the movement party


Announcing: FLEET MOVES 2015!

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We’re pleased to announce that Fleet Moves Dance Festival will return July 6-10, 2015 for a fourth summer of exploration, collaboration, and of course, DANCING in Wellfleet. Please mark your calendars and join us!

To take a look at previous years, visit our archive sites at:
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fleetmoves2013.tumblr.com
fleetmoves2014.tumblr.com

To make a tax deductible* donation, click HERE.

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The Fleet Moves 2014 Archive site is LIVE

Dear friends, we are thrilled to be linking to the archive site for the third annual Fleet Moves Dance Festival. What began as a small idea has blossomed into a week-long happening packed with performances, workshops, sensory walks, installations—and of course plenty of opportunities to bust a move on the dance floor.

Whether or not you were able to be a part of the activity in Wellfleet this year, we hope you’ll check out the archive site, featuring photographs by the talented Whitney Browne.

"Tres" by Jessie Young at Fleet Moves 2014

“Tres” by Jessie Young at Fleet Moves 2014


What an evening!

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What a night. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, talented performers, intrepid volunteers, and of course our dear guests who made Monday magical. The mvmtPARTY was a wonderful success in more ways than one, and we couldn’t have done it without our friends.

Together, we raised $6,000 to support another year of Fleet Moves Dance Festival!

We would like to extend a special thank you to Gowanus Art + Production and The Green Building for hosting us at this amazing space. In addition, this even would not have been possible without generous support from our:

Sponsors: Featherweight, Lexie Ruse, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Crif Dogs, Chavela’s Cocina Mexicana, No. 7, Sassy Molassey, Brooklyn Rose Vegan Bakery, Whitney Browne Photography, Brooklyn Brainery, Epicurean Group, McKittrick Hotel, Gnarly Vines, Keely Garfield, Chez Sven Bed & Breakfast, RoofTop Films, BRUNO, Fourth Arts Block, Abigail Levine, Jessie Young, & Erik DeLuca

Performers: Mark Thresher, Natalie Stormann, Galen Bremer & Robert Pounding of Forest Fire; Phoebe Rose Sandford, Erin Cella, Chris Cella (DJ NDRWTR), Adam Smith, Erik DeLuca

Volunteers: Amy Howard, Annie Sullivan-Chin, Athena Kokoronis, Ching-I Chang, Erica Reich, Gabriela Moreno, Greg Nuñez, Guillermo Bravo, Isabel Gil, James Clotfelter, Irwin Seow, Johnny De Piper, Julie Seal, Katie Curri, Runn Shayo, Stacey Kirk, plus many more who pitched in!

Host Committee: Alana Hall, Rachel Mckinstry, Beth Narducci, Broc Blegen, Cristel Jusino Díaz , Ellie Kusner, Emily Koh, Gary Gurevich, Mickey Sanchez, Mike Varona

Once again, massive THANKS from your friends at the Movement Party: Zena Bibler, Katie Schetlick, Hannah Krafcik, Kristin Clotfelter, Emma Hoette, Anne Zuerner, Zoe Rabinowitz, Sara Gurevich, Abigail Levine, Rishauna Zumberg, and Brandin Steffensen

photos: Whitney Browne


You’re invited…

photo: Whitney Browne

The Movement Party is drumming up excitement for adventures ahead with a beach-inspired kickoff to summer, featuring good eats, tasty brews, live tunes,
and killer moves.

All proceeds support the Movement Party in presenting the 3rd annual
Fleet Moves Dance Festival

WHEN: Monday, May 12
WHERE: The Green Building, 452 Union Street, BK
HOW MUCH: Tickets start at $20

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This event is made possible though generous support from:
Gowanus Arts + Production
Chavela’s Cocina Mexicana
Lexie Ruse
Sassy Molassey Sweets
And more!

Performances include:
excerpts from Anne Zuerner’s Lighthouse (Erin Cairns Cella, Galen Bremer, Zoe Rabinowitz, Phoebe Rose Sandford), The Plait (Kristin Clotfelter, Erik Deluca, Katie Schetlick, Adam Smith), and the Movement Party.

Generously hosted by Gowanus Art + Production at The Green Building.

