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Art of Movement - WERK (mixed)

12feb10:0011:30Art of Movement - WERK (mixed)Event OverCancelled10:00 - 11:30 FacilitatorCamille BartonCategorybody work


(Wednesday) 10:00 - 11:30





Event Details

WERK is a movement and sound ritual that centers queer people of the global majority (QTIBPOC) and celebrates the music, creativity and people of the African Diaspora. WERK is an intentional space to get down, feel your body, process, come as you are, twerk, roll on the floor, rest and just generally do you… As long as it’s not harming anyone else it’s all welcome.

WERK is inspired by the QTIBPOC communities around the world that have used dance parties and rituals as a means to resist, heal and connect to joy. We build on your legacy. It is a ritual to decolonize. For African heritage people, our communities traditionally used dance and sound rituals to celebrate, connect with ancestors and nourish community bonds. We aim to reimagine and recreate a space to reclaim movement and healing through bass, as our birthright.

WERK is a place to practice embodied solidarity.


In this class you will

• arrive and check in

• ground yourself and warm up

• set an intention

• dance

• do a closing ceremony

What you need to know

Allies are welcome on the condition that they are mindful of how they take up space and are committed to actively unlearning patterns of dominance and oppression that often enact themselves through the body. Any forms of verbal or non verbal racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism or other forms of oppression will not be tolerated.

Many people experience feelings of euphoria, joy, release and sometimes altered states of consciousness.

What to bring

• loose, comfortable clothing to move in
• water bottle


Camille Barton

Camille Barton is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, facilitator, coach and somatic movement practitioner, working on the intersections of wellness, arts, drug policy and social change. Camille’s art practice involves dance, improvisation, ritual and Afrofuturism to weave new realities fusing pleasure and visions of utopia. They serve Afro Bass as DJ AfroOankali and teach Afro Flow, a dance class that fuses somatics with African movement forms.

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