MeMoSa or Media Movement Salon references back to the old European tradition of intellectuals and friends coming together to exchange ideas and eat in a salon gathering. ‘Held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation’; Our monthly salons provide an opportunity for students, artists, hackers, and scientists to share their work (in progress or otherwise) and receive creative and engaged feedback.
Image, Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, 1856-1947 (public domain)
Line Up for Spring '20
Salons are held the first Thursday of each month starting at 5:30pm. Reception with food & drink held beforehand from 5:00-5:30!
Thursday February 13th, 5:30-7:00pm
Meet wild dolphins as you have never met them before. Movement Lab Artist-in-Residence Chisa Hidaka and project co-director Benjamin Harley will be screening several short films of the Dolphin Dance Project featuring underwater dances co-created by wild dolphins and trained human dancers.
Kate Ladenheim and Amy LaViers
Thursday March 12th, 5:30-7:00pm
Join Kate Ladenheim and Amy LaViers as they reflect on human-robotic interaction and demonstrate motion and breath activated wearable robotic wings and the choreographic processes involved in the creation of work involving them.
Allie Costa, Mohar Kalra, & Emma Lu
Thursday April 9th, 5:30-7:00pm
Come see Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Allie Costa and Student Artists-in-Residence Emma Lu and Mohar Kalra present their work!
Line Up for Fall '19
Mimi Yin - NUUM Performs 1920 x 1080: Choreographing Space Through Time
Thursday October 3rd, 5:30-7:00pm
Our first Media Movement Salon (MeMoSa) will be hosted by Mimi Yin, NiNi Dongnier and Tiriree Kananuruk. The trio, NUUM, will present their ongoing research into choreographic practice, computationally generated visual art and movement-based interactivity.
Flying Solo: Short Solo Dance Works for Screen and Stage
Thursday November 7th, 5:30-7:00pm
This special student work focused MeMoSa consists of screenings from this semester's ScreenDance class, who have been working in the Movement Lab with Faculty Director Gabri Christa since September, as well as two live performances from Colleen Thomas' Composition class. Come cheer on your friends and peers, hear what they have been learning, and offer feedback.
Heidi Latsky and Gregory Youdan
Thursday December 5th, 5:30-7:00pm
Heidi Latsky, who started dancing at the age of 20 and is now dancing in her 60s while running her physically integrated company, will share thoughts about aging and her experiences with the disability community, particularly how her integrated work steers away from the “medical therapeutic” model even as there are clearly positive changes that occur for her dancers.
Gregory Youdan, a former HLD dancer, is currently a PhD Student in Kinesiology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Greg will highlight the emerging research of dance as intervention for aging populations and those who have neurological diseases. Accompanying this talk will be some videos of Latsky’s work.