JAAMIL OLAWALE KOSOKO | THE TRANSGRESSIVE BODY WORKSHOP
How do we as movement practitioners train and strengthen the mind and body to resist oppressive structures and systems? How might tools of self-care, personal meditation, and psychic choreographic systems support and prepare us for site based and/or theatrical radical performance making? How does the teaching of theory promote new systems for intellectual simulation and understanding?
Centering an interdisciplinary approach to live performance making, this creative lab will consider how we as artist-citizens strengthen the mind and body to resist normalized structures of performance to release, activate, and translate unknown, foreign, and/or vulnerable materials into live performance actions. Students will conduct research, view and critique live performance and create cosmologies of their creative influencers. Open to all students interested in exploring their previously uncharted performative potential.
Participants are encouraged to bring:
- Questions about their own work and practice that they are willing to unfold and share within a group environment
- Radical costumes that disguise their bodies
- One or more personal items they feel comfortable sharing and working with in public space
- From May 3 to 7, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Monday to Friday). Open to artists of all disciplines, in english. Capacity: 12 people, priority for full week attendance!