CounterPulse x SAMMAY x Center for Babaylan Studies
DALUYAN // we are the vessels
counterpulse (upstairs studio)
80 turk st. san francisco, ca
*** This is a follow-up event to PERFORMING DIASPORA 2016 (December 1-4, 2016) where SAMMAY will be showing her latest work - silbihan - alongside dana e. fitchett. Attendance at one of the performances is encouraged but not required.
12-1:15pm Freedom Movement Workshop by SAMMAY
Wake up and shake up your senses! They said we are living in dark times... so re-awaken your vessel of knowledge and re-ignite the ancient wisdom deep in your bones! This workshop will lead you through movement in relation to breath and those around you. From rooted foundations to contemporary navigations - together we will re-discover the tools that we are already equipped with.
* OPEN TO ALL MOVERS - don't let the boxes bog you down.
1:30-3pm Circling Up: We Remember, Honor, and Protest!
Panelists: Leny Strobel, Lisa Suguitan Melnick, and Pearl Ubungen
Now more than ever - we look to our elders, our community leaders and artists, our holders of ancestral knowledge to remind us where we have been and where we need to be. As the shadow lingers overhead, we inquire with each other and within ourselves - what will it take for us to unite and march towards the light? How do we take care of others but still remember to take care of ourselves? What are we willing to sacrifice for change?
This circle discussion will look at the relationship of art to activism - specifically in the context of "performing diaspora" and how this relates to our everyday actions towards manifesting social change.
*** FOOD PROVIDED BY KAINBIGAN: www.kainbigan.com ***