UNtensive 2022 – Drop In Registration
Closed captioning will be provided for all sessions and ASL interpretation is available upon request.
(Drop-ins are not available for Course 1: Embodied Anti-Racist Practice)
Course 1: Pedagogy for Change
12:30–2p PT / 1:30–3p MT / 2:30p–4p CT / 3:30–5p ET
The stakes are real, let’s change the classroom, the studio, and the academy. Designed for body-based educators of all levels these sessions will look at tangible ways to shift the studio or the syllabus and draw on the experience of all gathered.
6/21: Alice Sheppard (she/her)
6/22: Dr. Irvin Manuel Gonzalez (he/him/él) and Alfonso Cervera (he/they/él)
6/24: Bernard Brown (he/him)
Course 2: Creative Practicing
M/W/F 2:30–4:30p PST / 3:30–4:430 MT / 4:30–6:30p CT / 5:30–7:30 ET + T/Th asynchronous
No art is neutral. How are we committing to world-building in our creative practices? How can art and artists implicate themselves in the healing we all need now? Using radical care and raucous experimentation we will open our mindbodies to different approaches to creative creation.
6/20: Eva Yaa Asantewaa (she/her)
6/21: Miles Tokunow (he/him) *asynchronous
6/22: Andrew Suseno (he/him)
6/23: Haruna Lee (they/them) *asynchronous
6/24: Marjani Forté-Saunders (she/her)
Suggested donation range: $10–$20 per drop-in class
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Practice Progress facilitates anti-racist learning to address and undo white supremacy. We lead our clients and participants toward sustained cultural shift in their institutions, communities, and themselves through a body centered approach. When we bring sensation and awareness to the ways racism is living in our bodies, we have an opportunity to change our relationship to it, to know it, and eventually dismantle it. This whole-person approach invites real transformation for individuals and organizations. For more information visit practiceprogress.org.
Kai Hazelwood (she/her) is a transdisciplinary artist, educator, event producer, and public speaker raising the profile of bi+/queer and BIPOC community issues through art projects, community events, and public speaking. She has appeared in BuzzFeed videos and speaks at community events, high schools and colleges about bi+ and BIPOC community issues. Kai is currently an adjunct professor in dance department at Chapman University teaching Modern technique through an anti-racist framework. Kai is also the founder and artistic director of Good Trouble Makers, a practice driven arts collaborative celebrating plural-sexual/bi+ identities and centering BIPOC. Good Trouble Makers are dedicated to making. Making art, making room, making change, making good trouble. Kai is also co-founder of Practice Progress.
Sarah Ashkin’s (she/her) work tarries at the intersection of critical whiteness studies, site specific performance, and reparations pedagogies. She is the co-director of GROUND SERIES dance and social justice collective and a co-founder of Practice Progress, a body-based anti-racism facilitation platform. As a dedicated dance maker, educator, and organizer, Sarah uses dance as a multipurpose tool to dismantle and build our world for the better. Sarah holds a Masters in Dance, Politics and Sociology from the University of Roehampton, London and is a current doctoral student in Performance Studies at University of California, Davis.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division
of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.