The Monday Morning Class Series, Curated by Stacy Dawson Stearns, has fallen in love with the NIGHT. We changed. We bid adieu to the day. Fall with us into the dark comfort of evening as we continue the ongoing exchange of body-based creative practices led by teaching artists who practice within the phases of consciousness and creation. Nourish your practice and embrace Lunacy. #getheetoclass @MNCPieter
4/15, 4/22, 4/29: Jasmine Nyende // RAGE IN MOTION
Rage In Motion is a movement class about how punk can influence dance choreography. We will explore the political implications of “taking up space” with our bodies and how punk can be used as catharsis. Drawing on my experiences as lead singer of Black femme punk band FUCK U PAY US, I will expand on my vocal exercises, warm ups, and performance style as a modality of dance. There will be screaming, slow motion mosh pits, group exercises and using dance as a healthy expression of anger. How does your body express rage? Discomfort? How can we find space to release these emotions without fear of judgement or hurting others?
Jasmine Nyende is an artist and musician from South Los Angeles exploring care, intimacy, and social media. She is lead vocalist for Black femme punk band FUCK U PAY US and her art practice spans performance, textiles and painting. Currently, she is leading a project with prison abolition coalition JusticeLA transforming a jail bed into a public loom and curating a queer centered punk show in Spring at Navel Los Angeles.
Monday Night Class Winter Season: the Lunacy series
SEPT 10,17 and 24 // ODEYA NINI
OCT 1,8,15 // Phillip T. NAILS
OCT 21,28 // BRIAN GETNICK and DOROTHY DUBRULE
NOV 5, 12 // JESSICA EMMANUEL
NOV 19, 26, DEC 3 // MILKA DJORDJEVICH
DEC 10, 17 // STACY DAWSON STEARNS
JAN 7, JAN 21, FEB 18, MAR 18 // GREGORY BARNETT
JAN 14 // JESSIE YOUNG
JAN 28, FEB 4, FEB 11 // BARRY BRANNUM