BODY TRACES: FROM THIS TO THIS TO THAT
An experiential movement workshop to reflect on who we were this past year and who we want to be in the coming year.
December 27, 2021
As the year wraps up we reflect back on what our body has been through since this time last year; what we have accomplished and faced while preparing for the coming year? Who were we this past year? Who do we want to be in the coming year? As we approach the darkest part of the year we also begin a journey towards the light.
Join Kevin Jesuino, for an online 3-hour movement ritual in exploring the knowledge of your body and what it is telling you it needs for the coming year. Dive into the knowledge your body holds and it’s natural ability to point you in the direction you need while also acknowledging the mythology it has cultivated since you were an embryo.
Using a combination of movement, drawing and creative writing, while witnessing and experiencing we will explore ourselves through a self-portrait process that can help us mark the passage of time and tend to our growth.
To get the most out of this online class, please prepare a comfortable space to move in with access to your online device and reliable internet service. Also, have art supplies ready at hand for the drawing activity and paper and pen for journaling and creative writing exercises.
Kevin Jesuino is a Portuguese-Canadian queer performance artist, applied theatre/dance/visual art facilitator, placemaking and art-for-social change educator and somatic practitioner. His work is oftentimes collaborative, site-specific, participatory, and process-oriented. His practice explores relationality, the body and the transformative ability of the arts. He draws from research in queer performance, deep ecology, antifragility and modes of being together in his solo performance work. His community-embedded projects engage participants in performative actions, discussions, creative interventions, activations and other forms of organizing.
He is the Co-Artistic Director of TRAction, a dynamic collective of interdisciplinary artists who engage communities in art-making to address issues of climate justice. Besides developing artistic projects under this group, he is also passionate about facilitating applied theatre (Playback/Forum Theatre) conversations around climate justice and the ecological crisis.
As a somatic practitioner, Kevin also coaches individuals and groups in somatic/body sensing based on the Tamalpa Life/Art Process® which integrates the wisdom of the body as expressed through movement, dance, and imagination to explore and deepen our relationship to psychological life, to social issues, and to creativity itself. He has a particular interest in supporting the needs of LGBTQ+ folx.
Kevin splits his time between Amiskwacîwâskahikan (also known as Edmonton, Alberta) and Mohkinstis (also known as Calgary, Alberta.)
Find out more at www.kevinjesuino.com