The Radical Abundance Ruckus (RAR) will investigate shifting our focus and sharing practices around radical abundance. Leaving behind the notion that we must work in an economy of scarcity. The RAR is curated by Joy Mariama Smith and Alicia Grant, and will include offerings by Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Folami Bayode, Natalie Igor Dobkin, and Ambrita Sunshine.
Full details coming soon.
The Radical Abundance Ruckus will present numerous offerings and events. The outline is given here, with details below. The details are also being actively updated, so please make sure to check back for more information soon.
Zwoisy Mears-Clarke: Moving Shame
We will access through the body our past and present feelings of shame and explore how they can transform when we activate them in our muscles, bones, and skin. We will ground ourselves before using both verbal and non-verbal storytelling to map in our bodies where our stories of shame manifests itself. Through diving into somatic improvisational practices and non-visual dance techniques as well as having each other as a support, we will move, shake, and spin the places we've mapped to investigate where the body's process can lead us. These physical practices are intended as a practice of discomfort, support, release, transformation, and togetherness.
This workshop utilizes touch; physical boundaries will be self-directed and the responsibility of respecting these boundaries will be shared by all. No dance experience is necessary.
Ambrita Sunshine: Trance Rituals
Trance Rituals is a workshop dedicated to the discovery and release of the deepest, ancestral emotions that we all have, but we no longer recognize for social and cultural reasons.
The workshop will be centered on exercises that come from African ritual dances, trance-leading dances, meditation and various other techniques that I have acquired by traveling around the world and exploring various realities. We will explore the possibilities of our bodies, those parts that sometimes we forget to have or that we do not acknowledge to be so important to free emotions. Also we will concentrate on the possibilities of the voice, our greatest friend as it is the one that puts us in communication with the world. Finally, we will discover the magnificent possibility of letting ourselves go to the vibrations of ancestral sounds, feeling free to experiment and live up to the deepest vibrations of our guts.