Movement Research Festival, Spring 2007

It’s that time of year again! Time for the Movement Research Festival, Spring 2007.

From the curators:

“Engaging in a practice of permissive exploration, we strove to develop various formats for critical exchange that are both intellectually rigorous and playful. This intuitive and open generation of ideas, coupled with the speed and intensity necessitated by a limited creation period, propelled us towards an approach of decentralization.

Not only did we as a Curation/Production group conceptualize and develop events, we also invited other artists to engage in the shaping of the festival. As a group we have nurtured a spirit of irreverence, and encouraged omni-directional experimentation throughout the festival’s framework. We offer a skeleton, a potentiality. We are excited to see where and how it will meet you. “

-With love, Rebecca Brooks, Beth Gill, Erika Hand and Isabel Lewis.

Here’s the blurb:

Movement Research Festival Spring 2007: Reverence (Irreverence) is the most recent incarnation of Movement Research’s annual festival. Initiated in 1992 as Improvisation Festival New York (IFNY) by Sondra Loring (an MR artist-in-residence at the time) and Julie Carr, the festival was turned over to Movement Research in 1999 under the curation of Program Director Amanda Loulaki. In 2004, the Festival’s structure and curatorial process shifted from a single-staff curated model to a curatorial team of artists, reflecting Movement Research’s mission of valuing artists, their creative process and vital role within society. Each year, the festival brings together a new group of artist curators that determine the emphasis, shape and program of the festival in collaboration with Movement Research staff, allowing for a more varied investigation and exploration into current artistic concerns.

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