E|MERGE 2018

February 12, 2018 (All day) to February 25, 2018 (All day)

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The E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency is a two-week long creative residency at Earthdance. Twenty curated participants from many different disciplines come together to explore new modes of creation and collective decision-making processes. 

Through structures that allow for risk-taking and alternate methods for creation, (horizontal organization, collective decision-making, cross-disciplinary collaboration, nonlinear process), E|MERGE provides a fertile space for pushing the boundaries of collaboration and leadership, undoing assumptions about creative processes, and exploring how creative practices transform our relationships.

The residency culminates in a final weekend of performances, discussions, writing, research, and other modes of expression called E|MERGE PresentsFebruary 23rd-24th.

Follow the links for more information about this year's participants and production team!

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Earthdance, in producing E|MERGE, recognizes that we, collectively and individually, exist within a society of interlocking forces of oppression: racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, settler privilege, and species privilege. These forces of oppression live inside of us. Thus, we strive to create spaces in which we can all bring awareness to the way they manifest in us and our creative work. By experimenting with the way these forces, and we ourselves, enter into our creative processes, we aim to move towards greater equity & liberation.

How can we bring attention and intention to: the positions of privilege and oppression we each inhabit; what voices & perspectives are valued, when and why; how power gets distributed within a group; and the implications of our creative process over a wide spectrum of cultures, histories, and experiences?