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.

Town Hall Meeting

With Speakers Walter Dundervill, Marjani Forte, Ishmael Houston-Jones, and Melinda Ring

Gibney Dance Center, November 25, 2013.

This meeting looked into Movement Research’s existence as a theoretical model of openness and experimentation, and the fact that Movement Research doesn’t dictate but rather creates a space in which to follow one’s own intention or aesthetic. Speakers and guests questioned what shifts have occurred in the role MR plays for us as dance artists and in the culture at large, whether there is a tension between the individuality and the collectivity that exists in the MR community of practice, thought and doing, and the making/marketing of our identities. As well as the role that the dancer/dance-maker play in an age that valorizes and fetishizes making.

Direct download: 11.25.13_Town_Hall_Meeting_Podcast.mp3
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