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[Virtual] Imagining Liberation: A Conversation, A Game, A Study, A Process, A Meeting, An approach to Making Dances. Prayerfully, an approach to "Shaping Future".

Marjani Forté-Saunders

Register
10:00am – 12:00pm
July 25 – July 29, 2022
$75–$125
  • Pre-registration is needed for this workshop. No drop-ins.
  • This workshop is offered online virtually via Zoom.
  • Automated closed captioning will be available for all Movement Research MELT workshops and classes that take place via Zoom!

This is a [Virtual] MELT workshop
happening via ZOOM.

>>REGISTER HERE<<

Pre-registration is required. No drop-ins.
Participants must register for the full workshop.


Workshop Description:

Prompt
"Africans leaping off slaver ships were afrofuturists. Slave era parents teaching their babies a foreign alphabet in the candlelit dirt were afrofuturists... It is the emphasis on tomorrow that centers the dignity of that seed, particularly in the face of extinction..." - Adrienne Marie Brown/ Emergent Strategy. Can we Imagine our liberation into existence- with our dance making?!

Description
Imagining Liberation began as a pilot gathering during MELT (2019). But also.... here we are, again. Re-living the traumas of our history, like a bad dream that won't end. Witnessing and living injustices on every front, in every sector, and in every system and institution we interact with. What can be made new in such dire and overwhelming circumstances? Aaaaah... "The Role of the Artist" (James Baldwin) to pull together the fragmented pieces of our lineages, our sustenance, and our dreams to imagine paths forward.

What kind of stories will you be telling? What kind of art will you make? What might it reveal about where we come from, and who we are becoming? Join me, let's make some blueprints together.

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Accessibility Notes:

Automated closed captioning will be available for all Movement Research MELT workshops and classes that take place via Zoom!

For access requests and questions, please contact Christopher Unpezverde Núñez at [email protected], subject line "MELT Marjani Forté-Saunders."

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Upcoming

[Virtual] Imagining Liberation: A Conversation, A Game, A Study, A Process, A Meeting, An approach to Making Dances. Prayerfully, an approach to "Shaping Future".

Marjani Forté-Saunders
Mon Jul 25 10:00am - 12:00pm

[Virtual] Imagining Liberation: A Conversation, A Game, A Study, A Process, A Meeting, An approach to Making Dances. Prayerfully, an approach to "Shaping Future".

Marjani Forté-Saunders
Tue Jul 26 10:00am - 12:00pm

[Virtual] Imagining Liberation: A Conversation, A Game, A Study, A Process, A Meeting, An approach to Making Dances. Prayerfully, an approach to "Shaping Future".

Marjani Forté-Saunders
Wed Jul 27 10:00am - 12:00pm

[Virtual] Imagining Liberation: A Conversation, A Game, A Study, A Process, A Meeting, An approach to Making Dances. Prayerfully, an approach to "Shaping Future".

Marjani Forté-Saunders
Thu Jul 28 10:00am - 12:00pm

[Virtual] Imagining Liberation: A Conversation, A Game, A Study, A Process, A Meeting, An approach to Making Dances. Prayerfully, an approach to "Shaping Future".

Marjani Forté-Saunders
Fri Jul 29 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Marjani Forté-Saunders

Marjani Forté-Saunders is a choreographer, performer, educator, community organizer, and mother. She refers to dance and embodiment as her sorcery—revolutionary, transformative, wild, ancient, and fresh. Her practice is informed by years in anti...
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