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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.

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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: "Are Y'all Really Feeling Me?" How Black Performance moves beyond just Matter(ing)

    Studies Project: "Are Y'all Really Feeling Me?" How Black Performance moves beyond just Matter(ing)

    January 22, 2020. 
    Organized by André Daughtry
    This panel intends to speak to an illegibility of the spiritual black body to predominantly white audiences in performance with artists whose work addresses an "epistemic absence” in the performance community. Noting that Experimental performance can be extremely innovative when probing the multiplicitous issues surrounding identity, guest artists will discuss how they address normative approaches to performance – like the performer/spectator bifurcation –when the performers exhibiting work were often raised in spiritually infused movement traditions as participant-observers not as “audience”
     
    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.
    For more information on Movement Research please visit www.movementresearch.org

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Studies Project: Social Wounds in the BodyMind: Somatic and Trauma-Informed practices for Collective Healing

    Studies Project: Social Wounds in the BodyMind: Somatic and Trauma-Informed practices for Collective Healing

    December 8, 2019. 
    Moderated by Ni’Ja Whitson
    Panelists: Cheryl Clark, Martha Eddy, Kayvon Pourazar, and Sangeeta Vallabhan.
    This Studies Project explored how social injustices impact people’s lives and communities; who has access to healing and somatic practices; how we as somatics practitioners are working with offering trauma-informed approaches to our communities.
    This event brought together artists and practitioners whose individual somatic and trauma-informed practices were generated from their personal journeys, commitment to healing themselves, and process of sharing their research to hold space for others. Through this conversation we attempted to address how to generate more inclusive, collective and fully accessible healing spaces.
    This Studies Project was a part of the Movement Research Festival Fall 2019: ComeUnion. It took place on December 8, 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.
    For more information on Movement Research please visit www.movementresearch.org

    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Studies Project: Re-Presenting Asian-America

    Studies Project: Re-Presenting Asian-America

    December 11, 2019
    Moderated and Organized by Rebecca Fitton
    Participants: Alexis Convento, Zavé Martohardjono, and Mena Sachdev
    A community discussion aimed to amplify the diverse reality of the blanket term “Asian-American.”
    Led and organized by movement artists who self-identity as Asian, this Studies Project focused on reframing American Asian-ness, reclaiming the Asian moving body outside of “model minority” and confronting other racial signifying terms such as POC, ALAANA, MENA, AAPI, etc. and their relationships to this conversation. The conversation focused on the broad understanding of Asian-ness in the U.S. in reference to Asian-American and how it can erase the full spectrum of narratives aligned with self-identifying as Asian, in part due to colorism, border politics and ideals of a “model minority” only allowed to succeed on an intellectual level.
    This Studies Project took place on December 11, 2019 at Movement Research on 1st 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, confronting and instigated by the dance and performance community.
    For more information please visit: www.movementresearch.org

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Studies Project: "Another world is not only possible..." // Artistry During Challenging Times

    Studies Project: "Another world is not only possible..." // Artistry During Challenging Times

    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.
    For more information on Movement Research please visit www.movementresearch.org
     

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Studies Project: Dance Makers in the Schools: Kids Need Dance

    Studies Project: Dance Makers in the Schools: Kids Need Dance

    February 26, 2019 
    Organized by Diana Crum, with invited guests: Becky Serrell Cyr, Nicholas Leichter, Olivia Occelli.
    Kids Need Dance-- focuses on pedagogy and how radical methods of supporting childhood development intersect with teaching dance. Readings, shared beforehand with participants and centering on the intersections of making, learning, and cultural traditions in the U.S, will help anchor the conversation. Join local educators, artists and activists to consider and discuss.
    This Studies Project took place on February 26, 2019 at Movement Research Courtyard Studio on 1st Avenue and 9th Street 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, confronting and instigated by the dance and performance community.
    For more information please visit: www.movementresearch.org

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Studies Project: Immigrants for immigrants: taste of home

    Studies Project: Immigrants for immigrants: taste of home

    October 15, 2018
    The AoCC will host an intimate gathering, creating space for immigrant performing artists to share personal stories, cuisine, reflections and resources with the community in an effort to form lasting bonds and cultivate relationships to each other and local art organizations.
    Artists will engage in a conversation about the struggles of immigration and the effects on the body in the performance practice while tasting tapas and small appetizers from various cuisines.
    Food sharing is a universal form of expressing fellowship. "Immigrants for immigrants: taste of home" is an opportunity to create a platform to support each other and grow as a community.
    LOCATION UPDATE: This workshop was held at Movement Research, 122 Community Center (150 First Avenue) in the second floor studio. 122 Community Center is a fully ADA compliant facility.
    Participants: Alicia Ehni, Maira Duarte, Richard Morales, Vanessa Vargas
     
    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.
    For more information please visit: www.movementresearch.org

    • 2 hrs 3 min

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