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PAST melt

[Virtual] MELT – Dancing Rebellion: states of suspension, vibration and endurance

mayfield brooks

10:00am – 12:00pm
January 11, 2021
  • This MELT workshop is being offered virtually through Zoom.
  • Drop-ins are not available for this workshop.

Movement Research offers this MELT workshop virtually over Zoom.

Workshop description:

In this workshop we will work with cycles of endurance practice developed through mayfield's ongoing art/life/movement project Improvising While Black or IWB. As we live through multiple states of suspended time i.e. pandemic time, BIPOC time, hang time, end of times, revolutionary times, zoom time, and warped time--what kinds of rebellion can the body enact by interrupting time or sustaining movement through time? How can time become a non sequitur through embodied vibration, utterance, repetition, or suspension? We will explore states of suspension that allow for rest and rebellion against perfection. Let's create dances that might be timeless or out of time.

Further context:

This month, mayfield brooks offers public workshops through Gibney alongside Dohee Lee, and through Movement Research’s Winter 2021 MELT. The reflections posted HERE will give you an inside look at mayfield and Dohee’s current processes and inspirations, and how each workshop will offer you a different angle on engaging with this powerful work.

Read the reflections >>

MELT Zoom Etiquette Guidelines:

  • We ask that you please "Mute" yourself when you are not verbally participating.
  • There is to be no recording of any kind of class.
  • Please do your best to arrive on time and stay for the duration of the session. If you plan to leave early, inform the faculty member at the top of class using the "Chat" function in your Zoom window.
  • Experiencing connectivity or technological issues? Either use the "Chat" function to communicate with the MR administrator, or email “[email protected]" and someone will assist you as soon as possible.


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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...