10:00am – 12:00pm
Fridays, December 13, 2019
$ / $16

Classes are $16 each. Discount available with class card purchase.

MR, 122CC – Ninth Street Studio

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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Morning Class: How to ParLAY the Dance

Fall 2019 class dates: 9/26, 9/30, 11/1, 12/13, 12/20

This workshop is inspired by mayfield’s ongoing, life long project and movement practice, Improvising While Black (IWB). Within this approach is an invitation to ParLAY the dance. Lay your body down, play, pray (as in ask earnestly through vocalized expression), pay respects to ancestors.

Come to the dance as you are.

We come to each other in the same way—without pretense, assumption or expectations—just being together. In and out of contact. Practicing refusal and consent. Embracing rest. Sounding, singing, shouting. Dancing inside of questions. Improvising among ancestors, revolutionaries, ocean, air and earth.

Classes with mayfield brooks Fall 2019 at Movement Research:

mayfield brooks teaches Morning Class Fall 2019 on THU September 26, MON September 30, FRI November 1, FRI December 13, FRI December 20. mayfield brooks also teaches The Sounding Body: Speaking in Tongues on Wednesdays Oct 2-16 6:30-8:30pm as part of the Sounding Body workshop series. Check our online class calendar for the most updated calendar information.

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mayfield brooks

mayfield brooks improvises while black, and is currently based on Lenapehoking, the homeland of the Lenape people, also known as Brooklyn, New York. brooks is a movement-based performance artist, vocalist, urban farmer, writer, and wanderer. The...