The Movement Lab is designed for experimentation and exploration at the intersection of dance, performance, and technology. It is a flexible modular space for movement research, exploration, production, collaboration, and interdisciplinary interaction. The Lab’s trans-media function serves to enhance critical thinking and learning through mind-body connection as it seeks to explore emerging trajectories in art, science, and technology.
Working at the cross-section of disciplines to do deep creative work, the Movement Lab is committed to being an open and inclusive environment, embracing diverse perspectives and grounded in care. We welcome anyone interested in the interaction between arts and technology. As we strive to reduce the barriers of entry to this space, we feel it is important to state our resolve for inclusion of all people regardless of ability, age, race, gender or sexual orientation. We look to our community to help us build an explorative and more accessible environment.
As part of our commitment to accessibility, we have year-round Open Lab drop-in hours (check our calendar for availability) and all of our events are open to the community. The Lab presents creative research through installations and open forums, both virtually and at the Movement Lab. This research is generated through Lab programs such as Students Artists in Residence (SAR), Artists in Residence (AIR), Media Movement Salon (MeMoSa), and collaborations with various programs and departments at Barnard College and Columbia University.