The Monday Morning Class Series, Curated by Stacy Dawson Stearns, has fallen in love with the NIGHT. We changed. We bid adieu to the day. Fall with us into the dark comfort of evening as we continue the ongoing exchange of body-based creative practices led by teaching artists who practice within the phases of consciousness and creation. Nourish your practice and embrace Lunacy. #getheetoclass @MNCPieter
Jan 7, Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18: Gregory Barnett // Hold me. Let me hold you. Together we can hold THIS.
“Hold me. Let me hold you. Together We can hold THIS.”
-When I ask to hold your limbs, I ask for the honor of holding the desires living inside them. When my eyes see into yours at length, I lose all urge to project my will onto yours. When your weight is calm in my grip, I acknowledge the omniscopic value of your dreams, and care for them as if they are my own.-
We will consider what it might mean to offer genuine partnership through the medium of ballroom dance’s foot patterns and embrace variations. We will use voice, extended periods of eye contact, and touch to create bonds of trust between each other. Any vulnerabilities exposed during our initial intimacy practices will be regarded as gifts deserving of ongoing recognition and consideration through out our working. We will celebrate the connections earned with a loosely guided Ball, holding each other up on multiple levels.
Gregory Barnett makes dances, altars, imagery, and stories believing he is better for it. His work uses duration, repetition, deconstruction, and mimetic choreography to pinpoint the juncture between lineage (memory) and prayer (desire) in an effort to fortify will. He has studied ballroom dance since 1998.
Monday Night Class Winter Season: the Lunacy series
SEPT 10,17 and 24 // ODEYA NINI
OCT 1,8,15 // Phillip T. NAILS
OCT 21,28 // BRIAN GETNICK and DOROTHY DUBRULE
NOV 5, 12 // JESSICA EMMANUEL
NOV 19, 26, DEC 3 // MILKA DJORDJEVICH
DEC 10, 17 // STACY DAWSON STEARNS
JAN 7, JAN 21, FEB 18, MAR 18 // GREGORY BARNETT
JAN 14 // JESSIE YOUNG
JAN 28, FEB 4, FEB 11 // BARRY BRANNUM