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MELT Summer 2018

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July 9 – August 10, 2018

MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer and winter. 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.

July 9-13 MON-FRI

July 16-20 MON-FRI

July 23-27 MON-FRI

July 30 – August 3 MON-FRI

August 6-10 MON-FRI

Refund requests will be accepted until one week prior to the workshop start date and must be made in writing via email to [email protected] A $50 processing fee will be deducted for all individual workshops. An additional $10 fee will be deducted for each subsequent workshop (for example, a $70 fee deducted for canceling participation in 3 workshops). Please allow up to three weeks for refund requests to be reviewed and fully processed.  

Movement Research does not provide housing. We encourage MELT students and those with housing available to post on the housing forum on the Movement Research Facebook page.

Danspace Project's main entrance is fully wheelchair accessible via ramp. For further accessibility questions, please contact Martita Abril at [email protected] **Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made no later than two business days in advance of the workshop.**


  • Registration opens Sunday, April 8!
  • 20% Early Bird discount available through May 4. After that, discounts available for multi-workshop enrollment!
  • "Drop-in" classes not available

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MELT–Morning Class

Vicky Shick
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July 9 – July 13

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

K.J. Holmes
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July 9 – July 13

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

Ishmael Houston-Jones
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July 9 – July 13

3:30pm – 6:00pm
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MELT–Dance Making

Beth Gill
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July 16 – July 20

3:30pm – 6:00pm
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MELT–Klein Technique™/stretch and placement

Barbara Mahler
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July 16 – July 20

1:00pm – 3:00pm
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MELT–Inspired Movement Practice

Michelle Boulé
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July 16 – July 20

10:00am – 12:00pm
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MELT–Choreography for Warming-up to Dance

Irene Dowd
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July 16 – July 20

10:00am – 12:00pm
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MELT–The Recording Body: Understanding Afrofuturist Movement Systems

André M. Zachery
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July 23 – July 27

10:00am – 12:00pm
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MELT–Weight, Breath and Center

Eva Karczag
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July 23 – July 27

1:00pm – 3:00pm
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MELT–Choreographic Shift

Tere O'Connor
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July 23 – July 27

3:30pm – 6:00pm
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MELT–MAKING WORK

Miguel Gutierrez
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July 30 – August 3

10:00am – 1:00pm
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MELT–fantasy feeling and the erotic

Jasmine Hearn
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July 30 – August 3

1:30pm – 3:30pm
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MELT–This Body is Hallowed Ground

iele paloumpis
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July 30 – August 3

3:45pm – 5:45pm
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MELT–Antonio Crisis

Antonio Ramos
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August 6 – August 10

10:00am – 12:00pm
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MELT—Ineffable But We Practice

Wally Cardona
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August 6 – August 10

3:30pm – 6:00pm
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MELT—Experiencing Technique/Support, Precision, Presence

Jennifer Nugent
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August 6 – August 10

1:00pm – 3:00pm
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