May 14, 2010

Embodied Activism workshop

i'm giving a Contact Improv workshop as part of the Beyond Patriarchy conference at the U of O, Eugene, OR, this Sunday, called Embodied Activism (description below)
may 16th
1.10pm -2.40pm
its free, you are all welcome, its open to whoever
where: the workshop will be somewhere in the EMU building, go in the main doors and head straight to the Beyond Patriarchy Desk, right in front of you, they have programs which should list where the workshop is, i havnt heard yet where it will be.

The Beyond Patriarchy conference has some great presentations happening, you should check it out http://beyondpatriarchyconference.wordpress.com/

EMBODIED ACTIVISM: We will workshop what political activism means at the subjective level, through processes of embodiment. Using improvisation and movement exploration, we will investigate the field of inter-relational research. This workshop looks to draw out unrealized experiences around beliefs about our gendered bodies. How do we experience our self in relationship and proximity to others through the lens of gender identity? What can we learn about ourselves by being with others, and what are the implications of this? Embodied Activism is a way into confronting assumptions and judgments around social codes, and playing with new possibilities of behavior and ways of being.