PRACTICES – WEEKEND 1
Sherwood Chen > An Osseous Agency
Saturday – Sunday
January 11-12, 2020
An Osseous Agency
We open with rhythmic, reckless group warm ups across the floor to court destabilization. We shift to partnered, group and solo scores to revel in our respective and respected moving bodies, as both witness and witnessed. Through structured improvisations and études, we will examine slow collapses of skeletal structures as a generative source of information, cast our bones in pleasure, threnodies and tribute, and generously offer each other our enigmatic bodies as rich, (mis)interpretable texts to then dance from. Bring a notebook, a blindfold and those sage bones of yours.
Sherwood Chen has worked as a performer with artists including Grisha Coleman, Yuko Kaseki, Amara Tabor-Smith, Anna Halprin, Min Tanaka, Xavier Le Roy, inkBoat/Ko Murobushi Christine Bonansea, Jess Curtis and Sara Shelton Mann. He leads workshops for performers in studio and in natural and urban landscapes worldwide.For over twenty years, he has served as a cultural worker in public, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors focusing on community arts programming, arts education, arts grantmaking, and as an artist advocate, with a focus on supporting tradition-based, Native Californian and immigrant artists. www.sherwoodchen.com
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