Image Description: Close up shot of a brown man with a shaved head wearing a maroon long sleeve shirt. He's looking off to the side. It's been a long day, he's tired and can feel the sweat drying back onto his body. He's thinking about balance and all the work that goes into finding it. Photo by Andrew Jordan.
Mash-Up Workshop w/ Anya Cloud + Kristianne Salcines
Saturday, March 27 at 2:30-5:30pm EDT
*Join Anya Cloud and Kristianne Salcines in conversation with Netta Yerushalmy and Ishmael Houston-Jones on Friday, March 26 at 6pm EDT
ABOUT THE CLASS:
GOATING (galactic/orgasmic/activated/transforming/imaginative/reflecting/not-knowing/gorgeous dancing) TOGETHER:
We offer this from the edges of our knowing/comfort zones to cultivate radical aliveness through DANCING. This is a love centered survival practice.
How can dancing nourish our bodies/selves to allow for what our minds cannot yet conceptualize to exist? How can this nurture urgent, connected, and sustainable bodies/dancing/communities despite/through distance/constraints? What if we are the material of the work? What if we conjure ourselves as who we are and as other to feel our collective capacity? What might this offer our ancestors and future ancestors?
This workshop draws on our queer research/practice of Contact Improvisation, Kung Fu, endurance, dance making, meditation, NVC, Feldenkrais, surviving the pandemic, embodied activism, performance, who we are/want to be as humans, and more.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Anya Cloud is originally from Alaska. She practices, performs, and teaches internationally within Contact Improvisation, improvisation, experimental contemporary dance, and somatics. Collaboration is central to all of her work. As a queer, female, white person she orients her work through questioning, sensitizing, and intersecting to cultivate radical aliveness as an activist practice. Anya believes in dancing with the bodies that we have as the people we are. Important collaborators include Sara Shelton Mann, Karen Schaffman, Eric Geiger, Kristianne Salcines, Justin Morrison, Rebecca Salzer, Jesse Zarrit, and the amazing CSUSM students among others. Anya is committed to making/supporting/producing social justice oriented experimental dance wherever she lives. She is trained in the Feldenkrais Method® and is currently Assistant Professor of Dance at CU Boulder.
Kristianne Salcines: Dancer. Maker. Collaborator. Facilitator. Salcines is a queer Filipino born and raised in the Philippines. Their choreographic work explores their cultural heritage and gender representation. To integrate their culture and non-western ideologies in their artistry, they incorporate the epistemologies of Filipino Martial Arts and other Southeast Asian movement practices including Qigong, Taiji, and Kung Fu. Their practice also includes: Contact Improvisation, Martial Arts, Improvisation, and Contemporary Dance. Currently, their research focuses on queer identifying people of color and ways of developing survival strategies to cope with current socio-political realities. They examine how these strategies can be translated into communal physical practice as a catalyst for creative healing. How can they create a community that functions beyond identity while honoring identity?