Art + Action Intensive: Addressing Sexual Violence Through the Arts
May. 2, 2018, 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This series of interactive workshops will explore multiple ways to address issues of sexual violence through movement based modalities. This is a unique opportunity to delve into creative process, healing, techniques, and justice through the lens of sexual violence, and to add tools to your own movement practice. Workshops facilitated by Kimberleigh Costanzo, Alixa Garcia, and iele paloumpis.
1:00 – 2:15 pm: trauma as text, text as movement, movement as healing facilitated by Kimberleigh Costanzo
Kimberleigh Costanzo (she/her/hers) is a New York-based choreographer and performer. She graduated from Iona College’s Honors Program with degrees in philosophy, dance, and sculpture, and her writing and research has been presented at colleges and universities throughout the Northeast. Her choreography has been performed at Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, Green Space, Triskelion Arts Center, Dixon Place, 92Y’s Harkness Dance Center, and as a part of Work Up 2.0 (2016) and Cracks of Light (2016 reprise; 2017 commission) at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center.
2:15 – 2:30 pm: Break/Reflection
2:30 – 3:45 pm: Workshop 2 facilitated by iele paloumpis
iele paloumpis comes from a long line of self-identified witches who have passed down generations of family folklore. As a life-long dance artist, iele feels that engaging in a movement practice can be deeply restorative. their healing work is rooted in kinesthetic awareness, Tarot, herbal medicine, trauma-informed griefwork and some astrological know-how.
3:45 – 4:00 pm: Break/Reflection
4:00 – 5:15 pm: Workshop 3 facilitated by Alixa Garcia
Alixa Garcia is Co-Founder & Artistic Director of Climbing PoeTree, an internationally renowned activist, multimedia theater, popular education and spoken word duo out of Brooklyn, NY. She has facilitated workshops and performances in hundreds of venues from Harvard and Yale Universities to Rikers Island Prison. She is an activist, short story writer, poet, painter, graphic designer, producer, film editor, and curriculum developer committed to social and environmental justice with a race, class, gender analysis. She has co-organized with Naima Penniman, 28 national and international tours across the United States and abroad from South Africa to Mexico, Hawai’i to the United Kingdom. Garcia has performed/presented alongside powerhouses such as Angela Davis, Alicia Keys, Cornel West, Erykah Badu, Alice Walker, Vandana Shiva, Naomi Klein, and Danny Glover, to name a few. Through multidisciplinary artistic mediums this multifaceted artist addressed the intersection of oppression while highlighting the imaginative and powerful solutions that live amongst us.
5:15 – 5:30 pm: Break/Reflection
Art + Action Intensives offer the unique opportunity to address different social issues using an arts and movement focus. These intensives are open to any artist looking to expand their practice and learn in-depth ways to take action in their communities and beyond.