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

Register BY CREDIT CARD here!

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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:
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 3, 4 or 5-week enrollment.

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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MELT - Technique: Dancing Deeply

Juliette Mapp
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July 10 – July 14

10:00am – 12:00pm
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MELT - Contact Improvisation Practices

K.J. Holmes
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July 10 – July 14

1:00pm – 3:00pm
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MELT - Improvising Choreography/Choreographing Improvisation

Ishmael Houston-Jones
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July 10 – July 14

3:30pm – 6:00pm
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MELT - See Hear Here

Mariana Valencia
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July 10 – July 14

4:00pm – 6:00pm
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MELT - Inspired Movement Technique

Michelle Boulé
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July 17 – July 21

10:00am – 12:00pm
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MELT - Klein Technique™

Barbara Mahler
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July 17 – July 21

1:00pm – 3:00pm
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MELT - Systems/Scores

Jennifer Monson
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July 17 – July 21

3:30pm – 6:00pm
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MELT - Embodied Rebellion (becoming uncivilized)

luciana achugar
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August 7 – August 11

10:00am – 12:00pm
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MELT - Feldenkrais®

Jimena Paz
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August 7 – August 11

1:00pm – 3:00pm
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MELT - Making Dances: Using Dance as the Question and Answer

Donna Uchizono
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August 7 – August 11

3:30pm – 6:00pm
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MELT - MAKING WORK

Miguel Gutierrez
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August 7 – August 11

2:00pm – 6:00pm
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MELT "Movie" Night

Ishmael Houston-Jones

July 11

7:00pm – 9:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

Jennifer Monson

July 18

7:00pm – 9:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

iele paloumpis

July 25

7:00pm – 9:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

André M. Zachery

August 1

7:00pm – 9:00pm

MELT "Movie" Night

luciana achugar

August 8

7:00pm – 9:00pm

MELT Reading Group

Mariana Valencia
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July 13

7:00pm – 9:00pm
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MELT Reading Group

Clare Croft
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July 20

7:00pm – 9:00pm
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MELT Reading Group

Thomas F. DeFrantz
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August 10

7:00pm – 9:00pm
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