Dance Church, embodiment dance parties, and dinner parties. Since 2015 I have hosted and facilitated events aimed at highlighting the civic act of dancing together, eating together, talking together, being together as an embodied experience. These events can be within a larger exhibition or free-standing.
To find out upcoming events, check out my calendar.
About Dance Church:
A Sunday morning, ecstatic dance-inspired dance party. Get your groove on with a sweaty, serious, playful, creative dance party. Expect an ebbing and flowing rhythmic mix (the high's will get high) and gentle, verbal facilitation by me, inviting you to bring attention to your body and your relationship to the room. Come as you are, iron yourself out with your own movement and curiosity, and dance it all out right.
About the embodiment dance party:
Let’s have a dance party that invites you to occasionally, lightly, enjoyably bring your attention to your body as you’re dancing… not to change it but to feel it. You do you while we all think about the crown of our heads, or the space between your fingers, or your perineum, or….
What you can expect:
-Optional tequila to warm and ready oneself
-An introduction and overview of the different aspects of our bodies we’ll be bringing attention to throughout the dance party
-A led warm up and self-massage to become sensitive to subtle sensations and shifts on our bodies
-A high energy, full on 60 minute dance party where you can let loose as I and participants suggest areas to think about and consider, while continuing to get your groove on.
This is a dance party. This is an attention massage. It is open to all and every body.
About dinner parties:
As part of the Action is Primary exhibition, we hosted two dinner party performance salons. These dinner parties were intimate evenings -- part performance, part discussion, part party-- that included an informal showing of aspects of the Action is Primary practice and exhibition with a conversation facilitated by party hosts Michèle Steinwald, Simon Dove, and Kelsey Halliday Johnson, amongst the attendees.
How do you encounter the work?
What is happening now, what does it do to you, and what do you do to it?
Each dinner party offered an in depth opportunity with the practice and performance. With the core collaborators Meg Foley, Kristel Baldoz, Marysia Stokłosa, and Annie Wilson, attendees gathered with us to share a meal and tease out specific, critical conversations with relevant voices in the arts community. This was a communal breaking bread, extending the collective and discursive nature of the project into the domestic, everyday context of the practice.