Intimacy for the Apocalypse: Workshop + Performance Lab
5 Week Workshop + Performance Lab @ Stomping Ground LA
Wednesdays in June 6:30-9:30
6/1, 6, 8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29
The last hour of class on 6/29 will be open to the public present the performance we create together.
Cost is sliding scale $200-$300
Bipoc Artists + Low Income: $200
Unemployed/ Unstable Income: $250
Employed/Stable Income: $300
Once you register, you will receive a paypal request for payment.
This workshop requires a minimum of 5 participants to run.
Vaccine or Negative testing required.
Intimacy for the Apocalypse asks: What are the new constellations, networks, and strategies for experiencing, sharing, and creating intimacy? This 5 week workshop based on my two years of performance and scholarly research experiments with methods for rehearsing for new ways of being in relation with ourselves and one another. These are methods for engaging with nonlinear time, iterative language, and emergent fractal thought patterns. These strategies allow us to not only disrupt, but transcend Western capitalistic logics of narrativizing, linearity, and individual identity. We will engage with micro movements, energetic tuning scores, and emergent text constructions to collectively develop a shared movement and language vocabulary which will serve as material to construct our performance event. We do not know what will come next, or how we will get there, but we can allow it to radically unfold if we practice deep noticing.
This class will be structured around the first three weeks functioning as a workshop led by Emily where we will read, practice movement scores and prompts, write, and discuss. The final two weeks will serve as a performance laboratory. During the performance lab component, we will work both individually, in pairs, and as an ensemble to structure the material excavated in the first three weeks into a performance event.
This workshop is open to anyone who has an ongoing artistic practice in dance, choreography, music/sound, theater, performance.
This is for anyone seeking a creative container to explore, expand, and collaborate. No technical dance training required!