Decolonizing the Body: Choreo Lab & Showing


Decolonizing the Body Through Dance: 

Choreo Lab & Showing

with Marina Magalhães

 

Sat & Sun Aug 20th-21st: Workshop 11:00am-2:00pm

Sun Aug 21st: FREE Showing 2:00pm

Sat Only $20 | Sat & Sun $35

Pieter Performance Space: 420 W. Ave. 33, Unit 10 -- LA, CA 90031

www.pieterpasd.com

 

About the Event:

"Decolonizing the Body Through Dance" is a movement research with politicized roots spearheaded by Brazilian-born dancer & choreographer, Marina Magalhães, based on the belief that decolonization is a futuristic process of reclaiming and reinventing tradition. It is based on five fundamental principles of African Diasporic dance practices: intimate relationship with the ground, mobile spine, playful improvisation, dynamic (off) balance, and circularity in individual movement and collective participation. Magalhães establishes these principles as core aesthetic values, while valuing each individual dancer's unique expression and innate ability to embody the principles in creative and generative ways. This iteration of the workshop will be part dance class, investigating the principles through Magalhães's movement approach, part choreography laboratory, giving participants the chance to explore and create material of their own based on the principles, and part showing, inviting community members to witness and dialogue with us about our process and findings. Some dance experience encouraged, no choreography experience necessary.