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 Eastern and Central Europe.

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



ZIL Culture Center (Moscow, Russia)
April 22 – May 7, 2017: 2-week research residency by iele paloumpis
August 27 – September 10, 2017: 2-week research residency by Bessie McDonough Thayer
Art Stations Foundation (Poznan, Poland)
June/July 2017: 2-week residency by US artist(s) at Malta/SBNT Festivals
October 20-29, 2017: 1-week teaching residency at Alternative Dance Academy by Jeanine Durning
November 25 – December 11, 2017: US/Polish exchange; 2-week residency in NYC by two Polish artists during the Movement Research Fall Festival, with a showing at Movement Research at the Judson Church on Monday, December 4 at 8pm

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)
September 11-23, 2017: 2-week teaching residency at UIUC by Olga Zitluhina & Inta Balode (Latvia)
Derida Dance Center (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Fall 2017: 3-week choreographic & teaching residency at Dance PORT Derida

Canan Yücel Pekiçten from Istanbul, Turkey is in NYC for five-weeks through a CEC ArtsLink Residency in partnership with the GPS/Global Practice Sharing program. Canan is performing on the Movement Research at the Judson Church series on Monday, November 13 at 8pm. 

2016-17 Artists

Director of International Initiatives

Program Support

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About the Program

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