Moving with Communal Responsibility with Tina Vasquez

In this two part series with Tina Vasquez (back by popular demand), dancers will continue to dive into issues of equity and power through a process of writing, drawing and collaborative movement creation. While this workshop series is open to all dance levels, dancers will be engaging in a process of individually tailored rigor.

Part 1, Saturday March 17
Dancers will revisit the Exploring Identity and Power through Movement workshop with extended exercises. 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. Newcomers and returning participants are most welcome!

Part 2, Saturday May 5  *please note date change to May 5*
This workshop takes a deeper dive, expanding on concepts explored in the first. We will introduce the shifting and holding of physical weight as a metaphor for how we hold and shift the weight of racism, privilege, and power…the ways in which we as a community must acknowledge, own, dismantle, teach, and learn. Building off of Part 1, we will explore this metaphor through physical exploration, partnered dance, choreography, and reflective drawing and writing. This workshop is also open to all levels.

For both workshops, expect to feel physically, emotionally and mentally challenged, as well as held and cared for in a brave space.

Price:  $20 each or $35 for both
**Returning attendees of Tina’s first workshop at ADF may get these workshops for the special price of $15 each. Call 919-797-2871 to redeem.**


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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

May 5, 2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm