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Ballet for Black & Brown Bodies

  • Starline Social Club 2236 Martin Luther King Junior Way Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

Free w/ RSVP: ''Ballet for Black & Brown Bodies' is an exploration of the body as a site of knowledge, where participants are invited to realign themselves as tools of resistance. The normally 6-week studio series encourages participants to lean into the ways that gesture and meaning in gesture transgress the boundaries of 'race.'

• May we position ourselves to remain open to perspectives, narratives, and ideas through our bodies? 
• Are we prepared to disrupt the normalized and naturalized narratives of coloniality? 

Participants should arrive wearing clothes in which they are comfortable moving, stretching, and sweating, along with dance shoes or socks.

'Ballet for Black & Brown Bodies' is presented by MATATU within a body of workshops that navigate self-determination, wellness, sovereignty, and roadmaps to the future. The workshops are free to the public and funded by Akonadi Foundation's Beloved Community Fund.

Earlier Event: November 11
Matatu Festival of Stories 2017
Later Event: November 11
Octavia at 70