Exploring Identity and Power through Movement with Tina Vasquez

To dive into issues of equity and power, dancers will be invited to a process of writing, drawing and collaborative movement creation. While this workshop is open to all dance levels, dancers will be engaging in a process of individually tailored rigor. Dynamics of power will be explored through verbal and physical dialogues both choreographed and improvised. We will look at how we perform, embody, deny or are denied power in the various spaces we traverse each day. The studio will become a microcosm of how our identities are perceived and structured by others, and how we push, enable and resist them. Expect to feel physically, emotionally and mentally challenged, as well as held and cared for in a brave space. 

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About the instructor:

 Tina Vasquez is a new member of the Triangle community hailing from New York City. She has spent her professional career organizing, teaching, and dancing in the US and abroad. She received her BA in Movementology and the Choreographic Experience from the Gallatin School for Individualized Study at NYU and her MS in Organizational Behavior, Systems and Analytics at the Polytechnic School for Engineering at NYU. Tina has also been certified as a Movement Analyst through the Laban Institute of Movement Studies. Currently, Tina serves the Triangle as a Race Equity Consultant, but one of her greatest passions is bringing racial equity work and dance experiences together. She is abundantly grateful to Julia and the ADF community for welcoming her and for giving a place for an equity and dance project to exist. 

About This Event

ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

November 11, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm