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.
woods workshop: practitioners of memory work with sarah hark sun
Sunday March 13, 11 – 2pm
$15 suggested donation / no one turned away for lack of funds
this workshop explores the idea of memory work. memory work is the practice of looking back at stories, personal and public memories and collective histories. it is a practice of relying on your imagination rather than trying to get the facts of what really happened. doing memory work can be heartbreaking, empowering, scary or expansive. through writing and movement we will explore what this memory work practice can feel like to hold in your body. since there are so many complicated reasons why queer and trans people of color may be disconnected from family stories and memories it is my hope that this workshop can carve out a space for us to sit together and work through isolation and cultural anxieties to cultivate a home in the unknown. for this workshop we will be doing movement exploration that will be a combination of exploring personal questions and engaging in collective conversation and movement. please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. all abilities welcome.
sarah hark sun is a queer hapa (mixed-race) korean femme from the bay area who currently lives in los angeles. she is a youth worker and aspiring doula. in her free time she loves to eat ramen, adventure with her wild dog kona and go to the ocean. she grew up with formal dance training in ballet and other dance forms and is now in the process of reclaiming and re-imagining what a dance/movement practice can look like that centers celebrating all different kinds of abilities and body types. she is really excited to continue on building a movement practice that centers QTPOC and youth.
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.
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Huge Thank You to the California Arts Council Local Impact Grant 2015/2016 for support of woods and studio: a project with Marbles Jumbo Radio, taisha paggett and Pieter in support of queer trans dancer people of color. woods programming will be happening at Pieter March – May of 2016.
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