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Changing the Race Dance: A Workshop in InterPlay Methods and Performance Forms

  • CURRENT Studio @ Carolina Square 123 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States (map)

This workshop is focused on building our creative toolkit as educators and learners, and our capacities as individuals-in-community to move out of systems of oppression, assimilation, and uneven methods of attending to racist violence and white silence. The workshop is rooted in InterPlay forms that center the body, breath, and intuitive story, movement, and song forms to create more ease, spaciousness, and respect in places where they can be of deep benefit. Changing the Race Dance uses fewer words and more body-based wisdoms to identify and practice ways of dislodging the harmful effects of a white supremacist social order that we face daily. Incorporating restorative and contemplative practices and the sometimes-radical act of improvisation, the workshop focuses on bolstering our skills to unpack inequity to its roots, and discern and celebrate what's working in people-based movements toward freedom and change. InterPlay forms are accessible to all physical mobilities and experience levels.

The Lilies Project is sponsoring transportation costs to the event for Stokes County residents.

Leaders: Soyinka Rahim, founder and director of OurThing Arts Company, and Cynthia Winton-Henry, InterPlay cofounder.

Cost: Suggested donation $5-50, for those who are able. Participants must attend entire weekend. Free homestays can be arranged with advanced notice.


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