Gibney Dance 280 (enter at 53A Chambers St)
Many of us have wondered how to respond to the political climate, or what our activism should look like. How do we ask these questions without leaving our bodies behind? How do we tap into the knowledge we hold somatically?
In this laboratory style workshop for movers of all abilities, we will kinesthetically explore potent words such as healing, fighting, resistance, disruption, activism, support, protection, independence, justice, sustainability, reparation, reclamation, solidarity, and other terms floating around in our personal and political landscapes. We will use both movement improvisation and dialogue to see what ideas, solutions, and ways of moving forward bubble up when we approach our questions and dichotomies in new ways. We will look at how these words apply to the human body, the body politic, and the earth body, linking the healing of ourselves, our society, and our environment.
This workshop aims to create a kind of commons-- a place to think physically about things both personal and political while in community with others. This is not a place for political argument. You don’t need to have strong opinions, and you are very welcome to come to this workshop if you are not sure what you think, or wanting a place to use your body to figure things out. Respect, openness, and curiosity are the only requirements.