Co-Presented with Roulette
Works by Larissa Velez-Jackson, Amber Bemak, Tess Dworman & Sam Kim
Curated by Hilary Clark, Mina Nishimura, Antonio Ramos & Vanessa Anspaugh
When you feel sad and blue
You just come and see me anytime
I’ll be waiting for you dear
And your fears you can leave behind
Here’s the key to unlock the door to my house (to my house)
–From “In My House,” lyrics by Mary Jane Girls
Roulette welcomes the Movement Research Spring Festival 2013 – “Alternate/Shelter” – as it presents two stellar evenings of dance at our acclaimed performance space. On Friday, May 24, Movement Research present In My House with works by Larissa Velez-Jackson, Amber Bemak, Tess Dworman, and Sam Kim. Following the performance, please join us for a discussion with the artists, joined by Molly Poerstel-Taylor and Jillian Peña, and moderated by Katie Brewer Ball.
And join us at Roulette on Saturday, May 25 for another engagement from the Movement Research Spring Festival 2013, Burning Down The House.
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.