Home | | Body

Home | | Body–a series of workshops celebrating diverse teaching artists and how movement can help community feel like home.

Our first Home | | Body series is led by Palestinian American artist, Leila Awadallah.

Body Watani (body-as-homeland practice + Arabic dance):

Weaving questions around ancestral, home/land roots and memories of place and beings, the first half of Body Watani practice is a series of guided improvisation endeavors. Serving as a soft container to support the participant’s research in their personal body-as-homeland practice, we will utilize dancing as a way to unravel, deepen, and grapple with notions of home, embodied memory and crisscrossing histories within our bodies.

The second half of Body Watani activates specific movement techniques and choreographic material rooted in Arabic dance styles and music; ranging from working with folk forms and traditional rhythms to contemporary interpretations and experimental sounds from the SWANA region. In addition to dancing, this section engages in conversations around culture, politics, colonialism, and orientalism relevant to the context.

Photo credit: Isabel Fajardo

Home II Body with Leila Awadallah

Free of cost, with a suggested donation of $20.

Monday, August 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, August 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, August 19, 6:30-8:30pm