UNtensive Asynchronous 2022

Creative Practicing: Asynchronous Materials

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Colonialism and Site Specific Dancemaking
Led by Miles Tokunow and Sarah Ashkin

This recorded moving meditation will lead participants through a guided experience on a site of your choosing. Key Questions: What is underneath your feet? What is the anti/colonial underbelly of place and how does it invite you move? How might you move otherwise? You will need a journal, a water bottle, clothing that protects your body and feet, and  a way to play and listen to the playlist.

Colonialism and Site Specific Dancemaking – Part 1 (audio only)

Colonialism and Site Specific Dancemaking – Part 2 (audio only)

Colonialism and Site Specific Dancemaking – Part 1 (audio and video captions)

Colonialism and Site Specific Dancemaking – Part 2 (audio and video captions)

Thursday, June 23, 2022

A writing ritual // waking desire & the cosmic within
led by Haruna Lee

Haruna Lee is a Taiwanese/Japanese/American theater maker, screenwriter, educator and community steward whose work is rooted in a liberation-based healing practice. They are committed to promoting arts activism and emergent strategies for the theater through ethical and process-based collaborations that challenge systems and legacies of power, while inviting the fullness of marginalized bodies and the complexity of lived experience to their practice. Recent plays include Suicide Forest published by 53rd State Press (Ma-Yi Theater Company and The Bushwick Starr), plural (love) (Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab; New Georges), and Memory Retrograde (UTR; Ars Nova; BAX). Lee is a recipient of an Obie Award for Playwriting and Conception of Suicide Forest, the Steinberg Playwright Award, the Ollie New Play Award, FCA Grants to Artists Award, the Mohr Visiting Artist Fellowship at Stanford University, a Keith Haring MacDowell Fellowship, the Map Fund Grant, and Lotos Foundation Prize for Directing. They were a member of the 2019 artEquity cohort, and is a co-founder and lead facilitator for the Women-Trans-Femme-Non Binary Asian Diasporic Performance Makers Potluck. They write for AppleTV+’s Pachinko, HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant, and are currently developing multiple tv projects. They are a co-director of the Brooklyn College MFA Playwriting Program. harunalee.com

Recommended materials for this session include a journal and something to write with.

A writing ritual (audio only)

A writing ritual (audio and video captions)