Moving Through
Metro Art Presents a creative collaboration with Pieter, featuring Joy Angela
online
Thursday, Apr 1 2021
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost
FREE Register
METRO ART PRESENTS Moving Through, a month of dance and movement for times of change, in collaboration with Pieter, premiering on four Thursdays at 7pm in April.

 

Four Pieter teaching artists will bring their approaches to movement practice to different corners of Union Station to deliver site specific programs, each with a tie to transit, ranging from the practical (meditative movement to bring calm during a hurried commute) to abstract (through Cunningham Technique, a systems-based dance form developed by choreographer Merce Cunningham) to the historical (in the case of House Dance’s relationship to the subway system in Chicago and New York). The culminating program is Baggage, a theatrical dance work for film by choreographer and dancer Jay Carlon with musician Alex Wand, developed onsite in response to Union Station’s historic Ticketing Hall.

 

The series will air on Metro, Metro Art and Union Station’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

 

Register via Eventbrite HERE

 

 

April 1: Movement of Stillness with Joy 

 

Joy offers a sequence of breath, stretching, and meditation practices to bring our awareness to the present, even while in transit.

 

Joy Angela Anderson (Alegria), a Xicana native of East LA, is a curator, artist/educator who integrates dance, yoga, somatics and plant medicines as healing, creative, meditative and regenerative practices for mental health and wellness. Her practices are informed by de-colonial healing through connections with ancestral, indigenous and nature-based wisdom for balance and harmony for our mind, body and Earth home. Through underground dance music culture and performances with Critical Mass Dance Company, WXPT and HomeLA, Joy embraced dance, movement and meditation as transformational healing practices. Alegria currently teaches Movement of Stillness at Pieter Performance Space.

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Photo Credit: Farah Sosa. Courtesy of LA Metro