Movement Research
movement research is one of the world's leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms. Valuing the individual artist and their creative process and vital role within society, Movement Research is dedicated to the creation and implementation of free and low-cost programs that nurture and instigate discourse and experimentation. Movement Research strives to reflect the cultural, political and economic diversity of its moving community, including artists and audiences alike.

Excerpts and documentation of Making Men, a series of videos and installations presented by Susan Mar Landau as part of the Movement Research Studies Project: Symposium on Masculinity and Embodied Practice
Moderated by Ben Spatz
July 29, 2010
Medicine Show Theatre 

The symposium included several paper presentations, speakers, and performances. Excerpts and documentation of Making Men, a series of videos and installations was presented by Susan Mar Landau.

Studies Project is an artist-curated series of panel discussions, performances and/or other formats that focus on provocative and timely issues of aesthetics and philosophy in the intersection of dance and social politics, confronting and instigated by the dance and performance community.

 

Direct download: Susan_MarLandau_-_Making_Men_FINAL.mp3
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“Repellant Effects of the Masculine Midas Touch: Consequences of the Ideology of Claiming Examined through Patrick Meyers’ K2 and Lee Blessing’s Great Falls.” Presented by Shelby Hibbs as part of the Movement Research Studies Project: Symposium on Masculinity and Embodied Practice
Moderated by Ben Spatz
July 29, 2010
Medicine Show Theatre

The symposium included several paper presentations, speakers, and performances. This paper is “Repellant Effects of the Masculine Midas Touch: Consequences of the Ideology of Claiming Examined through Patrick Meyers’ K2 and Lee Blessing’s Great Falls.” and was presented by Shelby Hibbs.

 

Studies Project is an artist-curated series of panel discussions, performances and/or other formats that focus on provocative and timely issues of aesthetics and philosophy in the intersection of dance and social politics, confronting and instigated by the dance and performance community.

Direct download: Shelby_Hibbs_FINAL.mp3
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“Doing and Undoing Masculinity in the Performance of Ella, by Susana Torres Molina.” Presented by Milton Loayza as part of the Movement Research Studies Project: Symposium on Masculinity and Embodied Practice, 7.29.2010

“Doing and Undoing Masculinity in the Performance of Ella, by Susana Torres Molina.” Presented by Milton Loayza as part of the Movement Research Studies Project: Symposium on Masculinity and Embodied Practice
Moderated by Ben Spatz
July 29, 2010
Medicine Show Theatre

The symposium included several paper presentations, speakers, and performances. This paper is “Doing and Undoing Masculinity in the Performance of Ella, by Susana Torres Molina.” and was presented by Milton Loayza.

 

Studies Project is an artist-curated series of panel discussions, performances and/or other formats that focus on provocative and timely issues of aesthetics and philosophy in the intersection of dance and social politics, confronting and instigated by the dance and performance community.

 


“The Bully and the Bitch: Pro Wrestling and Drag as Spectacles for Gendering the Audience.” Presented by John Stoltenberg as part of the Movement Research Studies Project: Symposium on Masculinity and Embodied Practice

Moderated by Ben Spatz
July 29, 2010
Medicine Show Theatre

The symposium included several paper presentations, speakers, and performances. This paper is “The Bully and the Bitch: Pro Wrestling and Drag as Spectacles for Gendering the Audience.” and was presented by John Stoltenberg.

 

Studies Project is an artist-curated series of panel discussions, performances and/or other formats that focus on provocative and timely issues of aesthetics and philosophy in the intersection of dance and social politics, confronting and instigated by the dance and performance community.

Direct download: John_Stoltenberg-The_Bully_and_the_Bitch_FINAL.mp3
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“Reflexive Association: Keying from Symbol, Archetype, and Faith." Presented by Jef Johnson as part of the Movement Research Studies Project: Symposium on Masculinity and Embodied Practice
Moderated by Ben Spatz
July 29, 2010
Medicine Show Theatre

The symposium included several paper presentations, speakers, and performances. This paper is “Reflexive Association: Keying from Symbol, Archetype, and Faith.” and was presented by Jef Johnson.


