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Join a dynamic group of supporters in building the future of Movement Research! The Friends of Movement Research program engages the individuals of our diverse moving community in a collective giving effort. Movement Research celebrates its community of Friends with seasonal performance parties and social events that you won't want to miss. You'll get a special serenade courtesy of some surprise guests...

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  • The 2018 Gala is April 30!
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2018 Gala takes place Monday, April 30, honoring Yoshiko Chuma, Dona Ann McAdams, and Lori E. Seid.

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Movement Research gratefully acknowledges public support from the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency); the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council as well as City Council Member Rosie Mendez; Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s Manhattan Community Award Program; and Materials for the Arts (a program of NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Department of Sanitation, and NYC Department of Education). Movement Research also gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of private support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Asian Cultural Council; Davis/Dauray Family Fund; Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards Program; Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust; Harkness Foundation for Dance; Howard Gilman Foundation; James E. Robison Foundation; Jerome Foundation; Marta Heflin Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; Metabolic Studio; National Performance Network; New York Community Trust Edward & Sally Van Lier Fund; NYU Community Fund; Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; Trust for Mutual Understanding; Valentine Perry Snyder Fund; from MRX partners Konstnärsnämnden/The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and the National Performance Network’s Performing Americas Program; and from all of the dear Friends of Movement Research, who contribute financial support, labor and love. 

Thanks always to the clergy, staff and congregation of Judson Church; Judson continues to be a beacon for free spirits in the arts and politics and a leader among progressive faith communities in the city and nation for over 100 years. Enormous gratitude to Frances Alenikoff (1920-2012), founder of Eden's Expressway, and to her daughter Francesca Rheannon and family, for their continuing belief in the mission of Movement Research and for keeping alive Frances' spirited example of what lifelong artistry is. Special thanks to Abrons Arts Center, Danspace Project, and Gibney Dance Center for their ongoing partnerships; and to East Village Dance Project and GOH Productions, owners and operators of Avenue C Studio.

Friends of Movement Research

Thanks to all of the dear Friends of Movement Research, who contribute financial support, labor and love. As of August 9, 2017, thanks to the following Friends:

Chris Aiken

Silvia Alonso


Karl Anderson & Dawn Eshelman

Jonathan Aubrey

Linda Austin & Jeff Forbes

Arthur Aviles & Charles Rice-Gonzalez

Benjamin Barber

Margot Silver Bassett

Laurie Berg

Elise Bernhardt

Wendy Blum

Christine Bonansea

Judy Brendel

Art Bridgman & Myrna Packer

Nico Brown

Andrew Bryan

Marsi Burns

Tymberly Canale

Peggy Cheng

Janet Clancy

Kimberleigh Costanzo

Pendarvis Crisp

Nicholas Croft

Kyle deCamp

Inoshi Denizen

Barbara Dilley

Liliana Dirks-Goodman

Milka Djordevich & Ross Cuff

Ian Douglas & Rebecca Wender

Eleanor Dubinsky

Dan Duro

Cathy Edwards

Bob Eisen

David Fanger & Martin Wechsler

Robert Flynt

Rachel Frank

Catherine Galasso & Sam Green

Sarah Gamble & Christopher Neville

Ruth and Stephen Grant Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation

Melissa Guerrero

Deborah Hay

Cynthia Hedstrom

Rebecca Hilton

Erin Ellen Kelly

Benjamin Kimitch

Courtney Krantz

Heather Kravas

Marija Krtolica

Amanda Lopez Kurtz

Phyllis Lamhut

Paul Langland & Colin Cochran

Rebecca Lazier

Jmy J Leary

Susan F. Lourie

William Lynch

Susan Marshall & Christopher Renino

Clarinda Mac Low

Juliana May

Bessie McDonough-Thayer

Ryutaro Mishima & Kathryn Sanders

Jennifer Monson

Mathew Pokoik

Stan Pressner

Yvonne Rainer

Naomi Elena Ramirez

Gabrielle Revlock

Melinda Ring

Sara Rudner

Leslie Satin

Margot Bassett Silver & Kristin Bohley

Ellynne Skove & Roger Gilchrist

John Stark

Mardi Strand

Leyya Tawil

David Thomson

James Welling

Gwen Welliver

Sasha Welsh

Mina Wender

Kathy Westwater

Emily Wexler

Katharine B. Wolpe

Netta Yerushalmy

Rishauna Zumberg