For Audiences

September, 13-27, 2019

Morning Class with Joanna Kotze

Joanna Kotze Ian Douglas


MON/FRI 10am-12pm

Movement Research, 122 Community Center

150 1st Ave, Ninth Street Studio

* TUES, Sept. 24th-- Danspace Project, 131 E 10th St.

Both laboratory and technique class, we will delve into the body’s architecture and its unique potential, gaining more information, trust, and range. Through technical studies, set movement phrases, and improvisational practices, we will discover and challenge habits and preconceived notions, while practicing our relationship to time, space, and each other. Concentrating on the forces through the legs into the floor will lead us to finding more range, opposition, and weight in the body.


Joanna Kotze received the 2013 “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer. Her choreography has been presented at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Wexner Center for the Arts, Baryshnikov Arts Center, American Dance Institute, New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, Bard College, Jacob’s Pillow, DNA, MR at Judson, Roulette, and other venues and galleries. She has created new works on Toronto Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury, Zenon Dance, James Sewell Ballet and Gibney Dance. Joanna has had residencies at Movement Research, Baryshnikov Arts Center, LMCC, New York Live Arts, 92nd Street Y, Jacob’s Pillow, The Camargo Foundation, The Bogliasco Foundation, Milvus Artistic Research Center, The Yard, Marble House Project, Djerassi, and Bennington College. She danced with Wally Cardona from 2000-2010 and again in 2018 and currently dances with Kimberly Bartosik and Kota Yamazaki. Joanna has taught at Gibney Dance, NYU’s Tisch, The New School, Barnard, Purchase, LIU, Southern Utah University, Miami University (OH), Salt Dance Fest, and ADF. She is originally from South Africa and has a BA in Architecture from Miami University.

Accessibility: Movement Research, 122 Community Center is an accessible space. Studios are wheelchair accessible. The second floor office is accessible by elevator. Restrooms are wheelchair accessible and are all gender. Please contact Julienne Rencher, or (212) 598-0551 (voice only) for further access requests or questions.

**All classes are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please consult the Movement Research Calendar:

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