I am so excited that my third episode with Mary Grace Allerdice on the home|body podcast is out!
In this episode, we talk about dance, our connection to the more-than-human world, practicing pleasure and joy in troubled times, the ways in which we embody ritual, magic, witchcraft, and healing, and our confrontation with the invisible.
We start with a quote from Donna Haraway: "My view is that it is not possible to stay with the trouble among us without the practice of joy, that the practices of joyful collective and individual pleasure are essential to the arts of living on a damaged planet.”
We talk about adrienne maree brown, Pleasure Activism, and Emergent Strategy. We talk about Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Audre Lorde and survival. We talk about Phyllis Curott and the Ara Tradition. We talk about Brené Brown and Tarana Burke.
We talk about the dance artists who are inspiring us—Anna Halprin, Alkistis Dimech and the occulted body, Eiko Otake, Tatsumi Hijikata, Kazuo Ohno, the Judson Dance Theater, Deborah Hay, Yvonne Rainer, Bebe Miller, Tammy Metz Starr, Okui Okpokwasili, Meredith Monk, and more.
With so much isolation and experiences of separation, it feels so important that we attend to our bodies. I hope this episode can be a resource for being with your own body in these troubled times.
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