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10965 Berlin
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Photo: Tim Richards

Grief is a Part of the Dance

Workshop with Makisig Akin
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2022

We will practice being mindful of grief as a somatic experience. How do we physicalize and allow our body to release and give shape to it until it feels like it has matter, both in quality and in dignity? How touch becomes an integral part of this "mattering". How can it be moved by the people around us? We go from Me to I to We and back again. We will investigate the moving quality of grief and joy, how they support and enrich each other. What is the role of verbal and written language? We, together, will rest in the ashes of the many deaths of things we are grieving from, to allow the moving quality of grief to bring us back to life.

Makisig Akin

Makisig Akin (They/Them) is a choreographer, dancer, artist, activist, transgender Filipino born and raised in the Philippines. Akin is currently living and working in Berlin, Germany. Akin’s artistic work focuses on strengthening the recognition of intersectional identities, reconnecting with their ancestry, and decentralizing Western ideologies in dance making. They are interested in reimagining the process of making-dances, how can the process serve the dancers as they continue to have agency in directing the trajectory of the work? How can they create a community that functions beyond identity while honoring identity? Akin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in both Cognitive Science w/ Specialization in Neuroscience and Dance at University of California San Diego, California, USA and recently finished their Master’s of Fine Art in Dance Choreography in the program World Arts and Cultures/Dance at University of California Los Angeles, USA in June 2019. Akin’s physical dance background includes but is not limited to: Filipino Traditional Dance, Contact Improvisation, Kung Fu, Improvisation, walking meditation, Authentic Movement, Bouldering/Climbing and Contemporary Dance.
Open
In English
Price: 200/170*
*Early bird until 07.07.2022
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