Please join us in giving a warm welcome to the newest members of the ML team! You can learn more about this year's Student Artist in Residence (SAR) cohort on the Movement Lab website.

This semester, we welcome
 Minne AtairuChristina DuanRosie ElliottYilin LiGrace LiLiz RadwayNami WeatherbySarah Yasmine Marazzi-Sassoon, and Chunming Zheng as our student artists in residence.

Welcome to all our SARs — We look forward to creating with you!

The Movement Lab and Zine Library will host a series of crossover Stillness Labs Wednesdays in November 11:45-12:45 in MLC 020.

The Movement Lab Team thanks Columbia Spectator writer Lucy Kudlinski for her review of Columbia Maison Française’s "Being in the World: People and the Planet in French and Francophone Cinema" Festival event featuring four short films by Julie Gautier and a Q&A discussion between Julie Gautier and Movement Lab Faculty Director Gabri Christa

Read the review and watch the Q&A

Biology lecturer and alumna Chisa Hidaka ’86 guides students through the intersection of STEM and movement by exploring the anatomy in action. 

The Movement Lab has opened applications for its Post Baccalaureate Fellowship position. This full-time, year-long job will help develop skills and technical / creative / collaborative insights through assisting in the operational logistics of running the Movement Lab, along with supporting the research and development of a personal creative project. You must be a resent Barnard/Columbia graduate in order to apply.  

Join Movement Lab Faculty Director Gabri Christa this Saturday, July 19, 2020, from 4:00-7:00PM, as she moderates a conversation with the makers of Bend by Susan Misner after its World Premiere at the 2020 Dance on Camera Festival.

The Movement Lab's Guy de Lancey speaks about becoming a political refugee to escape the South African apartheid in our first Artist Interview, which will soon be recorded in a larger podcast as a part of our Virtual Lab.

The Movement Lab is excited to be working with Angela’s Pulse. Angela's Pulse is a New York-based, Black-led, artist-led organization. Learn more about what they do and their 3 Year Residency Plan for working with The Movement Lab. 

Georgia Michalovic, who has worked part time in the Movement Lab for the last year and a half, has been critical to the planning and implementation of our programming, classes, and events.

From our sweaty homes, where we wish we were in the MLC complaining that the AC is too cold, welcome to the July 2020 issue of @barnlib.  

Welcome to the June 2020 issue of @barnlib. BLAIS full-time staff are working from as far north as Vermont and as far south as Georgia. From our homes to yours...enjoy!

We're excited to say that The Movement Lab's Virtual Moving Body-Moving Image Festival was an overwhelming success! 

Congrats to the Movement Lab's Guy de Lancey who has been nominated for Best Cinematography at the RapidLion 2020 Film Festival for his work on the film "Gat In Die Muur (Hole in the Wall)"

"Finding Fellini," directed and designed by the Movement Lab's Guy de Lancey and written and performed by Megan Metrikin, will be performed at The Kraine Theater February 21st, 23rd, & 25th! Guy's work on "Finding Fellini" won Outstanding Set Design and Outstanding Sound Design at MITF and Best Production Design at United Solo Festival. Tickets.

Join Movement Lab Faculty Director Gabri Christa in this symposium launching 100 Years | 100 Women, an initiative of Park Avenue Armory. Gabri will speak at the salon (4:00-5:00pm) entitled "Museum of Moving Image: Cinefemme Cypher" on Saturday, February 15th. Find the full schedule and event details on the Park Ave. Armory website

Gabri Christa, Director of the Movement Lab and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Dance, will join Miami Light's Project, ScreenDance Miami as a panelist and Masterclass host January 12th-15th. The program highlights choreographers and directors working with emerging and new concepts in movement and dance on film and dance on camera.

Library Dean Jen Green's last day is Wednesday, December 18, 2019.


The Livable Futures project will be in residency at Barnard’s Movement Lab January 13-17, 2020. Artist Norah Zuniga Shaw and her co-creative team will be working on interaction design for their Livable Futures: Climate Gathering transmedia performance rituals. Request to join an Open Rehearsal

Movement Lab Faculty Directory Gabri Christa and Artist-in-Residence Cari Ann Shim Sham will speak at Trinity College on December 2nd about their work and artistic processes in making dance films for various screens.

Movement Lab Faculty Director Gabri Christa will be dancing and Movement Lab Technologist Guy de Lancey will be in charge of lighting on November 10th at 3pm, for the launch of Sunday Brunch: Improv Series, which brings together accomplished dancers, musicians, and lighting designers in intimate, improvised performances at the ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn. 

Movement Lab Artist-in-Residence and teacher of our pre-college program, LaJuné McMillian, presents her work from the 2019 Eyebeam Access Residency on Wednesday, October 23rd from 6:30-9:00pm at the Eyebeam Assembly. She will introduce The Black Movement Project, a database she has been developing, and moderate a conversation with guest speakers Aimee Meredith Cox and Yussef Cole. Tickets

Faculty Director of the Movement Lab, choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker Gabri Christa moderates a public conversation  with Sasha Alexander, Lozens Grit/ Noel Altaha, and Mildred Beltré on Saturday, October 26 from 9:30-10:30pm at the Brooklyn Public Library for Lay Down Your Sword and Shield. A free program of Til Victory is Won.

Guy de Lancey directs and designs ‘Finding Fellini’ written and performed by Megan Metrikin at the Fringe BYOV (Oct 17th and 24th). Guy's work on 'Finding Fellini' won Outstanding Set Design and Outstanding Sound Design at MITF and Best Production Design at United Solo Festival. Tickets.

This month includes welcomes, goodbyes, and congratulations galore for our staff, as well as two installments of the Feminist Film Series and an event to honor Ntozake Shange. 

About 175 students visited the Milstein Center during NSOP this year.

Gabri Christa, the lab's faculty director, just finished her year long Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Global Brain Health. Hosted by the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) consisting of readings, course work, leadership training, clinical engagement, and collaboration that aims to connect the next generation of leaders in brain health. The fellowship ended with a five week intensive at the University of San Francisco Memory and Aging Center. Stop by the Lab to hear about Gabri's experience and how she plans to use what she has learned in this year's Moving Body-Moving Image Festival with the theme of “Aging & Othering”. 

Guy de Lancey, the lab's technologist, was commissioned by Brush Theatre Seoul of South Korea to develop and co-create an immersive experience for young people involving live staging, interactive surround projection, performance workshops and visual research around imagination and dreaming. 

April is packed with workshops, the continuation of the Feminist Film Series, and more.

New this month in the Barnard Library in the Milstein Center at Barnard College, Columbia University