Empathix: Bending Binaries, Bodies, and Building Bridges is a workshop, facilitated by queer movers of colour, which will dig into serious physical research in togetherness, play, love, visibility, coexistence, trust, empathy, and more.
Let’s have all the details, at a glance:
Empathix: Bending Binaries, Bodies and Building Bridges — with Sarra Bouars and Kristianne Salcines
Facilitators Sarra Bouars and Kristianne Salcines will structure Empathix around a series of movement practices and related discussions. As they describe it:
“We will be doing everything together for each other. There will be facilitated discussions around participants’ experiences to build trust and intimacy, which we hope will allow us to work towards a community. Everyday, we will begin with breathing together, practicing qigong, taiji, and meditation practice, then leading to physical exercises and practices that focuses on play, love, visibility, coexistence, trust, empathy and serious sweaty beautifully-ugly inducing moving. Come join us to sweat and heal together.”
Some of the driving questions that have motivated Sarra and Kristianne’s work with Empathix include:
Read more about it all in the full description of Empathix, on our full program page.
The work that has led to the presentation of Empathix emerged in part out of the experiences of Queeries into Collective Feminisms, the residency that occurred at Ponderosa (with related showings in Ausland Berlin) in 2016.
And maybe, just maybe, you’ll get to be able to learn how to sashay down a Berlin street in true empathix style.
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