BlackLight Summit: Movement Workshop with Javier Padilla • IN-PERSON

BlackLight Summit: Movement Workshop with Javier Padilla • IN-PERSON

Exploring your Artistry: Improvisation as Reflection, Refraction and Redefining
Friday, February 10, 2023 • 11AM

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Estimated Length: 
1 hour and 15 minutes

About the Event

Dance artist Javier Padilla leads a movement workshop on the second day of the 2023 summit. In this workshop, we'll encounter improvisation as a method to renegotiate our relationship to ourselves. We will warm up our bodies through some pilates and improvisational exploration that will lead us into our main journey. Through questioning different textures, approaches and relationships (to space, our self and beyond) we will emerge with a different understanding of our moving bodies and our artistic voice. All abilities and levels are welcome!

About the BlackLight Summit

This event is part of the BlackLight Summit. We need some R&R! Not rest & relaxation, but risk and regeneration. Perhaps even rage & repair. There is no returning to what came before, so how can we fall into new possibilities, realities and ways of being? For this next season, how do we hold that "if no one goes first, how can anyone follow?" BlackLight 2023 is taking the leap into risking wrong, risking right, risking being loved and seen. In order to take these steps, how are we recovering and regenerating? We have lost so much. How can we find who we are and who we want to be? Join us for some much needed R&R.

Through three days of groundbreaking dance performances, inspiring keynote speeches, energizing movement workshops and intimate panel discussions, The Clarice’s BlackLight Summit aims to activate the unimagined possibilities in dance. It is a convening that envisions dance as a conduit to galvanize resilience and inventiveness, and in 2023 offers a combination of free and Pay What You Wish in-person events and free livestream events. Throughout the 2022–23 season, the BlackLight Summit will continue to foster community connection by facilitating a series of mentoring and professional development opportunities, conversations and performances.