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Movement Research in Residence with luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica

November 26–December 2

Cover Image:

Elaine Summers, Ouverture reconstruction, 2012. Original performance: Judson Memorial Church, 1962. Photo: Sarah Holcman

Presented in conjunction with Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later: Movement Research in Residence.

Proposal: Where have we taken the neutral/pedestrian body, the ordinary vs. extraordinary body? What are we interested in presenting “via the body” currently and into the future? Imagine a future body.

OPEN REHEARSALS: luciana achugar and Ximena Garnica
Wednesday November 21, 11 AM–6 PM
Wednesday November 28, 11 AM–6 PM
Thursday November 29, 12–9 PM
Sunday December 2, 11:30 AM–4:30 PM (Movement Workshop: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM; Audience Talkback: 3:30–4:30 PM)
Wednesday December 5, 11 AM–3 PM

Please RSVP for the workshop on December 2 workshops by emailing (Subject: “RSVP Movement Workshop”).

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 include AUNTS, luciana achugar, Maggie Bennett, the Bureau for the Future of Choreography, Walter Dundervill, Moriah Evans, and Ximena Garnica. Each individual research residency will incorporate a public component that includes open rehearsals and audience talkbacks during regular Museum hours. An additional series of discussions and performances will provide context and further research as they reconsider the permutations of influence that continue to echo from the Judson Dance Theater. To conclude the residency, the elected artists will share their findings for further discussion and debate in a final presentation on Sunday December 16 at 3 p.m.

luciana achugar explores the relationship between aesthetics and ideology. Awards and accolades include two Bessie Awards, a NYFA Fellowship, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant. Residencies include Movement Research (2001–03) and BAX (2009–11). Her works have been presented at The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Abrons Arts Center, Walker Art Center, Portland’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and in Uruguay, amongst others. She also works collaboratively with Levi Gonzalez and Michael Mahalchick.

Ximena Garnica is a Colombian-born, interdisciplinary choreographer, director, and installation artist based in New York. Her work and collaborations with artist Shige Moriya are presented under the umbrella of LEIMAY. She is codirector of the Brooklyn-based art space CAVE. Her company has been selected to be part of BAM’s Professional Development Program (2012–13), which will culminate with the premier of LEIMAY’s new piece at BAM’s new theater space in September 2013.

“Movement Research in Residence: Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later” has been organized in collaboration with Barbara Bryan (Movement Research Executive Director) and Levi Gonzalez (Movement Research Programming Advisor), and is presented as part of the New Museum’s RE:NEW RE:PLAY residency series, curated by Travis Chamberlain.


This program is made possible, in part, through the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David and Hermine Heller

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