Month: June 2016

glittering healing arcs

On Sunday we all woke up to the largest, but by no means the only, hate-fueled mass murder this year, and the largest mass shooting in this country since Wounded Knee. I need some time to be alone with grief, but, as this festival helped me remember, I also need community to heal. This festival structured the

tryna get into it

here are the mornings after. speed has collapsed and anxiety chuckles with retrospect. Saturday’s 8p evening of works tumble into one another — a whirlwind encircling the exterior of the thing at hand… “Thoughts scribbled in the margins, notes passed on the sly, the indominant culture hidden just below the surface structure. This festival will hold space

in the shadow of the american dream…

history/mystery/periphery/party + revel : June 11, 2016 On Saturday night we came together for an evening of performance that celebrated queer knowledges and practices. Two hours after we left JACK, fifty queer people, mostly Latinx, who had also gathered together to celebrate each other, to move together in a space of their making, were killed


Action for Healing: Loud, Ruptured and Well

Anxious. Tired. Weary. Wary. The last words in my notebook prior to Ni’Ja Whitson’s Being A Body Out Loud: Trans-Indigenous and Political Practices for Artists and Activists Seeking Radical Moves in Their Work, Art, Lives workshop at La Mama’s Great Jones studios during the Healing Action day of the 2016 Spring Festival. We begin by announcing our names and preferred

a closing, a confirmation, an affirmation, a home.

The festival comes to a close tonight, but something in me is permanently open. Dreaming and crafting and claiming space with Aretha, Tara, and Eleanor has been so powerful and supportive. In the past year, i have been working very hard to live in my body in a way i’ve never experienced before. Sobriety, Love,

What do you need today?

What does is it mean to rename yourself, to claim yourself? This is an opening question in Marissa Perel’s workshop at 10am on Thursday as a part of Healing Action, a day of healing that is meant for “rest, wellness, and rest through hands-on bodywork, workshops, classes, and a communal/performance talk.” Although I believe the


I have so many thank you’s to give to this festival, to the artists who are making it come into existence at each moment of performance in ways that exceed forethought, to all the rooms that hold us, to the networks of people and bodies of thought that hold these spaces’ walls together; and to

Present Place

Thank you thank you Levi When the four of us first came together to share our visions and dreams for the festival, we spent some time reflecting on the work of Levi Gonzalez, who many of you probably know is the Director of Artist Programs at Movement Research, and our guiding star in the enormous

Present Place

Present Place: June 6, 2016 an evening of improvisation. Downtown’s ceremonial Monday pilgrimage to Movement Research at the Judson Church. An instinctual destination for many and a new destination for some. We gather for a collection of dance voices in the church, I often wonder When did we start dancing in the church? and I remember, We have always