Movement of the People Dance Company
Where: Hunter College, NYC NY 10065
When: November 5th, 2018
Who: Joya Powell's : Movement of the People Dance Company (MOPDC)
What: Parcon Resilience master class exploring how we find resilience against micro-aggressions through our contact improvisation and Parcon (in the stairwell and sitting area). Participants were guided to explore how the way they give and take weight with a partner changes based on the the power and assumptions being expressed through a mover's choices. We explored a contact improvisation dance where one person was acting like a stereotypical white frat boy, and the other was to move like a stereotypical black shaman goddess. The discussion that followed was rich and transformative.
"What a phenomenal morning exploring movement possibilities and life possibilities with Guest Artist Andrew Suseno in his -Resilience through Micro-aggressions Contact-Improv Workshop. The embodied practice was emotional and inspiring, giving us seeds for movement making and life. We are extremely grateful! " -Joya Powell #mopdc #danceisresistance #danceitout#magicinthestudio #dancerehearsal #embodiedpractice