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October, 2-16, 2019

The Sounding Body: Speaking in Tongues

The Sounding Body: Speaking in Tongues with mayfield brooks

October 2, 9, 16, 2019

WED 6:30-8:30pm

Movement Research, 122 Community Center, 150 1st Ave, New York, NY

This workshop is part of The Sounding Body, a series of weekly workshops investigating voice and movement.

*click here to register*

Pricing structure for Sounding Body Workshop series:

$180 for entire Wednesday series 
$65 per three-week Wednesday night series with one artist 
$30 for single Wednesday class drop-in 
$40 for Saturday session with one artist

About the Workshop:

In this workshop we will work with breath, utterance, bodily tremors, and speaking in tongues. We will explore the in between place of speaking and not speaking, dancing and not dancing. How does one approach the unspeakable in a dance? As we improvise dances moved by breath, and language moved by utterance, we will also experiment with rupturing dances, songs or stories and intervene in what’s expected--to engage the poetics of rupture!

About the Artist:

mayfield brooks improvises while black, and is currently based in brooklyn, new york. mayfield is a movement-based performance artist, vocalist, urban farmer, writer, and wanderer. they studied contemporary dance at the school for new dance (sndo) in amsterdam, moving on center in oakland, ca, and holds a mfa in interdisciplinary performance from uc davis and a masters in performance studies from northwestern university. mayfield is currently an artist in residence at movement research nyc, was a 2018 wow/uny artist in residence at governors island nyc, and a 2019 dance and process (dap) artist at the kitchen nyc. mayfield has farmed in urban & local settings, and teaches & performs dance and vocal improvisation nationally and internationally.

Accessibility: Movement Research, 122 Community Center is an accessible space. Studios are wheelchair accessible. The second floor office is accessible by elevator. Restrooms are wheelchair accessible and are all gender. Please contact Julienne Rencher, or (212) 598-0551 (voice only) for further access requests or questions.

**All classes are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please consult the Movement Research calendar:

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