In addition to our weekly events, classes and workshops, Movement Research also provides artist residencies, year-round internship and performance opportunities, subsidized rehearsal space, international artist exchanges, and a teaching-artist program in collaboration with New York City public schools.

Studio Space

Movement Research offers rehearsal space to artists for rehearsal, classes, workshops or private instruction on an hourly basis at $10 per hour. We are a dance service organization, and for this reason we rent only to dance and dance related rehearsals, workshops, and other applicable events. Learn more about our three rehearsal spaces: Ninth Street Studio, Courtyard Studio, and Eden's Expressway.



Movement Research's offers residencies to artists at various stages in their career.

The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence program was launched in 1991. In 2001 it became a two-year Artist-in-Residence program. It provides commissions, rehearsal space, performances, professional development opportunities and peer dialogue, all of which are designed to support the individualized creative process of movement-based artists.

In 2020 Movement Research launched a new Parent Artist Residency program, designed to support the artistry of parents with children between the ages of 1 month to 13 years.

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Artists of Color Council

A cohort of artists of color addressing cultural diversity, equity, and sustainable structural integration in MR’s operations, programming, outreach, and throughout its extended communities. The council aspires to increase visibility, opportunities, and engagement with resources for artists of color within the field.

For further information about the Artists of Color Council, please contact Council Coordinator Jessica Angima at [email protected]

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Movement Research offers two programs providing ongoing opportunities for artists to share work in process: Movement Research at the Judson Church and Open Performance.

Open Performance will take place online this Spring! 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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Exchange Programs

GPS/Global Practice Sharing

GPS/Global Practice Sharing provides a platform for the international exchange of ideas, processes and reflective practices surrounding dance and movement based forms between the U.S. and independent performing arts communities internationally. GPS posits that dialogue across differences necessarily catalyzes the generation of new knowledge and creative innovation. By investing in the mobility of artists, curators and cultural workers, GPS advances cross cultural understanding and the development of the contemporary arts field at large. Officially established in 2016, GPS consists of an informal network of partners currently supporting exchange projects in East and Central Europe (ECE) and now the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The GPS program is directed by Marýa Wethers, Director of International Initiatives at Movement Research.

The GPS/Global Practice Sharing program of Movement Research is supported by funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding and the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund.

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Movement Research Exchange (MRX)

A vehicle to spur interaction and exchange among independent choreographers and their peers from within and outside the U.S, MRX enables Artists-in-Residence and faculty to travel outside their home environment for residency activities, informal showings, discussions and teaching opportunities.

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Movement Research offers a variety of internship opportunities for artists and emerging arts workers ages 18 and up. We offer ongoing internships during our Fall and Spring seasons, as well as winter and summer internships geared to college and university students and recent graduates. Interns receive free classes and some free workshops in exchange for their work.

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Dance Makers in the Schools

A collaboration with NYC public school communities, Dance Makers in the Schools creates educational opportunities in which working dance artists teach children and share their own creative processes. Movement Research partners with each school to create a unique program that serves the school's specific needs. The teaching artists and classroom teachers together develop lesson plans for the appropriate age group, learning level and academic environment.

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Move to Heal/Action to Heal

Move to Heal/Action to Heal shares the practices of artists who work across forms – movement and body-based practices, community activism, social justice, and identity politics.

Move to Heal/Action to Heal offers workshops, discussions, performances, and other frameworks that center collective action and healing, and provides opportunities to gather in inquiry, action and resistance. All sessions and events are open to the public.

Learn more about Move to Heal/Action to Heal