Queering Technique, Reclaiming Space, & Decolonizing the Body
Annielille Gavino
Wednesday, Nov 10 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
$11-$33 sliding scale via Venmo or PayPal. No one turned away for lack of funds Register

Bookings are closed for this event.

Jay Carlon has invited Annielille Gavino to guest teach this month’s workshop. 


Workshop Description: During our time, we will dive into live inquiry through a process of journaling. Responding to our own free writing, we will deeply investigate what unprocessed thoughts manifest.  What does this bring up for you? We will explore how we can exist outside the binaries and find comfort in the in-between spaces.This class is a sweet investigation of shapeshifting as an act of survival versus as an act of choice that empowers our being. 


What to expect: journaling followed by a guided embodiment practice. please bring a pen and paper.



Annielille Gavino (she/they/Siya) is a Filipinx multidisciplinary movement-based storyteller, dancemaker, and cultural worker. Gavino utilizes dance, film, and literature as vessels for inscription, community engagement, resistance, and spiritual journeys. Her works have been supported by the MAPfund, Leeway Foundation, Scribe Film,  National Performance Network, Velocity Fund, Small But Mighty Arts, Painted Bride, and more. Since immigrating to the United States, Gavino has danced with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Kun Yang- Lin/ Dancers, and directs her multidisciplinary project-based company Ani/MalayaWorks. Gavino received her MFA in Dance from Hollins University, writes for thINKing Dance, and is an adjunct professor at Drexel University. This is Gavino’s first season with Ananya Dance Theater, and she feels very honored to be a student and dancer of such legacy work.



Born and raised on California’s Central Coast, Jay Carlon’s work is inspired by growing up the youngest of 12 in a Filipino, Catholic, and agricultural migrant-working family. In 2016, he formed CARLON. He is committed to connecting his art practice to sustainability and his personal and collective  journey of decolonization.Jay’s work has been presented in Los Angeles at REDCAT, The Broad Museum, Los Angeles Dance Project, Annenberg Community Beach House, LA Dance Festival, Electric Lodge, Los Angeles Performance Practice, homeLA, and Beach Dances; in New York at 92ndY and The CURRENT SESSIONS; in Phoenix at Breaking Ground Festival; in Monterrey, Mexico at Espacio Expectante; and in Bangkok, Thailand at Creative Migration. Jay is a performer and directing associate with aerial spectacle theatre company Australia’s Sway Pole, where he has performed at the 2014 Olympics, the 2016 World EXPO, and the 2018 Super Bowl. Carlon has also performed with the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, Palissimo, Oguri, No)one. Art House, and danced for Rodrigo y Gabriela on Jimmy Kimmel Live (choreographed by Annie-B Parson), in Solange Knowles’ art film Metronia (2018) choreographed by Gerard & Kelly, and served as Choreographic Associate for Kanye West’s opera, Mary (2019).

Photo: Barbara Shore