Movement Migration

Movement Migration

Movement Migration is a collective of seasoned dance artists collaborating to create and perform dynamic and poignant dance works that portray the depths of the human experience; the dances are shared with audiences locally and globally in performance and educational venues. “Migration” signals the transformation and convergence of technical training and individual approaches into a collective creativity that traverses cultural and generational boundaries and transfers movement knowledge from person to person and community to community.

Movement Migration is committed to making dance education, training, and performance accessible and inclusive at a level of artistic excellence that perpetuates and extends the legacies of American modern dance. Perhaps just as importantly, our genuinely diverse, intergenerational company is eager to bring our rich artistic experiences and life perspectives to the many cultural conversations that are important to the future of Charlotte.

Kim Jones is the Artistic Director of Movement Migration, a modern dance company based in Charlotte, NC. She is an Associate Professor of Dance at UNC Charlotte and a régisseur for the Martha Graham Resource Center. She danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and served as a principal dancer in the US National Tour of The King and I. Kim is well known for her work with historic modern dances. Most recently, the late Paul Taylor, a leading American modern dance choreographer,  offered Tracer (1962) as the subject of a scholarly reconstruction to Kim. She recreated the work using her research and dance expertise on Taylor 2 Dance Company members, thanks to funding from the NEA Art Works grant, UNC Charlotte Faculty Research Grant and Wells Fargo. In 2013, Kim reconstructed Martha Graham’s Imperial Gesture (1935), which is in the repertory of the Martha Graham Dance Company. Both reconstructed works were featured in the Sunday edition of The New York Times. Kim has also restaged Graham’s Primitive Mysteries (1931), Panorama (1935) and Steps in the Street (1936), with funding from the NEA American Masterpieces grant. In 2018/2019 served as Resident Director at Kingston University.

 

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

movementmigration@gmail.com

https://www.movementmigration.org/

  14311 Reese Blvd, Ste A2 Box #307, Huntersville, NC 28078

Mecklenburg

Mind/Body & Creative Process

Program description

This mind/body workshop uses improvisational techniques to facilitate students’ creative process. Movement Migration professional dance artists lead students in an exploration of movement qualities, interconnectedness, and intrapersonal communication. Students then create a movement sequence that embodies a central theme and communicates feelings, thoughts, or images. 

Booking / scheduling contact

Kim Jones

 mmsummer2020@gmail.com

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin: American, Multicultural
Program type: Virtual/Online Program, Workshop
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Subject: Dance
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

 August- June

Available times:

School Hours

Length of program: 60 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Open space, studio, gym, or dance classroom with floors that are safe for dancing. Sound equipment (speakers with auxiliary cord or Bluetooth capabilities, etc.) 

Location(s):

North/South Carolina, and surrounding areas

Fees / Ticketing:

Within Mecklenburg County/Virtual Learning Option During the Pandemic

Duration  One School/Class Two Classes/Schools
One Day $300 $575
Two Days  $580 $1,100
Three Days  $890 $1,600
Four Days  $1,100 $2,150

 

Surrounding Area 

Duration  One School/Class Two Classes/Schools
One Day $400 $675
Two Days  $680 $1,200
Three Days  $990 $1,700
Four Days  $1,200 $2,250

*Travel

 

Region

Duration  One School/Class Two Classes/Schools
One Day $630 $905
Two Days  $980 $1,630
Three Days  $1,330 $2,230
Four Days  $1,780 $3,080

*Travel, lodging, per diem 

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

R3  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events

using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

 

W 3  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

R6 Assess how point of view, perspective, or purpose shapes the content or style of a text

NC Essential Standards:

CP:1  Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images.

 

IB.CP.1.3: Understand the role of improvisation in creating dance choreography.

I.CP.1.4: Generate components of a creative process for choreographing and presenting dance.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

25% of the fee if canceled within 45 days of engagement: 50%, of the fee if canceled within 30 days of engagement. Movement Migration will try to work with schools to reschedule in cases of inclement weather or emergencies.