In this workshop, we will train strength, joy and power starting from wherever you are. We will train resilience. Riffing off of our own experience and the presence of the group, we will dance the cellular and molecular connections of our chemical bodies. Can we shake our cells and change the space around us and within us? Can we tap into infinity? Is it possible to set up conditions for uninhibited, wild dancing? Can we work hard and have fun doing it? Can we make instant decisions?
Can your vulnerability become your power?
You choose at what pace you go into the unknown field.
There will be questions concerning: boundaries, limits, expectations, choice-making, togetherness, autonomy and surprises. Principles from the dance freak lineage, neurophysiology, Feldenkrais, Kundalini Yoga, Klein Technique, Malala Yousafzai and Craniosacral Therapy will be osmotically transmitted throughout the workshop.
Bring your USB stick. You WILL want the playlist. Pop music will exercise its medicinal power.
Alicia Grant received a BFA in Dance from York University. Her work in performance, video and installation has been presented in Canada, the USA and Europe from stages to swimming pools to gardens to abandoned factories to galleries. She is one part of WITCHTITS, a witch power duo, with Zinzi Buchanan and works in various constellations with other makers in Toronto, Berlin and Zagreb.
She is interested in power dynamics, transformation, fear and intimacy. She works on this through moving, sweating, impossible tasks, durational experiences in saunas, yelling and running around, walking backwards through the woods, OSHO dynamic meditations, dancing to loud pop music, buying party materials, conversations with friends and strangers, reading books on space, cooking, breathing, crystals and fiction from the library, and cellular physical perceptual exercise.
Photo by Stacey Coucher