Parcon will return to Canada during the Ontario Contact Improvisation Jam, the largest jam in North America!
Site-specific Leaning into Intersections of Race and Class
Our bodies and movement, as well as the spaces we occupy, are political. Parcon is a site-specific contact dance form made by and for people of color, intersecting marginalized identities and their allies. We use touch, shared momentum and anti-oppressive practice to challenge and transform the status quo. The two main movement forms to inspire Parcon are Parkour- an urban obstacle course running form that prioritizes flow and efficiency and Contact Improvisation- our leaning empathetic dialogue that we share on the dance floor.
In this workshop we will play with ways that we perform race and class in public spaces through the practice of Parcon and collective reflection. No experience is needed!
PARCON WALKING TOUR
We will explore an afternoon practicing Parcon in various sites in East Harlem including the Jefferson Playground, Duke Ellington Circle, and Central Park.
Alternative plans for rain are a walking tour together through the Subway system around the City Hall area.
No experience needed. Please wear clothes that you feel comfortable getting dirty and physical in. Please bring snacks and water as needed and hand sanitizer and/or wipes.
Total Play for Empowerment!
Presented by Parcon NYC in collaboration with Women of Color Productions:
The Black Panther Women is a necessary life-anchoring show that everyone must see, especially black and brown young adults. It tells the herstory of the Black Panther Party and is powerfully acted by an amazing cast of women!
I will be hosting a Total Play for Empowerment movement workshop on March 3rd as a fundraiser for both the Women of Color Productions and Parcon teachers. If you have not experienced the liberation of Parcon yet, this is an amazing opportunity to interweave your embodiment with collective reflection on social issues. It is powerful movement and empathy work and it complements the theater piece well.
12:00 - 2:00pm Total Play for Empowerment: Parcon Workshop
2:00 - 3:00pm Discussion and refreshments
3:00 - 5:00pm Performance of Black Panther Women, written and directed by Jacqueline Wade
5:00 - 5:45pm Panel Discussion
Suggested Donation: $60 or $75 with a T-shirt
See below for ticket link or please call 646-757-3209 to reserve your spot! Email email@example.com if you want to learn more or would like to come but finances are difficult!