Events Next Week with Jennifer Monson and others

Hello iLAND community,
     The next week is full of some exciting events. Please check out theMovement Research Spring Festival. I’ll be hosting a sensory walk in Central Park and performing in stillness-action-sweat-effort on Wednesday night. I will also be presenting at the Earth Matters on Stage conferencein Pittsburgh with iLAND board member, Julia Handschuh. Also, check out the AMAZING Post Plastica, a NEW and outstanding creation by Alina and Ela Troyano. I will be speaking about the BIRD BRAIN Osprey Migration tour at the pre-show talk, along with a beekeeper! I’m so excited!
     I also want to encourage all of you fearless people to sign up for Pooh Kaye’s Wild Fields’ workshop at Movement Research’s Summer MELT. This was one of the first pieces I made with Pooh Kaye. It is an amazing work and Pooh is incomparable artist. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity.
      We will be sending an update about the 2012 iLAB Residents soon!  The initial news from the collaborative teams is titillating.
     ENJOY the summer and I hope to see everyone multiple times in the gorgeous NYC environs.
Jennifer Monson
Founder and Artistic Director of iLAND

Movement Research Spring Festival

Performance Event:   


Wednesday May 30, 2012 | 10PM  | $5

The Center at West Park, NYC 

165 W. 86th Street
(West Park Presbyterian Church, corner of Amsterdam Avenue)

A performance experiment where the duet is charged with the exploration of stillness, action, sweat and effort. Participants were chosen based on their choreographic approaches and aesthetic differences that touch these categories. Performances can be rehearsed, improvised, score-driven or otherwise. The collaboration can be collective, competitive, a battle, a fusion, or indeterminate.


Aretha Aoki
devynn emory
Niall Jones

Jennifer Monson 

Central Park Sensory Walk

Led by Jennifer Monson

Saturday June 2, 2012 | 11am | FREE

Meet at the entrance on West 81 Street & Central Park West.


Earth Matters On Stage

PANEL:  “Performance & Pause: Developing Kinesthetic Exchanges with Urban Environments”  

with Julia Handschuh, Jennifer Monson, Courtney Ryan, Arden Thomas
Thursday May 31, 2012 | 3:00-4:30 pm
Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, Pittsburgh, PA
A panel of papers aimed at facilitating an eco-conversation between artists and scholars on the subject of human engagement with the urban environment.  Topics discussed will include the work of iLAND and performer Julia Handschuh’s work in collaboration with iLand, and the work of artists Mark Bamuthi Joseph and Vlatka Horvat.

PS122 and El Museo del Barrio present 

Post Plastica 

by Carmelita Tropicana & Ela Troyano
Featuring Carmelita Tropicana, Becca Blackwell & Erin Markey
May 31 – June 3, 2012
El Museo del Barrio (5th Ave at 104th St)
Part live performance, part video installation, this piece offers a glimpse into a future in which celebrity culture has pitched
a battle between the primacy of virtual and artistic lives; in which revolutionaries keep bees in a secret underground;
and in which a half-woman, half-bear scientist has gained the upper hand…

Pre-show talk at 6 pm on June 2, 2012
BIRD BRAIN with Jennifer Monson, choreographer and artistic director of interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance (iLAND)

and Urban Beekeeping with Guillermo Fernandez, of NYC Beekeeping

2 for 1 tickets in advance with discount code FF241.


Movement Research 


July 9 – August 10, 2012
MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 weeks) and winter (3 weeks). Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today.
Pooh Kaye

July 9 – July 13
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3:30 pm-6:00 pm $130
Danspace Project
Wild Fields: Radical Strategies for Movement and Composition
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