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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: 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 hr 7 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 hr 3 min
    Studies Project: Decolonial Design, Indigenous Choreography, and Multicorporeal Sovereignties: A womanist/Queer/Trans Indigenous Movement Dialogue

    Studies Project: Decolonial Design, Indigenous Choreography, and Multicorporeal Sovereignties: A womanist/Queer/Trans Indigenous Movement Dialogue

    Feburary 18, 2018
    This studies project is organized by Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán
    With panelists Rasha Abdulhadi, Anthony Aiu, Vaimoana Niumeitolu, Melissa Iakowi:he'ne' Oakes, Kaina Quenga
    Decolonial Design principles resonate across artistic expressions—performative, visual, tactile, acoustic, olfactory, gustatory, terrestrial—and the range of living-creature-made and naturally-occurring compositions.
    Embedded in each being, each Indigenous constellation of relations, larger system of systems, are organizing principles, rationales shaping their design and interaction.
    Articulating an interwoven Indigenous conceptualization of choreography, in which Native movement is embedded in a larger set of relations, human motion within a world of motion, this decolonial dialogue seeks to restore our cosmological context.  
    Gathering together womanist/queer/trans Native North American, Indigenous Pacific, and Palestinian movement makers and multimedia artists, activists and community organizers, critics, and educators, this dialogue illustrates the interlinked nature of our intersectional sovereign movements, our simultaneous struggles for self-determination over our terrestrial, physical, and cultural bodies.
    This Studies Project took place on February 18, 2018 at 3 pm at Abrons Art Center G05.
    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 36 min
    Studies Project: An ethics of (talking about) watching

    Studies Project: An ethics of (talking about) watching

    May 8, 2018
    In this Studies Project participants will engage in a conversation around the notion of (talking about) watching.
    How do we create the space for feedback in which artists/performers and their work is addressed properly, respectfully, and/or ethically? Can/must this space be crafted collectively? Which ramifications does this have for the role of a moderator? 
    Additionally, how do existing systems for feedback facilitation (i.e. Critical Response Process, Fieldwork, etc.) break down when interrupted or intervened upon by supremacist ideas of aesthetics and value? Are these systems for facilitation and feedback adequate, inadequate, or beyond repair? What alternatives have been developed? How can we develop further practices of critique in dance and performance that de-center the respondent?
    Moderated by Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal with panelists Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Jaime Shearn Coan, André Daughtry, Yvonne Montoya, Mark Travis Rivera
    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 37 min

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