Thu, 18 December 2014
This is Movement Research Studies Project: Dance and Music Now
With Panelists: Douglas Dunn & Steven Taylor, Melanie Maar & Kenta Nagai, Edisa Weeks & Katie Down
October 7, 2014 at Gibney Dance Center 890 Broadway proposed and moderated by Philip Ellis Foster
Musicians and dancers have a long and storied relationship with one another, from traditional forms that wed music and dance to narrative storytelling, to orchestral ballets, and on to Cage and Cunningham collaborations. This evening explored the multifaceted ways artists are addressing this relationship today, with a focus on musicians that perform live with dancers and movement-based performance work. Artists discussed and examined their various dynamic approaches to collaboration between and across these fields.
Photo: Kenta Nagai and Melanie Maar by Ian Douglas
Fri, 7 March 2014
This is a Movement Research Studies Project: Evolving Dance Pedagogies
With Panelists: Maura Donohue (Hunter College), Simon Dove (formerly of Arizona State University), Neil Greenberg (New School), Patricia Hoffbauer (Hunter College, Princeton University) and Mariah Maloney (SUNY Brockport)
March 4, 2014 at Gibney Dance Center hosted by Critical Correspondence
This conversation between professors from a variety of university dance departments addressed the changing relationship between their programs and the field of dance. Panelists discussed the emergence of dance studies and the model of the artist/scholar; issues of access, privilege, and the shifting economic structures of professional dance. Our panelists considered how these conditions affect their students and the way they structure their curricula.
Direct download: 3.4.14_Studies_Project_Evolving_Dance_Pedagogies_Podcast.mp3
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Fri, 7 March 2014
Movement Research Fall Festival 2013 Studies Project: "We Came to this City to Shit On a Stage" December 3, 2013
Movement Research Studies Project: We Came To This City To Shit On A Stage
Adrienne Truscott With Panelists: Sara Beesley of Joe's Pub, Eric Dyer of Radiohole, Vallejo Gantner of PS122, performer/choreographer/curator Colin Self, and choreographer/performer Gillian Walsh.
Gibney Dance Center, December 3, 2013 as part of the Movement Research Festival Fall 2013 “Le Song, Ya?!” curated by Adrienne Truscott and Jibz Cameron aka Dynasty Handbag
The conversation revolved around the following question: "How do we make, define, and notice 'transgressive' art in a city whose identity, economy and landscape are increasingly manicured, welcoming, mainstream, highly visible and inaccessible?"
Direct download: 12.3.13_FF_Studies_Project_Came_To_This_Town_Adrienne_Truscott_Podcast.mp3
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Wed, 26 February 2014
Movement Research Festival Fall 2013 Studies Project: Performing Vulnerability
Adrienne Truscott with panelists: niv Acosta, Ben Asriel, Hilary Clark, Miguel Gutierrez and Juliana May
Jimmy's 43, December 4, 2013 as part of Movement Research's Festival Fall 2013 "Le Song, Ya?!" curated by Adrienne Truscott and Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag)
This Studies Project revolved around the questions: What does it mean to be vulnerable in performance? Is vulnerability a state or can it be "done?"
Note: At about 53 minutes into the conversation there is a short missing section due to technical difficulties.
Direct download: 12.4.13_FF_Studies_Proj_Performing_Vulnerability_Podcast.mp3
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Tue, 18 February 2014
Movement Research Studies Project: "Vulnerable Systems: Moving Beyond Sustainability" November 5, 2013
2013 Movement Research Studies Project: Vulnerable Systems: Moving Beyond Sustainability
Jennifer Monson and Movement Research
Gibney Dance Center, November 5, 2013
This Studies Project discussed how the reality of climate change has brought an increased awareness around the fragility of our environment and a heightened interest in sustainable practices. How do we move beyond sustainability towards resiliency, a term currently in broad use in the social sciences? How do we address the current crisis from its roots, rather than perpetuating unworkable systems? Is change a value or an action? How can our practices within the dance community serve as models for adapting to change? Participants discussed different framings of sustainability from the perspectives of various fields, including social science, economics, and urban ecology in a roundtable conversation which invited the dance community and the larger public to explore concrete ways to create resilient systems in their own communities and beyond.
Direct download: 11.5.13_Studies_Project_Vulnerable_Systems_Podcast.mp3
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Thu, 23 January 2014
Movement Research Studies Project: "Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice: Part 2," October 1, 2013
Part 2 of the 2013 Movement Research Studies Project: Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice,
Amanda Loulaki and Susan Mar Landau
Gibney Dance Center, October 1, 2013
with Panelists: Annie Dorsen, Katherine Profeta, David Thomson, Talvin Wilks, Susan Mar Landau, and Vanessa Anspaugh
This Studies Project Discusses the relatively new and evolving phenomenon of a dramaturg as an active participant in the conceiving and making of movement-based works. Conceived as a two-part event, Dramaturgy as Practice/Dramaturgy in Practice speakers explored both the ontology and the workings of dance dramaturgy today. This second event brought together dramaturgs, choreographers and dancers to engage in an in-depth conversation on the experience, effect and possible implications of the presence of the dramaturg in the choreographic process.
Part 1 of the Dramaturgy Studies Project took place on May 5th 2013 and is available as a podcast at: