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Fall Festival 2016: unthreading the filter

November 28 – December 3, 2016

UNTHREADING THE FILTER

The Movement Research Festival Fall 2016: unthreading the filter, is curated by Carolyn Hall, Omagbitse Omagbemi and Kayvon Pourazar, and will feature acclaimed experimentalists, highlighting and juxtaposing their varied investigations into the artistic currents of dance and performance. The Festival will also include additional events during the week of November 28 – December 3, as well as workshops taught by Festival artists. 


Program Support


Venue Partners

Fall Festival | Screening: Non-Dance, Dance Film

Brighid Greene, Kayvon Pourazar

November 28

2:30pm – 5:30pm

Fall Festival | Installation: Movement Research at the Judson Church

Okwui Okpokwasili

November 28

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Fall Festival | State of Dancing: Conditional Contemplations

Keely Garfield

November 29 – December 1

10:00am – 12:00pm

Fall Festival | Eco-Performance

Jeremy Pickard, Dr. Karina Yager

November 30

10:00am – 2:00pm

Fall Festival | Financial and Personal Wellness in Dance: A Panel Discussion

Juliana May, Aaron Mattocks, Kay Takeda, Antonio Ramos, Katy Pyle

November 30

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Fall Festival | State of Dancing: Conditional Contemplations

Keely Garfield

November 29 – December 1

10:00am – 12:00pm

Fall Festival | Featured Artists’ Performances

Hilary Clark, Leslie Cuyjet, Mina Nishimura, Jimena Paz, Saúl Ulerio

December 1

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Fall Festival | Featured Artists’ Performances

Hilary Clark, April Matthis, Marilyn Maywald, Jimena Paz, Alex Romania

December 2

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Fall Festival | Featured Artists’ Performances

Hadar Ahuvia, Rachel Berman, Hilary Clark, Lily Gold, Madison Krekel, Heather Olson, Jimena Paz

December 3

8:00pm – 10:00pm

unthreading the filter

be present in the physical space, the room you are in
the connection or relationship with the people in the room
learning how to be in the body every time you enter the space
learning the steps, moves, motion, articulation
listening to the rhythm of yourself and others
doubt
comparing oneself to others
frustration
the relationship with the people you are in the room with CHANGES
emotions flow like crazy
talking to yourself in not the most helpful way
realizing you don't know (shit) anything
why am I here?
STOP!!!
SIT Breathe
your history and experience…unfold and present
why am I here...
because... YOU ARE
Start over
everything changes ALWAYS
be Honest and Genuine with whatever comes up, and It will all come up
reconnect, be who you are fully
no apologies
space, expansion, be in your life
you can and always start over
holding everything with an open palm
right before I step on stage I say to myself "Get out of the fucking way"
meaning, just move, and be in your life without all the extra shit
let your genuine being show without the limits, labels, and baggage
be open to not knowing and move without fear
move like no one and everyone is watching

– Omagbitse Omagbemi, Co-Curator Fall Festival 2016