Unity for Liberation

An exploration bringing concepts of oppression and liberation into the body through improvisations surrounding concepts from Paulo Friere’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed. The five collaborators, Alessandra Christmas (dramaturg), Emily Craver (dancer), Davianna Green (dancer), Laura Neese (dancer) and I worked in embodied and verbal dialogue to represent systems of oppression…

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Mette Ingvartsen’s Yes Manifesto (2005)

Yes to redefining virtuosityYes to conceptualizing experience, affects, sensationYes to materiality/body practiceYes to investment of performer and spectatorYes to expressionYes to excessYes to ‘invention'(however impossible)Yes to un-naming, decoding and recoding expressionYes to non-recognition, non-resemblanceYes to non-sense/illogicYes to organizing principles rather than fixed logic systemsYes to methodology and proceduresYes to editing…

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