woods and studio
a series of dance and living and practices.
woods and studio is a series of dance and living practices that seek to bring together people of color who also identify within the lgbtqi spectrum. organized by taisha paggett and Marbles Jumbo Radio, as well as through conversation with Pieter, woods and studio offers workshops, events and creative practices across three months that build conversation around how we inhabit space–both interior and exterior–and how our bodies are a site of power.
Saturday March 12
$25 suggested donation / no one turned away for lack of funds
In-Timeness of Things– Objects, Frames, Ritual,Technology
In this workshop, we will experiment with embodiment, technology, and spectatorship to question and invent where knowledge is formed, stored, and communicated. Our materials will be our bodies, cameras, projections, and the space. All utilized tech will be provided for participants.
In the first part of the workshop on March 12th from 11:30am – 2:30pm, we will experiment and build movements score. The second part of this workshop takes place Saturday evening April 16 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. We will then interact with technology through sound and projection allowing us to re-imagine the cosmology of time and space. Playing with technology as encountering of culture and time, we can experience a single reality as a lived multiplicity of movements — “being observer and observed, insider and outsider, native and settler, home and abroad, woman and man…”
Collaborators: Erik Speth, Sarri Sanchez
Nguyễn Nguyên is a choreographer, dance filmmaker, and educator based in Los Angeles. Nguyên was born in Vietnam and came to the United States at the age of 7. His work has been presented at Highways Performance Space, Anatomy Riot, Diavolo Space, Citrus College Dance Festival, “Dancers For Life” at Landis Performing Arts Center, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, American College Dance Festival, the Guangdong International Dance Festival in China, and the International Performance Arts Festival in Thailand. Nguyên is a founding member of Los Angeles Movement Arts, an interdisciplinary arts collective. Nguyên was a Regents Scholar at UCLA and graduated with a B.S. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and an MFA in Dance and Choreography at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. Nguyên taught at Santa Monica College and Cal State LA. He has worked with various artists including David Roussève, Cheng-Chieh Yu, Katsura Kan, Simone Forti, Taisha Paggett, Holly Johnston and Maria Gillespie.
the space is up a huge flight of stairs, so it is not accessible at all to chair users or to folks who can’t do stairs.
please come scent-free so nobody in the space feels sick. Here’s more info about things you can do to be scent-free: http://
if you have any specific accessibility needs or requests please email firstname.lastname@example.org
thank you to the California Art’s Council Local Impact Grant for the support of woods and studio
Photo by Nguyễn Nguyên
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