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.

October 21, 2019

Organized by Raha Benham. 

This gathering aimed to incite, inspire and generate conversation, questions and action in this time of unprecedented global ecological and economic crisis.

Asking a series of timely questions as artists residing in a country with the most historically and presently destructive policies globally, as well as the most rampant use of energy and resources, we consider:

How are we responsible? What does our art making have to do with this crisis? What are our options for engagement, and what will we choose to do together? Please join us to consider these urgent questions.

The quote “Another world is not only possible...” in the title of this Studies Project is by Arundhati Roy.

This Studies Project took place on October 21, 2019 at Movement Research on First Avenue in New York City.


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, confronted and instigated by the dance and performance community.

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