Studies Project is an artist-curated series of panel discussions, performances and/or other formats that focus on provocative and timely issues of aesthetics and philosophy in the intersection of dance and social politics, confronting and instigated by the dance and performance community.

 

Direct download: Jef_Johnson-Reflexive_Association_FINAL.mp3
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Studies Project: Inter-generational Exchange in Improvisational Practices

In partnership with La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, Initiated by Nicky Paraiso, Curated by Yvonne Meier and Ishmael Houston-Jones, Discussion moderated by Danielle Goldman

6.13.10, La MaMa E.T.C.

This studies project initiated a discussion amongst pioneers of improvisation in dance, as well as contemporary artists who are practicing investigations within the larger context of improvisation. 

 

Direct download: SP_Intergenerational_FINAL.mp3
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Studies Project: PJ @ 20

 Moderated by  Kathy Westwater  

10.27.10, Judson Memorial Church Gymnasium, 8pm

Panelists include Cathy Edwards, Ralph Lemon, Trajal Harrell and Tom Kalin.

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Movement Research Performance Journal fosters the exploration and evolution of written and graphic languages that contemplate current issues of dance and performance. We take this opportunity to examine the journal’s history and relevance, how it operates as a vehicle for dynamic exchange, as a form of documentation, and as an extension of artistic practice and output.

 

Direct download: 10_27_10_PJ__20_FINAL.mp3
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Movement Research Town Hall Meeting, 9.21.10

Movement Research Town Hall Meeting

Co-Hosted and organized by the Movement Research Artist Advisory Council, Moderated by Jill Sigman

9.21.10, Judson Memorial Church, 8pm

32 years since the founding of Movement Research and the coining of its name, Movement Research invited the whole community to come together to discuss what the concept of ‘movement research’ means to us today. What are we researching? What is the form of that research, what does it require and how is it shared, accessible, or made legible?

 We find ourselves now thirty–two years since the founding of Movement Research and the coining of its name; we are entering a new post-Cunningham, post-Pina Bausch era; and we operate in a world where our concepts of information and research are changing rapidly. The umbrella question “what is our research now and (why) is it valuable to us?” seemed a relevant and potent landscape for discussion. We invited three participants to act as catalysts for different lines of discussion and thought: Tere O’Connor, Luciana Achugar, and Daria Fain. The Town Hall was moderated by Jill Sigman.

The discussion led to a number of related topics. Here are some questions that emerged:
Is our movement our research, or is it separate from it? Is movement something that leads to research or vice versa?
Is knowledge a product or is it somehow embedded in a process?
Is there a “saturation point” at which a trail of research is not valuable any more or becomes a style or fetish?
What is the connection between research and technique? Is one a tool to produce the other?
Is there something necessarily linear about research or can it be non-linear?
What is the role of feedback in our research? Is there a cyclical process of getting information and continuing research?
Can product not be related to research? (can it come out of ritual, for example?)
Are we at a point of letting go of certain entrenched dichotomies (between process and product, research and knowledge, etc)?
How much is our concept of research related to scientific research? Does that relation bolster respect for and understanding of dance or does it sabotage it in some way?
What are we producing by research? Knowledge or other things? What other things?  

 

Direct download: TownHallMtg_Recording_FINAL.mp3
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Studies Project: Moving Dialogue, A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange

presented by Movement Research, Romanian Cultural Institute New York, National Dance Center Bucharest, Dance Theater Workshop and Gabriela Tudor Foundation

10.20.10 Dance Theater Workshop Studio, 7pm

Panelists Mădălina Dan, Mihaela Dancs, Paul Duncă, Cosmin Manolescu, Vava Ştefănescu, Gina Şerbănescu (RO), Maggie Bennett, Levi Gonzalez, HeJin Jang, Jon Kinzel, and Jillian Peña (USA) introduce the Romanian contemporary dance scene and discuss making work in the USA and Romania.  

 

Direct download: Moving_Dialogue_Studies_Project_10_20_at_RCINY_Final_FINAL.mp3
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CC: Karinne Keithley in conversation with Aynsley Vandenbroucke, 10.23.10

Keithley, Vandenbroucke, July 2010, Photo by Hedia Maron

 

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