Proposal: Collective as creative community. Collective as institution. Collective as gathered histories. Collective as aesthetic tradition. Collective as an abstract idea. What is collective and where do we locate it? Can you address the inside/outside of collective in a greater context? Is there an inside/outside of collective?
OPEN REHEARSALS: AUNTS
Wednesday October 10, 11 AM–6 PM
Thursday October 11, 11 AM–4 PM
Friday October 12, 11 AM–6 PM
Saturday October 13, 4–6 PM
On September 16, 2012, five individual artists and two collectives were elected by the Movement Research community and attending audience to respond to four audience-nominated research proposals. The elected artists included AUNTS, luciana achugar, Maggie Bennett, the Bureau for the Future of Choreography, Walter Dundervill, Moriah Evans, and Ximena Garnica. Each individual research residency incorporated a public component that included open rehearsals and audience talkbacks during regular Museum hours. An additional series of discussions and performances provided context and further research as they reconsidered the permutations of influence that continue to echo from the Judson Dance Theater. To conclude the residency, the elected artists shared their findings for further discussion and debate in a final presentation on Sunday, December 16 at 3 p.m.: Final Presentations for Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later
AUNTS, an underground platform for dance, creates events in unconventional spaces with multiple performers, overlapping performances, open dance parties, and multidisciplinary, body-/non-body-based, time-oriented, finished/experimental/unfinished/process art. AUNTS has partnered with public venues such as the famous Clipper City schooner at the South Street Seaport, littlefield, and OfficeOps. AUNTS has also organized events at art organizations such as the Chocolate Factory, Dixon Place, Movement Research, TAMTAMTAM in Berlin, Germany, the American Dance Festival, and Chashama, as well as many repurposed spaces including the Secret Works Loft, St. Cecilia’s Convent, and the Event Center. AUNTS will work with Arts@Renaissance, a part of St. Nick’s Alliance in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for a three-month residency in summer 2013.
“Movement Research in Residence: Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later” was organized in collaboration with Barbara Bryan (Movement Research Executive Director) and Levi Gonzalez (Movement Research Programming Advisor), and was presented as part of the New Museum’s RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series, curated by Travis Chamberlain.