Melinda Ring: Vast Action

We will explore imperfect systems, extended yet unpredictable timings, and watery boundaries, towards creating a mass action to be shown at Movement Research at the Judson Church on Monday, November 20. This workshop involves improvisation and learning movement material with attention to detail; and requires stamina. Commitment to all sessions essential.

Melinda Ring, choreographer, born in Los Angeles, CA, has lived and worked in New York since 2001. She creates dances, performance pieces, videos and installations. Forgetful Snow (2014), her last project, was commissioned and presented by The Kitchen, NY and The Box, Los Angeles, and documented by Contact Quarterly in Chapbook 6, Forgetful Snow. Current work in-progress has been supported by Yaddo, Headlands Center for the Arts, Whitman College, Movement Research (AIR 2014-2016), and Gibney Dance (DiP 2016). She has developed programing as an artist-curator for Danspace Project. Educated Bennington College (MFA) and University of California, Los Angeles (BA); Critic in sculpture, Yale School of Art, 2014 – present; visiting Lecturer in Dance, UCLA, Spring 2016 (Movement Research exchange program). Ring is a 2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artist awardee, and a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow.