Co-Presented with Roulette
Works by Molly Poerstel-Taylor, Luke George, Stanley Love & Jillian Peña
Curated by Hilary Clark, Mina Nishimura, Antonio Ramos & Vanessa Anspaugh
Hold tight wait till the party’s over
Hold tight we’re in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house
–from “Burning Down the House,” lyrics by Talking Heads
Roulette welcomes the Movement Research Spring Festival 2013 – “Alternate/Shelter” – as it presents two stellar evenings of dance at our acclaimed performance space. On Saturday, May 25, Movement Research present Burning Down the House with works by Molly Poerstel-Taylor, Luke George, Stanley Love, and Jillian Peña.
Also, please join us at Roulette on Friday, May 24 for In Our House with post-performance talk with Molly Poerstel-Taylor and Jillian Peña.
About the Movement Research Festival
The Movement Research Festival finds its roots in the Improvisation Festival New York (IFNY), initiated in 1992 by Sondra Loring (an MR artist-in-residence at the time) and Julie Carr. For five years (1999-2003), Movement Research hosted the IFNY as one of its programs, under the curation of Programming Director Amanda Loulaki. Four years ago, Movement Research created an artist-curator format, birthing Improvisation is Hard (2004), followed by Open Source (2005).
Beginning in 2006, Movement Research established the festival as a twice-annual event. The fall festival continues to focus on improvisation and is shaped by Movement Research’s programming staff in collaboration with Curatorial Advisors who bring their own interests and ideas to specific festival events. The spring festival is produced by a group of artist-curators which determines the emphasis, shape, and programming. Together, these two approaches allow for a varied investigation and exploration into current artistic concerns, and reflect Movement Research’s mission of valuing artists, their creative process and vital role within society.