Please note that both the workshop and potluck will occur at Downtown Dance and Movement (1144 S. Hope Street, LA 90005), and is presented in partnership with Good Trouble Makers and Pieter Performance Space thanks to support from The Network of Ensemble Theaters.
Queer Movement Workshop with Rivkah French
$15 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds! Cash/Venmo @danceinprogressla
Calling all Queers! Do you want to explore and deepen your artistic expressiveness with your beautiful queer body? This workshop provides an in-depth inquiry into queer modes of creative movement, body positivity self-work, a discussion on dismantling constrictive gender roles in artistic practice, guided movement creation, and personal reflection and writing–all in affirming, collaborative, community. Let’s take up space and be seen & heard over the hetero-patriarchy!
Open to any and all self-identifying queer folx and allies. Disabled participants welcome, Downtown Dance is fully ADA accessible, contact us with any specific accessibility questions or needs. No dance experience required.
Donation only (donations can be monetary or a contribution to Pieter Performance Space’s Free Boutique. Suggested items includes clothing you don’t wear, books to pass on, artworks, kitchen items, etc.)
Bring a dish to share and come join the potluck! Good Trouble Makers believe rich intergenerational community is how artists grow, collaborations thrive, and new opportunities are created. Open to queer identified artists and allies in all artistic disciplines, we’ll get to know each other, build community, and eat!
Rivkah French is an award-winning queer-identified contemporary dance choreographer in Houston, TX. French’s 20+ year career has led her a place of expressing profound ideas eloquently through choreographic practice, educating the public while furthering the field of Queer Dance Theory, and being a leader that fulfills a vision of LGBTQ+ empowerment. French is currently focused on creating new movement techniques that fuse global dance styles such as Asian and African dance with contemporary Western techniques, and developing both spaces and experiences that foster self-expression in the LGBTQ+ community. Rivkah’s career exemplifies her endless belief in the transformative power of art on individuals and society at large.
Good Trouble Makers are artist-agitators based in Los Angeles and working internationally. Inspired by the words of John Lewis, we are committed to making; making art, making room, making change, making good trouble. Learn more about us HERE.