Kauri Sorvari: forecasts, karaoke, solo, support
During the day we’ll make scores where we move and sing, we offer our own bodies as answers for questions of others. We’ll sing the karaoke of our dreams, we ask for support, we practice performing solo, we’ll re-introduce/hang out with the adrenaline rush of a performer.Cute if you enjoy movement and singing, but no stress, participating will be optional!
Suvi Kemppainen: Not a one thing
is a workshop day dedicated to performers agency in artistic process. we start by defining what consent and collaboration means for us on this day, and from that orientation start to move. dancing includes invitations for shaking, hope bones improvisation, eyes closed movement research and supporting and witnessing each other’s practice. through different improvisational scores, movement anchors, talking and writing we celebrate the poetics and rights of the performer. please bring a notebook or laptop with you.
Sophia Wekesa: Transitions. From individual to communal.
What can dancehall culture teach us about community and community movement?
Dancehall teaches us about the different intersections of class, gender expression, and race. Dance as a healing practice that has a lot to give to a global audience as well, but how do you practice culture ethically? How to do it from a privileged position and how to move away from simplifying cultural practices into appreciating their complexity.
Emmi Venna: I keep on dancing and dancing and dancing, until there is only the dance
We’ll be listening to music and looking for ways to enter a state of dancing. If possible, bring a device for listening to music (smartphone, mp3 player etc) and ear buds/headphones.