January, 2020

20jan19:0020:30Event OverEvent CancelledArt of Movement - Free'em Trainique19:00 - 20:30 Facilitator: Navild Acosta Category:body workFormat:research lab

Facilitator

Navild AcostaNavild Acosta is an award winning, internationally acclaimed New York born choreographer & dancer based between NYC & Berlin. Being transgender/NB, queer, and Afro-Latinx has inspired his change shaping solidarity work.

Time

(Monday) 19:00 - 20:30

Location

Karada House

audience

Mixed

Event Details

Free’Em Trainique builds the very muscles responsible for helping us all to rise up for ourselves and each other.

This class seeks to educate us all through a physical practice on ways to care and after care for our restless bodies. Learn hip release, core strengthening and limb lengthening exercises and dances accessible to varying physical abilities, gender expressions and needs.

Through a set of multiple techniques derived from Martha Graham, Contact Improvisation, Pleasure as Power: Fannie Sosa, Play Parties and Vogue Ballroom, in Free’Em Trainique we are learning how to engage our spiritual and physical core’s while activating consent, desire, socio-political spacial awareness and confidence.

This will happen through strengthening & lengthening our muscles and engaging with our 2nd brain which is located in the pelvic floor. Think of Free’em Trainique as a space where we burn calories through movement and engaging with our bodies as political. I will share some theories each class to deepen our understandings around ancestral diasporic anatomical science, healing the waters of the body through vibration, consensual play and improvisation & the very serious impacts of skin hunger (lack of touch).

The goal for all attendees is to depart with more awareness of our own bodies and therefore invaluable confidence in one’s own expression in the real world.

What you need to bring:

Please come ready to activate your core, and the muscles you use to stand up for your self. This means comfortable and stretchy clothing, comfort with ones own body and therefore care for your own and each others space.

About Navild:

Navild Acosta is a Multi-award winning and internationally acclaimed multi-medium artist and activist from New York. he studied dance and choreography at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance (NYC) & at CalArts (Los Angeles). His intersectional identities as transgender, queer, and Afro-Latinx have continuously inspired his community based work. niv’s work and thought leadership has debuted in various Institutions internationally including Matadero Madrid (es), Tate Modern (GB), Tanz Im August & Kunst-Werke Institut (DEU), Weinerfestwochen (OS), The David Roberts Foundation (GB), Museum of Art and Design (Miami), The Kimmel Center (US), Human Resources (US), MOMA PS1 (US), Studio Museum (US), New Museum (US), and McGill University (CA), among many. niv has collaborated with Alicia Keys, Fannie sosa, Bearcat, Pxssy Palace, Ms. Boogie, Monstah Black, Lyle Ashton-Harris, Ralph Lemon, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Deborah Hay & Andrea Geyer. Navild’s current projects include Black Power Naps, a multi-purpose separatist organizing space with a focus on rest, restoration, rejuvenation, reparation and Black joy, as well as other multi media, all devised in collaboration with Black artists, are propositions for how reparative economies can better hold communities of color. Parallel to his artistic practice through his racial justice work he has provided Racism trainings for Cultural Producers at Matadero Madrid (Spain), KW Institute (Berlin,DE), NYU, Vassar College and Movement Research (USA).

language

English

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