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[In-Person] A Spell for Utopia

luciana achugar

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3:30pm – 5:30pm
July 17 – July 21, 2023
$120–$200
Judson Memorial Church

55 Washington Square S New York, NY 10012

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  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Participants must register for the full workshop.
  • This workshop includes auditive guidance.
  • We require testing on the first day of the workshop and potentially on subsequent days.

This is a [In-Person] MELT Workshop
happening at at the Judson Memorial Church.

The entrance is located at 243 Thompson.

>>REGISTER HERE<<

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


COVID-19 Safety Protocols:

For extended workshops (including MELT), we require testing on the first day of the workshop and potentially on subsequent days depending on COVID transmission at the time of the event (MR provides rapid test on-site). You will be provided with more info prior to the event. Please note, Movement Research COVID-19 protocols are subject to change.

Please, carefully read our current>>Movement Research COVID-19 Protocols<<


Workshop Description:

During this workshop we will consider the possibility of Utopia being a practice rather than a destination; exploring the relationship between collective practices and dance as healing; healing as a creative process; and process as ritual. Using tools from various somatic healing modalities and achugar’s own Pleasure Practice, as well as what comes up from the collective. Allowing the possibility of creating from a less ego/mind place as an expression of mastery of the self and letting the collective be the creative force. The Pleasure Practice is achugar's own practice developed through years of making dances. The practice of being in pleasure is a practice of undoing the learned hierarchical model of embodiment that has been programmed into us and to undo the shame that comes with it to unearth a more liberated, empowered, decolonized, uncivilized self that is more connected to our instincts, our hearts, our guts, and our sex to celebrate togetherness and connection to the earth, to ourselves, and to others. Please note that there will be an expectation to engage with one another and at times touch. However, we will take the time to ease into it and create a feeling of safety and trust in the environment, in order to make touch feel safe and not invasive.

[Image Description: Photo of luciana achugar performing. She is kneeling with her bare torso hanging over her knees and her head resting on the floor in a small ball. There are clothing items of different colors, carelessly strewn all around her on the ground. In the foreground, a figure draped in many layers of bright green fabric matches the wall behind this scene.]


Accessibility Note:

-This workshop includes auditive guidance.
-To request ASL interpretation, please email [email protected], subject line "ASL - MELT, luciana achugar" at least two (2) weeks prior to the workshop start date.
-To request Audio Description, please email [email protected], subject line "AD - MELT, luciana achugar" at least three (3) weeks prior to the workshop start date.

For access requests and questions, please contact [email protected], subject line "MELT, luciana achugar."

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MELT


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luciana achugar is a Brooklyn-based choreographer from Uruguay who grew as an artist in close dialogue with the NY and Uruguayan contemporary dance communities. Her work is concerned with the post-colonial world, searching for an undoing of curr...
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