When
Sun, Aug. 11 from 2:30pm-4pm
Where
5212 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19139
Price
Free, donation accepted
Part of Very Good Dance Theatre’s Conjuring Joy at the Bride residency: learn more here.

During this movement workshop series we will play test dance theatre games that call on our collective senses of wonder and our individual willingness to fail, in hopes that through these games we (re)learn the skills it takes to work better with one another. PLAYGROUND RULEZ gives us a space to run/jump/leap/fall into the community members we want to be for ourselves and others. Open to movers, lovers, and/or dreamers ages 18+ of all levels of experience and ability.

show & tell: we’re welcoming everyone to an “open house”, or rather to see the house we built together, or maybe it’s a sports match?! root for your favorite team! or player! or play with/against us?!

MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT:

TENANTS/TENETS is a futurist dance theatre experiment that changes in each instance! Within the span of the performance The Ants (the performers) and The Tenants (that’s you!) generate a brand new society each night! Through heavy focus on an interview based devising process, which the audience also engages in, TENANTS/TENETS builds a world where the needs, wants, and dreams of Queer and Trans People of Color lie at the center. TENANTS/TENETS originally premiered in Dallas, TX as part of the AT&T PAC’s 2021 Elevator Project Series, now we’re returning to this work in 2024 at the Painted Bride through Conjuring Joy!

PLAYGROUND RULEZ allows us to develop this work collaboratively with our community, building our understanding of how we function as an ensemble, play with/against/for our audiences, and transition the skills we learn through our performance work into tools to catalyze change in our communities. PLAYGROUND RULEZ gives us a space to run/jump/leap/fall into the community members we want to be for ourselves and others. Open to movers, lovers, and/or dreamers ages 18+ of all levels of experience and ability.

Support for TENANTS/TENETS has been provided by The Velocity Fund administered by Philadelphia Contemporary with generous funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

– All workshops are FREE to attend, with an option to donate to the ensemble. All donations go directly toward funding original QTBIPOC performance work and community engagement.

– Masks will be provided, but please stay home if you’re feeling sick or have been exposed to COVID-19 with 72 hours of the workshop.

– Modifications for physical movement will be offered and can be made for all attendees, we encourage folx of all levels/experience with movement and performance to attend.

– Consent, personal autonomy, and acceptance is essential. No bigotry, violence, or violation of another attendee’s body or identity will be tolerated.

– This series is intended for adults aged 18+ due to potential mature themes and language.

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