#51
Issue #51

Editorial Team

  • Editor-in-Chief

    Moriah Evans

  • Managing Editor

    Lauren Bakst

  • Graphic Design

    Yotam Hadar & Sean Yendrys

  • Copy Editor

    Tom Jacobs

  • Issue Editor

    Mårten Spångberg

  • Portfolio Editors

    Iréne Hultman with Lauren Bakst and Jaime Shearn Coan

  • Portfolio Design Assistance

    Sarah Discours

  • Ad Layout

    Joanna Warren

  • Interns

    Jessica Lam, Alexa West

  • Printing

    Linco Printing, Inc.

  • Special Thanks

    Eleanor Bauer, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Katie Glasner, Diane Madden, Barbara Dufty, Babette Mangolte, Sarah Michelson, Barbara Bryan, Artist Summit

Movement Research announces Issue #51 of its semi-annual print publication, the Movement Research Performance Journal. Continuing to experiment with approaches to engage contemporary performance through the medium of print, this issue of the MRPJ offers original textual explorations of ideas, as well as photo essays and visual experiments that present options for how we consider the place of dance in the contemporary moment.

Functioning as an object that is both form and content, the front and back covers of Issue #51 feature images of Elizabeth Garren, Wendy Perron and Mona Sulzman dancing Splang in Trisha Brown’s loft in 1978, taken by Christopher Rauschenberg, son of Robert Rauschenberg, and a teenager at the time. These beautifully awkward and intimately captured photographs show something of the movement research preceding what is now recognized as Brown's form and language. Framing the issue, these images speak to the intersections between what fills the pages of this volume: a reflective memorial portfolio on Brown's life and work, edited by Iréne Hultman, and a collection of dense and speculative texts edited by Mårten Spångberg that address "movement research" — the topic, rather than the organization....

