In Person: YSDT PLAY with Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre
Apr. 30, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
YSDT PLAY with Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre
GIBNEY 280, STUDIO H
53A CHAMBERS STREET, 280 BROADWAY
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT) views technique as a means of furthering our bodies as instruments for creative expression. By pushing the exploration of physicality, space, relationship (to people and objects) and our intentions, technique allows us to better articulate emotion in the service of narrative. YSDT PLAY is an improvisation/technique class taught by YSDT artists based in the US and Palestine. Blending contemporary dance and theater to explore the themes of repertory works (in this case, Last Ward), the class draws on visualization, improvisation and play to facilitate an experiential, process-driven environment rooted in the following core values:
- Facilitating an environment of imagination/play in order to help participants make connections and find new solutions for problems inside and outside the studio.
- Validating the individual through empowered choice-making.
- Modeling the power of collective action by honoring diverse perspectives and a multiplicity of bodies, abilities, and experiences while working together as a group.
- Centering the power of storytelling in pursuit of social justice.
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Photo by Ahmad Alrifaee