Images of Rosy Simas at MANCC/McKnight Fellowship Residency by Imranda Ward

PAST melt

[Virtual] Rest and Refuge

Rosy Simas

1:30pm – 3:30pm
January 3, 2022
MR, 122CC – Ninth Street Studio

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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  • This is an [In-person] workshop.
  • Pre-registration required. No drop-ins.
  • Participants must show proof of FULL vaccination and wear masks during class.

This workshop will be offered via ZOOM.

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Registration is required. Spaces are limited.

Workshop Description

We will practice attuning to each other and the environment through inter-sensorially listening. We will then dance expressions of relationality to each other and to the natural world.

Based on Simas’ creative practice as an Indigenous artist working in radical relationality with the world, this intensive is intended to create a space of rest and restorative movement - for the body, the heart, the mind, and spirit.

We will practice attuning to each other and the environment through inter-sensorially listening and from there dance our expressions of this relationality to each other and the natural world.

All senses are related and tend to overlap, we rarely apprehend the world around us through just one sense. This approach can best be described as a multi-directional practice, one which is steeped in an engagement within the senses, the imagination, oscillating between the internalized realms of the body and all its fluctuating states into the realm of the natural world. We will weave this highly nuanced practice into gestures, movements and share our dances with each other.

And we will rest, deeply rest.



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Rosy Simas

Rosy Simas (enrolled member of the Seneca Nation) is a dance and transdisciplinary artist who creates work for stage and installation. Simas’ work weaves themes of personal and collective identity with family, sovereignty, equality, and healing....