Dance of the Radicals
an online workshop
Give revolutionary ideas the dance floor.
Welcome, friend. This workshop is a chance to bring what's radical into the somatic space. What is considered radical in capitalist society? A whole bunch of good stuff:
solidarity ("How can we work together? How can we run the same risks?")
dishabituation ("How is my action mechanized - from habit, from self-protection, from fear?")
interdependence ("How can we need each other?")
dialectics ("How can I align myself with the rhythm of change?")
reflexivity ("How can I become self-aware?")
presence ("How can I align myself with vertical time? How can I risk not knowing?")
co-creation ("How can we create something larger than the sum of our parts?")
It's one thing to think on, learn about, and imagine into these ideas. It's another thing altogether to practice them, to rehearse them, to dance them, to feel them.
In Dance of the Radicals, we do exactly that using practices from Theatre of the Oppressed and Social Presencing Theater, as well as my own movement methods. I have curated these four hours to introduce you to the following themes:
feeling group consciousness
developing social sensitivity and presence
becoming attuned to the social field
valuing the undervalued
becoming an active subject in your own narrative
finding agency from aesthetics
witnessing other and witnessing the self
working with novelty as resource
demechanizing how we move, sense, and create
befriending flow and stuck
Taking personal and social investigation to the expressive and experiential space lays a strong foundation for a deeper understanding of your relationship to these issues, a future recognition of activism-in-action, a whole-person alignment around values, an ability to investigate unconscious blocks to liberation, and an increased capacity/resourcing for changing your own patterns.
Talk is cheap. This is praxis, baby. Turn off the noise, and let's dance.