My facilitation is grounded in a restorative justice pedagogy and mobilized through somatic practices, structures of solo/ensemble improvisation, Contact Improvisation, emergent rituals and everyday magic. Within a class and laboratory structure I’m interested in bringing increased awareness to the patterns of privilege, power, and historical marginalization for greater potential to create braver more inclusive spaces for embodied learning.
Restorative justice in this context is a lens that asks for awareness and acknowledgement of systems of power, cultural patterns of privilege, and the historical marginalization of individuals who are BIPOC, queer, nonbinary, trans and artists with visible/invisible disabilities. In class I invite direct and verbal reflections from each individual to the group of their awareness of intersectional privilege and draw connections on how that informs our embodied choice making. I believe in our ability to shift toward greater equity in an embodied, co-learning space.
In the era of #MeToo, I am committed to boldly transparent consent practices in touch-based dance forms. It is my intention to develop this awareness in every class, for the potential of bolder, braver spaces of intentional touch and connection.