Dancing Our Ancestors

Date: August 15, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Gibney Dance Center 53A Chambers Street NY, NY
Classes & Workshops

For Dancing Our Ancestors, Bauman will lead participants in a creative practice through which they will generate contributions to the dying and dying and dying Gallery Exhibition on view from Friday, August 18 – Friday, September 22.

Beginning with free writing and movement exercises, this workshop will also bring participants on a walking tour to the nearby Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue Cemetery and African Burial Ground. Upon returning return from the two sites, Bauman will lead participants in dancing their impressions of the journey.

The workshop will close with a memorial-building activity wherein participants can choose from provided materials to create a collective memorial to both experiences and to people who are no longer. This is a joyous and cathartic activity, rather than a maudlin or somber one.