LAND DANCE RITUALS:
The scores of Anna Halprin + land-based dance practice
MAY 11th - 15th
Join lisa nevada, tyler rai, and the ecology of The Field Center for four days of movement, performance scores, and dances shaped by the land and the work of Anna Halprin.
Together we will practice sourcing movement from the ecology around us and work towards the creation of a performance score to be co-created and shared with the community of Bellows Falls. We will share scores from dance pioneer Anna Halprin and explore offerings of wellbeing for the earth, communities, and the individual.
We will dig our hands into the soil with a collective land-labor activity in support of the local food system and/or land stewarding of the Field Center.
In relationship with the community of Bellows Falls, we will cultivate a collective offering of a performance score that will be shared throughout and between sites in the downtown. lisa and tyler will send correspondence to participants and the Bellow Falls community to begin the creation process prior to meeting in person on May 11. You may even hear a transmission from us on WOOL Radio!! Join us for a time to recalibrate our senses to the land and the ecosystems we depend upon to thrive.
Meet your neighbor and dance with a stranger!
Planning to attend? As part of your registration we would love you to fill our this INFO GATHERING FORM to help us craft this event
Day participants are welcome.
*detailed schedule coming in APRIL
SCHOLARSHIP + WORK TRADE
We offer 3 full scholarships for Black, Indigenous and People of Color [BIPOC] folks in each session.
If you are interested please APPLY HERE
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Tyler Rai (she/they) is a dance artist, writer, ritualist, and producer who works across live performance, narrative essays, and experimental sound works. Her works investigate biological and cultural inheritance, spaces of ruin, and ecological change. Through performance and movement improvisation, her research questions how we embody kinship with the more-than-human-world. Her approach to performance and research is shaped by the work of multiple teachers including K.J. Holmes, Mina Nishimura, Emily Johnson, Suprapto Suryodarmo, and Anna Halprin, with whom she studied from 2015-2017. Rai completed Halprin's training program in Expressive Arts Therapy in 2017 and is a certified Tamalpa Life/Art Practitioner. She is currently based in Nipmuc, Pocumtuc, and Agawam territory (Holyoke, MA).
For more information: www.tylerrai.com
lisa nevada (b. New México) is an advocate for our earth mother, a dancemaker, collaborator, and educator.
After living most of her life in New México, lisa eventually landed in Brooklyn in 2019 where she thrives as a dance and teaching artist. She facilitates movement experiences that engage all peoples in the observation of ecosystems and our human interactions to ignite kinship with mama earth, centered on gratitude. Her embodied research and performance delves into the sonic realms of lullaby and wailing in response to humanity’s active destruction of psyche and home.