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MeMoSa: Student Artists in Residence & Post-Bacc Process Showing
April 15, 2021 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm @ Movement Lab's Virtual Lab

Come see our Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Allison Costa and Student Artists-in-Residence Nkima Stephenson and Elise Logan present their work! See how these emerging artists have utilized the Movement Lab to explore in their different individual long-term projects and offer feedback as they move to new places in their experimentations. RSVP Required

Workshop: Student Artists-in-Residence and Post Bacc Skill Share
April 16, 2021 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm @ Movement Lab's Virtual Lab

Inspired or intrigued by the projects Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Allison Costa and Student Artists-in-Residence Nkima Stephenson and  Elise Logan presented at the MeMoSa last night? Come learn some of the skills and technologies behind their different explorations, potentially including: qualitative data visualization, projection mapping and movement interaction, filming for dance and more! RSVP Required

“A Certain Slant of Light” in Festival of Spooky Action at a Distance 2021
April 3, 2021 | 1:30-2:00pm EDT @ elektron.art

“A Certain Slant of Light,” created by Allison Costa, Feli Navarro, and Umlilo Siya Ngcobo, illuminates the process of exploring connectivity across the multidimensional spaces we inhabit. How do we breathe, move, and share together?
The performance was developed in the frame of “fruitful misunderstandings” online residency program between February-March 2021 under the theme of “MANIFESTO,” where 6 art professionals were selected through an open call to join in an exploration. Culminating in online performances presented at e⁻lektron’s second Festival Of Spooky Action At A Distance. The festival continues explorations on the field of transdisciplinary performing arts and shares works in the context of the phenomena of spooky action at a distance which was first described and named by Albert Einstein.


As a part of "fruitful misunderstandings" residency program, MANIFESTO, one of the residency collectives invites 10 participants to join them in an exploration of togetherness during the month of March 2021. The Collective is working on a relaxing performance ritual exploring breathing, moving and sharing together and being present in our bodies through a virtual space and will conduct one workshop around these ideas, with a performance between 1st and 5th of April 2021.

Moving Body-Moving Image at ScreenDance Miami
January 15, 2021 - January 23, 2021 @ MBMI website

In previous years, Moving Body-Moving Image Biennial Festival has partnered with ScreenDance Miami Festival to share incredible films with Miami audiences. This year, our partnership expands to the virtual, providing full access to Moving Body-Moving Image 2020 Festival films not only for ScreenDance Miami audiences but also for audiences around the world. Come watch this collection of Aging & Othering, curated by Gabri Christa from January 15-23 online. Go to ScreenDance Miami Website

Workshop: Resilience & Resistance x Mobile Movement Film Series: Editing Across Forms With Allie Costa in Collaboration with Media Center
November 20, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm @ Movement Lab's Virtual Lab

This introductory workshop series gets you started making movement films with your mobile phone. From editing a remotely shot choreographed piece together, or even creating live cuts on Zoom. In this workshop, we seek to peel back the curtain on what is onsite and what is edit. Join the Movement Lab’s Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Allie Costa and the Media Center’s Josalynn Smith and Eva-Quenby Johnson as they teach editing for your Mobile Movement Film, using available editing apps and much much more!

Organism Workshop Series: Design & Movement Event
August 14, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm @ Zoom

Join us on Zoom from 5-6pm for Open Mouths: The Last Organism, our 3D living gallery of movement and design. This is a drop-in gallery opening and the last of our Organism Workshop Series. Investigating the concept of intuition, participants came together to create a virtual organism in the shape of a website and 3D virtual space. Come celebrate their work with us and explore our online art gallery!

Moving Body—Moving Image: Aging and Othering
April 4, 2020 12:00pm - April 5, 2020 6:00pm @ MBMI Website

The biennial Moving Body—Moving Image Festival gives voice to social themes using the hybrid form of filmmaking known as ScreenDance. Curated by festival founder and assistant professor of professional practice Gabri Christa, this year’s daylong event explores the portrayal of the moving aging body on screen and includes films, installations, and a special conversation with two guest artists.

Livable Futures: Climate Gathering at Barnard College Movement Lab
January 15, 2020 | 11:00am & January 16, 2020 | 3:00pm @ Movement Lab, Milstein Center LL020

The Livable Futures performance rituals, CLIMATE GATHERING, will begin an international tour in 2020 starting with a residency at Barnard’s Movement Lab in NYC Jan 15 at 11am and Jan.16 at 3pm.
Climate Gatherings integrate performance and creative community dialog to turn toward climate change and create space for feeling into action. Audiences enter into a charged and charismatic space of sound, light, motion and contemporary ritual. Audiences are intentionally kept small so the experience can be as immersive as possible. 

Workshop 5: Exploring Motion Capture with Allie Costa
November 8, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm @ Movement Lab, Milstein Center LL020

Learn how to use the Lab’s different types of motion capture tools and set up situation based theatrics to investigate the relationship between captured and live movement.  

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Allison Costa is a New York based multi-media artist whose practice is primarily focused at the intersection of dance and technology.  She enjoys working collaboratively and across forms to create unique pieces in the liminal space where creative conception, narrative heart, and multi-disciplinary practice come together. She is always interested in exploring new pathways and partnerships for creative experimentation.
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