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Festival Fall 2018: MR at 40: Looking Back, Looking Forward

November 27 – December 2, 2018

Movement Research Fall Festival 2018: MR at 40: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Click on the above schedule tab for a full list of performances, classes, talks, events and workshops that take place as a part of this year's festival.


About Movement Research's Festivals:

The twice-annual Movement Research Festival explores contemporary dance forms through performances, classes, workshops, contact jams, multimedia installations and discursive formats. The Festivals are led by teams of artist-curators. The Fall Festival centers around performances at our long-time festival home, Danspace Project, while the Spring Festival is programmed and produced in various locations that are selected and shaped by the curatorial team. These two approaches allow for a varied investigation and exploration into current artistic concerns and reflect Movement Research’s mission of valuing artists, their creative process and their vital role within society.

Archive of Performances and Events

Morning Class with Vicky Shick @ [email protected]Danspace Project from 10am-12pm

We ready ourselves, beginning with a straight-forward warm-up emphasizing our physical mechanics, alignment and clarity with space for feedback from our bodies. We want to stimulate our awareness, articulation and focus as we collaboratively uncover the intelligence in our bodies and arrive at dancing together. In phrase work, we hone our skills and deepen our physicality.

GPS Chats: Aleksandra Borys and Wojciech Grudziński (Poland) in conversation with Hadar Ahuvia and Mariana Valencia (USA) @ MR, 122CC @ 6:30pm

This inaugural GPS Chats is launching as part of the Movement Research Festival Fall 2018 and features Polish artists Aleksandra Borys and Wojciech Grudziński in conversation with Hadar Ahuvia and Mariana Valencia. The Chat will be moderated by Marýa Wethers, Director of International Initiatives, GPS/Global Practice Sharing program.

Aleksandra and Wojciech are GPS Artists-in-Residence for two-weeks in NYC from November 24-December 9, 2019 supported by Art Stations Foundation with funding from the Institute of Music and Dance (Poland) and the GPS/Global Practice Sharing program of Movement Research with funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding (USA). GPS Chats is a new series offering GPS artists in residence a platform to share about their creative practice and living and working as independent contemporary dance artists in their cultural contexts. The series features international artists in conversation with local artists about the importance of international cultural exchange on the development of their creative practices.

Morning Class with John Jasperse @ [email protected]Danspace Project from 10am-12pm

The class will begin with an anatomy focused warm-up, drawn from both traditional and recent techniques, aiming to align and re-pattern the energy flow in the body in order to find support from the floor and our connection into space. We will begin with simple movements, improvisation scores, exercises and sequences, gradually building in complexity. We will learn movement material, some from Jasperse's work and some created for these explorations. Our goal will be to integrate energetic patterning explored in the first portion of class and to play with different manners of experiencing and embodying the choreographic material.

Open Performance ^3 @ [email protected] Project @ 8pm

PART 1 @ 7pm: Jennie Hong, Meghan Frederick, Zachary Richardson moderated by mayfield brooks

PART 2 @ 8pm: Toni Carlson, Justin Faircloth, Chloe Marie moderated by Alexandra Tatarsky

PART 3 @ 9pm: Sam Hanson, Lai Yi Ohlsen, Hadley Smith moderated by Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal

Tonight we celebrate thirty-five years of Movement Research's Open Performance program with a marathon event organized by artist and past Open Performance coordinator Martita Abril. Open Performance is a non-curated work-in-progress event in which three artists share material, and the audience joins them in discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. Over the decades, Open Performance has been a radical forum, fostering experimentation both in performance and in feedback methods that inform artists' processes. Come see the program in three consecutive iterations--nine artists, three moderators, thirty-five years of innovation.

$10 suggested donation at the door.

