Jaamil Olawale Kosoko by Erik Carter

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MELT Winter 2019

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January 2 – January 25, 2019

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.

(See schedule tab for further event details)

Gwen Welliver
January 2-4 10am-12pm, 122 Community Center
$75

Irene Dowd
January 2-4 1-4pm, 122 Community Center
$115

Pat Catterson and Yoshiko Chuma
January 5-6 10am-6pm, 122 Community Center
$200

Thomas F. DeFrantz
January 7-11 10am-12pm, 122 Community Center
$125

mayfield brooks
January 7-11 4-6pm, 122 Community Center
January 15 6-9pm, MoMA
January 23 3-5pm, MoMA
$125

Ishmael Houston-Jones
January 11, 12:30-3:30pm, 122 Community Center
January 12 1:30-4:30pm, 122 Community Center
January 14 6pm-9pm, MoMA
January 17 3-5pm, MoMA
January 19 3pm-5pm, MoMA
$115

Jennifer Monson
January 19 1-4pm, 122 Community Center
January 20 1-4pm, MoMA
January 22 6-9pm, MoMA
January 23 6-9pm, MoMA
January 24 3-5pm, MoMA
January 25 3-5pm, MoMA
$150

Lisa Nelson
January 12-16 10am-1pm, 122 Community Center
January 17-18 10am-3pm, 122 Community Center
$300

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
January 7-10 12:30-3:30pm, 122 Community Center
January 13 6-9pm, MoMA
January 18 3-5pm, MoMA
$150

Jaime Ortega & iele paloumpis
January 14-16 2-5pm, 122 Community Center
January 16 6-9pm, MoMA
January 23 3-5pm, MoMA
$115

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.

122 Community Center is a fully ADA compliant facility. For inquiries regarding assistive services: please contact Martita Abril at [email protected] Requests should be made no later than two business days in advance of the workshop.


  • Registration is OPEN!
  • 20% EARLYBIRD discount available through Monday November 26th at 6pm!​

Additionally, Movement Research will hold workshops with Jennifer Monson - details coming soon!

MELT – Prepare/Perform

Gwen Welliver
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January 2 – January 4

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

Irene Dowd
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January 2 – January 4

1:00pm – 4:00pm
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MELT – Secret Journey: Rove

Pat Catterson, Yoshiko Chuma
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January 5 – January 6

10:00am – 6:00pm
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MELT – Dancing Text/Texting Dance

Ishmael Houston-Jones
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January 11

12:30pm – 3:30pm
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MELT – Moving Words Worlding Dancing

Thomas F. DeFrantz
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January 7 – January 11

10:00am – 12:00pm
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MELT – Improvising While Black/IWB

mayfield brooks
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January 7 – January 11

4:00pm – 6:00pm
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MELT – TUNING SCORES Laboratory - Composition, communication, and the sense of imagination

Lisa Nelson
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January 12 – January 16

10:00am – 1:00pm
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MELT – The Transgressive Body

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
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January 13 – September 21

12:30pm – 3:30pm
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MELT – Workshop with Jaime Ortega and iele paloumpis

Jaime Ortega, iele paloumpis
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January 14 – January 16

2:00pm – 5:00pm
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MELT – iLANDing - researching context and aesthetics through embodied score techniques

Jennifer Monson
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January 19

1:00pm – 4:00pm
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