Mojo Technique, curated by Stacy Dawson Stearns
Gregory Barnett // "I WILL TURN MY WEATHERVANE OF A BODY INTO A DIVINING ROD"
Monday, May 28 2018
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost
$15-20 sliding scale OR $120 for 12/$70 for 6 class packs (see description for details)
Stacy Dawson Stearns curates this season of mojo training for Monday Morning Class at Pieter. These classes are offered with the intention of deepening and complicating the dance, movement, and artistic practices of the participants. Los Angeles takes things to a different level and dance is never just dance. Poetry is never just poetry. Pipes are never pipes. Induce your bodymind to go to the MOJO and get thee to class!

Classes are $15-20 sliding scale, OR you can take advantage of our 12 class pack for $120 and 6 class pack for $70 by paypaling pieterpasd@gmail.com (friends&family) and writing “MMCmojo2018 12 pack or MMCmojo2018 6 pack” in the comment line. Class packs only apply to MMC Mojo Technique classes.

 

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Xo SDS

May 21, 28  // Gregory Barnett // “I WILL TURN MY WEATHERVANE OF A BODY INTO A DIVINING ROD”

We will view our limbs as powerful tools capable of opening roads and fighting the good fights. We will consider emotional overwhelm an untapped power well we are not only capable of navigating through but benefiting from. We will understand choreography as a series of promises. We may high kick. We will trust that our efforts and our desires hold weight. We will think and we will move.

 

Gregory Barnett creates signs, altars, and dances and believes he is better for it. His choreography works with duration, repetition, and mimetic movement in an effort to pinpoint the juncture between lineage (memory) and prayer (desire) where potential alchemic growth is at its most potent. His work has been shown at The Moca Geffen, The Hammer Museum, Human Resources, REDCAT, The Getty Villa, Highways Performance Space, etc. Recent work includes “Edenic Idyllic: I Can Take You To Heaven, Let Me Take You To Heaven.”, a six day marathon of one hundred personal single viewer reinterpretations of the adolescent closet kissing game Seven Minutes In Heaven, and “If This Were Any More Camp You Would Need A Tent. It Isn’t Real But It’s What I Want. Our VistaVision Dream Dance.”, an overnight Michael Kidd inspired hysterical-elation-athon set in a loosely replicated soundstage of the 1959 musical, Lil’ Abner. Currently he is continuing work on the dance solo, “It’s Been A Year And You’re Still Dead”, after an initial showing at PAM Residences last fall. Based on B-movie horror films and the increasing amount of death and loss in his personal life, inconsolable griefs and irreconcilable loss are confronted as Gregory performs the choreographies of “Our Ingenue”, “sacr(ed)ificial lamb”, Ever Weeping Memorizer Ghost”, and THE INFERNALATOR.

 

the lineup:
Jan 15 and 22 // Carol McDowell // NOETIC MOVEMENT
Jan 29, Mar 26 // Yunuen Rhi // WALKING THE DAO
Feb 5, 12 // Matt Lo-Fang // CELLO MOTION
Feb 19 // Mystery Teacher // A CLASS OF SHOCKING SURPRISE
Feb 26, Mar 5 // Jen Hong // INSIDE INFORMS OUTSIDE
Mar 12, 19 // Andrew Pearson // BODIES IN PLAY
April 2, 9 // eLa Aldrete // SER MOVIMIENTO, BEING MOVEMENT
April 16, 23, 30 // Roxanne Steinberg // JOURNEY DREAM FLOWER
May 7, 14 // Jennie MaryTai Liu // PERFORMORDEAL
May 21, 28 // Gregory Barnett // “I WILL TURN MY WEATHERVANE OF A BODY INTO A DIVING ROD”
June 4, 11 // Stacy Dawson Stearns // IMAGE UNBOUND
June 18, 25 // Carmela Hermann Dietrich // WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?

 

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Photo Credit: YOSHINO