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.
Line Up for Fall '20
Salons are held virtually the first Thursday of each month starting at 5:30pm.
Thursday October 1st, 5:30-7:00pm
Marianela Boán, an internationally recognized and award winning choreographer, currently living in the Dominican Republic and one of the most important artists of the Cuban and Latin American dance vanguard, shares insights into her practice, and her continuous drive to create and push boundaries. Her revolutionary style "Contaminated Dance" radically mixes all the arts associated with dance, producing an expressive and original scenic result.
As a choreographer, dancer, and teacher, Boán has worked in more than 40 countries presenting her works and giving workshops in numerous venues and festivals in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. She has created nearly 70 choreographic works for dance, theatre, TV and film companies. She was a member of Danza Contemporánea de Cuba from 1973-1988, the founding director of the companies DanzAbierta Cuba (1988-2003), BoanDanz Action USA (2005-2010), and the Compañía Nacional de Danza Contemporánea of the Dominican Republic (2010-present).
Angela's Pulse: A'we deh ya
Thursday November 5th, 5:30-7:00pm
Get a peek into the research and development of A'we deh ya ("All of us are here"), a new work by Paloma McGregor, artistic director of Movement Lab's Company-in-Residence Angela's Pulse. A'we is a multi-disciplinary call-and-response between colony and mainland, being created in alignment with local efforts to thwart disaster capitalism in the wake of the destruction caused during the 2017 hurricane season.
Image Making in the Digital World: Movement Lab & University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK) Collaboration
Thursday December 3rd, 5:30-7:00pm
The Movement Lab and collaborative partner HFBK (the University of Fine Arts) in Hamburg, Germany share sections of their collaborative investigation. Consisting of a creative cross-continental exploration into socially conscious practices in motion capture, avatar creation, and animation, the collaboration begins with Movement Lab Artist-in-Residence LaJuné McMillian and works to draw in a diverse range of artists, students, creative technologists and creators from both institutions.
Other collaborators besides primary partners, the Movement Lab and Digtale Grafik (HFBK), include the Goethe Institute Paris and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.
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 - CANCELLED! (reschedule info to come)
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!