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PAST workshop

[In-person] Sounding Body Series: B.A.BA (Before before & After after)

Anaïs Maviel

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesdays, May 4, 2022
MR, 122CC – Courtyard Studio

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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  • This is an In-PERSON Workshop.
  • Available on a Sliding Scale from $10-$50 per session.
  • ​Pre-Registration is required.
  • Individuals must register separately for each session.
  • Registration slots are limited.

MR 2021/ 2022 FESTIVAL,
Coming Together: Nurture, Nourish, Sustain

This Sounding Body Workshop is taught
by Anaïs Maviel and offered on a Sliding Scale from $50-$10 per session.
Pre-Registration is required. Registration slots are limited.
Individuals must register separately for each session.


Location: MR's Courtyard Studio at 122 Community Center.

This workshop will take place partially indoors, and partially outdoors. Masks are required indoors and
optional outdoors.

For the HEALTH of OUR COMMUNITIES, we will continue to follow our current >>MR COVID-19 Safety Protocols<<which require that participants must be fully vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination before each class. Movement Research is unable to admit anyone who is not able to present vaccination proof and a photo ID.

Workshop Description

This workshop welcomes people interested in vocalizing and resonance as ritual, to remember source and fall into the bliss of collective chanting.

Sound – in essence – precedes and follows manifestation. In that regard, emanating and shaping sound is a form of alchemy, bringing about the principles of vibration into matter, thus forming coherence in reality. As an artist I often approach teaching and performance as two sides of the same act of collective transformation. Teaching as a way to integrate the learning I find in creative processes, performing as a way to manifest the practices I’ve developed into a collective experience. I find these two folds completing each other, and I’d like to offer a space that weaves both in the context of a creative endeavor I am calling Before before & After after, or B.A.BA (French for indicating the basics of something), that will become a performance taking place at Brooklyn venue Jack, on June 3rd and 4th. Invoking collective chanting as a baseline for studying intention, manifestation, and dissolution, I will propose ways to sing that are feeding this inquiry. Participants will be invited to vocalize as an elementary, essential practice of intentionality and surrender to archetypal subconscious patterns that connect our bodies to forms of knowledge that exceed what we commonly accept as existence and non-existence. Embodiment, energetics, prosody, cyclical rhythm, and oral transmission will provide structure to our experiments, both with rigor and freedom, and some original material from the piece about-to-be will be offered to play with.

Accessibility Notes

  • Requests for ASL interpretation can be granted two weeks in advance of the session that the participant desires to attend. To submit a request, please email [email protected] with the subject line "ASL interpretation request Anaïs Maviel.”
  • Requests for Audio Description can be granted three weeks in advance. To submit a request, please email [email protected] with the subject line "Audio Description interpretation request Anaïs Maviel”.

For other access requests and questions, please contact Christopher Unpezverde Núñez at [email protected], subject line "Access Anaïs Maviel".

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Anaïs Maviel

Anaïs Maviel's work as a vocalist, percussionist, composer and community facilitator focuses on the function of music as essential to settling common grounds, addressing Relation, and creating utopian futures. Involved at the crossroads of mediu...