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.
Studies Project: Dance and the Alexander Technique, 10.15.09

Studies Project: Dance and the Alexander Technique

Conceived of and moderated by Ann Rodiger

10.15.09, Dance Theater Workshop Studio, 6:15 pm

We as dancers count on our bodies to be consistent vehicles for our art form, and understand the importance of maintaining optimum balance. How can the study of the Alexander Technique help to support a sustainable dancing career? Individuals with all levels of experience with the work, from the beginning student to the seasoned teacher, are invited to join the discussion, which has been developed by Balance Arts Center in collaboration with Movement Research. Panelists include some of the most distinguished teachers of the work: June Ekman, Jenny Grove, Eva Karzag, Katherine Mitchell, Shelley Senter, and others, and will be moderated by Ann Rodiger.

Direct download: dance_and_alexander_technique_10-15-09_full_edited.mp3
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Studies Project: Private Dancer, MR Festival Spring 2009: ROLL CALL, 4.28.09

Studies Project: Private Dancer, Movement Research Festival: Spring 2009

co-produced by LABA, the National Laboratory of Jewish Culture     

April 28, 2009; 14th St. Y;  6pm

Panel discussion and public dialogue about new economic notions in performance practice.  Moderated by Thomas F. DeFrantz, director of Women’s and Gender Studies at MIT and director of SLIPPAGE, a multi-disciplinary arts collective in residence at MIT.  Panelist Randy Martin is Chair of the Department of Art and Public Policy at NYU’s Tisch School; panelist Chris Elam is director and resident choreographer of Misnomer Dance Theater; panelist Jmy Leary is a dancer around town.

Direct download: private_dancer_4-28-09_full_edited.mp3
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Studies Project: Artists Speaking Face to Face

Moderated by Barbara Bryan
Presented by Movement Research in partnership with Dance Theater Workshop     

3.3.09, Dance Theater Workshop Studio, 5:30 pm

This evening was initiated by Stephen Petronio as a way to begin a conversation between artists of various generations. There is no agenda, no motive other than the desire to frame a way in which to listen to what artists might say to each other, hopefully on an ongoing basis. Are the issues that interest us as artists related as we travel through our careers? We practice, perform, and tour next to each other, often competing against each other for an ever shrinking pool of resources. We rarely, however, have a chance to speak to each other. This evening is a simple way to have a dialogue with each other and above all to get to know each other face to face. Panelists include Wally Cardona, Ann Liv Yound, Elizabeth Streb, Nora Chipaumire and others.

Direct download: artists_speaking_face_to_face_3-3-09_full_edited.mp3
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Studies Project: Towards an Adjudication Model for Dance Criticism, 9.29.09

Studies Project: Towards an Adjudication Model for Dance Criticism
Conceived of and moderated by Brian McCormick
September 29, 2009, Abrons Arts Center, 7:00 pm

New ways of engaging with art and artists have gone mainstream, and the artists and their audiences are active in online communities that are democratic, participatory, and user-directed. Is the age of a singular opinion holding substantial sway over? How does one person's experience of a work, no matter how informed that person is, compare to the rich discussion (in words, movement, video, images, music, links, rehearsal, residencies, showings, and live presentations) that takes place over the life of a dance? What purpose does dance criticism, in its current form, retain? And how do we bring about the change that the institutions resist? Panelists will include Laura Colby, Maura Donohue, Doug Fox, Marc Kirschner, Jaki Levi, Eric Ost, David Parker, Sarah A.O. Rosner, Paz Tanjuaquio, Eva Yaa Asantewaa and others.

Direct download: studies_project_criticism_9-29-09_edited.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57pm EST

Sperber, Mapp, 3.04.09, Photo courtesy of BRAZIL

Direct download: CLASS_Sperber_Mapp.mp3
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