Movement Research Festival Fall 2017 Studies Project

Movement Research Festival Fall 2017 Studies Project, curated by Zavé Martohardjono, EmmaGrace Skove-Epps, and Jonathan Gonzalez. Studies Project is a series of artist-instigated panel discussions, roundtables, performances and/or other formats that engage issues of aesthetics, philosophy and social politics relevant to the dance and performance community.

Zavé Martohardjono is an interdisciplinary artist interested in geopolitics, social justice, queer glam, and embodied healing. Among many venues, they’ve performed at BAAD!, Boston Center for the Arts, Center for Performance Research, Gibney Dance, Issue Project Room, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Movement Research at Judson Church, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Recess, Storm King Art Center, and the Wild Project. Zavé’s had residencies at The Bronx Museum of the Arts (2017), Gibney Dance Work Up 3.0 (2017), The Shandaken Project at Storm King (2016), La MaMa (2016), Chez Bushwick (2015), was a Lambda Literary Fellow (2015), and participated in BAX’s NEEDING IT (2013) and the Hemispheric Institute’s EMERGENYC (2011). They organize with artists of color and work at the ACLU to end mass incarceration. They received their B.A. from Brown University and their M.F.A. in Media Arts Production from the City College of New York.

EmmaGrace Skove-Epes is a movement-based artist, teacher, and organizer. Currently, she thinks about somatics of taking up space, multi-sensory listening, giving credit, and tensions between sight, imagination, embodied history, and projection. Her work has lived at venues including Theater for the New City, Roulette Intermedium, New York Live Arts, and the Center for Performance Research. She has been the recipient of a residency at Gowanus Arts, a space grant at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and a Fresh Tracks residency at NYLA. She has danced with Kathy Westwater, Edisa Weeks, Jon Kinzel, Jodi Melnick, Peniel Guerrier, Jesse Philips-Fein, and Nadia Tykulsker, among others. EmmaGrace has taught at James Baldwin High School, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Bard College and NYU Tisch, and will be teaching at Third Root Community Health Center this fall. She organizes with Artists Co-Creating Real Equity and Breaking White Silence.

Jonathan Gonzalez is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin and his native New York City. He has been a New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Artist, BAX/Dancing While Black Fellow, and is currently a 2017 Bessie-nominee as Outstanding Performer in Minor Matter. He has performed in the works of Ligia Lewis, Cynthia Oliver, Isabel Lewis, and Alex Baczyinski-Jenkins. He attended Trinity College as a POSSE Scholar, and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.