Morning Class with Angie Pittman @ [email protected]Danspace Project from 10am-12pm

Rooted in the practices of Umfundalai, Soul Line Dance, and improvisation as African Diasporic dance practices this class will concentrate on the relationship of the pelvis to the earth. We will always begin with a Umfundalai practice called "Nanigo" and end with a Soul Line Dance as a way to relate to to each other and the space we inhabit together today. In this class, we will work together and individually using bits of the core progression of Umfundalai, improvisational scores, set material, and basic line dances.

artist4artistXartist @ [email protected] Project @ 8pm

The artists who have served as Movement Research staff over the past four decades have done so in the spirit of practice and process, valuing intention, thoughtful direction, and trusting the integrity of the ride; as artists, for and with artists.

In this 40th anniversary season, we come together as Movement Research staff, present and past, to share our creative identities with you and with each other.

Featuring work by Alice Ashton, Bree Breeden, Laurie Berg & Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Rebecca Brooks, Diana Crum, Greer Dworman, Ursula Eagly, Catherine Galasso, Megan Kendzior, Amanda Loulaki, Njeri Rutherford, Tara Sheena, Kathy Westwater

$15/$12 for Danspace members

Workshop with Jennifer Monson @ MR, 122CC 10am-2pm (SAT/SUN)

Immediate minutes/Minuets: We will start with performing instantaneous 2-minute dances for each other. Responding with various approaches to language – descriptive, poetic, non–verbal, structural, etc., we will hone our intentions as they evolve in the act of performance. Over the two days we will expand the time frame and generate material that can be used towards future research, performance and pleasure. What is performed both for witness and dancer? Is it an act, a task, a relation, a perception? How to we communicate, obfuscate, shape, clarify, and stir up mystery? We will animate different spaces of performance and dance through our research together.

Evening performance curated by Jaime Ortega and iele paloumpis, [email protected] Project @ 8pm

$15/$12 for Danspace members

Workshop with Jennifer Monson @ MR, 122CC 10am-2pm (SAT/SUN)

Immediate minutes/Minuets: We will start with performing instantaneous 2-minute dances for each other. Responding with various approaches to language – descriptive, poetic, non–verbal, structural, etc., we will hone our intentions as they evolve in the act of performance. Over the two days we will expand the time frame and generate material that can be used towards future research, performance and pleasure. What is performed both for witness and dancer? Is it an act, a task, a relation, a perception? How to we communicate, obfuscate, shape, clarify, and stir up mystery? We will animate different spaces of performance and dance through our research together.


Venue Partners

Fall Festival | Morning Class

Vicky Shick

November 27

10:00am – 12:00pm

Fall Festival | GPS Chats: Aleksandra Borys and Wojciech Grudziński (Poland) in conversation with Hadar Ahuvia and Mariana Valencia (USA)

Hadar Ahuvia, Aleksandra Borys, Wojciech Grudziński, Mariana Valencia
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November 28

6:30pm – 8:00pm
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Fall Festival | Open Performance^3

November 29

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Fall Festival | Morning Class

John Jasperse

November 29

10:00am – 12:00pm

Fall Festival | Open Performance^3 (PART 1)

November 29

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Fall Festival | Open Performance^3 (PART 2)

November 29

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Fall Festival | Open Performance^3 (PART 3)

November 29

9:00pm – 10:00pm

Fall Festival | Morning Class

Angie Pittman

November 30

10:00am – 12:00pm

Fall Festival | artist4artistXartist

Alice Ashton, Breeanah Breeden, Laurie Berg, Rebecca Brooks, Diana Crum, Greer Dworman, Ursula Eagly, Catherine Galasso, Megan Kendzior, Amanda Loulaki, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Njeri Rutherford, Tara Sheena, Kathy Westwater

November 30

8:00pm – 9:30pm

Fall Festival | Evening curated by Jaime Ortega and iele paloumpis

Jaime Ortega, iele paloumpis, Antonio Ramos , jill sigman/thinkdance
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December 1

8:00pm – 9:30pm
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Immediate minutes/ Minuets

Jennifer Monson
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December 1 – December 2

10:00am – 2:00pm
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