Social Change Sunday: Courtship, Kinship, and Consent w/ Christos Galanis
Jun
23
4:00 PM16:00

Social Change Sunday: Courtship, Kinship, and Consent w/ Christos Galanis


To what—or whom—might we extend the social? In this 2.5hr workshop, we will inhabit and invoke our responsive bodies to guide us into dialogue with the other-than-human world, extending the social realm beyond an exclusively human-centered framework. We will utilize somatic awareness and conscious listening to practice principles of kinship, courtship, consent and reverence for those who are other-than-human. Together we will ask permission, offer gifts, intuit protocols and nurture intimacy between ourselves and the land that holds us. Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook for writing and be prepared to stay for the entire 2.5hr timeframe. We will primarily work outdoors and participants are encouraged to wear clothes suitable for the weather that greets us that day.

More information: https://www.earthdance.net/socialchangesundays3

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glacial erratics / echo dune
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

glacial erratics / echo dune

  • School for Contemporary Dance & Thought (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

glacial erratics is a body of research and form of ceremony that allows space for embodiments of care, kinship, grief, and rebellion with and for the more-than-human world. glacial erratics focuses specifically on the transformation of glacial ice and its retreating existence from our planet. glacial erratics offers viewers space to consider their relationship to longer-than-human time scales and asks how we bear witness to that which is being lost in a changing climate. it asks how dancing for more-than-human life is a way to remember, retrieve, re-encounter, and embody a futurity that is yet to be known. 

More information: https://www.scdtnoho.com/store/p38/June_14%2C_7pm%3A_glacial_erratics%2Fecho_dune_%2F%2F_created_by_Artist_in_Residence_Tyler_Rai.html

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Dance Class: Glacial Bodies Contemporary Lab Series
Jun
13
11:00 AM11:00

Dance Class: Glacial Bodies Contemporary Lab Series

  • School for Contemporary Dance & Thought (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join SCDT Artist-in-Residence Tyler Rai for dance class and collective gathering space.  Rai will share embodied research for her latest work "glacial erratics / echo dune" through somatic warm-ups, improvisational scores and phrase work. We will practice listening in / out, dancing in the edge-spaces, exploring combustion, articulation, and conjuring. Come sweat, play and dwell with the more-than-human. Dancers of all abilities are welcome.

More information at: https://www.scdtnoho.com/contemporary-lab-series.html

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Sinking while Floating, Singing while Thinking
Dec
6
to Dec 8

Sinking while Floating, Singing while Thinking

I will be dancing in Mina Nishimura's piece "Sinking while Floating, Singing while Thinking" along with dancers Emily Climer, Sam Hanson, and Anna Rogovoy. This evening is part of Gibney Dance's curatorial platform DoublePlus.

More information and tickets: https://gibneydance.org/event/doubleplus-julian-barnett-mina-nishimura/2018-12-06/

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Deep Change For Water Justice Conference
Nov
10
8:30 AM08:30

Deep Change For Water Justice Conference

How do we listen to the intuitive technology of our bodies and imaginations? How are the stories in our bodies connected to our lineages and cultural inheritances? How do we listen to what our body has to say? In this workshop we will explore how to listen to our body through movement, drawing and writing, to better understand what stories our bodies hold, and how those stories can become resources for creating personal ceremony. In ceremony, we hold space for what is beyond us. To commune with what is beyond us, we must go deeply within us.  Playfully and collectively we will attempt to rediscover our relationship with the phenomenal world that is everyday life, and listen deeply to the inner guidance our bodies hold. 

This work will be guided by the creative protocols developed by the Tamalpa Institute’s Life/Art Process. The workshop will be primarily movement-based. Movers of all abilities and experiences are welcome.

