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Decolonize the Body Through Dance Workshop & Lab

  • Women's Center for Creative Work 2425 Glover Place Los Angeles, CA 90031 (map)

Women's Center for Creative Work

Saturday Feb. 25th 1:00pm-6:00pm OR Sunday Feb. 26th 3:30-8:30pm

$35 WCCW members/$45 regular

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Decolonizing the Body through Dance is a 1 day workshop based on the belief that decolonization is an inherently impossible act, yet worthy of pursuit. At its core, it is a workshop that values embodied expression, circular (non-hierarchical) learning and the generative process. This iteration of the workshop will be part movement class, part choreographic laboratory. The movement class will move away from a traditionally European-centered model (classical ballet, modern dance, etc) and towards a practice that honors Afro-Latin movement principles. Dancers will be encouraged to cultivate an intimate relationship with the ground, mobile spine and expressive pelvis, a social and playful improvisation, and circularity in their bodies. The choreographic laboratory will be a space for instigation and discovery, where dancers will be be given a chance to write, dialogue, generate and share their own material around the theme of decolonization.