Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Albus Cavus Dance Workkshop this Sunday by SIMONE JACOBSON

Born in Phoenix, Arizona and nurtured in Washington, DC, Simone Jacobson is a performer and independent curator of artistic talent, projects and programs. She is the founding co-director of Sulu DC, a monthly showcase of Asian and Pacific Islander American performing artists in Washington, DC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature from the University of Maryland and her writing has appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly as well as multiple blogs, including IHM9to5, The Lantern Review and The Couch Sessions. Her project management in the arts spans from nurturing independent artists to advising major arts institutions. She is a proud Burmese-American gypsy. She earned an MA in Arts Management at American University and is the managing editor for Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture.

Dance in Public Spaces/Moving Sculptures:
We spend our days looking straight forward, often neglecting the multi-dimensionality of the public spaces through which we absent-mindedly float. When is the last time you contemplated the sky or explored the texture of the ground? This two-hour class will begin with a group discussion and group activities that address problems, things to celebrate or interesting facets of the specific community in which the class takes place (locations vary). Through movement, the group will express their relationship to the physical space/community. The instructor will take participants through activities that promote deeper thought about issues affecting them and their immediate environment. Based on the results of these conversations, a series of movement exercises and the group dynamic, the conclusion of the workshop will involve a guerrilla performance (think flash mob and Theatre of the Oppressed) at the nearby metro station, where the public can view and interact with the final product: a "moving sculpture." This social and/or cultural commentary will be expressed through the dancers' movements and will be an ephemeral act of beauty.

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