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Friday, July 15 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Socially Conscious Choreography: Protest in Motion (3/4)

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This workshop will address ways in which to explore choreography of a sociocultural/sociopolitical nature through research, movement exercises, theater games, and personal reflection. It will focus on tools related to the art of creating and crafting socially conscious choreography in an engaging and approachable fashion. The facilitator will lead participants through some best practices for engaging in this subject matter, share processes in honing tactics through trial and error, discuss specific experiences and outcomes of exploring socially conscious choreography as both choreographer and performer, as well as expand the dialogue to the participants giving them the space to brainstorm for ways in which to include sociocultural/sociopolitical topics in their practice of dance making. Participants will be encouraged to continually discuss and reflect on their experience throughout the process, and by the end of their experience they will leave with the shared tools of the facilitator, their own tools, as well as their own short collaborative work. This session will look to inspire other choreographers to discuss local, national and international issues both past and present through the medium of dance. By creating a safe space to explore our social and political beliefs we are able to make profound connections between our understanding of ourselves, our immediate surroundings and our global community. The creative process becomes both interdisciplinary and introspective. By creating a nexus with our audiences we engage an educated and socially active body politic, and elucidate the tremendous importance of utilizing dance as a conduit of change. 

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Joya Powell

Artistic Director/Choreographer, Movement of the People Dance Company
A native New Yorker, Joya Powell received her M.A. in Dance Education from New York University, and her B.A. in Latin American Studies and Creative Writing from Columbia University. Throughout her career she has danced with choreographers such as Neta Pulvermacher, Jacqulyn Buglisi... Read More →

Friday July 15, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
118 Elliot St. 118 Elliot St. Brattleboro, VT.

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