            

A special thanks to our Host Committee:
Alana Hall ~ Beth Narducci ~ Broc Blegen ~ Cristel Jusino Díaz ~ Ellie Kusner ~ Emily Koh ~ Gary Gurevich ~ Mickey Sanchez ~ Mike Varona

For more information, please email the.movement.party@gmail.com

Photo by Whitney Browne


Behind the scenes…

If you’ve been keeping up with us, you’ve probably picked up on the Movement Party’s adventures over the past year, from Poland, to Brazil, to our beloved Wellfleet, Cape Cod.

You may have noticed our explorations of movement across diverse landscapes and terrains— from ponds, beaches, parking lots and public squares, to abandoned railroads.

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You may have also seen us experiment with different vehicles for dance experiences, whether through classes and workshops, performances, or an immersive summer festival.

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And, if you haven’t noticed yet, be advised that:

WE ARE ALL REALLY EXCITED!

photo: Whitney Browne

The key word is ALL. A lot has changed for the Movement Party over the past year. We have grown from a small creative partnership to a collaborative platform including artists from across the United States and beyond. We’ve been meeting monthly to plot our course for our 3rd annual Fleet Moves Dance Festival, an event that has become the culmination of our learning and growing.

photo: Whitney Browne

We hope you will join us in our endeavors in the coming year. It is a vital and formative season for the Movement Party, and any amount of support from you will make a definitive impact and build momentum around our work during this time.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation here, an in-kind contribution, or joining us for a class or performance. We value your support tremendously, and we look forward to this new year with you.

Sincerely,

The Movement Party

Zena Bibler, Katie Schetlick, Kristin Clotfelter, Sara Gurevich, Emma Hoette, Hannah Krafcik, Abigail Levine, Zoe Rabinowitz, Mikey Rioux, Brandin Steffensen, Lailye Weidman, Anne Zuerner, Rishauna Zumberg

**All images: Whitney Browne


Northern Adventures

Last week, I joined fellow Movement Party member Brandin Steffensen in Buffalo to facilitate “Now Practices: Researching improvisation as performance.” Over the course of five days, we formed a a temporary ensemble of dancers and spent more than 45 hours in Wasteland Studios, dancing and discussing dancing. Collectively, we built the culminating performance, “Now The Show,” from practices offered by facilitators and scores developed collaboratively by the group. We drew from Nancy Stark Smith’s group contact improvisation form, the Underscore; Brandin Steffensen’s game structure, Pentamode; Barbara Dilley’s Contemplative Dance Practice; and the Movement Party’s site-specific workshop, RelationscapesThroughout the rehearsal process, we practiced these forms one after another, paying close attention to the phenomena unique to each and shared by each—moving towards a scaffolding for our improvised performance.

As part of this process, we got to spend a day at Silo City, playing in the abandoned grain elevators and surrounding landscape. Here are some snapshots from our Relationscapes adventures there:

Huge thanks to Jim Bush for the photos and also to Nancy Hughes and the rest of the team at Buffalo CI for hosting this wonderful experience!


Time, Travel with The Movement Party

Join us online for a networked performance

The Movement Party at NADA Hudson

The Movement Party has been asked to create a new performance for The Transcontinental Express exhibition at the Museum Perron Oost. We will be dancing in three separate geographic locations and connecting via a video feed. You can catch the action in real time on Twitter by following @MVMTparty.

August 31st
1pm, EST // 7pm CEST
@MVMTparty

In Time, Travel we position ourselves between several technologies that have redefined how we experience space, time, and connection to each other—from webs of iron and steel that connected entire continents to digital networks that allow users to communicate far beyond the reaches of physical presence. Dancing together from the separate satellites of Rhode Island, Virginia, and Amsterdam, we will create a nonlinear time and place in which to contemplate our relationship to time, distance, and presence across the two, and how these concepts evolve in relation to the technologies we interact with. In constant transit between time zones, geographic locations, and overlapping historical contexts,Time, Travel invites participants to transcend preconceived systems of time and space, and act as navigators, or travelers of time.

For progress updates and information about the locations we’ll be broadcasting from, visit our blog.