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PAST class

[email protected] – The Sounding Body: Speaking in Tongues

mayfield brooks

1:00pm – 2:30pm
January 22, 2019
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In this class we will work with breath, utterance, bodily tremors, and speaking in tongues. We will explore the in-between place of speaking and not speaking, dancing and not dancing. How does one approach the unspeakable in a dance? As we improvise dances moved by breath, and language moved by utterance, we will also experiment with rupturing dances, songs, or stories and intervene in what’s expected—to engage the poetics of rupture!

mayfield brooks’s The Sounding Body: Speaking in Tongues class was offered by Movement Research this fall as part of MR’s The Sounding Body workshop series for the investigation of voice and movement.

Register and learn more about this event on MoMA's website here.

This event will take place at The Museum of Modern Art, in conjunction with Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done. Click here for more information regarding the exhibition at MoMA.

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mayfield brooks

mayfield brooks improvises while black and is based in Lenapehoking, the unceded land of the Lenape people, also known as Brooklyn, New York. brooks is a movement-based performance artist, vocalist, urban farmer, writer, and wanderer. brooks tea...