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Movement Research at the Judson Church — January 9, 2017

Michelle Boule, Ursula Eagly, Abigail Levine and Kota Yamazaki

The Monomyth (excerpt-in-progress)

Creation and performance: Michelle Boulé

Assistant: Bryn Hlava

Music: Includes songs by Thelma Houston, Kool & The Gang, Joseph Campbell Interview, Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force, and Curtis Tamm

Short solo skeleton for the piece with gaps for each other

Madeline Best, Ursula Eagly**, Martín Lanz Landázuri, Mina Nishimura, Kohji Setoh, Kathy Westwater

Ursula Eagly is making a performance with artists in Japan, Mexico, and New York. It’s like a leaky container. Development has been supported by Tokeiji Temple in Kita-Kamakura, Laboratorio Condensación in Mexico City, and Gibney Dance’s boo koo residency and Movement Research’s Artist-in-Residence program here in NYC. Upcoming performances at The Chocolate Factory are March 29 — April 1, made possible with support from the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts Japan Program. More info & past projects at

8 Gestures (3 & 4)

Choreography and performance: Abigail Levine

Music and performance: Cleek Schrey

8 Gestures is an evolving evening-length work with collaborators to date composers Paula Matthusen and Cleek Schrey. Parts 1 & 2 were performed as part of 9 Evenings +50 at Fridman Gallery in Sept 2016. Supported through the space grant program at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX).

Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination (work-in-progress)
Choreographed by: Kota Yamazaki*** in collaboration with performers

Performed by: Julian Barnett, Raja Kelly, Joanna Kotze and Mina Nishimura

Music by: Kenta Nagai and Masahiro Sugaya

Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination (work-in-progress) was created through Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)’s residency program, and will premiere at BAC in December of 2017.

Videographer: Quentin Burley

**2016 Artist-in-Residence

***2017 Artist-in-Residence



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