Parcon and Non-Violent Communication Jam
I am super excited to explore this work with Shana Deane. She is a long time facilitator of the Non-Violent Communication (NVC) work and member of the Parcon community. NVC is a tool developed to break down the way we think about ourselves and the world to nurture connection rather than violence. Parcon is a way to physicalize that thinking into our relationships through movement and contact. These relationships can be with an object, another person, and the place. This opens up many many possibilities for play and transformation!
Testimony from May 23, 2018
Despite not knowing anything about Parcon, I loved Andrew’s meet up. It’s deeply inclusive, empathic, and gentle. The meet up merges movement with learning to assert yourself in a way that is empowering. I wish there were more things like this in the world, and not to mention it is only $5! Andrew and Shana are clearly socially aware and in being so cater consciously to individuals marginalized by society. If you’re into spiritual movement and intuitive connection you should definitely check these meet ups out! -- Christine Lee
Parcon makes me feel alive in a way that I haven’t felt before. Combining the best of contact improv with the opportunity to dance outdoors connects me with my partner, my body, and nature. I appreciate the opportunity to experience NVC while dancing. Andrew creates a space for people of all abilities, ages, genders, and races to explore movement and social justice in one very fun package. - Ana Wieder
May 30, 2018
"It's hard to put into words how a simple decision of showing up and seeking discomfort brought me to self exploration through Parcon and a damn good time with a humbling folks. To explore and forge relationships through exploration of touch and movement is the essence of what Parcon is about. What's so powerful about such community is that I can go home and continue to live my life but now with much more awareness of my environment." -Rimsha Warda
WHO CAN COME?
ANYONE! Really! We mean it! Radical inclusion is our mission. Consent and boundary negotiation is fundamental to our practice.
WHAT IS THIS?
This is a Jam where we will use our bodies and minds to transform the way we balance, create and relate to others. Look around the website to learn more about Parcon!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Bring clothes and footwear that are easy to move in and you do not mind getting a little dirty. Bring knee pads or other protective gear for sensitive areas. You can also bring objects you want to Parcon with: poles, ropes, balls. Bring water and snacks as you may need.