By Lyse Ishimwe

PAST melt

MELT—Deconstructing Perceptions

Thomas F. DeFrantz

,

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

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10:00am – 12:00pm
January 10 – January 14, 2018
$125
Studio G05 at Abrons Arts Center

466 Grand St New York, NY 10002

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  • This workshop is Wednesday through Sunday!
  • See class description for teaching schedule breakdown
  • Registration is open! Pay by CREDIT or CHECK below!
  • "Drop-in" classes are not available

Sessions will work with approaches to undercutting the ‘blink' that forces us to judge each other at first sight. Some questions: How can we engage choreographic structures that resist determining who we think others are? Can we expand the notion (offer more context or framing) of the 'blink', the 'gaze', 'perception' of self in relation to others? Come ready to read, perceive, observe and witness. 

The Deconstructing Perceptions  workshop was developed in part with Jen Polins at pOnderosa Movement and Discovery in Germany. 

Schedule Breakdown:

Wednesday January 10: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Thursday January 11: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Friday January 12: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko & Thomas F. DeFrantz co-teach
Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14: Thomas F. DeFrantz

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