EnQueery Within is on the way! A weekend to move, to dance, to discover, to touch, to be present — a weekend of contact improvisation creating space for FLTI* communities.
This weekend aims to create a queer, feminist safer space, a place to center women, femmes, transgender and intersex folks, butches, dykes, and bi’s, with any and all levels of experience, and from all backgrounds.
The facilitators, Diana Thielen and Kata Kovács, describe it like this:
“This weekend will be a loosely-facilitated space, allowing for dance and research, rest and walks. The Living Library will be available for us. Let’s explore intimacy, trust, the space around us, and our movements, together. With our diverse bodies, we’ll share weight, touch, contact, movement, and dances, and pave the way for healing from heteronormativity and gender normativity — in the dance and movement world, and beyond.”
The weekend of EnQueery Within has some practicalities associated with it, which are outlined on the page for the event — specifics around sleeping, cooking, surroundings, and language. Take a look to get all the info.
Additionally, the application process requires potential participants to get in touch by email in advance, so that the facilitators can try to ensure that there is a shared awareness of the political and social intentions that underlie this event.
The early-bird deadline for applying is March 9., which is coming up fast! So, jump over to the full details now, and see you here in April!
Garden as Studio is a series of occasional events at Ponderosa, which offer a platform for explorations of the garden, the land, and the ecologies of Ponderosa as a space for artistic practices, facilitated by Shelley Etkin. Its aim is to be a multiple and ever-morphing occurrence, providing a space for learning and experimentation by continually opening up questions.
And the next Garden as Studio is on the way! Yep, Garden as Studio: DIG is going to be happening at Ponderosa from March 30. to April 1., 2018, and the early-bird deadline – March 9. – is coming up fast.
We talked to Shelley Etkin (in glorious skype-o-vision), about Garden as Studio: DIG. She gave us a quick overview of some of the motivating ideas behind this iteration of the series. Take a look...
If you’re curious about participating in Garden as Studio: DIG, there are event pages on both Facebook and Tanznetz, and the registration form is right here.
There’s also a page, here, for the whole Garden as Studio series, with more on the past events and the surrounding context of these events.
And the talk that we had with Shelley was accompanied by a collection of forecasts, fragments, and scores for Garden as Studio: DIG:
Back in 2013, In Kyung Lee made a beautiful, lyrical short film – P.O.R.C.H. 2013: Poodles and Cats – that gave a portrait of the everyday experience of the P.O.R.C.H. Improvisation and Training Module. Take a look, it’s lovely.
And while you’re at it, now might be the time to mention (*ahem ahem*) that there’s one month to go until the early-bird deadline for the 2018 P.O.R.C.H. Improvisation and Training Module. Don’t miss out. 🌺
The Ponderosa Blog is an ongoing experiment in putting one foot in front of the other, and one word after another, to transfer ideas in ones and zeroes to minds around the world and beyond. A rumble from a ruined speaker to maybe bring the gov’t. down, one sorry heart at a time. xo