What does it mean to truly sustain ourselves, our community, this land, this organization, our artistic practices?
Saliq Savage is an inveterate contact dancer and teacher. He works with infants helping them to learn many of the same things that he teaches adults, is a certified teacher of Body-Mind Centering® currently teaching in the certification trainings in North Carolina and he teaches DanceSomatics BMC and Dance at the Ponderosa TanzeLand Festival outside Berlin in the summertime.
Spring is here ( ! ) awakening new growth and inspiration.
Onye Ozuzu is a dance administrator, performing artist, choreographer, educator and researcher currently serving as Chair of the Dance Department at Columbia College Chicago. She was Associate Chair, Director of Dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Colorado, Boulder. While there, her work was notable for its balance of visionary and practical progress in the arenas of curricular, artistic, and community development of diversity, collaboration and interdisciplinary performance arts. She herself has been actively making and performing work since 1997.
with Onye Ozuzu & Krista DeNio
How do we speak in the body politic? How does the body of the group recognize the voice of the individual? And vice versa? How does the body support the voice? And vice versa? How does the voice represent the body? Can we transform the cultural traditions of our dances, songs, and stories into useful civic processes for the present discourse? Can we expand the footprint of our performance arts into active participation with the processes through which communities, society, citizenry make decisions and affect the direction of our shared experience?
with Amii Legendre & Lani Nahele
The focus of this workshop is to lure unexpressed aspects of ourselves as individuals, dancers, artists, activists and community forward and to develop endurance both physically and emotionally. In our improvisation, dancing and art, when do we indulge, inhibit, lead, follow, say yes, say no, witness, exit, or endure?
Synthesizing concepts from ensemble improvisation, contemporary dance, contact improvisation and story telling we'll lay skill sets to bring us closer to our power, our voice, our intention, and bring our work to some public action completion.