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MELT – Improvising While Black/IWB

mayfield brooks

3:00pm – 5:00pm
January 23, 2019
4:00pm – 6:00pm
January 7 – January 11, 2019
MELT – Improvising While Black/IWB

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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  • Registration is OPEN!

This workshop, "Improvising While Black/IWB," uses voice/body, utterance and tremors, somatics, contemporary dance, contact improvisation, and practices from mayfield's RUPTURE and ParLAY Scores. To ParLAY the dance we improvise playfully while raising the stakes of our vulnerability to each other. RUPTURE disrupts societal and architectural structures like white supremacy and monuments by dancing in and around such spaces, interrupting a dance phrase or series of gestures to engage with surprise, risk and truth-telling.

The materials explored in this workshop will culminate with a public manifestation at The Museum of Modern Art, in conjunction with Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done. Participation in the workshop does not require you to participate in the manifestation at MoMA. Click here for more information regarding the exhibition at MoMA.

Please note the meeting times of this workshop:

January 7-11 4-6pm, [email protected]

January 15, 6-9pm, MoMA

January 23 3-5pm, MoMA



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mayfield brooks

mayfield brooks improvises while black, and is currently based on Lenapehoking, the homeland of the Lenape people, also known as Brooklyn, New York. brooks is a movement-based performance artist, vocalist, urban farmer, writer, and wanderer. The...