Photo: André M. Zachery by Rachel Neville.

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MELT Summer 2017

July 10 – August 11, 2017

MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 weeks) and winter (3 weeks). Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today.

MELT Summer 2017 offers workshops, reading groups, and movie nights from July 10 - August 11 in NYC at Danspace Project, Abrons Arts Center, and Avenue C Studio. Faculty includes luciana achugar, Michelle Boulé, Irene Dowd, Levi Gonzalez, Neil Greenberg, Miguel Gutierrez, K.J. Holmes, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Barbara Mahler, Juliette Mapp, Yvonne Meier, Jennifer Monson, iele paloumpis, Jimena Paz, Vicky Shick, RoseAnne Spradlin, Donna Uchizono, Mariana Valencia, and André M. Zachery. 

Individual Workshop Rates: $125 -$250
Discounts are available for full-week and multi-week enrollment

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For full MELT Summer 2017 schedule see Schedule tab above.

Individual Workshop Rates:
$125 -$250

Discounts are available for full-week and multi-week enrollment:
5-week enrollment: 20% off (save $375-$400)*
4-week enrollment: 18% off (save $270-$280)*
3-week enrollment: 15% off (save $168-$180)*
2-week enrollment: 12% off (save $90-$96)*
1-week enrollment: 10% off (save $37-$40)

*A deposit of $500 or full payment reserves your place for 2, 3, 4 or 5-week enrollment. Balance of tuition is due by June 16.

Register BY CREDIT CARD here! Credit card processing fees are added to registration fees. To avoid online fees, pay by check.

Register BY CHECK here! Check must be received within ten (10) days of registration.

Refund requests will be accepted until one week prior to the workshop start date and must be made in writing. A $50 processing fee will be deducted for all individual workshops. A $75 processing fee will be deducted for 1-week package enrollments, with an additional $25 assessed for each subsequent week package (for example, a $100 fee deducted for a 2-week package cancellation). Please allow up to three weeks for refund requests to be reviewed and fully processed. Email [email protected] with any refund requests.

Workshops, reading groups, and movie nights take place at three different NYC locations. 

Workshops take place at Danspace Project with the exception of Mariana Valencia's See Hear Here (Abrons Arts Center Studio G05), iele paloumpis (Abrons Arts Center Studio G05), Irene Dowd's Choreography for Warming-up to DanceI (Avenue C Studio), and Miguel Gutierrez's Making Work (Abrons Arts Center Studio G05). 

Danspace Project, 131 East 10th Street

Abrons Arts Center Studio G05, 466 Grand Street

Avenue C Studio, 55 Avenue C

See below for more information about each location.

Movement Research does not provide housing. We encourage MELT students and those with housing available to post on the Movement Research MELT Summer 2017 Facebook page.


  • Registration is now open.
  • "Drop-in" classes are not available

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Technique: Dancing Deeply

Juliette Mapp

July 10 – July 14

10:00am – 12:00pm

Contact Improvisation Practices

K.J. Holmes

July 10 – July 14

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Improvising Choreography/Choreographing Improvisation

Ishmael Houston-Jones

July 10 – July 14

3:30pm – 6:00pm

See Hear Here

Mariana Valencia

July 10 – July 14

4:00pm – 6:00pm

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Inspired Movement Technique

Michelle Boulé

July 17 – July 21

10:00am – 12:00pm

Klein Technique™

Barbara Mahler

July 17 – July 21

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Systems/Scores

Jennifer Monson

July 17 – July 21

3:30pm – 6:00pm

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Morning Class

Vicky Shick

July 24 – July 28

10:00am – 12:00pm

Advanced Releasing Into Scores

Yvonne Meier

July 24 – July 28

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Dance Making Strategies

Neil Greenberg

July 24 – July 28

3:30pm – 6:00pm

Witchcraft: A Corporeal Practice – Initiating from the Heart and Moving Through Fear

iele paloumpis

July 24 – July 28

4:00pm – 6:00pm

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Choreography for Warming-up to Dance

Irene Dowd

July 31 – August 4

9:45am – 11:45am

Physical Scaling

André M. Zachery

July 31 – August 4

10:00am – 12:00pm

Deepening Technique, Explorations in Body-Mind Centering®

RoseAnne Spradlin

July 31 – August 4

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Practicing Courage

Levi Gonzalez

July 31 – August 4

3:30pm – 6:00pm

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Embodied Rebellion (becoming uncivilized)

luciana achugar

August 7 – August 11

10:00am – 12:00pm

Feldenkrais®

Jimena Paz

August 7 – August 11

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Making Dances: Using Dance as the Question and Answer

Donna Uchizono

August 7 – August 11

3:30pm – 6:00pm

MAKING WORK

Miguel Gutierrez

August 7 – August 11

2:00pm – 6:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

Ishmael Houston-Jones

July 11

7:00pm – 10:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

Jennifer Monson

July 18

7:00pm – 10:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

iele paloumpis

July 25

7:00pm – 10:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

André M. Zachery

August 1

7:00pm – 10:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

luciana achugar

August 8

7:00pm – 10:00pm

MELT Reading Group

Mariana Valencia

July 13

7:00pm – 9:00pm

MELT Reading Group

Clare Croft

July 20

7:00pm – 9:00pm

MELT Reading Group

Thomas F. DeFrantz

August 10

7:00pm – 9:00pm