an Open Floor Workshop
w/CYNTHIA KENNEDY and JOSEPH MACHADO
Fri Feb 1-Sun 3 2019
Fri 7-9:30pm, Sat 11-6pm, Sun 11-4pm
Pig Iron Theatre Co., 14127 North 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19122
$210 by January 18, $250 after
TO REGISTER CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-498-1780
Did you ever think you knew something about yourself, but over time realized it wasn't true? Have you ever found yourself reacting automatically to someone and then been surprised by who they are?
Sometimes we don't realize how much we cover up what's going on under the surface. We were born where we were born and we grew up how we did in a family we did not choose, exposed to the media and a society that we had no control over. Because of that, we all have biases, regardless of our gender, race, sexuality, class, age, size, or religion, many of which are unconscious. These biases shape our physical bodies as our brains make sense of life through split-second reactions, using only cues in appearance and behavior. From the way we hold ourselves to how much space we take up to how we make love and more, our body is constantly sending us messages about who we are and how we should be in the world.
In this workshop, we will use the dynamic Open Floor movement practice to let the dance lead us to the places these biases--particularly our biases about assigned gender roles--may be covering our true expression.