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Movement Research Festival Fall 2017

Movement Research Festival Fall 2017


Curators: Jonathan Gonzalez, Zavé Martohardjono, and EmmaGrace Skove-Epes


Monday, November 27, 2017 - 8:00pm daily through December 3, 2017



Curators: Jonathan Gonzalez, Zavé Martohardjono, and EmmaGrace Skove-Epes

Movement Research Festival Fall 2017
November 27 – December 3
invisible material

Curated by 

Jonathan Gonzalez, Zavé Martohardjono, and EmmaGrace Skove-Epes



Artist-curators Jonathan Gonzalez, Zavé Martohardjono, and EmmaGrace Skove-Epes approach Movement Research’s Fall Festival by considering collective practices and the workings of collectivity amidst economies of individualism in this current moment. Comprised of performances, workshops, and gatherings led by collectives, “invisible material” ponders interventions of unfolding in the fold, meandering, and mess-making, and coordinating in the in-between.

Participating artists & collectives include:

  • Chinatown Arts Brigade
  • Commons Choir
  • Feminist Art Group
  • Nia Love
  • People's Institute for Survival and Beyond
  • Potluck Project 
  • Skeleton Architecture
  • Social Health Performance Club
  • Wildcat!
  • Yellow Jackets Collective
  • Young Dancemakers Co.
  • ... and more.


Jonathan Gonzalez is a choreographer and "Bessie" nominated performer based in his native New York City. He has been a New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Artist in collaboration with EmmaGrace Skove-Epes, BAX/Dancing While Black Fellow under the direction of Paloma McGregor, Diebold Award recipient for Distinction in Choreography & Performance, Rema Hort Mann Foundation nominee, as well as a POSSE Leadership and Bessie Schonberg Scholar. He is currently a BAX/SUBMERGE! artist under the curation of Ali Rosa-Salas’s season, Break Time. He has performed in the works of Ligia Lewis, Cynthia Oliver, Alex Baczyinski-Jenkins, Isabel Lewis, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Ni’Ja Whitson, Marjani Forté, Jomama Jones, among others. He is a graduate of Trinity College, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. 

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 has 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 has been a Fresh Tracks Artist in collaboration with Jonathan Gonzalez, 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.

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