

You can purchase your sponsorship here.

For more information, please contact Development Manager, Kimberly Prosa by email at [email protected]

You can purchase your sponsorship here.

Movement Research is able to accept checks or payments through Zelle by emailing [email protected]

Movement Research is an accredited 501(c)3, Tax ID: 13-3041403

Please make checks payable to:

Movement Research
Attn: Gala
150 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009