Led by choreographer Wendy Jehlen, artistic director of ANIKAYA
FREE, all ages/levels welcome, regardless of experience or ability. Dancewear is not required. Light refreshments will be provided. English fluency not expected or necessary. People with all bodies, abilities and backgrounds are invited.
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Conference of the Birds – Story gathering movement workshopIn this workshop, we will dive into our stories, exploring what a story is, how we tell our stories with and without words, and ultimately find our common narratives.
Workshop participants are invited to move with an ensemble of dancers from across the globe and share stories about journeys, fears, and hopes through verbal, written, or movement communication. Elements of stories shared may be woven into the premiere performance in April.
The dancers of ANIKAYA, led by artistic director Wendy Jehlen, will guide participants in exercises that help us to listen to each other, to communicate in new ways, to move together.
We will use text, spoken language, drawing and movement to explore selected themes from the epic storyline of the Persian literary masterpiece The Conference of the Birds, by Attar, a magnificent allegorical tale about the soul’s search for meaning that recounts the perilous journey of the world’s birds in search of divinity.
This project is supported by a generous Building Bridges 2017-2018 grant from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA), a Live Arts Boston grant from The Boston Foundation, the Theater Communications Group, The Cricket Foundation, and the James K Spriggs Foundation (a Fidelity donor-advised fund).
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