Proposal: What does it mean to work collectively (across disciplines or not)? Has the individual become the forefront of present-day work? Is the idea of the individual author a myth? Is the idea of working collectively a myth?
OPEN REHEARSALS: Moriah Evans and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography
Wednesday November 14, 11 AM–6 PM
Thursday November 15, 11 AM–3 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
Moriah Evans choreographs and dances. Her work has been presented at Judson Church, AUNTS, BAX, DNA, Danspace Project, the Chocolate Factory, Dixon Place, CALit2, Sushi Contemporary Performance and Visual Arts, and Théâtre de L’Usine in Geneva. Recently, she has worked on projects with Sarah Michelson, Trajal Harrell, Boris Charmatz, Elie Hay, INPEX, and Tino Sehgal. She was also a danceWEBber (2009) at ImPulsTanz in Vienna and a Mary Elvira Stevens Fellow (2007–08).
The Bureau for the Future of Choreography is an apparatus, striving for collective authorship, that produces choreographies and documents. The Bureau’s activities include: Desire Dances (2011), which occurred in public spaces and explored contexts that regulate bodies; aiding in the publication of Spangbergianism (2011); a call to map the past fifty years in contemporary dance/choreography through The Flowchart Project (2012), which re-sorts hierarchies of knowledge through cooperative engagement, enthusiastic attention, and paperwork. The Bureau is always an adventurous performance; if you are interested in participating, please email dearBFC@gmail.com.
Participating artists: Alan Calpe, Maggie Cloud, Evelyn Donnelly, Tess Dworman, Moriah Evans, Kyli Kleven, Stephen May, Rashaun Mitchell, Stina Nyberg, Sarah Beth Percival, Will Rawls, Silas Riener, Ondrej Vidlar
“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 Performance Residency Series, curated by Travis Chamberlain.