Decolonizing the Body through Dance Workshops


Decolonizing the Body 

Through Dance Workshop

with Marina Magalhães

 

Wed Sep 21st

7:30-9:30pm

Pieter Space

420 W. Ave. 33 #10

&

Mon Sep 26th

7:30-9:30pm

we live in space

2520 W. Jefferson Blvd.

 

$12/class | $20/2 classes

About the Event:

"Decolonizing the Body Through Dance" is a movement research 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 consistent of: warm-up (utilizing the Brain Dance methodology by Anne Green Gilbert), across the floor (improvisation & building shared vocabulary), and learning choreography. Some dance experience encouraged, all dance backgrounds welcome.