Exploration of Forms: Integrated Queer Ballet Workshop

Workshop | February 10 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Julia Havard

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This free workshop takes what we love about ballet and leaves the rest. This is a deconstructed ballet class for every body and is an integrated space for disabled and non disabled people with any level of experience with ballet to explore ballet’s resources and unpack ballet’s hierarchies and histories. We will take ballet’s juiciest most joyful tools and use them to queer and contest oppressive dance practices, to heal our relationships with our bodies, and to connect with one another. During class, we will co-create a warm-up, explore ballet vocabulary translated across the body, learn a ballet-ish phrase, and collaborate on our own short movement pieces, all to deeply dramatic music.

Come in your sparkliest ballerina drag or your best postmodern drab, ready to move.

Exploration of Forms is a free, public workshop series. No previous dance experience is necessary. All workshops take place on Sundays, 1-3pm, in Bancroft Dance Studio at UC Berkeley. Donations are encouraged.

 All Audiences

 tdps@berkeley.edu