4 Mondays, May 3-24, 10AM-12PM PDT
Through the lens of Indigenous wisdom, we humbly re-learn and remember our interconnectedness with people and land. We tap into nature’s bodies to reconnect with who we are — our creation stories or cultural origins that live within our bones. Where do we come from? What is my ocean? What is my mountain? Who are my people?
Inspired by exploring dances with Anna Halprin in the natural environment, this workshop evokes sensations, feelings, and imagination as we find reflections of ourselves in nature. Using the practices of the Life-Art Process, we create and hold space to dance, witness, and learn from each other.
As we encounter our creation stories, we draw, write, and create altars to dedicate, symbolize, and give voice to the dances within. At the end of the series, we perform our creation stories and reflect, as catalyst for further thought, to reimagine new ways of living in mutual co-creation with people and land.
Please have a comfortable space to move, a small area to create an altar, and have drawing and writing materials on hand. Open to all. No dance or art experience needed.
Open to all. No dance experience required.
Joy Cosculluela, RSME, MFA, CMT is a performing artist, choreographer, bodyworker, and somatic movement educator. Joy is a Filipino immigrant working with themes of belonging, identity, home. She is artistic director of Wayfinding Performance Group, a multicultural group of artists in San Francisco and has presented numerous works in various venues. She has performed with Anna Halprin & The Sea Ranch Collective (Seasons, Spirit of Place, Parades and Changes). She continues to find joy and inspiration through collaborations with various Bay Area artists (Diana Lara, Christine Germaine, Laurie Buenafe, Stacey Goodman, and many more). Joy is director of Performance Lab SF, where she offers classes to encourage creativity and is also co-director of EAR to the Ground Productions, an organization that holds street performances in response to current events. Joy holds a Master’s in Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and is core faculty at Tamalpa Institute.
Photo credit: Dancers: Jessica Brown, Tomoko Hiraoka, Bricine Mitchell
Photo: Joy Cosculluela