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Contents

6 I love Movement Research
Mårten Spångberg
Mårten Spångberg
10 Twelve Rules to put Thought in Motion
Tristan Garcia
Tristan Garcia
14 From the Sad Body to the Moving Body
Nina Power
Nina Power
26 The Ceremony of Us in the Legacy of We
Sri Louise
Sri Louise
36 Imagining and Feigning
Bojana Cvejić
Bojana Cvejić
48 The Moment Before
Mette Edvardsen
Mette Edvardsen
54 Learning to Derive
Yves Citton
Yves Citton
70 Effing the Ineffable
Eleanor Bauer
Eleanor Bauer
84 The Bodies in Sade's Dream
Austin Gross
Austin Gross
94 Relations of Unpredictable Encounters
Nikima Jagudajev
Nikima Jagudajev
104 Never Stop Dancing
Ingrid Luquet-Gad
Ingrid Luquet-Gad
112 Gravity
Anne Juren
Anne Juren
120 The Movement as Living Non-Body
Daniel Blanga Gubbay
Daniel Blanga Gubbay
130 Not-Knowing: Mobility as a State of Unrest
Alice Chauchat
Alice Chauchat
140 Vibration Spasm Reactivation
Franco Bifo Berardi
Franco Bifo Berardi
150 Movement Research as a Performance Practice
Ana Vujanović w/ Ellen Söderhult
Ana Vujanović w/ Ellen Söderhult
160 Dance and Philosohy
Graham Harman
Graham Harman
PORTFOLIO
03 Trish the Explorer
Iréne Hultman
Iréne Hultman
07 A Body in the History
Jean-Marc Adolphe
Jean-Marc Adolphe
10 Archiving the Gesture
Cori Olinghouse
Cori Olinghouse
12 Trisha is my Shepherd; I shall not want...
Christopher-Rasheem McMillan
Christopher-Rasheem McMillan
13 Trisha's Wavelength
Denise Luccioni
Denise Luccioni
16 Reflections
Christopher Rauschenberg, Wendy Perron, Nina Lundborg, Stephen Petronio, Vicky Shick, Lance Gries, Shelley Senter, David Thomson, Brandi Norton, Stacy Matthew Spence, Lawrence Stone, Jodi Melnick, Todd Lawrence Stone, Neal Beasley, Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Laurel Jenkins, Dai Jian
Christopher Rauschenberg, Wendy Perron, Nina Lundborg, Stephen Petronio, Vicky Shick, Lance Gries, Shelley Senter, David Thomson, Brandi Norton, Stacy Matthew Spence, Lawrence Stone, Jodi Melnick, Todd Lawrence Stone, Neal Beasley, Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Laurel Jenkins, Dai Jian
22 List of Works and Collaborators
23 Micro-Rhythms and Mini-Dramas
Iréne Hultman, Susan Rosenberg and Vicky Shick
Iréne Hultman, Susan Rosenberg and Vicky Shick
31 Inside, Between, Beyond
Ursula Eagly
Ursula Eagly
31 Excerpts from the Black Dancing Body
Brenda Dixon Gottschild
Brenda Dixon Gottschild
32 Meeting Points: Dava, Jasmine, Leslie, Solange, Trisha
Leslie Cuyjet, Davalois Fearon, Jasmine Hearn
Leslie Cuyjet, Davalois Fearon, Jasmine Hearn
34 A Fond Memoir with Sundry Reflections on a Friend and her Art
Yvonne Rainer
Yvonne Rainer
38 Trisha Brown's Orfeo
Peggy Phelan
Peggy Phelan
ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS
ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS
This issue features a selection of photos of book covers selected by artist Jennifer Lacey.
This issue features a selection of photos of book covers selected by artist Jennifer Lacey.
The cover and portfolio feature photographs by Christopher Rauschenberg, Johan Elbers, Babette Mangolte, Mark Hanauer, Nathaniel Tileston, Patrick Benjard, Tristan Vales, Christiane Robin, Nancy Tutko, Guy Delahaye, and Jack Mitchell.
The cover and portfolio feature photographs by Christopher Rauschenberg, Johan Elbers, Babette Mangolte, Mark Hanauer, Nathaniel Tileston, Patrick Benjard, Tristan Vales, Christiane Robin, Nancy Tutko, Guy Delahaye, and Jack Mitchell.
Dispersed throughout the portfolio are a collection of memories of Trisha Brown in the form of one image, contributed by Hope Mohr, Tara Lorenzen, Dorothée Alémany, Leah Morrison, Eva Karczag, Shelley Senter, Mindy Myers, Keith Thompson, Kelly McDonald, Kathleen Fisher, Dai Jian, Lance Gries, Trish Oesterling, Brandi Norton, Denise Luccioni, and Stacy Spence.
Dispersed throughout the portfolio are a collection of memories of Trisha Brown in the form of one image, contributed by Hope Mohr, Tara Lorenzen, Dorothée Alémany, Leah Morrison, Eva Karczag, Shelley Senter, Mindy Myers, Keith Thompson, Kelly McDonald, Kathleen Fisher, Dai Jian, Lance Gries, Trish Oesterling, Brandi Norton, Denise Luccioni, and Stacy Spence.

Editorial Team

  • Editor-in-Chief

    Moriah Evans

  • Managing Editor

    Lauren Bakst

  • Graphic Design

    Yotam Hadar & Sean Yendrys

  • Copy Editor

    Tom Jacobs

  • Issue Editor

    Mårten Spångberg

  • Portfolio Editors

    Iréne Hultman with Lauren Bakst and Jaime Shearn Coan

  • Portfolio Design Assistance

    Sarah Discours

  • Ad Layout

    Joanna Warren

  • Interns

    Jessica Lam, Alexa West

  • Printing

    Linco Printing, Inc.

  • Special Thanks

    Eleanor Bauer, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Katie Glasner, Diane Madden, Barbara Dufty, Babette Mangolte, Sarah Michelson, Barbara Bryan, Artist Summit