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Dancing While Black: How We Do • Centering the Body

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February 11, 2023



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February 12, 2023


Dancing While Black: How We Do • Centering the Body



BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance

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About the Event

part of DWB's 10th Anniversary Year

February 11 & 12, 2023 in-person and on zoom

Join DWB for shared embodied practices! This weekend of workshops asks how our practices as Black embodied/movement artists shift with the mo(ve)ments that we find ourselves in. Join us.

Improvising our Diaspora

Feb. 11  / 11 am - 1 pmwith Marguerite Hemmings & Joya Powell

Two yaadies in the Bronx! Joya and Marguerite make a space for experimentation and play! They will move through various embodied languages of the Diaspora through games and collective makings. Beginning with a journey through many geographies and landing in their ancestral home, Jamaica. Bring ya wata, bring ya body, and bring ya humor!!!!

Move to Transform

Feb. 11  / 1 pm - 3 pmwith Candace Thompson-Zachery & Sydnie L. Mosley

In this movement workshop participants will explore ‘How We Be’ by lifting up the power in the everyday, caretaking as an activation of our interconnectedness, and our ability to transform energy in our lives. Come prepared to lead, be led, and reflect on physical practices as a metaphor for life. Note: Participants should bring a journal and writing utensils, and wear clothes that you can move in. Might get sweaty so an extra shirt might be needed.

Rest Your Eyes & Tell Me A Story
Feb. 11  / 3 pm - 5 pmwith Alethea Pace & Katrina Reid

The cold and dark days of winter provide us an opportunity to reflect and connect with ourselves. Leaning into the energy of the season, Katrina and Alethea offer a series of embodied and storytelling practices to generate warmth, to cultivate deep listening and to restore more balance between activity and rest.

All of Us: Coming Together Through Movement

Feb. 12  / 3 pm - 5 pm (virtual workshop)with India Harville & Kayla Hamilton

Black Disabled Artists India Harville and Kayla Hamilton will guide us through a movement experience that centers disabled bodies and the disabled experience. This class is for BIPOC disabled artists, accomplices, and anyone open to learning. Please bring a note catching device of your choosing. If you are black, come!! If you are disabled come! If you are accomplices come! If you want to be with come!


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