Marissa Perel Workshop: Rename and Unbody
This workshop is for those who seek to find a space for a self that is not "fixed" - i.e. constrained to norms of identity such as gender or ability. How can we establish terms for our many selves that live more closely to our experience? We will look to the lunar cycle, the astrological moment, and somatic practices to locate ourselves. Working with Skinner Releasing Technique™, Body-Mind Centering®, and Authentic Movement to access movement and language, we will come up with our own terms for what our materiality means to us (as bodies, organs, substances, and/or everything in between).
Marissa Perel Biography: Marissa Perel is an artist and writer based in New York. She is currently an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), where she is making solo and collaborative performance on subjects including choreography and disability, crip time and queerness, power and access, and pain and desire. Her work has been shown internationally, recently including the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Roulette and the Chocolate Factory Theater (NY), Konstfack (Sweden), FringeArts (Philadelphia), Medium Gallery (Slovakia). Her chapbook, Angry Ocean 1-10, is published by Portable Press at Yo Yo Labs. She was an editor of Critical Correspondence, the on-line journal of Movement Research (2012-2013), and founder of the column, Gimme Shelter: Performance Now for Art21 Magazine. She is a Lecturer at the Low-Residency MFA Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Marissa Perel. Photo: Madeline Best