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Dada is black, duh!
Workshop 20. Oct - 17. Nov 2018

Dada is black, duh!

A collaborative and performative space, this project appears under different titles across the months of October and November 2018 at School Without Center / District and Archive Kabinett. Dada is black, duh!, Mad Vibrations, Many-Dancing the Digital Ornament and Choreographic Unrest offer collective forms to undo Dadaism and other white Eurocentric avant-garde narratives.

 

The gatherings, workshops, performances, rituals, broadcasts and editing room connect so-called modern aesthetic techniques with their ignored origins and influences.

 
Classes in Afro-diasporic applied knowledges
by niv Acosta and Fannie Sosa

20 October
2 – 5 pm class 3: Body work
3 November
2 – 5 pm class 4: Critical movement and dance history
5 – 8 pm class 5: Body work
7 November
5 – 8 pm class 6: Critical movement and dance history

 

The workshops are for (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and Migrant) People of Colour. The number of participants is limited to 30. Fee: 5 – 25 € for single sessions (based on what you can afford). We can offer 5 free places for people in need. All workshop times contain breaks. Food and drinks will be provided based on donation. Please register at school@district-berlin.com.

 

Dada is black, duh! Join us for a critical reading of dada retracing its Black & Afro-diasporic influences, intersections and insurrections. What ignited some social and artistic movements between 1918-1926, beyond the extensively documented white-European contribution? Who are the forgotten voices, faces and bodies of such a relevant period for dance and movement? Using embodied methodologies, niv Acosta and Fannie Sosa will unpack various aspects of interwar Black insurrection, and formulate why this rich cultural material goes widely unacknowledged in the European canons of movement and dance history.

 

Free’M Technique is a somatic practice aimed at educators, activists, artists and community builders who are interested in deepening their relationship to their core and centering pleasure in their practice. Based on Afro-diasporic applied knowledges, we will use playfulness and consent as tools to negotiate reparations. A deep core awakening practice based in afro-somatic pleasurable methodologies, the workshop centers the experiences of those who are existing/thriving in the margins.


niv Acosta is a multi-media artist & activist from New York City. Being transgender, queer, and black-dominican has inspired his community based work. Fannie Sosa is an internationally applauded Afro latinx interdisciplinary artist, scholar and activist. Sosa’s work focuses in developing pleasurable methodologies using vibrational & sonic therapy, movement practices to liberate the core and transformational social justice centered publications.

 

Further information about the event is available here>>.

 

An event by District