Apr. 3 to 5, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.)
$60 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $150, non-eligible rate)
Open to artists of all disciplines / In English
Capacity: 25 people, priority for full week attendance
For those of us
who were imprinted with fear
like a faint line in the center of our foreheads
learning to be afraid with our mother’s milk
for by this weapon
this illusion of some safety to be found
the heavy-footed hoped to silence us
For all of us
this instant and this triumph
We were never meant to survive.
– Audre Lorde, A Litany For Survival
How do we, as movement practitioners, train and strengthen the mind and body to resist oppressive structures and systems? How might tools of self care, personal meditation, and psychic choreographic systems support and prepare us for site based and/or theatrical radical performance making? How does the teaching of theory promote new systems for intellectual simulation and understanding?
Centering an interdisciplinary approach to live performance making, this creative lab will consider how we as artist-citizens strengthen the mind and body to resist normalized structures of performance to release, activate, and translate unknown, foreign, and/or vulnerable materials into live performance actions. Students will conduct research, view and critique live performance and create cosmologies of their creative influencers. Open to all students interested in exploring their previously uncharted performative potential.
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is a Nigerian American poet, curator, and performance artist originally from Detroit, MI. He is awarded of the 2017 Princeton Arts Fellowship and a 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Fellow. He lectures, speaks, and performs internationally. His work in performance and spoken word has toured throughout Europe having appeared in major festivals including Moving in November (Finland), TakeMeSomewhere (UK), SICK! (UK), Tanz im August (Berlin), Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival (Norway), Zurich MOVES! (Switzerland), Beursschouwburg (Belgium) and Spielart Festival (Munich). His work has been published in The American Poetry Review, The Dunes Review, The Interlochen Review, The Broad Street Review, Silo Literary and Visual Arts Magazine, among others. In 2009, Kosoko published the chapbook, Animal in Cyberspace and in 2011, he published Notes on An Urban Kill-Floor. He is currently working on a memoir.
Visit jaamil.com to learn more.
All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training.
Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. A non-refundable deposit of $20 is required to reserve your spot.
Payments – By check, cash, Paypal or credit card on the phone or in person ($1 to $2 fee)
Reimbursement policy– No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).
*Emploi-Québec – With the support of Emploi-Québec. In order to get this rate, participants must be Canadian citizens or permanent resident and live in Québec. Full-time students and social assistance beneficiaries are not eligible to this rate. In case of inadmissibility, you can refer to the non-eligible rate, contact us for questions.
Studio’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.