Deep Change is a one-day conference exploring the synthesis of personal and societal transformation embodied by Occupy, Standing Rock, and Black Lives Matter. More information at https://www.deep-change.org

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Tools for the Ceremony of Everyday Life at CultureShift
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Tools for the Ceremony of Everyday Life at CultureShift

  • Albuquerque Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will be sharing some embodied tools for self-care and resilience at this year’s CultureShift Conference. See more on this incredible national gathering of artists, activists and cultural stewards. It’s still not too late to register. https://usdac.us/cultureshift In times of domination, our joy is radical. The free movement of our bodies, a blessing and a birthright. This workshop is open to movers of all abilities.

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"terminal moraine" at Movement Research Open Performance
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

"terminal moraine" at Movement Research Open Performance

Come to see an informal showing of my latest solo research project "terminal moraine" at Movement Research's Open Performance. Open Performance is a non-curated shared showing of works-in-progress. This evening will also showcase works by Aurora Lagattuta and Jessica Sue, and will have a moderated feedback session by Tatyana Tenenbaum. More information: https://movementresearch.org/event/8791

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No Theme Performance Festival
Sep
2
3:00 PM15:00

No Theme Performance Festival

I will be presenting new solo research as a part of the No Theme Performance Festival. No Theme is an annual performance festival supporting emerging artists, experimental and collaborative works. The weekend-long festival takes place in Poughkeepsie, New York. Join for the full weekend or a day or two of performances. August 31 -- 7 pm, September 1 – 7pm, September 2 – 3pm. More information: http://www.cocoontheatre.org/no-theme-performance-festival/

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Guest-Teaching at Middlebury College : Body and Earth
Apr
17
to Apr 18

Guest-Teaching at Middlebury College : Body and Earth

I am honored and excited to be guest-teaching at Middlebury College for their Body and Earth movement classes! Many thanks to Laurel Jenkins and Middlebury College for the invitation. I greatly look forward to sharing some tools and invitations to bring us deeply and creatively into dialogue with the natural world, through movement, play and imagination. 

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2018 Vermont Dance Alliance Spring Symposium
Apr
15
11:00 AM11:00

2018 Vermont Dance Alliance Spring Symposium

  • Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will be facilitating a workshop for artists, dancers, and cultural workers that addresses the artistic resources Vermont has to offer to support artistic practices. Below is a description of the workshop in addition to a link to full program. 

Relaying Resources: a round table discussion on sharing skills and knowledge: with Tyler Rai
During this round table discussion, we will be taking inventory and generating maps of our personal and community resources. Through this process, we will compile practices, skills and knowledge that will benefit artists, community organizers and cultural workers, and assist in navigating the resources that exist in Vermont's creative sector. The resources shared from this session will be compiled into a document and sent to participants after the workshop.

More information: https://vermontdance.org/event/2018-spring-dance-symposium

 

 

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Vermont Dance Alliance Winter Gala
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Vermont Dance Alliance Winter Gala

I will be premiering a new work, "Glacial Erratics" at this year's Vermont Dance Alliance Winter Gala. This piece derives from the desire to heal and regenerate landscape, through the acknowledgement of paradox, darkness, resilience and reverence.  

The piece is the first work of a larger series that aims to investigate stewardship and mythology through performance. "Glacial Erratics" includes the incredible efforts of Emily Climer (dancer), Aaron Rourk (composer/musician), Athena Kokoronis (costume design) and Corinne Tweddel (make-up design). 

Glacial Erratics was inspired by the writing of Nina Elder and the work of Winter Count Collective. 

Tickets can be purchased at Vermont Dance Alliance's website: https://vermontdance.org/event/winter-dance-gala-1

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EMERGE Residency
Feb
12
to Feb 25

EMERGE Residency

I will be an artist-in-resident for Earthdance's E|MERGE residency program. E|MERGE is a two-week long creative residency that provides space for visual artists, activists, scholars, and those interested in developing new forms across disciplines.

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The Materiality of Sacredness
Jan
30
to Feb 9

The Materiality of Sacredness

New investigations of material, performance and lineages of care.

be in residence at the UMass Student Union Gallery from Jan 30-Feb 9, in dialogue with other artists and community members. We will be exploring new methods of artistic exchange around building reciprocal relationships and conjuring the sacred.

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