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LAND DANCE RITUALS

With Tyler Rai and lisa nevada

MAY 1 - 5

Together we will practice sourcing movement from the ecology around us. 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.
Join us for a time to recalibrate our senses to the land and the ecosystems we depend upon to thrive.

Stay tuned for more information~!

SCHOLARSHIP + WORK TRADE 

We offer 3 full scholarships for Black, Indigenous and People of Color [BIPOC] folks in each session. As well as 3 Work Trade spots in each session. If interested please select 'BIPOC Scholarship' OR 'Work Trade' when registering via the link below. For more information about the work trade exchange, go to the Work Exchange page.

*Payment Plans: We do offer payment plans for most of our workshops. We can accept payments divided into 2-3 installments paid over a 3 month period. For more details and to set up a payment plan please EMAIL US with the name of the Workshop you wish to attend and 'Payment Plan' in the subject line.

REFUND POLICY: Full refunds or workshop credit available up to 10 days prior to the event. Please inform us if you cannot attend an event up to 10 days prior [including Scholars and Work Traders]! Refunds/credit within the 10 days prior to the event may be available on a case-by case basis, please reach out to communications@thefieldcenter.com

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

Tyler Rai headshot
lisa nevada headshot

Photo by Kelly Ferguson

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). 

lisa nevada (b. New México) is an advocate for our earth mother, a dancemaker, collaborator, and teacher.  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. In Lenapehoking (NYC) and beyond, lisa facilitates movement experiences and performs dances that engage all peoples in the observation of ecosystems and our human interactions to ignite kinship with mama earth, centered on gratitude. She choreographs for experimental theatre, musicals, and currently has two personal creations in development set to premiere in 2024/2025. Her embodied research and performance delve into the sonic realms of lullaby and wailing in response to humanity’s active destruction of psyche and home. Soils, Plants & Trees, Waters, Animals, and Insects propel lisa’s work while dance remains the sustaining conduit through which she is able to live and communicate.     

 

Community and community-building is equally essential to lisa. Teaching dance classes with folks of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds nourishes these community relationships, reminding her of the positive impact humans may have on one another and the land. lisa is fortunate to teach with the Taylor School at Paul Taylor Dance Company, Dancing Legacy, Tyler Rai & Hungry Mothers Collective, and MAQAHATINE, a Montréal-based gathering space for First Nations and Indigenous artists instigated by Ivanie Aubin-Malo. She is a member of Radical Evolution’s Street Theatre Crew and currently dancing in projects with Tanya Lukin Linklater and Cami’ Leonard. 

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