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The Summer UNtensive is a 4-day virtual gathering for body-based artists, students, and teachers offering embodied anti-racist creative practice. With three intertwining streams: Embodied Anti-Racist Practice, Pedagogy For Change, and Creating Worlds, participants can craft their own learning experience including race-based affinity spaces, syllabus workshops, movement practice and more.

As anti-racist dance practitioners, our communal call to the field is to get grounded, get fleshy, and get slow together, so that we may deprogram from the violence of the busy.

The UNtensive is programmed by Kai Hazelwood and Sarah Ashkin of Practice Progress, hosted by innovators in dance, technology, and community stewardship, ARCOS Dance, and held by a team of renowned guest artists. Over the 4-day gathering participants will co-learn, co-dream, co-manifest into the embodied future we need and deserve. Let’s all get free.

ACCESSIBILITY: The whole UNtensive will be offered with closed captions, or live CART, and the entire Creating Worlds stream will also have ASL interpretation provided. Visual descriptions will be offered at the beginning of all sessions. For Accessibility questions please email

The UNtensive 2023 is supported in part by an Actions that Promote Community Transformation (ACT) Seed Grant awarded to the MFA in Dance and Social Justice Program at University of Texas at Austin.

JUNE 15–18, 2023