the movement party


The MVMT is throwing a PARTY!

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As we gear up for Fleet Moves 2013, we are hosting our final fundraiser in advance of the Festival in July. Your support helps bring our team of 20 artists from New York and beyond to Wellfleet and supports innovative, site-specific dance programming.

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BENEFIT DETAILS
Join us at LaunchPad on May 28th for an evening of music and merriment, and delicious Wellfleet Oysters to support Fleet Moves 2013.

7:30-8:30 VIP Oyster Cocktail ($40 in advance/$45 day-of)
8:30-11:00 General Admission ($15 in advance/$20 day-of)

Brooklyn LaunchPad // 721 Franklin Avenue // Brooklyn, NY

LIVE MUSIC by Harry Belafonte Live at Carnegie Hall 1959 (Mickey Sanchez, Steve Marion, Christian Peslak, Adam Pumilia, and Jeremy Gustin of Delicate Steve)
DANCES by The Movement Party + Friends
OYSTERS from Mac’s Seafood
FOOD & DRINK by Weather Up, Oskar Blues, Blue Mountain Brewery, and Chavela’s

Not able to attend? You can still make a tax-deductible donation through Fractured Atlas

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MVMT in São Paulo (for the Hemispheric Institute Encuentro!)

The Movement Party is going to São Paulo! We will be translating the B Sides into Spanish and Portuguese in order to perform it at the 8th Hemispheric Institute Encuentro in São Paulo, Brazil.

We couldn’t be more excited to participate in this event that will include lectures, workshops, roundtables, performances, and yes, even a cabaret—all around the theme of Cities/Bodies/Action.

The Hemispheric Institute will be live streaming many of the Encuentro events, so follow along on Facebook here.

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B Sides at the ROOFSHOW

B Sides at the ROOFSHOW


MVMT and Friends at FAB

This weekend we were joined by MVMT collaborators Emma Hoette, Sara Genoves-Sylvan, Rishauna Zumberg, and Zoe Rabinowitz in performing new and adapted works at Fourth Arts Block’s annual FAB Festival.

Modern Dancing

Sara Genoves-Sylvan adapted a participatory score she created for Fleet Moves Dance Festival in Waltz: Fourth Street:

Site-specific improvisation in reaction to environmental structures and viewer input. During the performance, viewers are invited to speak to the performer about the details of each environment—historical or mythical.

Emma Hoette performed a version of (In)Visible Currents, appearing out of a basement door near the Fourth Street Co-op:

“(In)Visible Currents” began as an exploration of how to see movement—as the dress fills with water, movements become legible not only on the dancer’s body but also in the body of water inside the dress. It has become an exploration that reminds us of the beauty that resides in things unseen, or so often seen that their beauty is overlooked.

And The Movement Party performed a new score based antique dancing manuals.

“Modern Dancing” is a participatory movement score that draws from historical dance etiquette manuals. Using exercises from vintage books that profess to teach readers “How to Dance”, “How to Dance Well”, and “How and What to Dance”, we will take turns re-imagining all the rules with our present day bodies.

 


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Keep in touch with the rest of the party through active correspondence.

Letters From Your Representatives take the form of questions. How you choose to answer them is up to you. Send us a text, drawing, video, photo, or other responses of your choice. To submit, email your “letter” to the.movement.party[at]gmail.com.

 

What movements do you make to be cool?